Fondsbu is located at scenic Eidsbugarden on lake Bygdin. It has a vibrant environment and is popular with avid hikers. Here there also are challenges for summit seekers and for glacier hikers. Fondsbu is famous for good kitchen with local products.


Fondsbu has 100 bunks; there are 17 rooms with two bunks and 10 with four bunks; and there are 26 bunks in the dormitory, each divided in "lockers" with doubles or singles. In the main building (totally renovated in 2006) there are 12 twin rooms, aand in the annex (new in 1999) there are 5 twin rooms and 10 quadruppel rooms. There are toilets, showers and a drying room in both buildings. Moreover, the rooms with two bunks in the main building have sinks with hot and cold water.

The living room has fireplace, and a library on the attick. Fondsbu is known for it's cosy and homely atmosphere.


Fondsbu, Eidsbugarden, 2985 Tyinkrysset

Contact info: or +47 970 74 218


Mrs. Solbjørg Kvålshaugen. She has been the host of Fondsbu since winter 2002.

Your stay must be booked in advance, due to corona restrictions. We prefer mail for booking; 


In summer, there's a daily bus (until mid September) from Oslo via Årdal to Tyin and onward to Fondsbu on National Road 252. This bus must be prebooked before 17.00 the day before on phone no: +47 46 30 46 30. Buses further to Oslo or Bergen: or

 Another approach is from the east, by bus or car on National Road 51 to Bygdin and by passenger launch on the lake to Fondsbu.

In winter, there are daily bus services from Oslo and Årdal to Tyin. From Tyin, tracked vehicle or snowmobile services to Fondsbu are available upon advance booking. You also may drive to Tyin on E16, and there is a carpark there. From Tyin to Fondsbu, it's about 20 km along a staked route, an easy ski tour in fantastic terrain. If you wish, you may send your baggage with the tracked vehicle.


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Fondsbu view
Fondsbu view Foto: Solbjørg Kvalshaugen
Uranostind Foto: Morten Helgesen