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cabins near the village of Valnes.
3 buildings, with a total of 30 beds.
A beautiful location, well suited for children, families and group outings.
More about Gjælentunet
Gjælentunet is an old farm that has been converted into modest self-service accommodation by the BOT, for the use of local hikers and visitors. Particularly well suited for groups and families, Gjælentunet is composed of a main house, as well as a smaller cabin, called Egnarbua, which is attached to a boathouse. In the summer of 1994 a new cabin called Kårstua (8 beds) was finished just beside the main house.
Located about an hour's drive from the town of Bodø, in the vicinity of the powerful tidal current, Saltstraumen, Gjælentunet is easily accessed, but far enough away from the nearest main road to make you feel like you are really "getting away from it all".
There is a spacious yard, or tun, for children to play in, located at a safe distance from the sea, and the whole area provides ample opportunity for outdoor activities for young and old alike (Et tun, is a traditional Norwegian courtyard, enclosed by farm buildings.). There are two rowboats in the boathouse that are there for anyone to use, and there's great fishing, either from a boat or from the shore. It's easy to catch cod the year round, while pollack and seatrout are abundant both spring and fall. A sheltered sand beach and grass covered sand dunes come right up to the boathouse /cabin, and for those interested in botany, there is rich plant life to be studied, particularly the various orchids which grow in nearby chalky soils.
Egnarbuacabin is actually an extension of the old boathouse. Much smaller and simpler than the main house, the cabin has one bedroom with four beds. However, there is a fully equipped kitchen, with gas for cooking. There is also a common room with wood stove. Lighting is either candles or the midnight sun. Water can be obtained from a hose outside the cabin, but only in the summer. The cabin has its' own "outhouse".
Kårstuacabin is a small cabin situated beside the main house. It is, like the Egnarbua cabin locked with a DNT-key. Kårstua has 8 beds in two sleeping rooms. Electricity.
If you are going to Egnarbua you must cross the yard and then walk an extra 200 m along another path towards the sea.
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