A Taste of Norwegian Farmlife

Segment: A Taste of Norwegian Farmlife
Episode: Viking Ep – British Isles Explorer
Air Date: 1st December 2019
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Viking’s home city of Bergen is the final stop on the amazing British Isles Explorer itinerary.

  • Viking offer a Working World shore excursion to experience the beauty and culture of a traditional Norwegian farm – the ‘Viking Way’ is all about immersing guests in the destination by providing the opportunity for education and understanding.
  • Dating back to the 1500s, Øvre-Eide Gard lies in idyllic surroundings. This excursion takes you on a relaxed and leisurely guided tour of the tranquil property.
  • There is a dungeon in this property, once used to house the infamous bandit named Gjest Baardsen. After being held prisoner in the dungeon, he moved to Bergen and started a new career as a writer, poet and songwriter.
  • The farm has been in the Øvre-Eide family for 5 generations, since 1875. The farm has been in use for much longer than that, and once belonged to the King of Denmark.
  • There are traditional breeds of sheep and horses on the farm. The fjord horse is one of the oldest horse breeds in the world – the farm is also home to the youngest horse breed.
  • One of the best parts of farm life is the produce, and Viking guests get to enjoy traditional Norwegian produce such as pastries with berries and cream.