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MØSSTROND TURISTHYTTE

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IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

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MØSSTROND TURISTHYTTE

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IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

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MØSSTROND TURISTHYTTE

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IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

WELCOME

ABOUT US

Møsstrond Turisthytte is a beautiful lakeside lodge in Telemark, Norway ideally suited for people and groups who are interested in outdoor activities and the mountain environment. We have experience in organizing activity packed holidays from youth camps to leading ski-tours, catering for mountaineering and skiing groups from all around Europe.

Møsstrond School
THE OLD SCHOOL
Møsstrond Turisthytte is situated on the island of Hovden, in the central part of Lake Møsvatn and started life as the community school 140 years ago. For years, children in the area came to the island, which served as an all year round boarding school. As the local church can also be found on Hovden, the island was – and is – very much the centre of community life.

Due to dwindling numbers of children living in the area, the school had to close down and the council (kommune) decided to sell. It was however careful in choosing the next owner as it was seeking a continuation of activity on the island.

A small group of family and friends decided – after years of coming to, and living in, the area – to bring back life to the old school. This is how Møsstrond Turisthytte was born in 2009.

WINTER AND SUMMER

ACTIVITIES

Apart from activities such as ski touring, winter survival courses, and ice fishing during the winter, mountain tours, rock climbing, fishing and canoeing during the summer are also amongst the possibilities.

The area is rich in wildlife; reindeer, elk, lynx, and wolverine; fish, trout and arctic char; birds, golden eagle, snowy owl, ptarmigan, crane, blue throat and many waders. Cultural groups can also be catered for; for example those who are interested in music, painting and photography.

WINTER

TOURS

This tour takes us to the hills and valleys under Kvamsfjellet, where the undulating terrain provides for some delightful skiing.

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This trip takes us into the high wilderness above vestre Skindalen, an area of deep gorges, vertical rock faces and steep valleys.

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Skiing due west from the lodge and crossing the lake to the mainland, this tour takes us to our nearest top, Laksanuten.

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LODGING

Møsstrond Turisthytte consists of three main buildings, which provide varied lodging possibilities and has kept it’s familiar names – The Student House, The Teacher’s House, The Matron’s Flat and The Sub Teacher’s Flat – in the spirit of the old school.