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Welcome to Langedrag mountain farm and wildlifepark
The mountain farm lies around 1.000 metres above sea level. The construction of the farm started i 1978 to realise the family Thorson's dream of a sanctuary for animals, birds and people. Langedrag lies like a fairy-tale castle in beautiful surroundings, with magnificent views of the lakes and mountains between Hallingdal and Numedal.
We want the farm to be at one with nature as far as possible. With a great deal of respect for nature's own selection over millions of years, here at Langedrag we have tried to conserve the most natural and primitive breeds of each kind of animal. Examples of this are the Norwegian fjordponies, the goats, the mouflon sheep, the highland cattle and pigeons. They all have markings and colours which nature has given them in the competition for survival.
On the farm there are about 22 different kinds of animals and birds with around 250 in total. The number varies with the seasons. In particular there are large fluctuations in the numbers of pigeons and rabbits because of birds of prey, foxes and stoats. By following the map on other side you can take a tour with a chance of seeing all the animals at Langedrag.
On the farm, both young and old can wander around and experience the pleasures of petting our numerous domestic animals. Whilst in the nature park, you can encounter rare, wild animals such as wolves, lynx, and polarfox. Norwegian wild animals live and graze in close proximity to the farm.
"Respect for life" is our heart-felt philosophy.
With great respect for the natural selection throughout millions of years, Langedrag has attempted to preserve the most primitive breeds of each species. There are 22 species on the farm, with a total of approx. 250 individuals, which include wolves, lynx, reindeer, artic fox, horses, goats, Telemark cattle, Highland cattle, Yak, Mouflon sheep, fowl, duck, geese, and rabbits.
The farm is open to the public all year around. Feeding time for the wolves and lynx is 14.00 Saturday /Sunday and every day during the summer holidays.
We request that visitors observe the following rules:
- All mixing with the animals is at your own risk.
- It is forbidden to feed the animals. Misfeeding can lead to sickness and death.
- Please do not smoke in the area.
- All gats must be kept closed.
Hand-logged farm-house in old traditional style in 10" logs will be the first sight to welcome you. With its good proportions, its heavy, sound and proud character, it demonstrates traditional architecture well adapted to modern demands. This is the building in wich we hope to give you all the information about the daily rutine of the farm, in order to get the best possible outcome of your stay.
Have you visited our cafeteria? Langedrag waffles with sour-cream and jam, might taste good. You can buy white and brown homemade goat's cheese from the farm.
Home cheese production: The milk from our 50 milking goats is used for our own production of the characteristic Norwegian brown and white goat cheese.
Children farm: This is a resort for children and animals to associate freely.
Fishing: There are great opportunities for fishing in the nearby lakes.
We can offer a wide range of programmes and activities by appointment. At Langedrag there are opportunities for children-riding, fishing, guided tours by horse-and-carriage, programmes with various farm-activities, and hiking in the magnificent scenery in the surrounding mountains.
The farm is open to visitors all year around
The farm can offer a variety of refreshments to day visitors served in the pleasant surroundings of the cafeteria or beside the fireplace in our cosy dining-room. We will do our best to offer you a great and unique experience in close contact with animals and wildlife. You are most welcome for a day visit to our mountain farm and nature park.
Why not stay overnight at the farm ?
During weekends you can take part in milking the goats before eating a big farm-breakfast. Enjoy the mountain life during the day, and then the table is set for dinner in the evening.
Please contact us for an information brochure.
Langedrag Naturpark, EKT A/S
Phone: +47 32742550
Fax: +47 32742551
The farm is open to the public all year around, and feeding time for the wolves, arctic foxes and lynx is 14.00 saturday /sunday and every day during the summer holidays.
We offer affordable prices:Admission ticket adult: kr.190
Admission ticket children: kr. 150
Children under 3: Free
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