Nestled within the idyllic countryside of Lorvika in Steinkjer, you’ll find Vestigården. Here, in the heart of Norway, husband-and-wife team Elin Sofie Lorvik and Jo Kristian Kvernland invite you to enjoy a unique and peaceful getaway surrounded by the magnificent nature of Trøndelag.

Offering travellers the chance to “sleep like a bird”, The Birdhouse Cabin (Fuglekassehytta) is an extraordinary experience. Featuring a distinctive birdhouse design, the luxurious cabin is beautifully furnished with a cosy fireplace, sunken bathtub and everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. “The cabin is truly one-of-a-kind,” says Lorvik. “Our favourite thing is when the guests open the door and go ‘wow!’”

Vestigården: Unique travel experiences in the heart of Norway

Fuglekassehytta’s luxury bathroom has everything you need for a relaxing spa experience. Photo: Maria Viktoria Solem

Partly drawn by Elin Sofie and Jo Kristian and designed by the Trondheim-based Rallar Architecture, the cabin was built using sustainable, locally sourced materials including wood from Steinkjer. The huge circular window offers panoramic views of Borgenfjorden and the surrounding area, which is well-known for its fantastic hiking and cycling opportunities. A delicious breakfast basket full of food from the Trøndelag area is delivered to your door in the morning, allowing you to sample the local Norwegian goodies while enjoying the view.

The cabin, which sleeps up to six people, has proved hugely popular with travellers from near and far, and has amassed rave reviews online. “It feels amazing when the hard work we’ve put into what we do here is recognised by happy and satisfied guests,” Lorvik says. “We really enjoy being hosts and showing people this beautiful place!”

Vestigården: Unique travel experiences in the heart of Norway

Fuglekassehytta (The Birdhouse Cabin) is a unique, one-of-a-kind cabin perfect for a comfortable stay among the unspoiled natural scenery of Lorvika, Steinkjer.

The exclusive cabin isn’t the only overnight experience offered by Vestigården. Travellers looking for a unique destination experience in this beautiful part of Norway can also opt to spend the night in a glamping tent perched in the middle of the forest. Featuring a cosy fireplace and a rustic fire pit outside for cooking, this relaxing glamping experience represents a way to be close to nature without sacrificing comfort and an excellent night’s sleep.

Alongside the spectacular overnight experiences, Vestigården also puts on a range of culinary and cultural events such as concerts, stand-up comedy, workshops and quizzes in their pop-up venue, Stabburet. The venue is well-known for the intimate Diners Table-concept, where hired chefs prepare a 9-course gourmet dinner for a small number of guests. Lorvik and Kvernland act as hosts for these exclusive dining experiences, offering their services as trained beer sommeliers and coffee baristas.

Vestigården: Unique travel experiences in the heart of Norway

Vestigården in Lorvika is one of the few places in Trøndelag which serves only local food. As a guest at their properties, you can also taste the surrounding area.


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