The best way to describe Åseral and Eikerapen is a mountain landscape offering activities such as swimming in the lake, walking in the mountains or trout fishing. In winter, you will discover wonderful downhill ski slopes right on our doorstep, as the Eikerapen Alpine Centre is our nearest neighbour. Hydroelectric power plants and large dams are an important theme in the municipality. The largest of these – the Skjerkvatn Dams – combines two large dams into one and is well worth a visit.
Eikerapen Alpine Ski Center
Eikerapen Alpine Ski Centre is walking distance from the hotel. With many different slopes include a special children’s slope, ski rental, ski school and a heated cabin with a café and toilet facilities, there will be exciting skiing experiences for the whole family
For more information, check www.eikerapen.info – There are also prepared cross-country ski trails – so there is something for everyone!
This historic hunting cabin was built by Lord Salvesen from Scotland in the early 1900s and is a popular destination to visit in the summer. We recommend guests staying at Eikerapen Gjestegaard to visit this special place, which stands out in the landscape. Ask in the reception about the route or for information about our guided tours.
Eikerapen Gjestegaard arranges guided tours to this fantastic attraction on request for groups. This spectacular development combines two huge dams into one. However, there are many places worth visiting, so please enquire at reception for more information and recommendations.
Sosteli is one of the best preserved Iron Age farms in Europe. This cultural heritage site was in operation from around 200 – 550 A.D. When visiting this unique site, you will see traces of ancient house remains and stone walls. In addition to conventional farming, activities which took place on the farm included iron mining, hunting and fishing.
This famous mountain garden is well worth a visit. You can see collections of mountain plants from Southern Norway as well as the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic. The garden is accessible for wheelchair users and entry is free of charge. You can visit the garden in Ljosland by car or bus. Please enquire at reception for more information and directions.
At Eikerapen we have specialised in the norwegian national horse; fjording. Traditionally the fjord horse has been a proper working horse. The fjord horse is strong and suitable for heavy work relative to its size. Today the fjord horses are mainly used for riding and wagon trips. This is a very adaptable type of horse with good manners and attractive to look at.
The cultural centre at Ljoslandsvegen 9 in Åseral houses the local tourist office. Events and exhibitions take place at the cultural centre year-round. Enquire at the tourist office or reception to find out what’s on when you are planning to visit.