“The Geirangerfjord is one of the strangest and most interesting of all the Sunnmøre fjords, in fact of all the fjords.”
Today, practically all the mountain farms located along the Storfjord have been registered and many have been well preserved and restored. This would not have been possible without the hard work of the association, Friends of the Storfjord, and local house and farm owners. They have donated an impressive amount of their time in preserving these wonderful historical monuments situated on the mountain sides along the fjord.
Friends of the Storfjord and “save our heritage”
The interest group “Storfjordens venner” or Friends of the Storfjord, celebrated its 25th anniversary in the year 2000. Since its very establishment, the group’s purpose has been to preserve cultural monuments and living traditions. The group receives financial subsidies, and cooperates with other organisations involved in cultural work. The majority of the work performed is voluntary. Throughout the years, this interest group has been extremely active in the preservation of important cultural monuments in the Storfjord area. The work involved has included the reconstruction and restoration of buildings, and clearing and maintenance of paths and cultural landscapes.
Many of these picturesque mountain farms and attractions are now accessible and are great destinations for hikes, perfect for large and small groups.
The hike up to some of these farms is more difficult than others, and you will have to be fit and have good walking shoes and equipment.
“A busy little beehive in an isolated nook”
This is how author and programme designer Oddgeir Bruaset aptly described our area. Before the tourists discovered the beauty of the fjord, waterfalls and mountain, this was a quiet, peaceful area all year round. Major events in those days were funerals, childbirth, an avalanche or flood.
“The very first cruise ship”