29/2 Aurland

Aurlandsfjord, Norway

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

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Best time to Visit

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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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Insider's View

Book the wood fired hot tub for an indulgent soak with a view after a day out in the mountains

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

Make sure you stop for cinnamon buns at the local bakery in Aurland - delicious!

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

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

If traveling as a group or larger family, take the fisherman’s cabin to benefit from your own private lounge and dining area.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to 29/2 Aurland or take a look at our itineraries to Bergen Hordaland

Description

29/2 Aurland is a real find, located perfectly near Flam, the fjord and close to the stunning Snow Road. This beautifully decorated, family-run home away from home offers a warm and authentic Norwegian welcome.

Owners Tone & Bjorn’s passion and love for the area will soon rub off on you as you discover this hidden gem. 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 five 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 breakfast is 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. Dinner is served here, sitting around a communal table, listening to tales of past guests, the old way of life and slowly sinking into the relaxed pace synonymous with rural Norway.

The guides are fantastic and will devise hiking routes to suit your preferences, be it a gentle stroll through stunning scenery or a more demanding hike to a perfect viewpoint. This is a true Norwegian home from home 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.

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Accommodation

There are 5 bedrooms in the main Fisherman's Cabin, with another 2 Junior Suites in the Goat Barn, a Junior Suite in the pink house and a further 2 rooms in the annex . Each is decorated in a charming mix of Scandi and antique style. WiFi is available throughout.

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 rainshower in the ensuite bathroom 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.

Junior Suite Grandmother

Junior Suite Grandmother is named after Bjorn's grandmother who was born in this building in 1928. This junior suite features a master bedroom with fireplace and en suite and an extra bedroom upstairs with two single beds.

Facilities

All meals are home-cooked using locally sourced organic ingredients.

Activities

Your guides will take you hiking and biking and to pasture farms to try the local produce. Flam railway is worth a trip, as is a drive on the scenic Snow Road. 

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

Reviews

5

Milly Walker (Staff)

This is a seriously special place where you can instantly feel the warmth and love that has gone into every detail. At every turn there are little pieces of memories of the family and history of the farm. Tone and Bjorn have created a real gem in this stunning valley. The team are so knowledgable and thoughtful and really make your stay. This is the place to stay if you are looking for comfortable, homely accommodation and some incredible views on a variety of hikes.

5

Claire Medlock (Staff)

29/2 is a heavenly place for those who value delicious food, slow travel and authenticity. From the owners to the guides and the chef, there is special care and attention in everything they do. The location of the property is stunning and you get the chance to learn about the history and development of the area from people who have lived here for generations. The communal dining and simple rooms wont be for everyone, but for a few days of sustainable exploration you cant beat it!

4

Jules Maury (Staff)

Where do you go to leave the world behind and totally enjoy the best that nature can provide? 292 Aurland is a blend of the wonderful hospitality provided by Bjorn and Tone who look after your every whim and effectively guide you around the beautiful places that are all part of the story that is 292 Aurland. Whether hiking up to the waterfall behind the farm, going further afield past the suspension bridge to look back over some of the most wonderful fjord views you can imagine, picnicking alongside the beautiful glacier lakes, hiking up on the glacier then staying the night in the pasture farm or native Lavvu Tents they erect in preparation for your visit every experience here is unique. Husky sledding and glacier Telemark skiing is available in the early Spring, they can organize fly fishing on the river close by, lunch up in the pasture farm after a mornings hike and if you can include a two night visit a trip to their remote cabin. To get here you take ferry from Gudvangen to Kauphanger - see the famous Naeroyfjoyrd - and then the shortest ferry ride in Norway and see the Urnes Stavecurch. This is the oldest Stave Church in Norway. At the cabin Tone looks after you with delicious food served overlooking yet another wondrous fjord. A hike up to the Feignumfossen waterfall above the cabin followed by a relaxing moment in their hot tub is a great way to enjoy the beauty and peace of The Cabin. They can organize glacier visits here as well so if you enjoy falling asleep at night to the sound of a waterfall, rising to spend the day exploring this beautiful part of the world with fascinating and fun hosts, 292 Aurland is the most fantastic place for you and your family.

Experiences

  • Cross-country ski adventure

    Set off along the stunning 'snow road' to Aurland mountain, where your skiing adventure awaits. Your hosts will teach you the skills required to try out cross-country skiing in the majestic Norwegian fjords.

  • Explore Jostedalen glacier

    After a leisurely breakfast you can set off for the Jostedalen glacier, the biggest glacier on the European mainland. You will be taken for a hike on the glacier with your expert guide, and stop for an al fresco lunch with a fantastic view!

  • Fly fishing

    Head down to the Aurland river to try your hand at fly fishing. Renowned as one of Europe's top sea trout rivers, this is one of the best places to try the sport and see what you can catch, whether an experienced angler or a complete novice!

  • Flåm Railway

    Flåmsbana is hailed as the most beautiful train journey in the world; a spectacular route that offers panoramic views of some of the most spectacular landscape found in the Norwegian fjords.

  • Hike to Hovdungo pasture farm

    Set off with your hosts from 29/2 Aurland towards the summer pasture farm, Hovdungo. Enjoy the spectacular views as you hike, meet the locals, and try some of the local produce!

  • Hike to Turlidfossen waterfall

    Start your stay at 29/2 Aurland in style with a hike to Turlidfossen waterfall with your host. Get a sense of the area as you walk, and get to know your knowledgeable guide as you enjoy the superb views.

  • Overnight in a Sami lavvu tent

    Spend a night in a lavvu tent, the traditional dwelling of the indigenous Sami people of Norway. A truly unique experience, you will spend the night on Aurland mountain and enjoy a meal cooked over the open fire.

  • Private tour of Bergen and Troldhaugen

    Take part in a guided sightseeing tour of Bergen and enjoy a return funicular tour to the top of Mount Floyen and entrance to Troldhaugen.

  • Rowing the fjords

    Explore the stunning fjords by rowing boat and enjoy an al fresco picnic lunch in a serene and picturesque setting, before some time to explore the Aurland fjord region.

  • Visit the Urnes Stave Church

    A visit to this part of Norway would not be complete without visiting one of the country's famous stave churches. Urnes is Norway's oldest, and the only one on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list!

Vacation Ideas

  • Authentic Norway

    Oslo, Aurland, Bergen

    from $4000 pp 7 nights

    • Tick off three of Norway's must sees - majestic fjords, historic Bryggan and stave churches
    • Ideal for May and September when Spring means the landscapes are verdant, while come Fall the colors are wonderful
    • You can be sure of amazing cuisine from start to finish
  • Epic Norway

    Oslo, Aurland, Alesund, West Coast Fjords, Flatflesa Private Island

    from $10000 pp 9 nights

    • The perfect itinerary for summer, where you can spend long days exploring outdoors
    • Stay in stunningly-unique accommodation including a lighthouse on a private island
    • This active itinerary is great for those who enjoy adventure and exploring

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.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to 29/2 Aurland or take a look at our itineraries to Bergen Hordaland

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