The Norwegian heritage site Heddan Gjestegard is a farm resort in the mountains of southern Norway offering accommodation and activities.
The Norwegian heritage site Heddan Gjestegard in the mountains of southern Norway is a great place to enjoy Norwegian nature and culture. With its secluded location, Heddan Gjestegard offers a peaceful stay and at the same time as it is easy to reach, and not far away from cities, airports or ferry harbours.
The mountain area surrounding Heddan Gjestegard offers an abundance of hiking possibilities in a friendly and varied scenery. 25 km of marked paths in an easy to walk landscape, with mountains, valleys, brooks, lakes and moors. A 1 km long path also accessible for people with movement disabilities take you around In the close area surrounding the farm.
The brooks and lakes surrounding Heddan Gjestegard is an eldorado for trout fishing, either with lure, flyfishing or bait. In a peaceful environment, both the trained angler as well as the beginner have great possibilities of a good result. An exiting fishing tour along a brook, trying your luck around the next bend, in a pond or the lakes enriches your stay. At Lauvatnet you can fish from the pier, along the shore or from the rowboat while drifting across the lake. The taste of mountain trout is a special experience, and we gladly prepare your catch for the evening meal.
Narrow country and farm roads or old paths offers exiting cykeling possibilities where nature and the cultural-landscape can be enjoyed from the seat of a bike. Heddan Gjestegard have bicycles and helmets for rent if you don’t wish to bring your own. If you choose off-road, or decide to stay on the road, we guarantee for an exceptional experience.
Heddan Gjestegard offers a calm and quiet atmosphere, at place to visit when you need to get away from it all and fill up with new energy. Relaxation is close at hand, If you choose to take a walk up in the mountains, stroll around the paths close to the resort, or just sit on the porch reading that book you never had time to before.
Winter also has its own charm, and at Heddan Gjestegard we seldom see winter without snow. Tracks from snowmobiles are easy to follow, but it can be even more exiting to make your own track in untouched snow. For those who enjoy downhill skiing with lifts, Eikerappen is 32 km away, Ljosland and Bortelid 65 km, all situated in the neighbour municipality of Åseral. Wet snow is useable for making an igloo, a snow man or just having a friendly snowball fight with your friends.
Points of Interest
Heddan Gjestegard is a good starting point for excursions in the region. There are roads going east , west, north and south of the resort. Lyngdal with its town centre, shops, fjords and swimming resort are only 40 km away. The distance to Kristiansand is 90 km, Flekkefjord , Mandal, the lighthouses at Lindesnes and Lista are only an hours drive away. Stavanger, The “Pulpit” at Lysefjorden, Jøssingfjord, Setesdal and Hardangervidda are all suited for a days excursion. If you need information, we are here to help, we have a good knowledge of the region.
There is accommodation available, a restaurant, conference facilities and everything needed for a wedding or party.