|Season (1 May 2023 - 18 June 2023)|
|Monday - Friday||Closed|
|Saturday - Sunday||12:00||- 18:00|
|Season (19 June 2023 - 13 Aug 2023)|
|Monday - Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday - Sunday||12:00||- 20:00|
Myrdal Gård is a goat farm and cheesery localted on the island Tysnes outside Bergen. In sping and summer it is possible to visit the farm and the farm shop is open.
In 2013 Jasper and Nynke van Schaik took over the farm when they moved to Tysnes from the Netherlands. They combined the famous Dutch cheesemaking traditions with the exquisite Norwegian milk. They produce various types of cheese, with and without added herbs, using milk from the west coast of Norway. The cheese have intense flavours and a delicious consistency.
Enthusiastic cheese loving personnel make sure the ingredients keep their high quality and are used under strict hygienic rules. The cheeses age at a perfect temperature and humidity in order to get their full potential of flavour. All Myrdal Cheeses are made with pasteurized milk. Myrdal cheese is sold in specific supermarkets and delicatesse stores throughout the whole of Norway.
Myrdal Farm has a small herd of goats and animal welfare is very important. The goats live in a spacious barn with natural lighting and wood shavings on the floor. They have access to fields, forests, and mountains year-round. The goats help maintain the landscape and are an important part of sustainable farming. The goats have GPS-NoFence collars which makes it possible to distribute them in specific areas that need attention.
How to get to Myrdal Gård:
Myrdal Farm is situated at 250 metres altitude on the beautiful island of Tysnes, approximately 1.5 hours from Bergen. From Bergen you drive south on the E39 and take the ferry from Halhjem to Våge. In Våge you turn left at the roundabout. After about 11 kilometers there’s a sign that says Myrdal to the right. The road goes up the mountain for about 2 kilometers where you will find the farm at the end of the road.
Farm shop - open during spring and summer:
The farm and the shop is open for visitors during spring and summer. At the shop they sell products from the farms’ cheesery and produce from the garden and other local producers as well as ice cream, yoghurts, jams, baked goods and meat. Inside the farm shop is a restaurant where you can enjoy homemade pizza from a wood burning oven and food made with produce from the farm.
On sunny days you can enjoy the terrace and picknicktables outside.
When the farmshop is open it is possible to meet the animals on the farm. There are goats (with baby goats in the spring), horses, chickens, dogs and cats. It is also possible to look through the windows of the cheesery where cheese is made five days a week.
Prices for group or individual tours:
Guided tour + cheese tasting NOK 150 per person (children up to 12 years free). Booking in advance.
The farm welcomes groups up to 50 people. The guided tours in the cheesery are only by appointment and can perfectly be combined with cheese tasting and/or a meal in the farm shop restaurant. Please contact the farm for special offers for cheese tasting and tours for groups.
From the farm there are several nice hiking opportunities. The most popular hike is up Tysnessåta, the highest mountain on Tysnes, 753 meters above sea level. It takes about one hour up from the farm to the top of the mountain where you get views over the Bjørnafjord, west towards the North Sea, and east towards the Folgefonna glacier. Please note that the hike is pretty steep and that you need to wear good hiking shoes. A natural stairway is under construction on the steepest parts of the route and should be ready during summer 2023.
General opening times:
Open for visitors during easter holiday, weekends in May and June and summer holiday Norway (week 24-33). Extended opening hours might occur at certain public holidays. The latest details regarding opening hours are posted on Facebook. (www.facebook.com/myrdalgard)
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