Tag Archives: Den Norske Turistforening

Skistua Hospitality Year Round

The Rita and Vidar Bakken run Løvlia Skistua. Their children Betina (12) and Brage (7) go to school in Åsa, about 13 km away. (Photo JE Stacy)

Løvlia is a cabin in the woods near Oslo with a lot to offer it's customers By John Erik Stacy 6 October 2011 The Bakken family own and run a business in the backwoods near Oslo: they are the hosts of Løvlia Skistua. Although the stua model is in some ways unique to Norway (the basic concept ...

Finnmark – the Land of Untouched Magic

As far north and as far east as you can reach is the largest county in Norway with the smallest population; Finnmark. The Sami, Finnish, Norwegian, and to some extent Russian cultures merge in Finnmark, making it by far the most unique county in Norway. The incorporated towns in Finnmark are Hammerfest in the west, ...