Who's behind Happy Bee Retreat? :)

WE are two vegans who live in probably one of the least vegan countries in Northern Europe. We know how difficult it can be finding a vegan-friendly place to eat, let alone stay in. Which is why we decided to open our door to vegans or vegan-friendly travellers in Norway.

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We also believe central Norway is one of Norway’s best kept secrets. Many tourists head for the bucket list destinations of Northern Norway, Lofoten, Bergen, Oslo and Fjord Norway. But there’s more to Norway than these destinations.

Central Norway’s beauty is second to none, and its history, culture, lifestyle and scenery are an inseparable part of the Norwegian soul.

Stay with us and let us show you a part of Norway we call home! If you’d like to know more about how we found our home in Landåsbygda, read this post.


Hildegunn and Jasmin

We are the co-owners and co-founders of Happy Bee Retreat. We got to know each other through our shared love of nature, hiking and being outdoors.

We’ve travelled, camped, biked and hiked in Norway, Germany and Australia together, and have shared many memorable adventures.

We hope through our love of all things natural, you’ll also recognise the value of reconnecting with mother nature and making ‘her’ a permanent part of your life.

Jasmin & Hildegunn in Sydney


Lily and Leo

Lily and Leo are Happy Bee Retreat’s resident cats. The brother and sister team are eager to meet you and make you feel welcome. They certainly know a thing or two about travelling and feeling at home – having moved from Germany to Norway themselves. Lily and Leo speak German, English, Norwegian and are always partial to fresh fish, a fat mouse or biscuit.

Jasmin & Hildegunn in Sydney