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#2 of 7 Specialty lodging in Vang
Fondsbu is a member of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and is a staffed cabin with lodging and meals. Fondsbu lies at scenic Eidsbugarden on lake Bygdin. It has a vibrant environment and is popular with avid hikers. Here there also are challenges for summit seekers and for glacier hikers. Hike choices: There are many magnificent choices of hikes from Fondsbu and Eidsbugarden. The hike to the summit of Utsikten (The vantage point) is recommended! Popular poet Aaamund Olavson Vinje (1818-1870) named the peak, as he did the Jotunheimen range. Utsikten was his favourite place at Eidsbugarden, with good reason, as the view from it is magnificent. In winter, there are staked routes in all directions from Fondsbu. Some of the routes are staked in February, when the lodge opens, and others are staked later in winter.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
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Hot Tub
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Eidsbugarden Eidsbugardvegen 1920, Vang 2985 Norway
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Haukasen Airport41 mi
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If you want to experience the real Norway you take the boat (MS Bitihorn) from Bygdin Fjellhotell to Eidsbugarden and stay at the DNT cabin Fondsbu. Spend your time hiking in the mountains and eat lots of the magnificent food. The hostess, Solbjørg and her staff do all they can
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Response from Fondsbu, Manager at Fondsbu
Responded Jan 27, 2019
Thank you so much for the pleasant review, and welcome back to Fondsbu! It's a pleasure for us to take good care of our guests. Kind regards Solbjørg
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Gourmet weekend with colleagues from BI Norwegian Business School., We were about 30 people who all stayed in the annex. We had brilliant sunshine all weekend and enjoyed a 3 course meal Friday and a 4 course on Saturday. The food and wine was excellent both evenings - thanks
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Response from Fondsbu, Eier at Fondsbu
Responded Sep 30, 2017
Thank you for your visit and for the nice feed-back from Your stay! We also enjoyed having the Group from BI Norwegian Business School visiting us, and spreading good vibes in the house! Welcome back! Kind regards Solbjørg at Fondsbu
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Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a 6 day DNT hiking trip. This is one of the bigger cabins, accessible by car so it is much busier and less secluded than other cabins but has better amenities and more comfortable bunks. This would be a good base for day hiking trips.
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DNT runs many mountain cabins in Norway, having the same prices and basic service setup, but comfort, style and food will vary. Fondsbu is easily (perhaps too easily?) accessible by car. You regretfully have to pay to park there, but likely a source of income for someone else
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Great place in the middle Of the mountains. Many several hiking-tracks out from Fondsbu. A place where they serve great food - great local food - 3-course meal....definetly worth a visit!!! You can walk as long or short as you wish. The "owner" makes you feel like home and she
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NorwayEastern NorwayVang MunicipalityVang
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