Welcome to Øvre-Eide Gård, which lies in idyllic surroundings next to Jordalsvannet in Eidsvåg just a few minutes from Bergen’s city center. The farm dates from the 1500’s and has a very exciting history. We are open all year and offer among other things group visits, tourist packages, parties, meetings and team building activities.
Throughout its history, the farm has had many owners. Today it is run by the fifth generation of the Øvre-Eide family. On the farm we have two types of Norwegian purebred horse breeds – the Dølahest and fjording. We also have sheep, hens, rooster, turkey and rabbits. In addition to the normal farming, we have a fine events venue in the main house.
The barn is also used when we have farm visitors, tourists, children’s birthday parties, Christmas activities as well and courses, meeting and team events. We make arrangements for almost any kind of festivity or business meeting. Øvre-Eide Gård has much to offer tourists, and our farm visits for families and groups are very popular.
Culinary experiences are also important, and we various offers for tourists with a focus on Norwegian traditional cooking with locally produced ingredients!
Øvre-Eide had been the seat of a small king, before Harald Hårfagre united the many chiefdoms of Norway into one kingdom. Archeological finds suggests that the farm was both big and old, but as with many other farms at the time, it was left abandoned after the black plague. In 1563 it was producing again, and was deemed one of the larger farms in Åsane. It was probably in this period that the main house with a dungeon was built – and this dungeon has in fact been used. The infamous bandit Gjest Baardsen, who plundered and raided western Norway in the period 1791-1849, has been a prisoner here!