All Year: April- October
Area (ha): 10
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 38040
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Last Updated: November 13, 2017
Gygratun is a small farm just by the Hardangerfjord,
close to Folgefonna National Park with the glacier.
We keep a horse, some sheep and goats, chickens, a dog and a cat.
Here are many mountains with marked tracks, such as the famous Trolltunga,
or just beyond our farm, the 1340 m high Gygrastol with an overwhelming view.
See; www//gygratun.no and FB; Gygratun
We need help with with carpentry, gardening, cleaning, horse- and animal care.
We who run this farm are a married couple; Leif Kongestøl and Hulda Bohlin.
Leif manages an institute for health and care and Hulda is a painter and art tutor.
For several years she has had an art studio/gallery in Rosendal. See rosendalkunstverkstad.no
It's only 7 min. to the bus stop. 40 min. drive to the parking from where you start the Trolltunga hike.
20 min. drive to the closest village, Rosendal, surrounded by beautiful high mountains
and with the wonderful Barony Rosendal from the 17th century, absolutely worth a visit.
To get to Bergen, a very nice town, it takes 3 hours on the bus,
and to Bergen Airport it takes only 2 hours by boat.
From 15 May to 15 September you can hike to Trolltunga without a guide.
From the middle of October to April, it's usually not possible to do this hike.
If you plan to go to Trolltunga you can take the bus from Ænes to the parking at Trolltunga with a change in Odda.
You'll need to start very early in the morning for this hike. It's important to have good shoes and equipment.
Also sufficient knowledge about the risks.
However there are many other hikes to do and places to visit nearby for example;
-Many mountains with marked paths, such as Gygrastol, Melderskin, Malmangernuten, Kvanto, Ulvanoso.
-Beautiful valleys with rivers such as Ænesdalen, Sundal, Gjetingsdalen, Hilldal, Muradalen and Guddal.
-Waterfalls such as Furubergsfossen, Låtefossen and Vørings-fossen.
Please read this carefully before contacting us:
We can only have people who are:
- good at speaking and understanding English
- orderly and practical
- able to clean after yourself
- considerate of the animals
- able to adjust to farm life
- able to work independently
- able to do animal care, projects and indoor chores correctly and efficiently
- not beeing argumentative about how things are done here, (we are open to good ideas though).
- able to take, follow and learn instructions, especially from lists
(we have had some difficult experiences with helpers who have neglected
to read and follow the directions that we have made to avoid suffering for the animals.
and damaging tools, machines, items, furniture and so on.
- able to entertain yourselves and not expect too long conversations with us.
(After 21.00 we wish to be alone and relax.)
If you want to borrow one of our car some times, you'll have to pay for the diesel you use.
Vehicles, electric tools and machines, can be dangerous if you do not deal with them properly.
Always ask for our permission.
Expensive damage to equipment may occur. You must be prepared to pay for uncareful use.
Citizens of EU should bring their current European Health Insurance Card,
citizens of other countries are responsible for their own arrangements
(incl. appropriate visas and medical documentation).
Best regards, Hulda and Leif