A warm welcome to this well-preserved cultural landscape – the food basket of the nation. Could there be a better place to enjoy genuine rural bliss along with traditional food and drink served in the farmers’ homes and halls from the golden days? Travelling in small groups, you will meet both people who grow produce and people who transform these into real culinairy treats.
Accommodation in beautiful, historic surroundings in one of the old farm hotels or in self-catering holiday homes. All holiday homes are close to lake Mjøsa. Alternative accomodation in Hamar.
Attractions and Activities:
A wealth of attractions await – summer as well as winter:
• Braastad epler: Learn about apple juice and cider production
• Delicious home-baked treats at Skafferiet, the friendly countryside café
• Visit a black-currant farm
• Garden tour on Helgøya (Mai-Sept)
• Guidet tour at aquavit distillery
• Learn how to make Norwegian ‘flat brød’ or other dishes
• Beer or aquavit taste course
• Simenstad farm: Norwegian food traditions from 1800 til present day
Mjøsa region, the hidden pearl
Hamar, in the heart of the Mjøsaregion is 90 km fra Gardermoen, 125 km fra Oslo. All places of interest are in a 30-40 km radius of the city. Hamar has a direct connection with Oslo by means of the E6. Trains depart to Oslo and Gardermoen every hour.