- one of Norway's oldest wooden hotels -
owned by the same family during the past 700
Around 1300 AD - more
than three hundred years before the Pilgrim Fathers
left Plymouth in southern England to establish the
first European settlement in the "New World" -
Sygard Grytting provided lodgings for medieval
pilgrims on their way to the St Olaf Cathedral in
During the summer season 1
July - 15 August you may spend the night in the
"langloft" - a 700 year old building (the only
medieval hostel preserved and still in use in this
country) - or you may get a more comfortable room (with
private bathroom) in one of the log buildings built
between 1650 and 1860.
Sygard Grytting offers stays
and meals in an environment where you may experience
a cross section of Norwegian history few - if any -
other hotels in this country equal.
From late autumn into early
spring the hotel mainly caters for company events/
meetings/ representation of various kinds. The "Høgstugu"
- is then used as a conference room.
A typical group then consists
of 8-14 (18) persons - management meetings, strategy
meetings etc. Prices vary according to number of
persons, duration of stay, meals etc.
Additional cultural activities
include guided tours through historic buildings,
sleigh rides (winter), folk music, medieval meals,
and in August - during the Peer Gynt festival at
Vinstra - a number of activities ranging from the
open air Peer Gynt performance at Gålå (a must both
for fans of Henrik Ibsen and others) - to indoor
exhibitions and the open air mountain concert.
The farm and hotel is today
owned and run by Hilde and Stig Grytting (see