Vetti, Norway

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Vetti (or Vetti Gard) is an old farm area in the Utla valley (Utladalen) in Årdal Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is located northeast of Øvre Årdal, along the Utla river and has likely been inhabited since 1120. From Vetti, there are two walking paths into the Utladalen Landscape Protection Area and the Jotunheimen National Park. One path goes to the waterfall Vettisfossen and the other one goes to an old mountain farm, Vettismorki, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the north.[2]

Vetti
Historic Farm
Vetti gard, on the right.
Vetti gard, on the right.
Vetti is located in Vestland
Vetti
Vetti
Location of the farm
Vetti is located in Norway
Vetti
Vetti
Vetti (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°22′28″N 07°55′36″E / 61.37444°N 7.92667°E / 61.37444; 7.92667Coordinates: 61°22′28″N 07°55′36″E / 61.37444°N 7.92667°E / 61.37444; 7.92667
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyVestland
DistrictSogn
MunicipalityÅrdal
Elevation320 m (1,050 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Vetti can be reached by foot or by horse-carriage from the nearby Hjelle farm, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the south. Vetti is no longer regularly inhabited, but it is now used as a cafeteria and guesthouse for mountain hikers during summer months.[3]

HistoryEdit

Archaeological evidence of use since 1120. In 1601, historical records show that it was listed as an abandoned farm, but since 1775, it has been owned by the Vetti family. They have accepted tourists as guests since 1820.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vetti Gard" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
  2. ^ Laberg, Jon (1932). Årdal i Sogn. Bygd og Ætter (in Norwegian). Bergen: Årdal Sogelag.
  3. ^ "Vetti Gard Turiststasjon" (in Norwegian). UT.no. Retrieved 2010-09-06.Google translation
  4. ^ "Vetti Gard Turiststasjon" (in Norwegian). Sognefjord.no. Retrieved 2010-09-06.Google translation

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