Grandma Astrid lives in the upper stugu with her cats Fox and Pia.
Sigurd's family derives from Nordigard Blessom and have lived on the farm many generations back. A veterinarian by profession he spends his days visiting farms in the neighboring villages. As a walking "Blessom-encyclopedia" Sigurd will shed light on everything you might want to know about the farm and the area itself.
Sigurd's wife, Sidsel, is originally from Østfold. After being captivated by the Blessom-heir Sigurd she moved to Nordigard Blessom, together they have three childre; Ingrid, Pål and Estin. Filled to the brim with local knowledge she's the perfect hostess and will tell you what's worth doing and seeing in the area.
An active young woman deeply connected to her roots. Ingrid has two wonderful children, little mountain princess Gjendine (1 year) and Jehans (4 month).
Pål is responsible for the daily operation and maintanance of the farm. He makes sure of the well-being of animals, people, house and home alike.
Estin Johannes was given his name from the legend of "Jutulen and Johannes Blessom". Estin works as a lawer in Oslo.
The Blessom family has for several hundred years operated the farm in the old fashioned way, where several generations are living together. Today you'll be met and greeted by three generations as the pictures above will tell you all about.
Nordigard Blessom is a fully operational sheep-farm from the 17th century, where, during the summer months, the sheep can be seen grazing in the lush hills behind the farm. Gudbrandsdalen has a long tradition of welcoming
guests, and is widely known for its hospitality. Whith visitors in the house, only the very best of food and beverages were served, and stories from near and far were shared. The village of Vågå was early discovered by English Lords who fell in love with the picturesque timber-framed buildings and the majestic surroundings. Vågå also became a chosen place of retreat amongst artists.
Nordigard Blessom was already back in the olden days a guesthouse, housing numerous artists from time to time. The doors have now been re-opened for the public to experience a vibrant 17th century farm in Gudbrandsdalen, in historic and fairytale-like surroundings. Our primary incentive is for you to experience the unique tranquility of the 17th century log-houses on our farm. However, with modern comfort, Wifi may be used if desired.
The atmosphere at Nordigard Blessom will entice you to slow down, forget the time and enjoy the simple things in life, such as our fantastic surroundings. And if you have a car at disposal, staying with us gives you the perfect opportunity to travel to Galdhøpiggen and Besseggen, or to places such as Geiranger, Stryn, Lom, Valdresflya and Rondane with ease.
Located between north and south, east and west our farm has become the accomodation of choice for those traveling from Oslo - Sogndal, Oslo - Bergen, Oslo - Tronheim, Oslo - Geiranger and Oslo - Ålesund. For those spending time in Vågå related to business or otherwise, the offer of our home-like atmosphere and home-made meals has become more and more appealing. The farm is located a short walk from the town-center with grocery stores within a few hundred meters down the road.
We offer rich traditions, wonderful newly restored wooden houses from the 16th - and 17th century as well as a barn full of animals. A genuine experience with a difference making guests come back time after time. Guests from near and far are welcome all year around.