Welome to Mårbu Seter og Fjellstue
In the heart of Hardangervidda
Your home - away from it all
Three-course home made dinner, breakfast, packed lunch, thermos and shower included in the price.
No wifi. Just off the grid.
Nature and vastness as far the eye can see.
We are just a car ride, a boat trip and about a 500-meter walk away.
Find your inner peace with us.
We are the Prestegården family from Uvdal in Numedal, and have run this traditional mountain lodge for four generations.
We live and breathe for our mountain pasture and want to create the same feeling for all our guests.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us.
In the heart of Hardangervidda, near the border between Buskerud and Telemark, you will find Mårbu Seter og Fjellstue (Mårbu Mountain Pasture and Lodge).
(Strictly speaking, the border is still between Viken and Telemark Vestfold, but that will soon be history and we can go back to good old habits).
To get here, you can either take the ferry from Synken or hike across the mountains from Kalhovd, Imingenfjell, Solheimstulen or Lågaros.
Where to find us
At Mårbu Seter og Fjellstue, you can experience great hunting and fishing opportunities in a beautiful hiking area. The lodge serves as an excellent base for day trips and longer hikes into Hardangervidda, as the marked trail network of The Norwegian Trekking Association is right outside the door.
We serve breakfast where you can make your own packed lunch, and after a day in the mountains, a good three-course dinner awaits hungry stomachs.
Hardangervidda is the largest high mountain plateau in Northern Europe and the largest national park in the Nordic countries. It boasts vast, flat expanses, abundant fishing opportunities, rich animal and plant life, and spectacular waterfalls.
Your next adventure is waiting for you
With us, you get a 3-course dinner, breakfast buffet and a packed lunch included in the price.
The prices include accommodation in rooms with 1 to 3 beds.
The rooms you rent from us are yours during your stay, and we do not book strangers in the same room.
If you have not ordered a made bed, you can bring:
Clean bed linen washed at 60 degrees, including a sheet that fits a 90 cm bed, a duvet cover, and a pillowcase, or a sleeping bag liner and a pillowcase.
Sleeping bags are not allowed for hygienic reasons.
Dogs are welcome in their own rooms if you pay a cleaning fee of 100 NOK and follow the rules for dogs.
The little extra
Home made food
With local recipes - some even handed down from our grandmother.
If you haven't tasted Norwegian mountain trout yet you're missing out!
Nothing beats an outdoor bath
Get your serotonin boost in the heart of the mountains.
Bring your kids
Let them experience life off the grid, with gentle hiking trails during the day and board games (IRL) at night.
We have a generator that provides power to the cabin between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. There are no electrical outlets in the rooms, but there are several around the cabin that can be used for charging mobile phones, cameras, etc.
There is decent mobile coverage for both texting and calling if you have a subscription from Telenor or other operators that use Telenor's mobile network. Telia's mobile network is somewhat worse, but you can get through in certain places.
The cabin has two bathrooms that include a shower and sink.
A proper mountain experience includes an outhouse! But when it's windy and/or raining heavily, or it's the darkest of night, it can be nice to avoid getting dressed. Therefore, we installed indoor toilets in 2011 that our guests can use during conditions that make the walk to the outhouse long.
Our rooms have a bunk bed with 90 cm. mattresses, and a sofa that could be turned in to a bed.
Dogs are allowed in seperate rooms - provided that you pay a cleaning fee of 100 NOK and that the regulations for dogs are followed.