Lurøy Gård

  Photographer: Malin Nordås

  Photographer: Kathrine Sørgård

  Photographer: Kathrine Sørgård

  Photographer: Kathrine Sørgård

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Adress Lurøy Gård
8766 Lurøy
Phone 99022490
Longitude 12.864032670160025
Latitude 66.419967

Do you want to take the family on a special experience, celebrate something or just experience the peace and quiet of the country? Then Lurøygården is a place for you. In the old house there is no TV to disturb, but good beds, home-cooked food, a peaceful garden and animals grazing outside. Here you can lower your heart rate and recharge your batteries in a stately home with its own Renaissance garden. Old-fashioned rectory roses, apple trees and peaches provide scents that put you in the right mood. We offer accommodation for groups of 4-10 people in the old main building on the farm. Our accommodation package includes two nights with full board. We make all food from scratch and are interested in traditional food and local ingredients. See our website Lurøygården.no for more info. Lurøy farm is located at the foot of Lurøyfjellet which is 689 masl. In addition to climbing Lurøyfjellet, you can, based on Lurøy, explore nearby mountains and islands such as Lovund, Hestmannen and Rødøy. Lurøy is also ideal for kayaking and cycling. Lurøy is centrally located on the Helgeland coast and is a small island municipality with about 1900 inhabitants. You can travel here by speedboat from Bodø or Sandnessjøen, or come by car from Stokkvågen and to Onøy which is a stop for the ferry. We help you plan your itinerary!

On Lurøy, the Renaissance garden is located by the Arctic Circle. Perhaps the northernmost of its kind in the world. Here it has been sheltered and undisturbed at the foot of Lurøyfjellet since it was laid out around 1740. The first Renaissance gardens were laid out in Italy as early as the beginning of the 15th century. What characterized these gardens were the regular and symmetrical shape, fountains and canals. There is reason to believe that less showy gardens were laid out in Norway than in southern Europe. On Lurøy there are no fountains or magnificent dimensions, but the facility itself with plantings in parterres is the same. The perennials are planted on geometrically similar beds, edged with grass and are a symmetrical surface decoration that is also located axially in relation to the main building. It probably took a few years before the renaissance had found its way north to Norway, eventually the baroque garden and the landscape garden also came and displaced most of the renaissance gardens. Today, few Renaissance gardens in Norway have been kept in their original form. Generations have come and gone, and around 1890 the garden on Lurøy also had a landscape garden in the English style. This style is characterized by winding paths, planting of deciduous trees and water. On Lurøy, an artificial pond was built north of the garden, and heat-loving trees such as oak and blood beech were planted.

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Feel free to visit our garden. You can walk freely on your own and let the peace and quiet sink in while you feel the scent of alba roses and peaches tickling your nose. If you want a guided tour, you must contact us in advance.Feel free to visit our garden. You can walk freely on your own and let the peace and quiet sink in while you feel the scent of alba roses and peaches tickling your nose. If you want a guided tour, you must contact us in advance.

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