Visit one of Norway´s southernmost cabins! Li Farm is an old farm built on a remote hill facing an amazing panoramic view towards the Hidra island. In the old days families lived in the mountains by the sea and lived off fish, farm animals and hunting. In 1989 the last inhabitant – a Dutch woman- moved from the farm. Since 1991 the local DNT – the Norwegian Trekking Association – has offered the farmstead as a DNT cabin.
Around the historic farm location, there are several options for outdoor activities. You can hike, paddle, fish or climb by using via ferrata route along the dramatic cliffs by to the sea. There are no animals at the farm. A fifteen-minute-stroll through the forest brings you to the Dåtlandstrand harbour.
To book a stay
The renovated farm buildings have a total of 26 beds:
There are 14 beds in the house and 12 beds in the barn.
Most people who visit Li want to stay in the house which is very cozy.
To stay in the house – Våningshus- you will have to book you stay at listerbooking.no (Kystled hytta Li /DNT) and pay using pay-pal. You do not need a pay-pal account. Members of the DNT get a discount. On the receipt you will find the code to access the back door of the house.
Members of the DNT can pay NOK 100,- for a universal DNT-cabin (order online on dntbutikken.no) . People who possess a key may access the barn. There is one bedroom with 8 bunk beds, and a loft with 3-4 mattresses. Please pay to the account number or stop by SR-Bank in Flekkefjord.
For overnight guests, it is possible to rent a kayak (requires experience: a certificate called "våt kort") and equipment for Via Ferrata (requires climbing experience / Brattkort).
Pricing for the house and barn
Are you staying at several DNT-cabins while in Norway? For more than 4 nights you may consider becoming a member of the DNT to benefit from membership prices.
Check dnt.no/medlem for prices.
Members of the DNT pays NOK 265,- for a night at Li, whereas non-members pay NOK 365,-
Young adults aged 13-26 years old pay NOK 150,- as members and non-members pay NOK 250,-
Children age 4-12 years of age pay NOK 150,- as non-members.
It is free for members aged 0-12.
Day visits cost NOK 60,- and NOK 85,- for non-members.
Day visit comprises eating lunch inside, using the toilets, and using gas/firewood.
The DNT-system is based on trust. Please honor our hospitality.
There is climbing equipment in the Farmhouse for 10 persons. Via Ferata with 112 affixes and og Cableway in Strånd.
There are two row boats with oars.
Life vests are found in the room in 2nd floor.
Minimum 4 of each.
There are many marked trails and beautiful view points in the area, and it is possible to go trekking all year. Parking can be at Itland or Fidsel, where there are good parking opportunities. The walk from Fidsel to the farm takes approx 1-2 hours. It is approx 10 minutes walk to Strånda, where you will find row boats and a large rubber boat for rent. There are good possibilities to catch fish and crabs.
Culture and history
It is assumed that Li Farm could be over 1.000 years old, but that it was desolated after the Plague. The farm was probably subject to another larger farm, Kleppa, for a longer period of time. At the beginning of the 1600-hundreds there was a growth in the population in the area, and different new farms started to pop up. It is assumed that also Li Farm became independent and inhabitated. Det first census that gives the numbers of the population in the Hidra area was in 1801. At that time 11 persons lived at the farm – two adults and nine children. The last resident moved in 1989. Today the farm is operated by Flekkefjord og Oplands Turistforening (F.O.T).
In the Flekkefjord municipality, the geology of the area is representing the edge of the magma chamber, and around Li Farm you will find four different type of solid rock. The oldest rocks in Magma Geopark, are more than 1.600 million years old gneisses. Deep below the surface of the earth, huge volumes of magma was forced to contact the gneissic rocks 925 million years ago. The magma solidified to form a new rock type, anorthosite. The anorthosite and gneiss were during this time located 20 kilometers below the surface of the earth. After the anorthosite was formed, two different kind of magma was forced between the rocks types; one to form a light-coloured, coarse-grained, feldspar-rich rock called mangerite whereas the other is richer in dark minerals and fine-grained type of rock called jotunite.
Along the path from Fidsel to Li Farm take a look on the solid rocks around you, you will see blocks of light-coloured mangerite enclosed in darker jotunite. The jotunite is the youngest of these four rock types in the area, rock tripes of jotunite extend into anorthosite and mangerite.
Arrival after 16.00, departure within 14.00.
Li is easily-accessible located less than a 4 km hike from Fidsel. Fidsel is located between Åna-Sira and Flekkefjord, about 10 km from Flekkefjord on the North Sea Route.
Parking: To access Li Farm, follow road 44 to Kvanvik towards Fidsel. For the alternative starting point, take 44 towards Abelsnes, then to Itland. The hike from Itland is longer!
Duration: 1-2 hours from Fidsel. Marked trails.
The cabin is self catered, so you need to tidy and clean before you leave. Everyone need to take responsibility to keep the cabin in good order.
Please keep in mind:
· Park at the parking place and show respect for private land
· Show respect for animals along the trail. There might be harmless wild sheep.
· Don’t forget to close gates behind you so that animals will not get away
· Dogs have to be on leash (There might be farm animals at Kleppe that are not keen on dogs)
· Leave nothing but footprints! Bring garbage back with you.
· Fetch water from the stream. Please boil water before drinking
· Use boiled water to clean the dishes
· Wipe off tables at departure
· Wash the floors and shake off the carpets
· There is solar power but please bring a head lamp
· Keep the toilet lid and windows closed. Use little toilet paper. Put available bark in the toilet to help with the smell
· Try to use little wood!
· Li is operated thanks to local volunteers who look after the cabin regularly.