Life on the farm
Both animals and people live well here. The cows, a Scottish Highland breed of rustic cattle, are an attraction in themselves and the hens potter about in the farmyard. The barn has been rebuilt into a high-end gourmet restaurant with a spectacular view towards Buerbreen. In the basement there is a sheep barn, and when the timing is right one can observe the lambing through a small window in the restaurant.
Buer farm is the entrance gate from Odda to Folgefonna National Park and is peacefully situated at the end of Buerdalen. «All roads lead to Rome», but all roads also lead to Odda. Odda is a perfect starting point for exploring the beautiful nature in the area around Hardangerfjorden, and Buer farm is a perfect point of departure for mountain walks to Buerbreen og Reinanuten.
Tourism has always played an important role at Buer. Tourists from abroad came to Odda, Buerdalen og Buerbreen as early as in the 1850s. Back then they travelled to Odda in cruise ships and tourism in Hardanger was described as lush, vibrant, and colourful. It was as thriving as the New York Stock Exchange. As long as tourism has existed in Hardanger Buer has been a cherished travel destination.
Bjørn and Elisabeth
The host and hostess
Buer has until now mainly been run as a farm, the exception being when tourism in Odda was at the peak of its heyday. From 1970 Bjørn´s family served milk, flat bread, and beer to their visitors. That is how it all started.
Now Bjørn og Elisabeth Buer are taking part in shaping the development of new tourism at Buer. Food is back on the menu at Buer – this time in the form of a top modern, high-quality restaurant.