Fjellstova Vetlebotn Café
Fjellstova Vetlebotn is our latest addition to cafés in Myrkdalen, situated next to Kari Traa t-bar lift. The café is a perfect meeting place for families and friends skiing, as well as for you who plan to organize events or meetings. The food in Vetlebotn is based on local produce and ingredients, and premises that honour the long traditions of mountain farming in Myrkdalen.
In the autumn holiday week 41 Fjellstova Vetlebotn is open every day from 11 am - 4 pm. Enjoy the stunning autumn colours and crispy air on a hike in the area, try out our nature trail quiz from Helgatun or bike the gravel road up to Vetlebotn. If you need some extra power up the gravel road, you can rent good e-bikes at Myrkdalen Sport & Rental this week.
A meeting place in the slopes
Located in the middle of the ski resort, Fjellstova Vetlebotn is the ideal place for a break from skiing. Let your legs rest while you refill your energy levels from the well-stocked menu. With space for up to 200 guests, Vetlebotn significantly expands our café capacity. And you no longer have to ski all the way down to the bottom of the slopes to get a coffee or use the toilet facilities.
Traditional food based on local produce is in focus. The meals are made of natural ingredients from the region, and you get both simpler meals like sausages from Vossakjøt and stew from Haugen Gardsmat and dinner style meals like meatballs with potatoes.
We also have good alternatives for those of you who do not want meat.
Honour to Myrkdalen’s mountain farming culture
Mountain farming used to be an important part of life in Myrkdalen. Since Fjellstova Vetlebotn is placed on an old mountain farm, we want to give some credit to this part of the culture. We have collected and hung old photos on the walls, for you to get a glimpse of what it was like.
The mountain farms were traditionally the women’s domain. During the summers women on the farms moved into their cabins in the mountains to take care of the animals and make butter, cheese and sour cream.
But think again if this sounds like an easy and idyllic summer lifestyle.
After the morning milking session, the women walked down to the main farm in the valley to give a hand in the harvest as well as cooking for the men and children. Back on the mountain farm after the day's work, it was time to gather the cattle for an evening milking session. In the middle of summer everyone from the farms gathered at the mountain farm for a festive event with homemade porridge of sour cream. You can off course try this porridge from our menu today too.
In the autumn, when cattle and men had gone home, the mythical creatures “Huldra” moved into the small cabins here.
A place for events and meetings
Fjellstova Vetlebotn is also a nice place to have meetings, celebrations and conferences. Please contact us for more information and booking.