In the Gudbrandsdalen valley, right in the heart of the mountain village of Heidal, you will find Nordre Ekre farm hotel and restaurant. Surrounded by national parks on all sides,  the family farm at Nordre Ekre has been converted into a small hotel and restaurant. Would you like to take a look?

Book your room for the summer 2019 now, before we get fully booked!
Season 2019 starts on June 28th and ends on August 11th.

Farm hotel in Heidal

Nordre Ekre farm hotel in Heidal is beautifully situated close to a number of national parks, like Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell. The area is great for hiking and rafting and has a wonderful food culture all its own.

If you are not staying in the area for a number of nights, you might find our farm hotel a convenient and comfortable stopover on your way between Oslo and Trondheim or on your way to the fjords and Geiranger. The hotel has seven unique rooms and a restaurant in an old converted barn, serving a tasty mountain cuisine.

Our rooms

Nordre Ekre farm hotel in Heidal has 7 comfortable guest suites with 8 bedrooms in total. All the rooms are individually decorated and have private bathrooms. Check them out below.

The Green

4 bed places

The Green

The Green room features a romantic four-poster bed and a large open fireplace (unfortunately there is no opportunity to light the fire). It is located on the ground floor of the old farmhouse dating from the 1700s, overlooking the Sjoa river. There is also an attractive en suite bathroom with massage bathtub and modern facilities. As well as the double four-poster bed, the room has two single beds, and there is space for 1 baby’s cot in the room.

  • Overnatting i gudbrandsdalen -Gardshotell med individuelt innrede rom, her er
  • Nøkkel det grønne rommet
  • Sittegruppe og peis i det grønne rommet

Room facilities:

  • Breakfast included
  • En suite Bathroom
  • Massage bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Writing desk
  • Sitting group
  • Four-poster bed
  • Refrigerator (in the hallway)
  • Free wireless internet access

 

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The Yellow

4 bed places

The yellow

The Yellow room is located on the 1st floor of the old farmhouse overlooking the Sjoa river. It features a romantic four-poster bed and a soapstone wood-fired stove (unfortunately there is no opportunity to light the fire). The en suite bathroom comes with modern facilities and an attractive finish. In addition to the double four-poster bed, the room has two single beds, and there is space for 1 baby’s cot in the room.

  • Det gule rommet med himmelseng og sittegruppe
  • Sittegruppe i det gule rommet
  • Flislagt bad i det gule rommet
  • Champagne bestilt på rommet

Room facilities: 

  • Breakfast included
  • En suite bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Four-poster bed
  • Writing desk
  • Sitting area
  • Refrigerator (in the hallway)
  • Free wireless internet access
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The pink

3 bed places

The pink

The Pink room is located on the 1st floor of the old farmhouse. The room overlooks the inner courtyard and the Sjoa river. It features an attractive en suite bathroom with modern facilities. The room has one double bed, one single bed and there is room for a baby’s cot in the room.

  • Det rosa rommet
  • Bad i det rosa rommet, fliser og tømmervegg
  • Det rosa rommet, sittegruppe og dobbeltseng
  • Det rosa rommet, skrivebord

Room facilities: 

  • Breakfast included
  • En suite bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Writing desk
  • Sitting area
  • Refrigerator (in the hallway)
  • Free wireless internet access
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The Blue

3 bed places

The Blue

The Blue room is located on the ground floor of an old farmhouse built in the 1700s. It features an attractive en suite bathroom with modern facilities. The room has thre single beds and there is room for a baby’s cot in the room.

  • Det blå rommet
  • Sittegruppe i det blå rommet
  • Bad i det blå rommet, fliser og tømmervegger
  • Det blå rommet, senger og flatskjerm tv

Room facilities: 

  • Breakfast included
  • En suite bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Writing desk
  • Sitting area
  • Refrigerator (in the hallway)
  • Free wireless internet
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The Loft

3 bed places

The Loft

The Loft is a large rustique room located on the 1st floor of an old storehouse dating from the early 1700s. It features an attractive en suite bathroom with modern facilities. The room has one double and one single bed; there is space for a baby’s cot in the room. The room’s entrance is via an open air hallway with a steep staircase, and is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

  • Flislagt bad på Loftet, med detaljer fra tømmervegg
  • Detalj fra loftet
  • Senger på loftet, en dobbeltseng og en enkeltseng

Room facilities: 

  • Breakfast included
  • En suite bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Workplace
  • Sitting area
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Free wireless internet access
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The Booths

2 bedrooms, 4 bed places

Båsene

The Booths consist of a two-bedroom family friendly room, located on the ground floor of the old barn. One bedroom has a big double bed (190cm), while the other has a big single bed (120cm). The unit has one bathroom, and a sitting area with one single bed. There is room for a baby’s cot.

  • Soverom i Båsene

Room facilities:

  • Breakfast included
  • En suite bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Workplace
  • Sitting area
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Free wireless internet access
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The old Storehouse

6 bed places

The old storehouse

The Old Storehouse is a large rustiques room full of charm and atmosphere. The room has access via a narrow staircase in an outdoor open air hallway, and is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.  The bedrooms has one double bed and sleeps 4 in bunk beds. There is room for a baby’s cot.  Plase note that there is a private WC and separat showe, but theese are only accesible via the open air hallway.

  • Gløtt inn på stabburet
  • Smal trapp opp til 2. etg i stabburet
  • Dusj i svalgangen på stabburet

Room facilities:

  • Breakfast included
  • WC and separate shower (access from open air hallway)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Writing desk
  • Sitting area
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Free wireless internet access
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The Library

Lounge

The Library – lounge

The Library is the hotel’s lounge. Here you can relax with a book, and enjoy a freshly made coffee or espresso, or perhaps a cocktail before dinner. There is complimentary wireless high speed internet access and a flat-screen TV. You can study books about the Jotunheimen and Rondane national parks, or exchange a book you have already read for a new one.

  • Nespressomaskin i biblioteket

Facilities:

  • Available in summer months
  • Open from about 10 am to 9 pm
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Books and board games

 

 

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Restaurant

We are proud of our kitchen at Nordre Ekre. In our restaurant you will find only real home-cooked food of great quality, often using local ingredients from one of many farms and small producers in the area. We are open every night during summer, and we highly recommend you to book in advance.

Things to do

Architecture and nature

Great contrasts

  • Viewpoint Snøhetta
  • Viewpoint Snøhetta, fra inne
  • Vargebakkan rasteplass, ©Foto: Arne K. Braaten/ Statens vegvesen
  • Sohlbergplassen langs Rondanevegen ©Foto: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen

Architecture and nature

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion’s observation point overlooking the Snøhetta mountain (Snøhetta Viewpoint) at Dovre, and The National Tourist Routes’ lookout points along the Rondane road and the Valdresflye road are examples of places in our area where contemporary architecture and majestic nature meet. A day trip along one of the National Tourist Routes offers both beautiful scenery and exciting architecture.

Facts:

  • Suitable as day trips by car
  • The Snøhetta Viewpoint is open from June to October.
  • The Valdresflye National Tourist Route is an alternative route to Heidal from the Oslo region, a great way to experience something whilst on the road!
  • The Rondane National Tourist Route from Muen to Folldal is accessible via Venabygdsfjellet and a return via Hjerkinn fits in well with a stop at the Snøhetta Viewpoint (about 4 hours’ drive as a round trip).
  • Visit National Tourist Routes
  • Visit Snøhetta viewpoint

Hiking

Jotunheimen, Rondane and Heidal

  • Beseggen
  • Utsikt fra Vardhø i Heidal
  • Utsikt mot Heidalsmuen, Jotungeumen i det fjerne
  • En heldig fotturist kan støte på en reinsdyrflokk

Hiking

There is no shortage of superb and varied hiking country in Heidal and in the national parks in the area, such as Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell. Well within an hour’s drive you can have wonderful hiking trips like Gjendesheim / Besseggen or Rondvassbu in the opposite direction from Heidal. A short 10-minute drive from Nordre Ekre brings you to the mountains in Heidal, where we recommend the walk to Heidalsmuen (long hike) or shorter hikes such as Steinhø and Vardhø.

Facts:

  • Free of charge, when on your own
  • Fantastic horizons and outdoor adventures
  • Wear good shoes and warm clothing, as the weather in the mountains can change quickly!
  • We sell hiking maps for the Heidal hikes.
  • We can make up a breakfast tray for you if you plan to leave early. Please let us know in advance.

Musk ox safari

A unique opportunity

  • nordre-ekre-moskus opplevelse-musk ox experience
  • Moskussafari på Dovrefjell
  • Moskus i snøstorm
  • Moskus stanging

Musk ox Safari

At Dovrefjell you have a unique opportunity to see the fascinating primeval animal musk ox . Experienced guides will take you hiking in wonderful surroundings on a musk ox safari , to see and learn more about the musk ox and the national park.

Facts:

  • About 1hr 30 minutes by car from Heidal
  • Tours every day in June , July and August
  • Book no later than the day before
  • Most trips last 5-6 hours and they all involve hiking
  • Suitable for anyone who is used to going on hikes
  • Wear good shoes and warm , windproof clothing
  • Remember your camera!
  • Join a guided tour, do not seek out the musk ox on your own
  • We are happy to make a breakfast tray if you are going early on safari.  Please let us know in advance!

Rafting on the Sjoa river

Adrenaline action

  • Bølgesurfing i Sjoa
  • Rafting i juv
  • Rafting forbi Nordre Ekre
  • Rafting i SJoa

Rafting on the Sjoa river

The Sjoa is one of Northern Europe’s best rafting rivers, and offers breakneck adventures and excitements. There are several local rafting providers, all offering great white water rafting trips, while still prioritizing safety. The pictures are from our partner Gorafting.

Facts

  • Age limit 15 years
  • Day trips and half-day trips
  • 5-minute drive to Gorafting.no
  • Trips daily during the summer season
  • Most trips run past Nordre Ekre
  • Family rafting on the Otta river, age limit 7 years

You can also visit Gorafting.no online

Hunderfossen Family park

Amusement park

  • Hunderforssen med eventyrslottet -Topp 5 barnevennlige aktiviteter i Gudbrandsdalen
  • Hunderfossen bergogdalbane
  • Troll i Hunderfossen -Topp 5 barnevennlige aktiviteter i Gudbrandsdalen
  • Bading i Hunderforssen

Hunderfossen Family park

This is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions, with over 250,000 visitors every summer. Known as Norway’s fairy tale park, it offers both indoor and outdoor attractions, many of which are based on Norwegian fairy tales.  The park’s 30th anniversary in 2014 saw the launch of the roller coaster ride “Il Tempo Extra Gigante”.

Facts:

  • About 1hour 15 minutes’ drive from Heidal and Nordre Ekre
  • Open daily during the summer season
  • Indoor and outdoor activities
  • Swimming pools
  • Entertainment / Shows

Visit hunderfossen.no

Glittersjå Fjellgard

Mountain farm visit

  • Vær på Glottersjå
  • Ponniridning på Glittersjå
  • Glittersjå
  • Søt gris på Glitterså

Glittersjå Fjellgard

Glittersjå Fjellgård mountain farm in Murudalen in Heidal is a great place to visit.  The farm has old Norwegian animal breeds, fabulous scenery and offers a wonderful playground for children and playful adults alike. Located at the foot of the Jotunheimen mountain range.

Facts

  • Open in the summer season
  • Pony rides
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Feeding of animals
  • Guided tour
  • “Bear Forest” sculpture park
  • Groups outside of season

Find out more on glittersja.no

Horse-riding

Mountain riding in Heidal

  • Hester på fjellet, Øien Øvre
  • Hester på fjellet, Øien Øvre
  • Hester og ryttere

Horse-riding in Heidal

Øien Øvre farm in Heidal offers great horse-riding trips among spectacular scenery. Horse riding tours of varying lengths are offered, and are designed for all levels of riding skills. If you do not want to go horse-riding, you can take the family on an unforgettable horse and carriage ride. The farm has experienced Tungdøl, Fjording and Haflinger breed horses, and all tours are guided by experienced riders. The activities are based in the mountain area Høgsetra in Heidal during the summer season.

Facts:

  • Book your trip well in advance
  • Wear good trousers without big seams
  • Wear good shoes, preferably above-ankle boots
  • Bring a windproof jacket
  • Bring rainwear
  • Bring a camera

Visit Øien Øvre

Brimiskogen climbing park

High high above...

  • Brimiskogen klatrepark
  • Bålpasser i Brimiskogen
  • Blid jente i Brimiskogen
  • Klatring i Brimiskogen

Brimi Skogen climbing park

BrimiSkogen climbing park has five trails up among the treetops. The trails offer different levels of difficulty, and at different heights above the ground. There are challenges here for everyone. Activities in the climbing park are suitable for all ages, both young and old!

Facts:

  • 40 minutes by car from Nordre Ekre
  • Open during the summer season
    -otherwise by appointment
  • 5 different trails
  • Suitable for all

see Brimi Skogen online

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Ikon

“Beautiful scenery in such a remote part of the world. We saw a wild reindeer, musk ox, and a herd of probably 50 domestic reindeer that surrounded our car (no Santa, however). The Farm House is run by lovely people, and it is just incredibly relaxing and special. You can hear the roaring rapids of the river which is just across the street. It’s situated at such an ideal location to explore mainland Norway and even hit up the Fjords. There are National Parks all over the place here. Highly recommend.”

Nicholas R. Tripadvisor member, Chicago, Illinois

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