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3.Drammen Scouts "Risdalsbu"

Entire cabin hosted by Lars Erik
10 guests1 bedroom10 beds0 bathrooms
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Charming log cabin situated in a quiet forest location nearby the town of Drammen.
Stunning scenery on your door step.
The place is located in half an hour walk from the nearest roads and buildings.
Bring good footwear, backpack and a sleeping bag.

The space
Cabin provides self catering accommodation for up to 10 people and is situated in a quiet forest location half an hours walk up the mountains sourrounding the town of Drammen

The accommodation consists of an open plan lounge, with a small kitchen area and a separate hall.

The lounge area has with 10 beds, a dining table, firestove and chairs.

The well equipped kitchen area has a gas oven and firestove. A full range of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are provided.

From the hall, door give access onto the raised veranda with benches.

The cabin is refurbished having new windows and new door, well heated with two fire stoved and is suitable for use all year round. It stands in extensive grounds, has a camp fire and BBQ area. Equipped with 12 voltage solar panel system gives electricity to light and the possibility to charge mobile phones/Ipads. Gas and firewood included within quoted prices.

An outdoor outhouse and a woodshed 20 meters outside the cabin.

No shower and no running water. But you can prepare a bath outside or go to a nearby lake.
First class spring water can be collected from a source nearby the cabin, canisters at tha cabin.

There are several kilometers of hiking trails in the surrounding area. A marked path passes right next to the cabin.
A Public Tower five minutes from tha cabin will give you an amazing 360 degrees view.

Get back to nature at Risdalsbu, the perfect forest holiday location.

Guest access
You ca use the cabin and all of its facilities in addition to Gods free nature.
There is a large fire place just outside cabin with benches around. Remember that open fire is only allowed between 15.sept - 15 april as long as conditions are good (not too dry in the forest).

Other things to note
The cabin is located up in the hills (310 meters above sea-level) nearby the town of Drammen. You will have to walk for about 30-40 minutes from the nearest parking place to get there. You walk on a lighted dirt road for 2,5 kilometers then the last 500 meters along a path.

The cabin is very well suited for those who like to live in the wilderness, relax and og for hiking in the beautiful nature surrounding the cabin. In wintertime it is usually snow on the ground. The area has good prepared tracks for cross country skiing at this time of the year.

You need good, warm clothes and footwear and a sleeping bag. The cabin is well equipped with two fire Places, gas stove and is built for cold climate, but there is no running water in the cabin, and no shower. There is and outside outhouse. You will have to collect water from a spring source or melt snow. Remember to bring flash lights.

Trails in the area - openstreetmap org (change space to . (dot) ) Search for Risdalsåsen (Click on "Risdalsåsen, Drammen Kommune")

Geocaching in the area: opencaching no (change space to . dot) Search for Risdalsåsen

The cabin is located 1,5 h walk from Drammen railway station with 32 minutes to Oslo city. Oslo Gardemoen airport (OSL) - 65 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: Drammen 32 min

If you arrive by car. It's about 30 to 45 minutes to walk from the nearest parking spot, or 15 to 30 minutes by bike.
The parking spot (from where you start to walk towards the cabin) is in the street "Trollstien". Old maps will show a small lake, but these days the lake has become a parking spot.


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 Drammen.


FAQ:
* Is the parking place at Trollstien free of charge? Yes.
* How do we get from the train station to the cabin?
You can take the bus #3 From Drammen station to the end station at Fjell and then walk for 40 minutes. Bring good shoes and a backpack.
Alternatively you can walk all the way from Drammen station, it takes 1 ½ hour, some people prefer to do so…
* How much does it cost from the airport? About NOK 125 per person by train.
* Can you drink the water from the nearby spring water source without boiling it? Yes.
* Do we need to bring water canisters? No, there are plenty in the cabin.
* Do we need to bring candles? Yes. (There might be leftovers in the cabin but we recommend that you buy candles. tealights and/or tall candles).
* Is there a toilet? Yes, an outdoor outhouse. Bring your own toilet paper as we cannot guarantee that there is at the cabin at any time.
* A shower? Yes, outside in the moonlight with a bucket ☺
* 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 3 ½ kilometres (40 minutes by foot, each way) to KIWI supermarket at Fjell or RIMI supermarket at Austad.
* Is the supermarket open on Sunday? Not the two closest ones. There are some in Drammen (Joker, Konnerudgata )
* Is it possible to have a campfire? Campfires are not allowed in Norway between 15 April and 15 September. At other times, please find your own firewood, don't use firewood from the woodshed for campfires.
Charming log cabin situated in a quiet forest location nearby the town of Drammen.
Stunning scenery on your door step.
The place is located in half an hour walk from the nearest roads and buildings.
Bring good footwear, backpack and a sleeping bag.

The space
Cabin provides self catering accommodation for up to 10 people and is situated in a quiet forest location half an hours wa…

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Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
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Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

The site is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with breath taking scenery, endless walks. Whether you require a base from which to explore nature, simply enjoy the local area or just relax e our log cabins provide the perfect location.
Very child friendly.

The town of Drammen is the fifth largest town in Norway and has several interesting sights: Drammen is famous for its brewery Aass (oldest brewery in Norway). Drammen has several bridges (take a trip and see the Ypsilon bridge). If you have a car, you must visit Spiralen. Other things to mention in addition to its beautiful nature are Drammen museum and Drammen theatre.
The site is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with breath taking scenery, endless walks. Whether you require a base from which to explore nature, simply enjoy the local area or just relax e our log cab…

Hosted by Lars Erik

Joined in September 2015
  • 97 Reviews
I'm from Drammen outside Oslo. I'm a scout leader and administrator of the cottage "Risdalsbu", the spot we'd like to advertise at airbnb.
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You have total privacy, the nearest cabin is several hundred meters away. The owner can be contacted to help if needed.
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