This leads to weather that can often be wild, with storms whipping up massive waves that smash onto the shoreline. But when the storms pass you can see all sorts of wildlife in the waters, including killer whales and dolphins. And on a clear day you can apparently look out to sea for 20 miles.
And the land itself is stunning. Rivers flow through the area which, along with the lakes, offer opportunities for fishing and rafting when it’s warm. In the winter months, there’s plenty of snow to enjoy trekking across on skis. Meanwhile, venture to the nearest town of Kristiansand and you’ll find a center of culture with its own opera house.
However, Båly may seem a strange place to put a restaurant – especially given the lack of people in the area. But nonetheless that’s precisely what the Ubostad brothers did. They realized that the picturesque charms of the area were able to draw tourists during the summer. But it would need something special to get people to visit year round.