AboutFondsbu 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.
Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good6
- Jimmy WJessheim, NorwayGourmet weekend20/09/2017Gourmet 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... Read full review
- B20000Oslo, NorwayTrip type:FamilyBeautiful location and wonderful food09/07/2018If 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... Read full review
- TorandretourOslo, NorwayTrip type:FamilyA visit in the home of giants04/08/2019Jotunheimen is a must if you want to see the mountains of Norway. A visit at Fondsbu places you right at the sweet spot. Get here by boat or bus or hiking. Enjoy local traditional food, a superb host... Read full review