We are a small farm hotel run by Tone Rønning Vike and Bjørn Vike. Its name is quite simply the farm’s land and title number. We offer customised trips, unique rooms, fly fishing, fjords and mountains. Come and be spell-bound!
Our ten rooms are all named and decorated after fishermen who have enjoyed a close relationship with the farm and the Aurlandselva river.
Tone is a print journalist with a background in the national press, while Bjørn is a master builder who specialises in building projects up in the mountains and in restoring old wooden houses. Few people know the mountains of Western Norway better than Bjørn.
In 2012, we and our children swapped city life for life in the countryside. It's a decision we haven’t regretted. Aurland is a natural gem we want to share with our guests. You can get from the mountains to the fjord in the twinkle of an eye, always with a waterfall in sight. And we have the world’s best goat’s cheese, organic vegetables, beer and people!
Prepare to be spell-bound by our Norwegian folklore and traditions, as well as the scenery. Aurlandsdalen valley, Norway’s ‘Grand Canyon’, ranked as one of the ten best walking routes in Norway, is a major draw. As is the Flåm Railway, voted the most beautiful train journey in the world by Lonely Planet. If you would like to cycle the Navvies’ Road, we can pick you up in Flåm, a mere ten minutes away. You can then have a soak in our hot tub while we make dinner, which is served in the newly renovated Eldhus. We try to use as much local and organic produce as possible.
The fjord landscape has been assigned World Heritage status, which, we believe, means that we must leave no trace in nature. Go kayaking with Njord while you’re here!
The Lærdal Tunnel, the world’s longest car tunnel opened in 2000, bringing the world a little closer to Aurland. We’re delighted every time there’s a knock at the door, whether it’s guests from Norway or further afield. A very warm welcome to 29/2 Aurland!