About us

Havrå is a farm on the south side of the island Osterøy outside Bergen, and one of the best preserved and most distinctive Norwegian cluster farms. These traditional farm settlements were common in western Norway, where multiple individual farms and their houses were built close together. People have lived and farmed here since the older Bronze Age. The farm was protected by The Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage in 1998, and is a unique reminder of the farming practices, building traditions and hard work on the many western Norwegian farms.

Experience one of Norway's best-preserved cluster farms

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Join guided tours of the farmyard and cultural landscape where we share the history of the farm. Learn about food production then and now, the genetic resources in the cultural landscape, practical knowledge, and the interactions between them. Havrå’s cultural landscape contains significant biological assets, and the traditional farming methods form the basis for how we care for and use the buildings and landscape. Through practical labour, Havrå shows how past generations have used local resources to survive.

Havrå contains eight farms, with both of public and private owners. Its land parcels have not been consolidated, and it was a so-called “spade farm”. The farmland is managed according to a plan to restore and operate five different areas, including infields and outfields.

Do you want to learn more about traditional farming?

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We have summer vacancies every year, to help us in the haymaking process. The work is paid, and you will need to be able to work for 45 weeks. The positions will be advertised every spring at www.jobbnorge.no.

Contact Branch manager Marit Adelsten Jensen for more information: