Klemsbu 1600


One of the most popular skiing trips from Finse is one that takes you to Klemsbu, a cozy little cottage 1600 meters above sea level. The "Waffle Cabin" is a popular gathering and resting place on the 14 km long Klemsbu roundtrip. The cabin is open most weekends during the winter, selling fresh waffles, hot and cold drinks, and chocolate. Our own guests, our acquaintances, and Finse friends all contribute to keeping the cottage open – that is, working at Klemsbu is an option!

From Finse 1222, you cover 400 meters in altitude and approximately 6 km in distance. The terrain varies from flat areas to steeper surfaces. The wind is also often a little stronger on the plateau near the cottage. The trip to Klemsbu is normally doable in January, while the entire Klemsbu roundtrip is doable later in the season. To get to the cottage, you have to cross the railway line by the traffic light, head up the path and past the large pylons, and on to the cottage. During the winter, it is sometimes possible to detour to Geiterygghytta from the same path towards Klemsbu.

The Klemsbu 1600 cabin is owned by Finse 1222 and the operation is done in collaboration with the Finse ski team. The cottage was built in memory of Andrew Klem, who was the General Manager at Finse. It is largely driven by volunteer efforts. The cottage is only open some weekends in the winter for serving. Remember to bring cash, as there is no card terminal here.

From Finse to Klemsbu, it takes between 3-4 hours and is a trip suited for both children and adults.

Klemsbu worker

Do you want to combine a trip to the mountains and volunteering in the cozy “waffle hut”, Klemsbu? This is possible from January to May. As “Klemsbuvakt”, or Klemsbu worker, your responsibility is to make and sell waffles, and hot and cold drinks. You must be able to work from Friday afternoon until Sunday. The cottage has no electricity or running water, and there are sleeping arrangements for 4-5 people in the attic. In other words, you get a traditional cottage feeling from volunteering at Klemsbu.

You are responsible for getting yourself and your luggage to Klemsbu, but we are responsible for the waffle mix and other goods. Finse 1222 hotel covers train trips to / from Finse and food for the weekend for up to three people. Several groups of friends / families return year after year for a trip to a cabin in combination with volunteer work.

Contact Terje Hellingsrud on mail regarding this job.