About us

The story behind Opplev Auna

About us

The story behind Opplev Auna

Who are we?

We are a married couple (Hege and Daniel), who bought our dream property “Auna” (short for “Vågaunet”) in 2020. Together with our three boys and our herd of alpacas, we moved to this coastal beauty to settle and create our future. Hege has a master’s degree in teacher education, while Daniel is an electrical engineer. Hege started the company “Opplev Auna” (English: “Experience Auna”) in 2022, with fundings from Innovation Norway. In the past, we have spent a lot of time exploring the world, and have stayed at several unique places in different countries. This travel experience was the main reason why we wanted to start a tourism business. We know the importance of quality and good service. People have lived at Auna since the Stone Age, something archeological discoveries witness; there are several protected cultural heritage monuments on our property. A rural countryside place like Auna gives both people and animals peace of mind. At Auna we want to offer visitors different experiences and activities: sleeping in glass igloos, ocean activities like kayak and SUP-boards, mountain hiking, and alpaca encounters. Welcome!

Our vision

Today, most of us are living busy lives in cities. We want people to take a time-out from their stressful everyday lives, and get in touch with nature. Finding the beauty in what nature has to offer has a healing effect on us, and gives us joy. Take a time-out and just smell the fresh ocean air, and listen to the sounds of nature. The traditional camping life is not for everyone, thus glamping is the perfect alternative. Sleeping in a glass igloo gives you the opportunity to come close to nature without sacrificing comfort. A unique way of spending the night, and an experience in itself! We hope that a stay at Auna will give you new energy, and serve as a place for you to recharge. Like many others, we are concerned about taking care of our nature and mother earth. The world needs more sustainable and environmentally friendly accommodations. Accommodations like glamping igloos leave behind minimal/no footprints in nature, as they are put up without nature intervention, and can easily be dismantled.