Anthony Ham (BBC) takes the reader on the road to Kjeåsen, a mountain farm deep in western Norway‘s fjord country: hugging the shoreline of Simadalfjord, a tiny arm of Hardangerfjord, the road rarely sees any traffic and wanders from the village of Eidfjord past wooden waterside cabins and oxblood-red farm buildings. Kjeåsen sits 600 vertical metres above Simadalfjord, and its small collection of farm buildings is famous throughout Norway as one of the most isolated inhabited corners of the country. Hidden from the outside world but in thrall of one of the country’s most spectacular views, for most of its long history there wasn’t even a road up to where it sits.

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