Thé Real Treat for Vagabonds of the Northern Trail...
right on lake-snåsa of mid-norway
Exposed to the spectacle of the Northern Trail, you may want to slip into a more comforting scenery like
'VAGABONDS SANCTUARIUM of GREATER OLDERNÆS'
Vagabond - the eternal traveller, explorer and seeker of sanctuary...
Sanctuarium - the place of rest, refuge and (super)natural events...
A secluded piece of soft wilderness in (sort of american) National Park Style. Drive your car in, and pick yourself a lazy lakeside CAMPSPOT for the night (No Reservation). Choose between campspots in walking distance to showers and wc's by OLDERNÆS GÅRD/Oldernæs Strandcamp. Or choose more distant, spectacular spots of simpler services and compost toilets like DEADWOOD BEACH Basic Camp ...Or choose between a diversity of rental CABINS in the Rich Old Bearhunters Mould, -all of wich will supply new energy of wild contemplative nature.
Acquiring the 'VAGABONDS DAYPASS to OLDERNES' includes access to all our basic nessesities for jolly living and some quite exclusive privileges;
Rustic, authentic, independent, -carefully maintained by the Ona-Hauffen family. And; Wir Sprechen Deutsch! (Norwegian too, actually. We are just too lazy to keep several language sides going, when its so much fun outside)
This is Vagabonds Sanctuarium and subdivisions
UPS! The Transdimensional Rich Old Bearhunter wants to point out;
'-After such a cheeky POMPOUS introduction, you might be better off LOWERING your EXPECTATIONS. -So that you may get SURPRISED! (either way)'
UPS! The Transdimensional Rich Old Bearhunter points out again;
'-It is WISE to LOWER your EXPECTATIONS!'
We shamelessly bring you some customers reviews of cosmic dimensions selected from google maps. (We're embarrassed...)
Adèle Yon-Araud, France
We arrived in this paradise completely by chance and wished we had never left it again. It is an absolutely magical place, full of history, maintained with simplicity and taste by the pretty little family who live there. There is a very singular, gentle and at the same time enchanting atmosphere, it is both a fantastic space of discovery for children and a source of wonder for nature lovers. In particular, do not miss the house of the German grandfather, a fishing and hunting fanatic, preserved in its original condition, a real Ali Baba's cave, and the old steamboat stopover transformed into a small holiday home. Both can be rented at more than reasonable prices. It is also possible to camp in front of the lake and build fires.
I very much hope that I will one day be able to return to this haven of peace, learn more about the mysterious history of this place, help in the garden, make jams, fish for trout, etc etc!
Not to be missed if you pass by there (and even if you don't!).
Rafael Moreno, Spain
I came to this place by chance to spend one night, and the atmosphere that is breathed there made me modify my trip through Norway to be able to return to this place and enjoy it for a couple of days. It is a Camping in a forest that makes you feel in another world. It is a place not to go out. You can use the boats that the family has to row around the lake and also fish if you feel like it, everything is there ready to be used. It has several trekking routes to explore the forest that the family cares for (which is not little) and thus also discover its most remote beaches. Everything is perfectly explained in the map that they give you when you arrive. They give you everything you need to make a fire and help you in everything you need, since it is run by an incredible family.
Without a doubt I hope to return !!
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UPS! The Transdimensional Rich Old Bearhunter points out again and again;
'-LOWER your EXPECTATIONS! Or it might HURT!'
The contemporary owners replies: -Oh shut up old man! We know we are not perfect. But we are improving year by year. We may still lack proper electricity and kitchen for campers, among things. And a few campspots are still under construction. But the overall services are running quite well. We can not guarantee sun-tan or total insect relief, but this place is settled for nature lovers and we are sure they are properly prepared for total enjoyment under the prevailing soft artic conditions. And if not: -We are here to help!
Beeing inhabited by hunters and fishermen since viking ages, Oldernæs was acquired in 1912 by the german hunter, outdoor pioneer, author and magnat OTTO SCHULZ (1857-1935) and used as his summer residence. -His perfect base camp for exploration of the vast Snåsa wilderness, as he mostly did by foot. Exhausted and satisfied he chilled out on his own 10 kilometers of Oldernæs shoreline, seeking a catch on this rich angling spot. A place where time is slowly counted in trout wakes, -where the moose cries against the sunset and the mosquito reminds you that you are not dreaming...
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