About the property
- Cabin322 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 & 5 & 8 man self catering cabins
LOG CABINS 3 traditional grass roofed Norwegian log cabins, set in the mountain forest overlooking the Sognefjord. Cabins are self-catering, built to an extremely high standard and include all modern facilities; Free Wifi, fitted kitchen, shower room/WC, log fire, under-floor heating and lashings of hot water. Bedlinen and towels available to hire. Baby things available (free) please ask.
On our farm we have our own hydro-electric power plant which provides all our electricity and a working water mill dating back to the 1749
Our farm lies on the edge of the Stølsheimen National Park; breathtaking views of mountains & Sognefjord with walking trails for all abilities. Set in a stunning rural location, local wildlife includes deer, sea eagles & whales & seals in the fjord. Rowing boat, fishing gear, bicycles (& sledges in winter) available to borrow. Outdoor hot tub available to hire.
DAY TRIPS & SIGHTSEEING include Fjærland Glacier and Glacier Museum, Vik (Hopperstad Stav church, world heritage site) Voss, Flåm and Flåm railway. Bergen, Førde,Balestrand, Sognadal, Lærdal and Skei. Ferry trips on the Sognefjord can be taken as day trip to enjoy the fjord from the water, or to reach a destination. A car is recommended but not essential.
HIKING - Plenty of easy, medium or harder walks. Some walks are easy on flat terrain, serious altitude for those who like mountain walking. Something for everyone.
GEOCACHE - There are several geocaches in the village area see the geocaching website for details.
BEACHES - there are several beaches, both here in Ortnevik and the neighbour villages, plenty of areas along the fjord side for BBQ's, fishing and relaxing. Day trips with the local ferry to VIK and MÅREN (great south facing beach).
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Escape from the Real World
We had a wonderful stay in Ortnevik back in February 2009 and we left feeling like we’d spent a few days in another world.
The setting is idyllic, set into the hillside surrounded on all sides by snowy peaks and alpine forest, it’s like something out of a Norwegian fairytale. We stayed in the wooden cabin and immediately thawed ourselves in front of the open log fire while we became acclimatised to our new surroundings, it didn’t take long as the cabin is so well equipped it felt like a home away from home.
Ortnevik itself is a tiny village/hamlet so you shouldn’t expect a bustling nightlife or even anywhere to buy milk of a morning! The local store may not have been open daily but this only adds to the charm of the experience, plus Heidi and Eldar (our gracious hosts) were always on hand to help in any way that they could.
We spent our days wandering the hillsides and admiring the breathtaking scenery but always enjoyed retreating to our cabin when it began to get dark (about 3pm in February I think!). We were even able to borrow sleds which was a great way to re-live a small part of our childhoods – I don’t remember it being quite so exhausting then though!
Don’t be put off by the seemingly remote location of Ortnevik or the potential difficulty you might have in getting there, I guarantee that it is worth it. We spent a week in Norway, sandwiching Ortnevik in between stays in Oslo and Bergen and as enjoyable as both of those cities were it will be our cabin on the hill that will provide the lasting memories of our holiday.
Don’t delay book your escape from the real world now!
thank you, do come back in the summer - it is lovely,
Insanely cozy cabin with spectacular surroundings!
We loved every part of it. The cabin is cozy, clean and comfortable. The nature around is pure, super beautiful and with plenty of trails to go hiking!
Would highly recommend Brekke Cabins!Cabin was fully equipped with all the necessary to make our stay nice and comfortable.We were lucky to have lots of snow and enjoyed our walks into the valleys.Will definitely visit again!
A cosy hide-away in a beautiful and tranquile setting
My partner and I had a fantastic time staying in the Wood Cabin. It is very cosy, especially with a fire lit up, and has a beautiful view of the fjord.
The cabin has everything you need and more, so there is no need to encounter the world outside unless you want to take a stroll in the stunning surroundings of Norwegian wilderness.
Eldar was a very welcoming, kind and helpful host. This place definitely feels like a home away from home!
Enchanting and beautiful remote cabin
We loved staying at the cabin! It was pleasantly furnished with very friendly and accommodating hosts. If you're looking for a place to get away from it all, breathtaking views, enchanted forests, rushing waterfalls, then you have to stay here. We met the older gentleman who built the cabin and made all the buildings and carvings around the area. Truly a master craftsman! The road getting to Ortenvik can be a little intimidating since it's quite narrow along the coastline. The local store has a great variety of finds including the basics though there is limited hours.
We would come back to the cabin and village in a heartbeat!!
Stunning views, great cosy and very comfortable cabin. Couldn't have wished for a better holiday!
We are a family of three with a five year old boy and booked this trip hoping the location would be interesting enough to keep a child happy and relaxing enough for the grown ups to chill out! It was perfect! The landscape changed daily, so our view from the cabin was breathtaking every moment of every day. The walks in the surrounding area kept us all interested (mum not so outdoorsy, husband very outdoorsy) and we even managed a little mountain climbing that wasn't too much for our son! It made coming home to the super cosy comfort of our cabin all the more delightful! We had a mix of snow, rain, fog and warm sunshine - the constant shift was lovely and this location would be wonderful any time of year. Would definitely go back! Worth noting that there is no local pub, bar, cafe or anything of that sort, so arrive prepared! It's very remote and this is it's charm.
ORTNEVIK is a small village of 40 people with a village shop and car ferry, lies on the south side of the Sognefjord, heart of the Norwegian fjords, west coast of Norway, north of Bergen. HIKING - Lying next to the Stølsheimen National Park there are walking trails for all abilities. Rivers, waterfalls, forest tracks & mountains, fjord experience. FJORD - Ortnevik offers sheltered swimming in the bay plus + swimming in the fjord, a rowing boat, fishing and whale watching. Sledges in winter. DAY TRIPS - Vik to the Stave Church, and on to the Flåm fjord, Flåm railway and glacier for day trips. Balestrand, Sogndal, Salmon Museum at Lærdal and the Glacier Museum at Fjærland BERGEN - Most visitors start their holiday in Bergen, gateway to the fjords which is 3 hours drive away. Bergen Harbour is a World Heritage Site, in addition to this Bergen offers many other tourist attractions. Other Activities: Hiking, walking, row boat, fishing, outdoor Hot tub. Cycling
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PRICE Cabin is 70 GBP per night high season (65 GBP per night low season). There is a 2 night minimum booking, but overnight stays will occasionally be considered. Bedlinen & towels may be hired for 10 GBP per person per stay. END CLEANING - You are required to clean the cabin when you leave, End cleaning can be booked and done by us instead (55 GBP fee). PAYMENT We accept PAYPAL, Norwegian krone or UK £.