On Sunday, it became clear that Henrik Eijsink (26) became this year’s winner of TV 2’s reality competition “Farmen”.
The main prize is a car and a cabin, for which Eijsink must now find the right location.
– Now I can finally talk about where to buy land. It will be incredibly fun, says Eijsink to TV 2.
The young winner, who is himself from the flat village of Ås in Viken county, has big plans for the cabin construction.
– There is a certain mayor in Lyngen who has said that he might be able to help find land, says Eijsink.
The mayor is none other than Farmen participant Dan-Håvard Johnsen (Sp), who has distinguished himself with his behavior on the farm.
Not everyone has appreciated the behavior of the 55-year-old Troms man – but Johnsen and Eijsink got to know each other well during their stay at the Farm.
– He is a strong and intelligent fellow, and we got along very well, says Johnsen about his friend, who is 29 years his junior.
– You’re going to build a cabin so you can hang out with Dan?
– I do not know. I haven’t decided yet, says the newly minted Farmen winner.
– But Dan-Håvard has advertised well for Lyngen. There is no doubt about that, he says.
The cottage site that Eijsink will now assess is located on Elvejord on the east side of the Lyngen peninsula – a short mile north of the municipal center Lyngseidet.
The area is internationally known for its alpine mountains and the opportunities for spectacular skiing, and every winter both Norwegian and foreign ski tourists flock to the area.
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Dan-Håvard Johnsen already has a cabin here – and here there is a vacant lot on the family property, which Johnsen says they have had for “hundreds of years”.
– It is unashamedly located, and is one of the finest cottage plots in the whole of Lyngen, says the mayor to TV 2.
According to Johnsen, it may be appropriate for the two to establish a joint rental company for the Farmen cabin.
– We have not found any model yet. But it will be relevant to have a company together, and share the profits, says Johnsen.
Tempting offer notwithstanding: Eijsink has thus not made a final decision.
– It has to be built and land bought. But I think it would have been great fun to set up the cabin, and why not in Lyngen? The heather is fantastic, says the 26-year-old.
– It’s probably good for you as an orienteering runner. But isn’t it cold?
– No. In the winter you can go on top skiing tours, so I think Lyngen would have been right in the middle of nowhere.
He says that he was there once as a child, and calls it a natural paradise “unparalleled”.
– It would have been “full circle” in a way, setting up the cabin there, he says.