Shore Excursion Details

Go Local - Forresfjord Home Visit

Haugesund, Norway

Go Local - Forresfjord Home Visit


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  • Snack

Visit with local couple Anne and Leif Bjarte, who will welcome you into their harmonious home and garden to discuss daily life in rural Norway and their passion for gardening. As lovely as their 19th-century wooden house is, the grounds are even more spectacular. Anne is a garden designer, while Leif is a landscape architect. Together, they have created a house and garden that exudes harmony and serenity. It is an exceptional setting to learn about life in the shadow of Forresfjord waterway. In the garden, you will find perennials and roses in bloom and all sorts of other fragrant plants. You will also browse the greenhouse where vegetables and fruits are cultivated. Herbs and spices have their places, too. Besides being added to dishes to enhance their flavors, they are picked for tea, a cup of which you will be served. Traditional Norwegian waffles and jam will be offered as an accompaniment.

• Visit a local couple; one a garden designer, the other a landscape architect.
• Explore their garden and greenhouse to learn about the plants’ characteristics.
• Discuss daily life, especially during winter in the shadow of Forresfjord waterway.
• Snack on traditional Norwegian waffles and jam.

Need to Know:

This tour includes about 1½ hours of walking and standing with some steps. It is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Local Food-Wine Tasting

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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