The ultimate Norwegian heritage holiday experience: Where 400+ years of history comes alive

Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and experience what farm life was like centuries ago?

Well, at Hesla Farm, you can. There is no doubt that farm living in the 17th and 18th centuries often was hard and involved heavy work, totally dependent on the harvest from year to year. Over the last decade, we have undertaken a different kind of hard work to prepare for your future visit to our farm. We have carefully refurbished and re-insulated our 9 buildings and transformed each one into a unique guesthouse with modern facilities, such as a well-equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom. History and aesthetics have been our guiding principles during the process, to keep Hesla Farm authentic to the core.

This means that you may sleep in a rose-painted bed that was bought and brought to the farm more than 200 years ago, with the only difference being that the mattress, pillows, duvets, and bedsheet are of modern top quality. Every guesthouse is an original farm building with a history that we proudly present via a QR code.

The stunning view of the valley and the mountains is the same as it was way back when, and you can still smell the grass in the meadow and wake up to the sound of birds singing. It is a magical feeling, and that is a promise!

So, if you are looking for that special, authentic, and tranquil holiday feeling, you are more than welcome to visit, located at Gol in the heart of Hallingdal, by the road between Oslo and Bergen in Norway. And should you have family or friends who might be looking for a holiday off the beaten track, do feel free to share our humble post. 

Thank you, and once again: Velkommen til gards! (Norwegian farm slang for a very warm welcome).