This is a very beautiful and peaceful location, forest and lake nearby. The apartment is above the garage so up a flight of wooden steps. It is very pretty, all wooden with some sloping roofs. The beds in the bedroom are very low to the floor but there are also sofa beds. There is a bathroom but not a shower. The shower is in a seperate outbuilding. There is also an outdoor bbq area near the shower block. The owners live here in their house so are on hand for any questions and were so helpful and welcoming. We could not find the way and finally they came to find us in their car. We were quite close, by then. Google maps had a road number that I found on a walk afew days later, in the pine trees. For this reason I have added driving directions:-
We were visiting family in Arendal, about 35 minutes drive away so have taken the directions from there.
Leave the E18 at exit 72 onto the RU42 - signed Evje
Follow the RU42 for almost 20km through Froland to Mjavatn
At Mjavatn, turn left - signed Herefoss 12km and Oynaheia
Continue on this road for about 4km
Turn left into an unmade road - signed Skiftenes 18km and Steinbrudd 4km
Continue for about 1km
Turn left, still on an unmade road - signed Skiftenes 17km, Steinbrudd 3 km and Skiftenesueien
There is a slight fork in the road, keep to the left
In approx 1,4km, turn right into the unmade driveway to Bjorkeskogen.
There is a red wooden house for the post box at the top of the drive.