Litunet, situated high above the Hylsfjord, is an old farmstead well worth a visit!
Litunet reveals the traditional structure of the old farms, before inheritance laws were revised in the middle of the 19th century, radically transforming Norway’s agrarian society. The contrast between Litunet and the more modern farm at Kolbeinstveit with its two large houses, built around 1850, is striking.
Litunet is one of Norway’s best-preserved farms of its kind. Today 13 buildings remain; originally the complex had 21 buildings, each with specific functions: the various living quarters, the food store (stabbur), cookhouse, the hay loft and the horse stable, and the many separate barns for sheep, goats and pigs etc. Litunet shows how the farms of Western Norwegian looked for hundreds of years. Every nook and cranny of this farm served a purpose – Litunet was said to have 101 fields for 101 uses.
Litunet is very characteristic in terms of size and the livestock kept, as well as the various buildings of the complex.
In 1970, the Directorate of Cultural Heritage declared Litunet a protected historical site. The old farmstead is now part of Ryfylke Museum.
During the summer, Ryfylke Museum offers guided tours, and visitors may buy coffee and waffles. Litunet Farmstead may also be visited outside opening hours.
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