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).
We stayed in the stone cabin, one of 3 beautiful & hand built cabins in a secluded valley overlooking the fjord.
The property itself was well equipped, clean and warm. The views from the windows are spectacular.
There are numerous hikes straight from the cabin onto the mountains or into the forest, all providing beautiful scenery.
There is a small shop in the village but it has everything you need. Although the village is quiet it is easy to get local ferries most days or to drive along the quiet roads.
We were made to feel very welcome and hope to return soon! We had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to recommend this idyllic spot. Perfect if you want somewhere to relax or intend to hike, fish in the fjord (Eldar had a little rowing boat on the fjord) or cycle (also some bikes to borrow!) One of our highlights was seeing the Northern Lights from our cabin!
Thanks for such a lovely stay!
We spent a week in the big cabin and we loved it! The cabin itself is amazing, it has got everything you need, outside the place is like in paradise with waterfalls, wild animals, surrounded with mountains. Car is not must but i would recommend it. We would definitely go back again.
We (couple with 4 year old daughter) arrived after a flight to Bergen and then coach to Oppedal where the cabin owner (Eldar) collected us by car before taking us to the cabin. This is a good option as hiring a car looked expensive and would have been used very little as we intended to relax, have fun and just walk in the local area. Norweigan public transport is very good and reasonably priced so proved a wise move.
Booked on seeing pictures of the cabins and reading previous reviews. We had wanted to visit Scandanavia for a while and Norway seemed a good choice as we hoped a February visit would provide snow for how we imagined it 'should' be! We were not disapointed as we had snow throughout our 5 night stay yet the temperature was mild for the time of year at around 0C. We had been expecting it to be far colder so were certainly not cold with the clothes we had brought with us!
We stayed in the large log cabin which was very spacious, warm and beautiful. Underfloor heating in all but the two bedrooms was great and the log fire really made the evenings special. Everything we needed was in the kitchen and bathroom and the friendly owners even lent us a laptop and hairdryer for our stay.
The view over Sognefjord is magnificient, some days complimented by a blue sky others were striking with snow clouds rolling in. We wandered the nearby area as best we could with a 4 year old! Up a trail into the forest and another to a frozen lake all so tranquil and peaceful. We were lent sledges by the owners for our daughter (well we did have a go too...) which she adored.
Walked to the local shop (run by the mother of Eldar who was helpful and friendly) and bought some provisions which were delivered later on in the day to our cabin. The selection was very good, especially considering how small a population lives in Ortnevik.
Returned by ferry to Nordeide before taking an express boat to Bergen. Then went by train to Oslo which we highly recommend especially the initial part of the journey as it is very spectacular.
Really could not fault anything, even the weather played to plan. The whole stay was truly memorable and we are so glad we visited the special Ortnevik.
I was recently in Ortnevik staying at your cabins with 17 other people and I just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had. It was the most wonderful place with such lovely, friendly people. We really enjoyed the peaceful stay as well as climbing the mountains and jumping in the fjord!
The Cabins were clean and comfortable. The firewood and heating were perfect and easy to use. Even without a car, travelling around was simple, although the walk back up to the cabins could get a bit tiring after climbing a mountain! The local shop was well stocked and the locals were incredibly helpful and kind. Catching the ferry was fine and the information provided very useful. It would have been better to have a little bit more information regarding the walking trails and the extent of the experience required to climb the larger mountain, especially considering some of the trail is no longer there. Still, we had a wonderful time and I would not hesitate to go back!
Ortnevik was a peaceful, charming oasis and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Brekke cabins to anyone else. Thank you so much for an amazing holiday. They will be memories to last a lifetime and beyond :)
The only words to describe this place are just pure bliss.
The perfect holiday for anyone whether your looking for a family vacation, casual trip with friends or a dirty weekend locked away in the fjords. The cabin was immaculate inside and out, a work of art in itself. We had a party of 5 and spent the night in hanging out taking in the fresh air, admiring the fantastic views and generally utilising the fantastic facilities the cabin has to offer. The kitchen was well equiped and more than efficent. The fire place was just the icing on the cake.
Our favourite part of this cabin was the sensational outdoor fire heated hot tub which we spent sipping away on tipple under the stars.
All and all this place is not to be missed.
Délicieux endroit où, tout à la fois, on a l'impression que le temps s'est arrêté, et on l'on se trouve dans le confort moderne le plus abouti.
Ecrin de verdure autorisant toutes les activités dont rêvent les amateurs de nature (randonnées, pêche etc.), le chalet "Big Cabin" offre l'accueil chaleureux de sa décoration et de son équipement hyper pratique pour la plus grande joie des familles nombreuses ou des groupes de vacanciers.
Bravo à nos hôtes qui ont songé au bien-être de leurs occupants, dans les moindres détails, et constituent de merveilleux guides touristiques, en toute simplicité !
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 2.5 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