Fjellstova Vetlebotn Café
Fjellstova Vetlebotn, situated next to the Kari Traa T-bar lift, is the natural meeting place in the middle of the mountain. This summer you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, ice cream and homemade pancakes here.
In Fjellstova Vetleboten we are honouring the long history and traditions of farming in Myrkdalen, and the cozy café is just as perfect as a meeting place for the family or a group of friends, as it is for those who want to organize parties and private events.
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 parties
Fjellstova Vetlebotn is also a nice venue for private celebrations such as weddings, Christening, and other milestone celebrations. Please contact us for more information and booking.