Fondsbu lies 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 has 100 bunks; there are 17 rooms with two bunks and 10 with four bunks; and there are 26 bunks in two dormitories, in the main building (totally renovated in 1993) and in the annex (new in 1999). 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.
Solbjørg Kvålshaugen.Extended stays of two days or more may be booked in season at the lodge or in off season by telephone the warden, mobile 970 74 218.
In summer, there's a daily bus (until mid September) from Oslo via Årdal to Tyin and onward to Fondsbu on National Road 252. 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.