Far into the mountains of Snåsa close to the Swedish border you will find

Gjefsjøen mountain farm

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.

Høyonnsfolk med river ca. 1925

laget på lokale urter og planter fra Gjefsjøen

Gjefsjø­akevitt

Akevitten er destillert på vann, lokale urter og planter fra Gjefsjøen. Det er laget som en hyllest til ære for Operasjon Rype som opererte med base  på Gjefsjøen gård i fjellene på Snåsa i slutten av andre verdenskrig. Akevitten destilleres eksklusivt på Inderøy Brenneri.

the sabotage operation

Operasjon rype

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 goal was to sabotage the railway to delay the withdrawal of German troops. The Home Guard's current task force "Grouse" has taken its name after the operation.

restoration of the Rype headquarter

OSS Gjefsjøen

An extensive project is now underway to restore the building that was the headquarters of Operasjon Rype during the war. Planned completion and opening during fall of 2021.