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Fresvik Grendalag (Village Association)

Fresvik Bygdelag, or Village Association, is a voluntary organisation for the people of Fresvik. The organisation does its best to initiate local development and measures to increase the enjoyment of the area. The association owns a café on the pier in Fresvik. The association has had their focus on the pier area the last few years, they took the initiative to set up a corporation that purchased the shop building, upgrading the pier area as well as setting up a campground for kayakers. The association also produces a monthly magazine.

The contact person for the board in 2015 is Anne Marie Bøtun Øyri, telephone number +4748255179

Fjordsafari-Flåm Guideservice

Fjordsafari RIB boat trips.

Guided activities outdoors such as walks, bike rides and team building activities combined with experiences focused on local food.

Number of employees: 20

Year established: 2000

Flåm Guide Service AS – Fjordsafari offers guided RIB boat trips through the spectacular UNESCO world heritage area in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. These branches of the Sognefjord offer the views of an extreme, dramatic and beautiful nature with steep mountains, narrow fjords, majestic waterfalls and a vibrant wildlife. 

The company also offers guided walks with local tour guides, visits to seasonal farms which include sampling local food, bike trips along the famous Rallarvegen road (“rallar” meaning someone who works in road construction, especially railways, “veg” meaning road), trips to the viewpoint Stegastein in Aurland as well as other guided experiences in the local area.

 

In addition to the company’s daily trips they do their best to offer activities tailored to every guest and group.

 

During the winter the company offers experiences such as the Winter Fjord Safari which stops in Undredal and snowshoe walks around the viewpoint at Stegastein and at Vatnahalsen by the Flåm rail line. They also offer packages which include local food and accommodation.

Guiding is offered in Norwegian and English.

Fjordsafari is the highest ranked attraction in Flåm by Tripadvisor. They offer daily trips from February through to December.

Contact details:

Benedicte Elisabeth Stedje, Marketing and Sales,  benedicte@flamguide.no
May Lene Steinheim Lunden, Managing Director, may.lene@flamguide.no

Erna Underdal Skarsbø

Erna Underdal Skarsbø is a fourth generation farmer and cheese producer at the family farm of Underdal. Her goal is to preserve the traditions and art of cheese production, and to carry on the knowledge given to her by her mother Lovise Underdal. Lovise learned the art from an old milkmaid in the Arnafjord during the 1930s, a woman who had received a gold medal for her cheese.

The farm has produced the traditional Underdal Cheese continually throughout these four generations. The cheese production is based on the milk production of approximately 80 goats. Erna makes and sells “Brimost”, the brown goat’s cheese, which is still produced in a traditional manner at the summer farm of Langhuso. When at the summer farm Erna welcomes guests who wish to taste or buy the produce or hear about the history of the farm and life at the summer farms.

The Brimost from Sogn have received a Slow Food presidium. 

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