Kikutstua Café Oslo Reviews
Nice and friendly place Aug 16, 2012
The North forest has been a popular place for hikers and skiiers for more than a century. In the beginning the resident on farms in the forest provided dining and accommodation for the tourists. Eventually the amount of people became so great that the Norwegian Skifederation found a need for a separate dining and accommodation place. In 1926 Kikutstua was completed and in 2010 renovated. I haven´t been there in 10 years and could hardly recognize the interior.
Kikutstua offers both outdoor and indoor dining. On a nice day the outdoor dining is beautiful with a great view of Bjørnsjøen (bear lake). They offer light dining like sandwiches, pastry and cakes. Everything they serve is home made and they are particularily know for their carrot cake. Prices are very reasonable and service is friendly and helpful. The interior is typical of the cabins in the forest, light wood. When the cabin is closed there is a heated room with vending machines (hot & cold drings and chocolate & peanuts) and it can seat 15-20 people. This room is open 24/7.
Kikutstua is located 344 meters above see level and 18km from Hakadal, 15,5 km from Styken and 14 km from Frognerseteren. Most people get there walking, cycling or skiing, but other types of transportation can also be aranged. They offers accommodation, courses and seminars on weekdays all through the year. During the summer they also host weekend yoga courses. After the renovation they now have a total of 62 beds, including eight rooms in a self-service area with cooking facilities. On the same floor as the rooms are new shower facilities and a beautiful sauna with views of the lake.
I can recommend Kikutstua for nice dining and for a varm and friendly atmosphere.
Part of the Walks in the forest travel blog
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