Kvitaavatn Fjellstue is situated in an area of dramatic natural beauty 945 MASL with panoramic views of the Gaustatoppen, the highest mountain in southern Norway, and of the Lake Kvitaavatn. While making your way up the 10 km long road from Rjukan with 5 hairpin bends, you will both rise 600 metres and have stunning views of the Rjukan Valley. In the summertime, a smaller mountain road is open, passing through Tuddal. This road passes the Gausta Valley, 1266 MASL, the highest public road in Norway.
The Fjellstue is situated just within the treeline and right from your doorstep you can start hiking or skiing. Most of the hiking trails and ski tracks are in wooded country with views to the Hardangarvidda to the north and to the mountains around the Gaustatoppen to the south.
Recently, the area has been developed considerably with large modern mountain cabins. The Gaustablikk Hotel and Kvitaavatn Fjellstue are two big overnight accommodation possibilities in the area. Besides the area’s many good cross-country tracks, it is known as one of the biggest alpine ski destinations in Norway.
The Fjellstue is a big modern lodge, run by the daily leaders, Dan and Lone Borup. Kviaavatn Fjellstue provides a friendly, cosy and relaxed atmosphere in the fireplace lounges of plain Danish design. The range of accommodation is flexible from modern hotel rooms to small Norwegian timber huts. A winter or summer holiday at Kvitavatn Fjellstue will provide you with lots of fantastic nature experiences and cosy family activities. You are very welcome!
A skiing holiday at Kvitaavatn gives you direct access to 85 km of prepared cross-country skiing tracks and 35 km downhill runs, served by 12 ski lifts.
A summer holiday at Kvitaavatn Fjellstue gives you direct access to mountain walks (peaks to climb), free use of canoes, double kayaks and a disc golf course.
The main building was drawn by the Norwegian architect Ragnvald Bing Lorentzen and built in 1972 for the Englishman Roderick Farndon Tuck. Roderick Tuck had at that time retired at a young age after a military career. The following years, the Fjellstue was extended with an old timber huts and two more buildings – the Odd Eliassen House and the Arne’s house.
In 1993 113 Danish families, who had been regular guests through many years, bought the Fjellstue and founded a limited company for the purpose. The objects clause says that the purpose of the company is to run the Fjellstue as an informal holiday resort, summer and winter. If any profit, it should be reinvested in maintenance and extensions. In 2009 three new double cabins were inaugurated, cabins with all modern facilities. In 2014 10 rooms were renovated in the main building, and now they are the most popular rooms with panoramic views and balconies.