There is this beautiful little fjord arm of the Sognefjord just around the corner from where I live. It is called Vetlefjorden, as is the valley at the shores of it. Surrounded by the majestic mountains this valley is home to many spectacular farms and extraordinary scenery. A small river flows through it and the land is used for growing vegetables or herding cows and sheep. The world is at peace here.  


This little, on - going project shall give you a an idea of the houses and farms in Vetlefjorden.

I have only started but would like to try and take a picture of all farms and houses located in the area. So if you see somebody lying in the mud near your house. That could be me. 


If it is okay (or also not okay) to take a picture of your house to be published here, please do get in touch with me or comment below the pictures.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    sandra fjelstad gilbert (Saturday, 15 July 2017 18:09)

    thank you for doing this! My dad's family lived here about 200 years ago. Although I have the names of the farms, I am not sure about the identification photos of Vetlefjorden farms I took in June 2017. It would be great if we whose ancestors left Norway could go to your site and download (for a reasonable fee, of course!) photos of each farm next to the stories of our ancestors in our family trees or books. It would be far cheaper for us than taking a trip to Norway and trying to figure out which farms the ancestors actually lived on.

  • #2

    Katharina (Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:11)

    Hi Sandra,

    thank you so much for your comment. I am happy to help you in any way possible. I know most of the people that live in these farms as well now so I can definitely see what I can do for you.

    How about you send me an email: and we can find a way together so I can understand more about which farms you are interested in and can of course take pictures for you.

    In any case I am excited to hear from you and hope we find a way forward.

    Much thanks again,



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