The village of Norddal is a peaceful idyll with stunning surroundings.
In 2021, this hidden gem was awarded the county Møre og Romsdal’s cultural landscape prize. One hundred fifty residents welcome you to live and work here for short or extended periods. The centre of Norddal is framed by a row of boat houses and a church from 1782, and the village formerly had a strong position as a court seat.
In a side valley to Norddal, you will find the mountain pasture Herdalssetra. For more than 300 years, this has been a location for continuous mountain dairy farming. Herdalssetra is the last mountain farm in operation in the World Heritage area and is a popular destination in summer. Traces of habitation date as far back as the 17th century and 10,000-year-old objects have been found in the area. The valley Herdalen is part of the West Norwegian fjord landscape on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Many of the businesses in Norddal collaborate in the network called The Happy End. They produce honey, beer, fruit and berries, milk and cheese, meat and several household products. The inhabitants’ character and eagerness to focus on local products and activities have formed the village’s identity: people are honest and close but also curious and open. New participants have joined, such as the geology centre at Flaten and Fagrevollen – new initiatives adding new offers to the village.
Norddal is a small rural community, but people look after each other. It has an active sports team, the Melchior farm sometimes organizes quiz nights, and you will find a restaurant at Petrine’s. The village also cooperates well with the neighbouring town of Eidsdal regarding teamwork and voluntary activities.
Fun fact: Many raspberries are grown in the village today, but the area’s well-known strawberry production started here around 1900. Later on, Valldal became the strawberry village. Equally interesting is that Rellingen in Norddal probably was one of the first places in the country to grow potatoes (in the 1760s).
An excellent place to combine work and leisure, cowork, new networks, remote work and workation!