Otternes Bygdetun, Aurland Municipality

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Otternes Bygdetun paints a vivid picture of what life was once like in the rustic and remote hills of a Norwegian fjord. The historic site dates back 400 years and features four 18th-century farms consisting of 26 buildings. Wander around this rural open-air museum among old stone walls, stairs, and wells. See how flat bread is made and taste some delicious traditional food, such as fresh local salmon, raspberry jam, or mature goat cheese. Watch traditional craftspeople working at weaving looms and spinning wheels. Arrange to visit Otternes Bygdetun and other attractions in Flam using our Flam trip planner .
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  • We visited in the second half of October and happened to stop by as we drove to Aurland from Flam, just because we saw the sign and were curious what was there. We were not disappointed. We were the o...  more »
  • The day we visited in late August the farm was closed for the season but we were able to walk all around the grounds and see all the interesting old buildings and imagine life as it was long ago here....  more »
  • Charming historical village which, having arrived after 17, we could not visit with the Guide. However it is nice to stroll through these lodges, where time seems to stand still and, especially, admire the stunning views of the fjord.
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  • Very peaceful and quiet place. The cabins were closed when we have been there but you can have a look inside trough the small holes. The place feels kind of abboned but the view into the fjord is beautiful. Take some time and enjoy the peaceful athmosphere over there.
  • The view was nice, but not unlike the rest of the views in this area. When we arrived the gate was open, but it was closed behind us while we were in there despite never having seen anyone. It gave a bit of a weird feeling to the experience.
  • Very atmospheric
  • It's the first time I've seen where my family came from.
  • The place itself has nothing special. Will be that when I visited it was raining and everything was closed, but did not give me the impression of an agglomeration characteristic or worthy of a visit. Can be reached in 5 minutes walking distance from the main street. Nothing of that.
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