Welcome to historical luxury in Gudbrandsdalen

It feels like stepping hundreds of years back in time, to the grandest royal estate – the old timber houses high up in the mountain side and the magnificent views of the Gudbrandsdalen valley are like something out of a fairy tale.

HOTEL WITH A LONG HISTORY

The farm has received travellers for 700 years, and today guests can stay in one of five original dwellings. They vary between stately rooms with decorative paint and wallpaper, and rustic, unpainted timber walls. No matter the choice of room, guests are treated to a rare glimpse into a home and a genuine historical estate with timber buildings added to the farm when needed and used in approximately the same way today. The fields and outbuildings are still being used in active farming with sheep and grain, hay production and forestry.

Accommodations

The main farm houses, built in the period between 1650 and 1860, and the farm-hand’s lodge, Karstugu, offer twelve guest rooms, all en suite. Guests can stay in the room dedicated to Norwegian writer and Nobel Literature laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, with wallpaper from 1840 and a large portrait of the great man himself hanging over a huge iron bed.

The 60 square metre Karstugu lodge has a kitchen for self-catering. The building has outside stairs up to the sleeping quarters with four wide beds, but inside stairs have been added for convenience. The ground floor has a large open fireplace, long table, bathroom and WC. Another building next to Karstugu also contains four distinctive bedrooms, all en suite.

The choice is yours – a stately stay in national romantic surroundings, or simple and rustic pilgrim lodgings. Whatever you choose, you can look forward to a historic trip back in time.

Se more rooms & houses

Hotel

National romantic rooms.

Hostel

Rustic pilgrim lodgings.

Houses

A lodge by yourself.

Traditional food

The hosts aim to make the food and meals to match and complement the surroundings and enhance the experience.

In the evening guests are invited to the long table in the dining room, with fine candelabras, beautiful flowers and delicious homemade food based on local tradition and specialities.

Most of the ingredients come from the farm itself or the area around it, and all dishes are made from scratch. Hostess Hilde is passionate about traditional food, and the menu offers lamb, moose and reindeer, fish from mountain lakes, and fruit and berries from the farm’s own abundant garden. She also has a unique talent for conjuring up the most marvellous soups for starters, lunch or supper.

Travel in time – travel in the footstep of Pilgrims. 

Pilegrim Trail

In Gudbrandsdalen the pilgrim trail winds through a landscape rich in history. The trail passes Grytting, and the stage from Ringebu stave church to Grytting is especially rich in cultural attractions including Dale-Gudbrand’s Hundorp farm and Sør-Fron church, also known as the Gudbrandsdal cathedral. From Grytting the trail rises up and winds past the farmsteads of Skar and carries on towards Vinstra. Typical daily stages are Ringebu–Grytting and Grytting–Kvam.
When the pilgrim trail from Oslo to Trondheim was reopened in 1997 to coincide with the city of Trondheim’s millennium celebrations, the hosts at Sygard Grytting decided to restore the old langloft, built before 1350.

Today this is a practically mandatory stop for pilgrim wanderers, because it’s the only remnant of a pre-Reformation hostel on the whole trail. It is also the largest medieval loft in the country. Guests bring their own sleep sack or sleeping bag and snuggle up under the skin rugs in the old beds. In the hostel there is also a large communal dining room.

In 2008 the Directorate for Cultural Heritage gave their permission for two delicately installed bathrooms in the hall upstairs. Pilgrims have access to a kitchen in a different building, called Fantstugu.

Adventures & Activities

On skis

In the winter guests can go skiing at Gålå, on the Venabygd mountain, or in Rondane and Jotunheimen mountain areas.

There are also slalom and alpine skiing facilities at Gålå resortKvitfjell and Hafjell, all a short distance from Sygard Grytting.

Stave Church in Ringebu

Ringebu stave church was built in 1220, and is one of the largest remaining stave churches in the country. Ringebu vicarage is just north of the church and is used as a gallery and eatery, with concerts and exhibitions in the summer season. There is also a stave church exhibition.

Dale-Gudbrand´s farm

In 1021 a significant meeting took place at Hundorp, local chieftain
Dale-Gudbrand’s farm, which ended in his convertion to Christianity at the hand of King Olav the Holy himself. There are also large burial mounds nearby.

Rafting

The Sjoa river is internationally renowned as a good rafting river.

Sjoa rafting

Go Rafting

Peer Gynt

The big annual event in the area is the performance of Henrik Ibsen’s drama Peer Gynt by the Gålåvatnet lake, which takes place in early August every year.

Kristin Lavransdatter

The outdoor production of Kristin Lavransdatter, based on Sigrid Undset’s novel and set in the middle ages, is also performed from the end of June to early July at Jørundgard in Nord-Sel.

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+(47) 913 06 750
+(47) 61 29 85 88

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Sygard Grytting
Kongsvegen 999
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+ 47 | 61 29 85 88
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