About this listing
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 / en /
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.
* Other equipment rentals (prices are per week or weekend):
Local map and compass NOK 50
Garmin GPSmap 62s with local map NOK 200
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.
Klunken - a little gem of a cabin - is perfect way to get away from the rat race!
Situated on a hill above Skapertjern lake (you can see it from the south of the lake sitting in the hill) this idllic spot is perfect for hikers. We didn't hike so much but enjoyed the walk up to the cabin from both sides of the lake.
It was the perfect start to our week long trip in Norway as we could experience real secluded accommodation where we cooked on a campfire for the duration of our trip, swam in the lake and hike the beautiful surroundings. Klunken is very well equipped with all necessities for cooking. Don't bother buying things like seasoning for cooking as there is plenty that have been left by others. Lots of things like tea, coffee sauces etc.
The highlight was reading the guest books of past. It's a shame we couldn't read the ones from the 70s as were in Norwegian.
We must stress to cover yourselves in mosquito repellant before your accent from the car park at Skapertjernveien (easiest place to park if you have a car). We sprayed a bit but were wearing shorts and t-shirts and this is when we sustained most of our bites. Would recommend covering up as the sun goes down.
We spent two night here, which we felt was perfect.
Havard was a great host and even phoned to direct how to get key as o forgot to print directions.
Thank you Havard for this wonderful experience, something that we'll never forget.
Steve & Jack
We had an amazing time in the wilderness of Norway! The cabin is really pretty with a scenic view.
It took us a bit long to find the cabin but if you stick to the route you'll find it easily!
Really recommend to just go there and disconnect from reality!
We stayed at the cabin for 3 nights, with our 9 month old baby. We had a lovely stay, took walks in the woods, swam in the lake, collected water from the stream, chopped wood, and cooked on the wood burning stove. It's a nice cabin, and a great way to explore a bit of 'wilderness' just a short journey from Oslo. We would definitely visit again. The view is beautiful, and watching the weather change and the sun set and rise was amazing. The woods and lakes are stunning. We saw frogs, lizards, snakes...and maybe heard a moose? Top tips: when we were there you needed to fetch water from the 3rd stream, and do take mosquito repellent!
Hårvard is a great host, nothing was too much trouble (even the regular adjustments to my booking), sleeping bags we borrowed were clean and snuggly.
La cabane de Havard est un endroit fantastique pour tous les amoureux de la nature et ceux qui veulent se retirer quelque temps dans un lieux calme et paisible. Nous avons passé un super moment là bas ! Le point le plus appréciable est la vue, qui est vraiment splendide. On voit le lac, toute la forêt, et au loin la ville. La cabane est accueillante, même si le confort est sommaire. C'est une cabane de scout quoi. Il y tout ce qu'il faut à l'intérieur, un poil pour se chauffer, avec du bois, un rechau à gaz, tout les ustensiles pour se faire à manger, poeles, couverts, assiettes, verres.... Et tout les ingrédients de base (pâte, huile, sauce, café, thé, confiture, sel, poivre...). Le soir il faut s'éclairer à la bougie car il n'y a pas d'électricité, ce qui donne une ambiance très chaleureuse et magique. Le lit est confortable, mais sans plus. La propreté de l'endroit est un peu limite, mais vu son emplacement très reculé (1h30 de marche dans la forêt) c'est acceptable. Il faut récupérer l'eau (potable) dans un petit ruisseau à 5min de la cabane, car la pompe ne marche pas.
Une vrai coupure et un vrai moment authentique dans nos vies de citadins ;)
The hut was fantastic; we had a wonderful time. It took us about three hours to walk there (the easy way) including a break to swim in the lake.
Everything we needed was there - water from the stream (starting to run a bit low); a gas burner to cook on; and a beautiful view!
We'd love to go back again...
This charming cabin is idyllically situated above the serene Lake Skapertjen. We enjoyed a beautiful two night stay in balmy July. Harvard is a convivial and well equipped host. To avoid a lengthy mountain detour I would recommend renting the GPS on offer - though local ramblers are kind enough to point you in the right direction. Think Severance meets Moonrise Kingdom.
Klunken an out of the ordinary accommodation!
Klunken is in one word Magnificent, I stayed there for only two days when exploring Oslo on a long weekend. The cabin has beautiful views and within 20 min walk you can enjoy the lovely Skapertjen lake with amazing swimming opportunities, especially in July when the temperature is really nice. Nice most welcoming feature was that many guest leave their left over groceries (non-perishables), coffee, tea and spices were in abundance when i visited the cabin. One tip do not forget mosquito repellant.
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