Welcome to Norway and thanks for checking us out :-)
We are a small family that have a 100 year old cottage on the countryside - 1 hour drive north of Norways capitol Oslo. Our cottage is the the perfect startingpoint for different hikingroutes to mountains in the area. If you are not into hiking there are lots of different activities you can do in and around our beautiful cottage. You can play vollyball, swim in the lake, go fishing, barbecue, bisyckling, play boardgames or you can watch cows. Lots of cows :-)
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This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Norway is very famous for its mountains so get ready for an experience with lots of hiking and outdoor experiences. Do you know how to crosscountry ski? If not you should come in the winter so we can teach you. Just imagine how nice it is after a long and cold day outside to come inside and taste our norwegian waffels in front of the fireplace :-)
We also offer immigrantfamilies in the capitol to come and visit our cottage and experience countrylife in Norway. Our family is very involved in the human rights movement and we hope you are a compassionate person. Staying with us will give you a chance to see how we welcome migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to our beautiful country and into our lives and hearts.
In our family everyone does a little bit of everything. We are flexible and open to creative and ecofriendly ideas. It´s important for us that you to enjoy your stay.
Gardening - we have a huge garden witch needs a lot of care. Hopefully you have green fingers and can also help us with our small herb garden.
Maintenance - this is an old cottage on a farm and sometimes we need to fix things.
Cleaning - help clean the cottage.
You stay in the cottage with us. It has one large livingroom, kitchen and bedroom. Remember that this is an old cottage so even if there is electricity there is not any wifi or TV (we all use the wifi on our mobiles). We only have running water in the summer and there is an outdoor shower and latrine. In the winter we bring large containers of water.
We will offer you breakfast and dinner in the evening. If you want lunch we have a fridge where you can store your food. Please note that we don`t facilitate for vegetarians or other diet reservations.
Norway can be cold even in the summer so please remember to bring lots of warm clothes, a raincoat and good hikingshoes. Please make sure you have either European Health Insurance Card or a valid travelincurance. Norway is a very expensive country and unfortunatly accidents happens.
Jevnaker is in Hadeland and located to the southern and western side of the Randsfjord and has approximately 6000 inhabitants. Farming and forestry have always been important for settling and employment here. Farmers harvest grains and potatoes. Pigs, dairy cattle and horses are also bred by farms here. Recreation and peace and quiet as a part of the health programme has become constantly more important for people living in the capitol Oslo where there is a high degree of pollution. Environmental protection and "green tourism" are important concepts for people in our area.
WELCOME to a beautiful summer in the norwegian countryside full of history. Here is some things you can see and do:
Hadeland Glassworks (Medieval Scandinavia) and the Viking Champ Raukr forms two extremes at either end of the region, spanning a whole spectre off sights and activities between them. There is Fjorda, a veritable eldorado for canoe enthusiasts, Granavollen with its famous "Sister Churches" and Stone House, and the unforgettable mine safari in the Nyseter mines in Grua, as well as a wide range of art galleries, museums, etc.
Hadeland Glassworks, steeped in history, art, culture and old handcraft traditions, is one of Norway´s most popular tourist attractions. The skills of glass-blowing have been carefully nurtured over the past 234 years producing a unique attribute in Norwegian cultural history. You can watch some of Norway's best glassblowers at work. You can even try blowing your own glass.
The former Kistefos Wood Pulp Mill is today an industrial museum and the only remaining Scandinavian wood pulp mill. Besides presenting an important chapter of Norwegian industrial history, the museum offers annual art exhibitions by both Norwegian and international artists. The spacious park is lush and green and perfect for picnics. The sculpture park is an attraction in itself and the café is an idyllic oasis where one can have a delicious lunch and homemade cakes.
MINES AT GRUA
The iron mines in Grua date back to 1538, and later lead ore and Zinc were also extracted. The Nyseter mines are open to the public for guided "mine safaris". Hadeland Mine Museum has a collection of local crystals and minerals.
The Pilgrim’s Way between Oslo and Nidaros was completed in 1997. The Pilgrim’s Way runs through Hadeland, passing through Moe farm in Jevnaker, then onto Jevnaker Parish church, the Sister Churches in Granavollen, St Petri Church, through Brandbu, following Kjølvegen, befor finally crossing the municipal boundary near Høgkorsplassen. Lunner Church is not on the Pilgrim’s Way, but is well worth a visit. Built in the 12th century, there are still remnants of the original round tower.
Legend has it that Olav the Peaceful built the first church in Jevnaker on the site where the current church stands. The unique "Sister Churches" in Granavollen consist of Nikolai Church and the smaller Maria Church on one site. Nikolai Church has a pulpit from 1728 and an altarpiece dating back to 1625. The Pilgrim’s Loft on Tuv farm is an old renovated timber-log building from the 1800s.
HADELAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM
Hadeland Open Air museum includes the mound Halvdanshaugen, where legend har it that the heart of King Halvdan the Black is buried. Høgkorsplassen is the highest point on Kjølvegen, the route along which King Sverre and his men hauled their Viking ships from Randsfjord to Lake Mjøsa on timber logs in the late 12th century. The Stone House is believed to date back to the end of the 13th century. The orginal purpose, of this building is a mystery to us today. Lunner Church still has remains of the original round church tower form the 1100s.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week