Helberghytta is located by Våervatn, with beautiful views of Gaustatoppen, among other places. You come here on a marked route from Gvepseborg by Rjukan or from Rjukan mountain lodge, and there is a marked route on to Kalhovd. In the area there are many opportunities for shorter and longer hikes - either a tour of the area or on to other cabins. The cabin is named after Claus Helberg, who was a driving force behind DNT's self-service cabins in the mountains and opened in 1993. The opening of Helberghytta made an old gateway to the Hardangervidda more accessible.

The cottage is self-catering with 16 beds. At the cottage there are duvets and pillows (sheet bag must be brought), cooking facilities with pots and utensils, as well as firewood and gas, and you can buy what you need of food from a rich food store. It is possible to pre-book a bed.

The cabin is operated by DNT Oslo and the surrounding area and is locked with DNT's standard lock. All DNT members have the opportunity to borrow the key against a deposit.

Remember to check if the cabin is open before you start. For the sake of wild reindeer, this is one of the cabins that is closed during the calving periods from and including 1 May to and including 10 June and from and including 15 October to and including 1 March.

The cabin's own website HERE

Location HERE



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Våaervatn, 3660, Rjukan
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