Welcome to Sivle Gard, where nature and culture goes hand in hand! Between high mountains and deep valleys, you are invited, to the kingdom of Sivle. It is in this area the where the poet Per Sivle grew up and from where he got his inspiration. Today this area is a part of the unique landscape of western Norway, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. At Sivle Gard, you can enjoy spectacular nature, spiced with folklore, poetry and song. You can also enjoy a good homemade, traditional meal with ingredients produced on the farm. The hosts at Sivle do their best to ensure that guests are given an authentic experience.
The farmyard at Sivle has evidence, which tells the story of settlement and agricultural production for several centuries. The first farmer is mentioned, in the local history book as living at Sivle Gard from 1563. Archeological findings during ploughing and tilling of the soil shows that there has been settlement in the old, as well as the young iron-age.
Throughout its history Sivle´s farmers have been engaged in sustainable farming with livestock and field cultivation. Today the farm produces organic vegetables, potatoes and berries. In addition, wild berries, mushrooms and various edible plants, are harvested in the forests. The farm has sheep as well as a horse, which is used as a packhorse on tours. Sivle Gard has large mountain pastures, which are essential for running a sheep farm. Sivle Gard has a summer farm which lies in Berdalen. The sheep graze here all summer. Lamb meat and wild meat are served at Sivle.
In ”Gamalstovo” (The Old House), guests are welcomed to a slow experience where one is encouraged to use all their senses - feel, taste, look, listen, smell. Here we can accommodate 30 guests at a time. “Kårastovo” or (the retired farmers’ quarters), has been restored and can accommodate 7-9 overnight guests, whom all may enjoy the impressive view. The kitchen is well equipped and guests can cook for themselves. Othrewise, they are more than welcome to dine in “Gamalstovo.” “Bualoftet” has also been restored, and will be used for hosting larger festive arrangements, meetings, conferences, intimate concerts, lyric evenings and much more. Here we can accommodate up to 120 persons.
Sivle Gard is also a good starting point for hiking or just a cozy walk in nature. The hosts can take guests on guided walks or tours. Nærfjorden, Voss, Bergen and Hardangerfjorden are all within a short driving distance from Sivle Gard.