Øvre-Eide Farm is located in Eidsvåg in Åsane, on the scenic Jordal Lake, north of Bergen. The short distance from the city of Bergen does not impair the areas rural feel.
Before Harald Hårfagre united Norway into one kingdom, the farm is said to have been the seat of a petty king. Burial mounds found here suggest that the farm is indeed ancient and was at one time of considerable size, but Øvre-Eide regrettably suffered the same fate as so many farms in Norway, and was left desolate by the black plague.
In 1563 Øvre-Eide was once more bustling, and at that time one of the larger farms in Åsane. What is today the main building was probably built in that period. It holds a dungeon in the basement - that has reportedly been in use! Among others, the infamous Gjest Baardsen who plundered the west of Norway in the 1800s is said to have been incarcerated here. When he was finally caught by the authorities and confined in Akershus Festning he was allowed to write his own biography, no doubt facilitating the rather romantic view the Norwegians have of this character. He is somewhat the Norwegian equivalent to Robin Hood. Today we serve our guests in the very same dungeon.
Through the years the farm has had many owners. Today it is run by fifth generation Øvre-Eide.
Øvre-Eide is a working farm, we offer people the opportunity to visit us and join in activities. We receive guests in the charming main building, the dungeon and in the barn above our stables. We can arrange a wide variety of events.
A presentation of Øvre-Eide Farm ( coming )
Welcome to the farm!