• Iglbu

    Degree of difficulty (read more)
    demanding navigation on the last part, medium long walking distance from public transport

    Source: yr.no

    Friday 21. Sep
    Gentle breeze, 5 m/s
    Saturday 22. Sep
    Fresh breeze, 9 m/s
    Sunday 23. Sep
    Moderate breeze, 7 m/s
    Monday 24. Sep
    Moderate breeze, 6 m/s

    Cabin description

    The Ilfjellet lies between Soknedal and Meldal. On the east side of it the cabin Iglbu was built in 1964. 200 students helped to carry the cabin, bar for bar, six kilometres. This action was called "Den Digre Dugnaden" (DDD). On Iglbu, time is still calculated back to this time and is given as weeks after DDD in the cabin book. It is currently 2816 weeks since DDD.

    The cabin does not have the same name as the mountain. Reason for that is that the Ilfjellet was called Iglfjellet when the cabin was built. Earlier Iglbu was a cabin in the forest in Haltdalen but now it's nicely placed next to a huge fir tree on the southern hillside of Blåerfjellet. The fir tree is protected by the cabin group.

    Iglbu is built with logs and has a grass roof which holds the warmth inside the cabin. Earlier there was an open fireplace with kitchen in the outer room. Now it's used for sleeping. In 1984 the fundament was exchanged and a new toilet was built. Normally you see this first when you come to the cabin.

    The surroundings of Iglbu are hilly and good for trips, both in summer and winter. In winter you can find nice hills for skiing and fine rest places. Summer and autumn you can go some trips, for example to Ilfjellet. If that seems too long, Gynneldfjellet can be an alternative. Also fishing is possible, you have to buy a fishing card in Soknedal.

    The cabin is equipped with modern gas burners (Optimus Vega).


    Route description

    The road Bergsvegen is a tollroad and cost 30,- kr, remember to bring cash!
    There are several alternatives to come to Iglbu. If you take the Oppdalsbus, you have to leave it at Soknedal Samvirkelag and follow the road up to Gynnella. Don't cross the railway too early, if you have an old map it doesn't show a new road crossing the railway earlier than the one you should take!

    By car you can also drive up there. Anyhow you should follow the road (or skiing tracks) towards Gynnelvatnet. Keep the height and swing to the south when coming to the marches besides Gynnella. If you take the bus you can eventually leave it already at the bridge at Berrdale and go from there.

    The road on the southern side of Gynnela leaves from Bergsli. You can follow it until it swings southwest (next to a marsh). Follow Gynnella in some distance (200-300m) towards Iglbu. This is probably the easiest route.

    It's also possible to drive in next to Langvatnet in summer. From there it's easy to follow the path via Svarttjønna. Or you go from Dragset 3km south of Soknedal.

    Iglbu is positioned next to a huge fir tree on the upper end of the hill side, about 250 west of Gynnella. It is best visible from the stream south of the cabin, but be sure that you follow the right stream! You can start searching from the crossing of the two rivers.


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    FACTS Bed
    places
    Table
    places
    Year Terrain Bike Summit
    trip
    Hunting/
    Fishing
    Guitar Waffle
    iron
    Specialities
    Iglbu 10 14 1964 T (x) x x/x x - new gas burner

    TRAVEL
    TIME
    Private car Public transport
    Driving
    time
    Summer Winter Trans
    port
    Driving
    time
    Summer Winter
    Walking
    time
    Total
    travel
    Walking
    time
    Total
    travel
    Walking
    time
    Total
    travel
    Walking
    time
    Total
    travel
    Iglbu 1:15 0:45 2:00 2:00 3:15 bus 1:30 2:30 4:00 2:30 4:00

    TRANS-
    PORT
    Alt. Transport Route via Exit
    Iglbu 1


    2
    Regionbuss 340
    Regionbuss 480

    Østerdalsekspressen
    Trondheim - Støren - Røros
    Støren - Berkåk - Oppdal

    Trondheim - Oslo
    Støren
    Soknedal

    Soknedal

    Check The Cabin Matrix for more information and comparison with other cabins.

    Parking

    Summer time: Parking next to the road barrier.
    Winter time: At Bergsli, ask the land owner!