Hike with a Visit to a Shieling

Join a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås, where we learn about farming in the past and taste local delicacies.

  • See the beautiful village Urke and its surrounding area
  • Hike in magnificent scenery
  • Visit a shepherd's hut and see old farmhouses
  • Taste local delicacies and try churning butter
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Autumn (Sep - Oct)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    2 hours, 45 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    6

  • Max. passengers

    80

  • Booking Code

    HR-HJF2H

  • From

    $ 159

  • Notices

    Meals on the trip: Taste of local delicacies. Clothing/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing. Recommended equipment: Backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, camera, and sunglasses. The guide provides necessary safety equipment. Participants should be in good general physical condition.

Come along on this delightful hike to an old shieling where our welcoming hosts tell us about life on the farm in the old days. In the past, farms in the village were very small, so it was important to utilise outlying areas for summer grazing. Each year, the cows were moved to the shieling where they grazed and were milked morning and evening. The grazing space was so far from the village that it was necessary to build houses for the milk maidens. The old farmhouses at Haukås were restored in the 1990s and are reminders of a bygone era. The hosts will demonstrate some of the equipment they used on the farm, and you get to try carrying milk pails and churning butter. You also have time to explore the site on your own, and then taste the local delicacies. After the visit, we follow the road on the opposite side of the valley and make a stop at the local grocer. 

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Urke
  • Embarking port: Urke
  • Direction: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Available from: September 2 – November 1
  • Duration: 2 hours, 45 min
  • Level: 3
  • Meals during the excursion: Taste of local specialties
  • Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing
  • Recommended equipment: Backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, camera, and sunglasses; the guide provides necessary safety equipment
  • Participants should be in good general physical condition