Rustadsaga Sportsstue Oslo Reviews
Nice place for a snack Feb 25, 2012
Rustadsaga is located by the creek between two lakes (Nøklevann og Skraperudtjern). There has been a sawmill there since the 17th century. The sawmill was powered by water wheels until 1914 when a steam engine took over. A new sawmill was built in 1919 and from 1937 it was powered by electricity. The sawmill was closed down in 1954. Further down the creek there are still ruins of a weaving mill and a grain mill.
Rustadsaga Sportsstue is a café which is located in one of the old sawmill buildings. It is decorated like a typical forest cabin with pine tree walls and floors. Furniture is also made of pine tree. Decorations on the walls are a mix of old artifacts from hikers, traditional art and stuffed birds, large and small. There are plenty of picnic tables outside.
The café is run by a very nice and friendly family. They offer home made cakes, waffles and sandwiches. Hot and cold drinks are also available. Prices are a bit high, $6.25 for a coke and $6.25 for a waffle. The waffles are the typical Norwegian type, thinner, but bigger than the Belgian once. It is always shaped like a flower consisting of 4 or 5 hearts. Since the café is located only 1,2 km from the start of the trail (15 minutes walk), I find it a bit too early to eat, but it is a nice place for a snack at the beginning or at the end of a hike. This is one of the few cabins you can reach on foot during the winter. Most other cabins in the forest can only be reached on skis or by sledge during the winter.
There is a road all the way to the cabin, so it´s easy access for wheelchair users. They also have a large handicap toilet.
If you bring children, don´t miss the goats. They are quite some caracters.
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm, Monday: closed
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