Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 28, 2021
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Norwegian farmhouse stays

In an effort to preserve Norway's countryside and culture, the government there has helped farmhouses convert to inns. Today, there are 550 members in this network called Rural Tourism and Traditional Food in Norway (Norsk Bygdeturisme og Gardsmat, NBG). Visitors can stay in traditional cabins, converted barns, fishing lodges and even teepees (called lavvus). The cost is a fraction of what you'd pay in a hotel and you can expect to eat some of the best home-cooking you've ever tasted. While the properties are spread throughout the country, the densest pocket of farmhouse inns is in a fjord-laced area 320 kilometres southwest of Oslo.

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