Bjåen Fjellstove

  Photographer: R.Bjåen

  Photographer: R.Bjåen

  Photographer: R.Bjåen

  Photographer: R.Bjåen

  Photographer: R.Bjåen

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Contact Ragnhild Bjåen
Adress Bjåen
4755 Hovden
Phone 97155908 / 37885700
Mobiltelefon 97155908
Longitude 7.453891
Latitude 59.639942

Historic Accommodation at the top of Setesdal

Established 1884

Bjåen Fjellstove

Historic Accommodation at the top of Setesdal

The history of Bjåen Fjellstove extends back to Hotel Børte in 1884.The hotel was built in the traditional “Norwegian Swiss” architectural style, and the appearance of the building remains true to the original.  In 1937 the hotel was bought of the owner`s grandfather, Aslak Bjåen. He took down the big wood building, log by log, moved it 700 km and built it up again exactly as the original. And like that it is today, except some “modernisation” of the rooms. Anyway, the atmosphere and the walls tell us about 100 year of history from this area, in the middle of West-, South- and East of Norway.

We intend to tell you this history, through the meal, accomadation and stories. Now we are restoring the hotel, trying to keep the old style intact. The rooms are simple but nice, each with an individual style. We also intend to be sustainable and to take care of our environment. The food is based on traditional local and ecological products.

There is warm and cold water at every room, and two toilets and one shower in the building.

Bjåen is a small mountain village, 900 meters over the sea level. It`s about the same distance from Bergen and Oslo (300 km), and about 240 km from Krisiansand. From Hovden it is 11 km, and from Haukeligrend it is 20 km.

The Norwegian Trekking Association has two marked hiking trails from Bjåen: Bjåen – Tjørnsbrosbu and Bjåen-Haukeliseter.

The terrain surrounding Bjåen is alpine but still gentle mountains. The lakes is good for trout-fishing, and the wild raindeere has theire pasture here. The majority of the mountain area is protected in one of Norway`s largest protected nature area; Setesdal Vesthei Ryfylkeheiane Verneområde.

http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Where-to-go/South/Setesdal/Where-to-stay/Bjaen-Fjellstove-Mountain-Lodge/

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