Hike With A Visit To A Shieling (Urke, Hjørundfjord)
Join us for 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.
Come along on this delightful hike to a shepherd´s shelter where our welcoming hosts describe life on the farm in the old days. In the past, farms in the village were very small, so it was important to utilize outlying areas for summer grazing. Every year, the cows were moved to a meadow near the shelter where they grazed and were milked morning and evening.
The grazing meadow 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. Our hosts demonstrate how to use some of the farm equipment, and you get to try carrying milk pails and churning butter. You also get time to explore the site on your own, and to taste the local delicacies. After the visit we follow the road on the other side of the valley, and stop at the local grocery store.