Erdal Skulehus - The old school house (Lærdal)


Entire residential home hosted by Elin

9 guests, 4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 baths
Entire home
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Great location
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The old school building in Erdal has been renovated in 2018 and is ready for tourists that wants to stay in a house with a lot of history and charm. The house is located in a valley called Erdal, about 5 kilometers from Lærdal. It fits 7 people ( 3 bedrooms), has 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, livingroom and a big yard with possibilities for parking. The surrondings are really beautiful with majestetic mountains and the Sognefjord at the bottom of the valley.

The space
Until 1964 the building was used as a school for the children that grew up in Erdal. It has been renovated now in 2018, but still has a lot of character. The building is located next to
the road Fv243, this is a National Tourist Road called Aurlandsvegen, that goes from Lærdal over the Aurlandsfjellet mountain to Aurland.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Garden view
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.91 out of 5 stars from 87 reviews


Where you’ll be

Lærdal, Norway

Erdal is a small and beautiful valley next to the Sognefjord. It is surronded my mountains, and there are several small farms with houses spread across the whole valley. You can here the sound of waterfalls and the river and can enjoy the stunning nature and a view over the fjord.

Our recommendation of what to see/do:
Lærdal is the perfect place to use as a “base” on your stay around Sognefjorden. It is easy to access from both Oslo and Bergen and is located in the middle of multiple attractions.

Borgund Stavechurch is the best conserved stave church in Norway and is located in Borgund, 25 minutes drive from the old school house. Here you will also find Vindhellavegen which is part of the King’s road. The King’s road you can access from multiple places and is a very nice and easy hike.
In the city center of Lærdal you will find the old part of Lærdal which is a nice place to stroll around.
Villakssenteret - a centre about the wild salmon which Lærdal is known for.
When going to Flåm and Aurland we recommend taking the National tourist road over Aurlandsfjellet. This is a very beautiful drive which includes the Stegastein viewpoint. It is also a fun experience to drive through the longest tunnel in the world, so that is convenient to do on your way back.

Flåm and Aurland
Flåm: 40 minutes drive and you arrive in beautiful Flåm. Here you can access the railway Flåmsbana, take boattrips, go hiking and more.
Undredal: 15 minutes from Flåm and you arrive in the very tiny and cozy valley Undredal. They have the smallest Stave Church in Norway and are known for their local brown cheese. It is also very scenic.
Gudvangen: 20 minutes from Undredal you will find Gudvangen. Here they have a viking village and you can also take a ferry from this place which takes you through the Nærøyfjorden (which is on the UNESCO’s world heritage list) and across the fjord to Kaupanger.

Utladalen and Vettisfossen. It takes about 50 minutes to get there, and what you can expect is a beautiful valley with lots of waterfalls. The tallest waterfall in the northern part of Europe, Vettisfossen, is located here and it is definitely worth a visit. The hike there takes about 1,5 - 2 hours and is easy to hike for everyone.
From Årdal you can drive up the mountain to Sognefjellet, this is where you find most of the highest mountains in Norway. From there you can drive back down to Skjolden in Luster county or go back to Årdal.

Solvorn is also a little village next to the fjord with a beautiful old hotel (Walaker hotel) next to the water. From Solvorn you can take the ferry across the fjord to Urnes. Here they have the oldest Stave Church (Urnes Stavkyrje) located on the top of a little hill. On the way back you can drive along the fjord to Skjolden and then get on the main road back to Sogndal and Lærdal.
Jostedalsbreen (Jostedal glacier) is also located in Luster county. A drive to Jostedalen will take you to the glacier center, from here you can go on guided trips on the glacier.

Hosted by Elin

  1. Joined in June 2018
  • 87 Reviews
  • Superhost


  • Elisabeth
  • Karoline

During your stay

We live in the same valley, only two minutes away, so we will be able to help if necessary.

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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Smoke alarm

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