Quiet area 40 mins from Oslo, close to forest, fjords and mountains

Quiet area 40 mins from Oslo, close to forest, fjords and mountains

4 Reviews

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February 2008

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our apartment is is located in the 3rd of 4 rows of terraces. The road is a dead end and the forest starts at the end. It is really quiet, no drive through. The neighbours are grown ups, few with children. The apartment is bright and spacious with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC and walk-in closet. The bedrooms and small rooms are at the ground floor. Kitchen, living-/diningroom and terrace on the 1st floor. Large terrace, 36m2 with sun from morning till evening and a magnificent view. Part of the terrace is covered.

You may also visit my 250 years old log cabin, located at 825 m.above sea level in the mountains Øygardsgrend, 2hrs 20 minutes drive from home. Sleeps 8 in two bedrooms with bunk beds. No electricity, water to be fetched from the stream outside. Gas and fireplace heating, toilet in shed outside. Here you can really experience how life was lived in the "old days". Nearest shop is 12 km away.


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  1. I am a woman aged 62. I have two children, a daughter of 22 who is married, and a son 31. They live on their own, working and studying. They might travel with me, or I bring friends. Your home will be very well taken care of. We have enjoyed many successful exchanges. This is a great way to travel and thanks to our hosts, we have discovered many hidden places which we would never have been able to find on our own. We enjoy strolling streets and take life as it comes. We are no frequent museum visitors, but enjoy small cafes and watching people passing by. We love traveling and exploring new corners of the world.

  2. I work in a funeral home.

  3. Places for hiking would be great.

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Where is it?


The area is great for children and adults. Plenty of summer and winter activities. The forest is right behind our house and 2 shopping malls and other large stores not far away. Grocery store with all you need 2-4 minutes walk from our home. In the surrounding area, you will find cities, high mountains and beaches within 1 hours reach by car or bus/train. The closest town is Drammen (60.000 inh.), 12 mins by car or you can take the bus. In central Drammen there is a beautiful river, city beach and a nice town square which is very lively in summer. Oslo is 45 min drive. Our capital has museums, shops, new opera house, fortress and anything you may wish for. Plenty of skiing possibilities close to home in winter. Bergen and Stavanger are a daytrip away by train or car. Our last exchangers went there to see the magnificent fjords. There are two fjords in our area, Drammensfjord and Oslofjord. They are really beautiful too. You may also travel to Sweden very easily. A 2 hrs drive or a wonderful boat trip from Sandefjord to Strømstad in Sweden, crossing the Oslofjord with its beautiful little islands.

Buzzy restaurants
Drammen: Skutebrygga, Bølgen & Moi, Mirawa, Lizzis pizza
Cool bars
Downtown Drammen, Downtown Oslo
Cozy cafés
Along the river and townsquare Drammen
Retail therapy
Buskerud Storsenter (local mall), Downtown Drammen
Bit of culture
Blaafarveverket, Spiralen, Kongsberg silver mines, Oslo and surroundings
Walks in the park
Kiøsterud canyon, around the river, forest behind house
Spot of exercise
You can hike in the forest right behind my house or anywhere in the area
Day tripping
Visit Gaustatoppen (mountain), Ferry trip to Sweden

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