It's rustique. It's primitive. And it's stunningly beautiful. Welcome to Jotunheimen national park, home of the giants in Norse mythology. If you're into trekking, solitude and enchanting nature, look no further. Trolls apart; It's family friendly :)
Enjoy our cosy and authentic family-owned Scandinavian-style log cabin, built by my great grandfather in 1922 for seasonal hunting and fishing purposes. The property sits in the heart of "Jotunheimen" ("home of the giant trolls"), a scenic mountainous area of roughly 3.500 km² in southern Norway. The location is excellent - hidden from the main road R51, just 15 meters from the lake Nedre Sjodalsvatn and the rafting-favorite river Sjoa.
It's the ideal starting point for hiking and climbing, angling or fly-fishing, rafting or glacier walking in this national park with more than 250 peaks above 1.900 metres, including Northern Europe's two highest ones: Galdhøpiggen at 2.469 metres, and Glittertind at 2.465 metres. You also have the majestic Besseggen ridge and the characteristic light-green color pro-glacial lake Gjende within day-trip easy-trekking distance.
The premises is off-grid, although we're using solar panel systems for electricity & gas for cooking, as the cabin sits in a stunning national park there is no access to running water, however the lake is a few steps from your door and there is an outhouse under a tree.
The cabin was renovated and upgraded in 2015, and extended to a total of 96 m², including a new kitchen, hot water tank and three bedrooms.
Please feel free to contact me for more information about the cabin, the location, booking or availability. I'm looking forward to hear from you :)
Free parking comes with the booking, but you can't drive all the way. Last 400 meters on foot or by boat only. During winter, parking is approximately 800 meters from the cabin. Skis or snowshoes are recommended.
Interaction with guests
I will be present on your arrival, and I'll stay the first night if needed. The cabin will be heated and prepared for you, and I'll show you around and let you in on the routines for gas, water and solar panel systems.
Other things to note
If you'd like to stay out of season, it might be possible to arrange. Please send me a message at least a few weeks ahead though. I'll need to sort the logistics out, and I'll need to make sure it's even possible, depending on service and maintenance available to me. Extra charges might be applied, due to heavy snow and/or difficult weather conditions.
please note that this is an old, authentic cabin in a protected and strictly regulated national park. there is only limited access to hot water, but you may refill water directly from the lake, some 15 meters from the cabin. the water is also highly recommended as drinking water, as it is absolutely clean - coming directly from the glaciers. there is no need to bring bottled water.
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