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Fuglemyrhytta cabin (image: Norwegian Trekking Association

New Snøhetta-designed cabin opens

An unmanned cabin a short walk from a Metro station and the northern suburbs of Oslo cabin is now open.

A brand new, unmanned cabin designed by the international architecture and brand-design office Snøhetta has opened in Norway.

Located just two kilometres from the nearest metro station, Fuglemyrhytta has “amazing views towards the Oslo Fjord, and its ten beds are now available for overnight stays,” says VisitOslo.

Situated in the mountainous landscape north of the Norwegian capital’s Holmenkollen suburb, eight kilometres from the city centre, Fuglemyrhytta’s location “is perfect for exploring the forests around Oslo”, VisitOslo adds.

The famous viewpoint of Vettakollen is a short walk away and skiing and hiking trails to Frognerseteren, Ullevålseter and Sognsvann are also nearby.

The cabin has a modern look – but it lacks water and electricity. But the Norwegian Trekking Association assures that it is equipped for cooking, heating and cleaning with gas, a fireplace and a nearby stream.

Ancient forest
Bookings have just opened at the Norwegian Trekking Association site booking.dnt.no, so far only in Norwegian but still possible to negotiate and make a reservation if the dates of the stay are known, VisitOslo says.

Also booking information in English can be found at english.dnt.no/booking. However, to book accommodation in the cabin, at least one person in the party must be a Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) member and have a DNT key.

No matter which direction you come from, the approach to the cabin is a beautiful experience, walking through ancient forest that has not been cultivated for hundreds of years, says DNT Oslo project manager Thomas With.

Groups will be able to make use of a natural amphitheatre close by, which will be arranged with wooden benches made of fallen trees, he adds.

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