Sommer på Gjefsjøen Fjellgård Foto Lars Bugge Aarset

Far into the mountains of Snåsa you will find

Gjefsjø mountain farm

In Snåsa, there are four mountain farms without a road connection. A trip there is an experience in itself. Only the trip to get to the mountain farms will be able to provide great nature experiences, and when you arrive you will be able to experience how mountain farming has been run through history and is still run today.

The Gjefsjøen mountain farm is located close to the border with Sweden by the fish-rich lake Gjevsjøen and Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park on several sides. Søndre and Nordre Gjevsjøhatt (936 and 975 meters) are characteristic mountains not far from the farm. Further east is the Blåfjella mountains in the neighboring municipality of Lierne, where Blåfjellhatten and Midtiklumpen rise around 1330 meters. The farm is surrounded by wilderness with wide forests and beautiful lakes.

What to find here?

What to do?

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Accomodation

We have several cabins for rent with different sizes and facilities.

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Eat and drink

We serve tasty food based on local ingredients.

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Hunting, fishing and hiking

The conditions are well suited for outdoor life, hunting and fishing.

Where to find us?

Location

Gjefsjøen Fjellgård is idyllically located by the lake Gjefsjøen in Snåsa municipality close to the border with Sweden. Surrounded by wide forest ridges and beautiful water. The farm has no road connection

Farming, fishing and hunting

History

Gjefsjøen mountain farm has been inhabited since the 1790s. Yards and cultural landscapes testify to several hundred years of traditions with farming as well as fishing and hunting. Traditions that are still maintained by those who live there today.

In the last months of the war in 1945, Gjevsjøen was a central place in connection with the sabotage operation Rype. The saboteurs had their base on the mountain farm. Operation Rype's mission was to sabotage the railway to delay the withdrawal of German troops.

F.v.: Ukjent, Nikolai Gjefsjø, Lornts Rossberget (far til Lisabeth), Lena (datter til Lisabeth og Nils), Ingeborg (søster til Nils), Ingeborg d.e. (mor til Nils) Lisabeth og Nils Gjefsjø. Trolig det eldste bildet som viser bygningen som ble hovedkvarter for Operasjon Rype.

Based on local plants and herbs from Gjefsjøen

Gjefsjø­akevitt

Distilled at Inderøy Brenneri (distillery) based on pure water, plants, herbs and botanicals from Gjefsjøen Mountain Farm. Made as a tribute to the heros from Operasjon Rype who had their base at Gjefsjøen in the end og World War II.

sabotasjeoperasjonen

Operasjon rype

I de siste krigsmånedene i 1945 var Gjevsjøen en sentral plass i forbindelse med sabotasjeoperasjon Rype. Sabotørene hadde sin base på fjellgården. Operasjon Rypes mål var å sabotere jernbanen for å forsinke de tyske troppenes tilbaketrekning. Heimevernets nåværende innsatsstyrke “Rype” har tatt navn etter operasjonen.

Restoring of Operasjon Rype's headquarter

OSS Gjefsjøen

The building which was headquarter for Operation Rype was in bad shape after standing empty for years. OSS Gjefsjøen are now restoring the building. The association OSS Gjefsjøen will convey the story of Operasjon Rype which in the final phase of World War II operated from its base on Gjefsjøen mountain farm. The building will be restored in the original appearance from when Operasjon Rype was carried out.