Åmot aims to reinstate a sense of freedom when it comes to your interaction with nature. Åmot, which means the meeting place of two rivers, exemplifies the aura of the homestead. Fresh, alive and woven with harmonious energy, the entire estate exemplifies the interdependent relationship between the land, the water, and the wildlife which call the valley home. Beautifully diverse, from the river to the mountain, it is clear that the landscape and surrounding settlements have long been shaped by the changing nature of Sunnfjord.
The mountains that surround Åmot can be characterized as a land which time forgot. Their striking cliff-faces and cascading waterfalls make the silent giants seem formidable, yet their presence provide visitors a gateway to breathtaking moments. The mountain Storhesten stands at just over 1,200 meters and is arguably the strongest force in the immediate region. With vertical rocks that rise dramatically from the earth, the mountains of the Sunnfjord region radiate with a keen resemblance to the big walls seen in California’s Yosemite National Park.
Breathing life into the Sunnfjord valley, the Gaula River has been vital to the development of the region for centuries. Abundant with fish, the river provided food, fresh water and renewable energy, allowing the surrounding communities to flourish into self-sustaining farms. Today, this energy has been harnessed by the modern Sunnfjord region, offering visitors active holidays in diverse yet unspoiled nature through kayaking, rafting and various fishing opportunities.