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The Tegneby family on Østre Kjærnes farm

Østre Kjærnes farm is located by Vansjø in Våler municipality in Viken (Østfold). The farm is managed and owned by Erik and Linda Tegneby who bought and settled on the farm in 2003 with their two children, Signe and Herman. In the last two years, they have invested heavily in alpaca farming on the farm. The alpacas and the proximity to Vansjø with its beautiful nature have a great significance for everything that is offered on the farm.

Erik and Linda's vision of a sustainable and economically viable farm is that the farming industry and its ancillary industry should contribute to safeguarding nature, the environment, culture and traditions.

Offers on the farm
Østre Kjærnes gård receives visits for accommodation, parties, courses and conferences, they rent out canoes and do alpaca experiences. The rest of the farm consists of forest, grain and grass. The family has a great interest in animals, nature, hunting and outdoor life. Erik is genuinely interested in moose hunting with his two moose dogs. Linda has her workplace on the farm and most of the time she is an "In the yard" farmer and offers tasks and activities to the participants. The hosts Linda and Erik take good care of the guests and do their best to offer unique, good and nature-friendly experiences. 

Into the yard
«In the yard (IPT) are adapted and quality-assured welfare services on farms. The services will provide mastery, development and well-being. The activity in the service offer is linked to the farm, life and work there ».

The Tegneby family has extensive experience from care work, family homes and visiting homes. We are an approved "Inn på tunet" farm and have participants on the farm every day. Read more about our approved Inn på tunet offer .

On the farm we now have about 30 alpacas (2021) and the herd is growing. The alpaca industry consists of selling live animals, processing fiber (wool) into products that we sell in our farm shop, and not least our alpaca experiences. The alpacas are often used as therapy animals in our Inn på tunet offer. On afternoons, weekends and during school holidays, we offer the very popular activities alpaca safari and alpaca hiking (guided tour with some of our alpacas). Read more about alpaca safaris and alpaca hiking here.

Guest houses
The guest houses are located in tranquil and beautiful surroundings. Here you can spend the night in quiet and rural settings. Experience peace and tranquility with nature-friendly activities. Take part in our popular year-round activities: alpaca safaris, alpaca walks and alpaca visits. You'll have a unique stay in close vicinity to beautiful Vansjø, one of the largest lakes in Norway. We were recently voted as one of ten recommended holiday destinations for 2021 by a Norwegian national newspaper.

Banquet facilities
The barn was renovated in 2017, and we now have a room with space and equipment for 60 people. The venue is perfect for confirmations, weddings, anniversaries or family gatherings. When you rent the room, you decide whether you want to bring food and drink. The room is prepared for courses and conferences. We have two electric car chargers for our guests. Read more about premises for rent .

Østre Kjærnes farm in the heart of Vansjø
The farm is approx. 800 meters of shoreline towards Vansjø, one of Norway's largest lakes with the most fish species. The place is surrounded by many nature and hiking trails. You can experience nature from boat, canoe (we have 15 canoes for rent), kayak, on foot and by bike. The area is very animal rich. If you are careful, you can often see moose, deer, hares and beavers, as well as a rich bird life. Ospreys, peregrine falcons and buzzards can be seen over our fields. Vansjø is known as a summer destination, but here there are good opportunities for outdoor experiences all year round. Canoeing, ice fishing, ice skating and hiking.

A paradise for anglers
Since 2013, we have housed European anglers in our farm apartments. The anglers return year after year to enjoy peace and quiet, nature, wildlife and very good fishing opportunities in Vansjø, one of Norway's most fish-rich lakes. Østre Kjærnes farm has a shoreline from east to west, and the farm is located about 300 meters from the water. 

Canoeing in Vansjø is a popular activity. We have our own private jetty from which you can paddle. Located in the heart of Vansjø and you get the best starting point for a fantastic paddle trip through narrow straits, in beautiful nature with wildlife in Vansjø. A trip in Vansjø is real recreation - where you get away from all the stress and get a good resting pulse. You can rent canoes and life jackets per. days with us.

TV2's «Every time we meet »
The farm has been used for TV2's popular series "Every time we meet" for recording, production and accommodation - from season 2 to season 11.

We are located in Våler municipality, more specifically Sperrebotn in Viken (Østfold). It takes approx. 15-20 minutes drive from Moss, which is the nearest town. From Oslo it takes approx. 50 minutes to drive, while it takes 90 minutes to drive from Oslo Airport Gardemoen. See the map below for directions to us.

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