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.

  • See the beautiful village Urke and 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


  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Average physical condition.

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    £ 98

  • Notices

    Recommended equipment is backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, camera, sunglasses. The guide will bring necessary safety equipment. Participants should have good general health

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.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking Port: Urke
  • Embarking port: Urke
  • Direction: Northbound
  • Available From: 2 September – 1 November
  • Level: 3
  • Transportation:
  • Meals During the Excursion: Taste of local specialties
  • Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
  • Recommended equipment is backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, camera, sunglasses. The guide provides necessary safety equipment. Participants should be in good general health

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