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Otternes Bygdetun

#14 of 39 things to do in Aurland Municipality Features Animals
Nyheim, 5745, Norway
+4757 67 88 40
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Closed, looks great

Still closed as of mid May 2017, thought the signage says welcome... there's a low barrier... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Well worth a visit when in Flam

A pleasant walk along the fjord and then up a very steep hill brings you to Otternes, a now... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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On the hills surrounded by powerful mountains, and with a spectacular view of the fjord, you will find Otternes Farm. The farm consisting of 27 buildings, each with its own function, was probably cleared for cultivation before the Black Death. In addition the old cultural landscape with hills, wells, stairs and stone structure is intact. Experience old handcraft techniques and food made in traditional style. Open: 1000-1700 daily. Guided tours at: 10.00 + 12.00 +14.00 + 16.00.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still closed as of mid May 2017, thought the signage says welcome... there's a low barrier across the road. Nothing at the bottom of the hill indicates it's closed and the hiking maps given out in Flam show it as a destination. Village looks great....More

2  Thank poodledoop
Reviewed February 3, 2017

A pleasant walk along the fjord and then up a very steep hill brings you to Otternes, a now abandoned goat farm dating back to 1700. Situated high above the fjord in sloping meadows, it gave a great snap-shot of farming conditions in Norway's past...More

2  Thank grevillia
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We Start from Heimly Pension , Continued on path for cycle and pedestrian, walk up the hill for about 300 meters. This walk marked no. 5 in the tourist map, was very mild and scenery one. Otternes Farmyard consists of 27 houses in clusters and...More

Thank shkomit
Reviewed August 13, 2016

This attraction appears to be defunct. It's a nice walk from town but the gate is closed. We wandered in a anyway and looked around. Al the buildings were locked up except the bathroom (nice of them). There seemed to be various bits of trash...More

Thank jlg3000
Reviewed August 3, 2016

It's a beautiful village, with amazing fjord views. But it is closed for 2016 season, not sure why. We visited either way, but all the houses were closed.

Thank Lana_NW
Reviewed June 18, 2016

The day we went (June, on a Thursday morning), the farm wasn't officially open, but we were able to walk all around the grounds, see all the interesting buildings and grounds from the outside. it was very peaceful and you could imagine what life must...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Visited recently not really knowing how impressive an experience it would turn out to be. Travelling up from Flam was easy by taxi however it is possible to walk there but it's quite a climb. A group of four farms as they were in the...More

Thank Wengenite
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Super nice town to see the fjord, it's worth a visit!!! When we went there was really quiet and no tourists at all.

1  Thank piperra
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Wonderful old farm with restored buildings, being returned to an active farm. The tour is excellent, interesting and personal. Make sure to have coffee and a pancake (at least) on one of their outdoor benches overlooking the fjord. This is a lovely place to stop...More

Thank beauxmots
Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stopped here after leaving Flam. We had already eaten so we didn't get a chance to eat here, but it looked good. There only seemed to be one lady working here and she was preparing food for several people so we just paid our...More

Thank Lynn M
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