Close your eyes and picture a farm. What do you see? Probably a house with a barn, a few chickens strutting around the yard and cattle and sheep eating grass in the sun. At Søya, a farm located a mere half hour’s drive from Stavanger, this vision is a daily reality. “We are the eighth generation running the farm,” explains Anne-Karin Søyland. Together with her husband, Søyland has been welcoming visitors to Søya for almost two decades. She finds it essential to strike the right balance between farming and tourism. “The cattle and sheep are our livelihood. We want to share our experiences and traditions without threatening the sustainability of the farm itself,” she says.

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