Come discover why we are the number one listing on Airbnb users' Wish Lists in Norway.
From the reviews: "Simply stunning and relaxing!", "amazing!!", "beautiful place with stunning views", "epitome of nature, silence and beatitude".
Small scout cabin with nice view. Basic standard. Fresh water from pump outside (Note!! The water pump is dry at the moment. You can get drinking water from Skapertjern or depending on the season, a nerby steam). Heating with wood stove. Candlelight. No electricity. Mobile phone coverage (gsm). Great hiking and crosscontry possibilities. (Snow from December/January to Mars/April)
The cabin has 4 beds with 5-6 places. The floor has several places. Its possible to be more than 8 people. Ask, and we find a solution.
Approx 1 km to 2 lakes with swimming and fishing opportunities. Approx. 2 km to the nearest house. About 4 km walk or by bike (4.8 km) to a shopping centre with 100 shops (Liertoppen) and about 4,5 km to a local food store at Gullaug (Kiwi Gullaug). Several climbing places within 1 - 2 hours walk. (Search for "Klatring i Drammen og omegn")
We can arrange rental of sleeping bags, backpacks, gps, maps, canoe, climbing gear, other outdoor gear, internet connection, washer, dryer and other equipment.
The scouts can offer guided walks or canoe trips in the area. Tell us about your dream and budget. We try to create a great experience for you and those you may travel with.
Trails in the area - openstreetmap org (change space to . (dot) ) Search for Skapertjern (Click on "Water Skapertjern, Lier Kommune")
Geocaching in the area: opencaching no (change space to . dot) Search for Kjekstadmarka
The cabin is located 1 to 2 h walk from Lier railway station with 30 minutes to Oslo city and 5 minuttes to Drammen city. Oslo Gardemoen airport (OSL) - 68 minuttes with train.
Train: NSB www nsb no/?lang=en_US
From: Gardermoen Oslo Lufthavn (OSL) To: Lier 1 h 8 min
From: Torp Sandefjord Lufthavn (TRF) To: Lier 1 h 35 min
From: Moss lufthavn Rygge (RYG) To: Lier 1 h 35 min
From: Oslo S To: Lier 28 or 29 min
If you arrive by car. It's about 40 to 80 minutes to walk from the nearest parking spot, or 15 to 30 minutes by bike.
From Denmark or Germany by boat:
Color Line SuperSpeed (Hirtshals) and train from Larvik to Lier. DFDS Seaways (Copenhagen), Stena Line (Frederikshavn) or Color Line (Kiel) to Oslo and train from Oslo to Lier.
Other Things to Note
Please, read the "FAQ" and the "House Rules", before asking questions....
NOTE! There is no cleaning fee as you are required to clean after yourself. It is not possible to give any guarantee that the previous tenant has the same cleaning requirements that you have.
* How do we get from the train station to the cabin? You must walk. Bring good shoes and a backpack (you can rent one if you need to).
* How much does it cost from the airport?
About NOK 200 per person by train.
* Does the water pump work in winter? Yes.
(Note!! The pump does not work at all, at the moment. You can find water in the stream and the two lakes.)
* Can you drink the water from the water pump and from the lakes without boiling it? Yes.
* Do we need to bring water containers? No,
there are plenty in the cabin.
* Do we need to bring candles? Yes. We
recommend tall candles rather than tealights as they are safer and give better light.
* Is there a toilet? Yes, an outhouse.
Bring your own toilet paper.
* A shower? Yes, outside in the moonlight
with a bucket or have a bath in the lake.
* What would the temperature be inside the
cabin in winter? It can be anywhere between -20 and +25 degrees, depending on
the outside temperature and your ability to use the wood stove.
* How likely are we to see wildlife? There
are moose nearby and birds, badgers, deer, lynx, squirrels, mice, rabbits and foxes in the area. You probably won’t see them, but you will see lots of tracks.
* What should we bring besides sleeping bags? Food, candles, toilet paper + read the House Rules (received when you book).
* How far is it to the supermarket? It’s about four kilometres (1-2 hours on foot, each way) to Liertoppen and to Gullaug (one is north of the cabin, the other south).
* Is the supermarket open on Sunday? Not
the two closest ones (Liertoppen and Gullaug). There is a supermarket in Drammen, and one Kiwi about 7 kilometres from the cabin. For reference, Liertoppen is open from 10am to 9pm (6pm on Saturdays); Gullaug is open from 7am to 11pm every day except Sunday.
* Is it possible to have a campfire? Sorry, campfires are not allowed in Norway between 15 April and 15 September. At other times, please find your own wood, don’t use firewood from the woodshed for campfires.
* Can we go fishing on Skapertjern or Stuvstjern lakes? Yes, but you’ll need a license. They cost about NOK 200 for each lake; we can arrange a permit for you.
Use it like it was your own. Please leave it the way you would expect to find it. Preferably a little better than it was when you arrived.
You’ll need to bring a sleeping bag or blanket, or you can rent a sleeping bag with sleeping bag liner from the local scout group. (NOK 150 for a week or weekend.)
NOTE! There is no cleaning fee as you are required to clean after yourself. This includes all used utensils, tables, benches, the floor and outside toilet.
Things to remember:
Take your garbage with you when you leave.
(You can drop it off when you return the key.)
Do NOT leave any food in the cabin.
Fill UP the wood-box inside with both logs and small sticks. If the woodshed is empty, you will find more firewood about 100-150 meters south east of the cabin. The guests after you will appreciate if some of this wood is moved into the woodshed. You may have to use the saw and the axe to cut your own wood pieces to get them usable.
Please clear the ash from the stove by putting it behind the outhouse. (Note: make sure the ash is cold, especially in summer, so you do not start a forest fire!)
Put the shutters back on the windows.
Lock the woodshed and outhouse and put the keys back inside the cabin.
Other equipment rentals (prices are per week or weekend):
Local map and compass NOK 50
Garmin GPSmap 62s with local map NOK 200
This was a great little cabin stay. Håvard was very welcoming and quick to answer questions we had before we left for Norway. The cabin itself is great. It is very tiny, but cozy. The hike through the snow and ice is rather difficult, but it was well worth it when we got the wood stove burning and saw the view. We recommend getting any groceries you need before the hike. We ran out of day light so we didn't get groceries until the next day. We had a great time at Klunken and definitely recommend it.
In wintertime this place is wonderfully isolated, ideal for romantic adventurers. We agree with Nina's comment that you need to be in good shape to reach the cabin through the snow, but it's well worth the effort. Once we created our own little homestead we didn't wanna leave anymore. The sunrises and sunsets are amazingly beautifull as well as the view from up there.
Not for people who want a luxurious vacation, but ideal for those who want to feel really alive...
Thanks, Havard, for opening the door to a very nice experience.
We visited the cabin in January, which meant that there was a lot of snow. It was quite a journey to get there through the snow, but when you're in shape it's an amazing adventure. The cabin was lovely and cosy once the wood stove was burning for a couple of hours. We could use the snow for all our water supplies, which was great. We didn't see anyone else during our stay there, so we really felt secluded, into the wild:) Håvard was very friendly and flexible. He even borrowed us hiking shoes that saved the day.
really had a nice time up there! such a cosy place with a beautiful view over the the woods and the lake in the distance! As romantic as it can get. Without GPS the place would have been impossible to find at night, though! The combination of GPS and the cards from Havard works well, our GPS, however went off when we were on half of the way...So we got there at 1:00 in the night eventually after 3 hours of walking, which could have been done in 1,5h knowing where to go! Make sure to bring enough big candles. It takes a while to figure out how the stove works best but in the end it was giving enough warmth to hang out in T-Shirts, while winter was outside for 4 hours..then new wood had to be put in...busy heating that cabin up :) The water pump did not work, so we had to get water from the little river close by, which we cooked and filtered through a towel. good quality in the end!
Alles war wie in der Anleitung und den Hausregeln beschrieben. Es war genügend Holz vorhanden und die Hütte wurde von unseren Vormietern einigermaßen sauber verlassen. Kochutensillien und Essbesteck sind vorhanden. Es haben sich im Laufe der Zeit eine Menge abgelaufene Lebensmittel im Vorratsschrank der Hütte angesammelt, die wir größtenteils beim Einkaufen im Tal entsorgt haben. Die Ausssicht ist einmalig und man ist unter sich. Innerhalb einer Woche kamen ca. 2-3 Wanderer an der Hütte vorbei. Der Vermieter ist bei Problemen ein hilfsbereiter und zuverlässiger Ansprechpartner. Die Karte die man sich ausleihen kann ist zwar nicht sehr detailreich aber es empfiehlt sich, sie immer bei sich zu tragen, da man sich besonders im Winter schnell mal verlaufen kann so lange man die Gegend noch nicht kennt. Die beiden Seen sind jeweils 30-45 Minuten zu Fuß erreichbar und das Wasser aus dem naheliegenden Fluß konnte zum Kochen und Trinken verwendet werden. In den Winternächten senkte sich die Temperatur bis unter 0 Grad, ein guter Schlafsack ist daher unbedingt erforderlich.
Klunken definitely has lots of rustic charm. It is a great little cabin positioned in lovely surroundings.
To get here isn't an easy stroll in the woods at all, it is more of an adventure.
We arrived in the dark, which made navigating to the cabin much more difficult! (About 3.30 mins trekking from the station). Finding the keys from harvards instructions was fine in the end it was not easy at the time to find his house but it made things more exciting, his instructions for getting the actual key from the hidden box was fine. After a very long walk up into the forest and some near wrong turns.. we eventually got there. If it wasn't for my girlfriend just spotting the 'Klunken' sign up in the tree we most likely would have had to spend a night in the forest, as I had kept walking past! (Harvard does mention the sign in his instructions it's just not easy to see in the dark).
I would say arriving after dark is very difficult (although possible) especially with heavy rucksacks and Unpowerful/small torches. Best advice would be to have all your things very well organised, pack lightly and study the maps very closely. There are lots of trails into the forest that lead to nowhere so you can't afford to miss a turning. We were relieved to eventually find Klunken, and in the rain and pitch black the silhouette of the cabin was a welcome sight.
Wish the previous people had left it a little tidier as it needed a very good sweep and wipe down when we arrived. Klunken is a scouts cabin that could benefit from a little TLC so expect it to be very rustic/rugged not perfectly clean and a few tiers higher than camping.
It was definitely possible to make it into a cosy place after a clean up. The ruggedness was put down to being apart of the cabin's qualities. Any shops are a very long round trip and water is fresh from the stream. So keep this in mind. Once settled we grew fond of the cabin and were both sad to leave and could have stayed far longer. It was great to be somewhere unspoilt, that felt really isolated and rural, splitting your own logs and making a cup of tea in the morning from the stream. Really just enjoying a simplistic lifestyle for a few days. It is good Harvard has opened this cabin up and we feel really lucky to have been able to have stayed here. Even the Norwegian fell runners that passed every now and then were interested and wanted to have a look in! Hopefully we will return.. when it gets a little warmer and lighter as we had a great time here.
The cabin is absolutely cosy and romantic.
Was a bit of an adventure to get there but that is part of the deal and makes it very special.
We loved it.
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