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29/2 Aurland

Aurlandsfjord, Norway

29/2 Aurland is a real find, in a perfect location near Flam, the fjord and close to the stunning Snow Road. This beautifully decorated, family-run home from home offers a warm and authentic Norwegian welcome. Tone and Bjorn’s enthusiasm is infectious.

At a Glance

  • Unspoiled rural location

  • Family run with unique history

  • Beautifully decorated using reclaimed materials and contemporary pieces

  • Proximity to Flåm, the Snow Road and some impressive hiking

  • As far as possible, food is sourced locally and is organic

Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track, Road trip

Insider's View

Indulge in a sauna and hot tub session, after exploring the area by bike or on foot with Tone

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Travel in May for abundant flora and fauna

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Bring your own toiletries – this is a guesthouse, not a luxury hotel

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Make sure you ask Tone to take you to the local glassblower in Aurland for presents and the delicious ‘brown cheese’ the local bakery stocks

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Do not miss the best of the evening sunset over the hills with a glass of wine in their amazing hot tub and sauna

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If you want to get back to total adventure spend the night in one of their Lavvu Tents after some husky sledding or Telemark skiing – back to basics but such fun

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to 29/2 Aurland or take a look at our itineraries to Bergen Hordaland

Description

Tone & Bjorn’s passion and love for the area will soon rub off on you as you discover this hidden gem. As your hosts, this pair will throw open their doors to you as if you were a long lost relation. The couple exude charm and enthusiasm and Bjorn's talent for building coupled with Tone's eye for décor mean 29/2 Aurland looks likes it's straight from the pages of an interior design magazine.

The standalone house with nine bedrooms is beyond homely with a log burning stove, amazing photos from bygone days, cosy woollen throws and deep armchairs. Next door the newest building, where meals are served, boasts a sitting area with a glorious wall of windows as atmospheric by day as it is by night. Here the rooms are like suites, spacious and airy with sublime bathrooms.

The old smoke house, where Bjorn's father used to cure the wild salmon is like stepping back in time. Meals can be served here too, sitting on the wooden benches covered with incredibly soft mountain sheepskins by another log fire, listening to tales of past guests, the old way of life and slowly sinking into the relaxed pace synonymous with rural Norway.

Tone is a keen hiker and she will devise routes to suit your preferences, be it a gentle stroll through stunning scenery or a more demanding hike to a perfect viewpoint. Laavu tents can even be pitched for lunch to be served if an al fresco picnic just doesn’t cut the mustard.

This is a true Norwegian home from home despite the boutique hotel décor and perfect for those wanting to venture off the beaten path. Meals are inspired by what's in season and the focus here is all about relaxing with a great book and glass of wine by the fire in the evening after a day of exploring your enchanting environs.

Accommodation

There are 5 bedrooms in the main Fisherman's Cabin, with another 2 Junior Suites in the new building, the Goat Barn and a further 2 rooms to be found in the annex. Each is decorated in a charming mix of Scandi and antique style and comes with an outdoor hot tub. WiFi is available throughout.

The Svansborg Cabin

This beautiful cabin sits rights on the fjord near Luster and offers 3 bedrooms, an open plan living room and kitchen and an outdoor hot tub. Sleeps up to 8 guests.

The Fisherman's Cabin

This old fishing lodge located at the Riverside Lodge Farm has 5 bedrooms, all ensuite. There is a charming open plan living area with stove and kitchen. Outside there is a hot tub and sauna for all guests.

Junior Suite Jericho

Junior suite Jericho is located in the Goat Barn and is a spacious and beautifully decorated suite with ensuite bathroom with rainshower and sofa bed.

Guests of this suite have access to the three communal lounges of the Goat Barn.

Junior Suite Liverpool

Junior suite Liverpool is located in the Goat Barn and is a spacious and beautifully decorated suite with ensuite bathroom with rainshower and sofa bed. Guests of this suite have access to the three communal lounges of the Goat Barn.

The Ola Room

The Ola Room is located in the annex and is named after uncle Ola, from whom Tone & Bjorn inherited the farm. It has its own private outdoor space and has access to a common lounge.

The Sherpa Room

The Sherpa Room is located in the annex and is a tribute to the many Sherpas from the Himalayas who have come to 29/2. It features a queen size bed, bathroom with rainshower and has access to a common lounge.

Facilities

All meals are home-cooked using locally sourced organic ingredients; we recommend you book on a half board basis.

Activities

Tone will take you hiking and biking and to Otternes farm for pancakes and homemade jam. Bjorn will talk you though how he built the newest house in 6 months with reclaimed materials. Flam railway is worth a trip, as is a drive on the scenic Snow Road. Another option is to venture north to the couple's mountain lodge to truly get away from it all.

Hiking gear is highly recommended – boot or trainers, waterproof kit and gloves will be essential if you want to venture on proper hikes.

Location & Directions

Aurlandsfjord, Norway

29/9 Aurland is located on a tributary that flows off the Aurlandsfjord. The village of Aurland is just down the road and is easily accessible.

When to go

The best time to go is from 1st May - 1st October when it is 29/2 Aurland's main season. If you would like to go as a group and would like to travel at other times of the year it is possible to arrange this. May is a beautiful time to go with the snow capped mountains, raging waterfalls and blossom on the trees, with little lambs frolicking in the fields. For those that would like to have a bit of a calmer trip outside the peak season, September is also great. As the leaves are changing and the weather is still warm, it makes for a fantastic time of year to visit.

The Flaam Railway is open all year round; voted one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Also trips to the local fjords is available throughout the year.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to 29/2 Aurland or take a look at our itineraries to Bergen Hordaland

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