Li rental this summer

Foto: Dag R. Fredriksen

Do you wish to rent accommodation at Li? At Li there are a house, "a barn" and a sea house for rental. 
During Covid-19 all accommodation must be prebooked. 

General Information

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, kayak, fish or climb by using the 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
Våningshus (the farm house) has 3 rooms (6 + 7 + 2 matresses). Dogs may sleep in the bakery (basement). There is no cage. 
Stegeløa (the barn) has 1 bedroom with 8 bunk beds, and a loft with 3 mattresses. There is also a hall (Festsal) with 3 mattresses. 
Dåtlandstrandhytta (the sea house) has a loft with 6 mattresses, and one additional mattress to put in the living room. Size 15 m2! 

Please book your 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 and barn.

***Due to Covid-19 there are addtitional rules for staying at Li: 
-Only available for rental between Thursday and Monday at 4. pm.
-During the summer holiday, you must rent for a minimum of 3 nights. Price NOK 3300. Addtitional night NOK1100,-
The summer holiday is from June 19 to August 17.
-Before and after the summer holiday the minimum stay is 2 nights for NOK 2200,- Additional nightly fee NOK 1100,-
-Rules and regulations must be followed. https://www.dnt.no/covid-19-english/
-Send a e-mail to fot@dnt.no or a text message to ph. 94 50 84 51 to make a reservation for your summer stay.
After June 18, 2020, please make your booking at listerbooking.no and make an advanced payment using pay-pal.
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For overnight guests, it is possible to rent a kayak (requires experience: a certificate called "vått kort") and equipment for Via Ferrata (requires climbing experience / Brattkort).
The via ferrata will be reopened July 1, 2020. 


Pricing for the house and barn  (Disregard during the Covid-19 period in 2020)

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 pay NOK 275,- for a night at Li, whereas non-members pay NOK 375,-
Young adults aged 13-26 years old pay NOK 160,- as members and non-members pay NOK 260,-
Children age 4-12 years of age pay NOK 160,- 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.

How to get there

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 hours from Fidsel. Marked trails.


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.


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).

Sources: MagmaGeopark.com


Geology

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.

Sources: MagmaGeopark.com