When arriving at Kåsen, you are likely to think: "What a lovely cabin!". At least this was the cabin group's impression when entering the cabin on an inspection trip in autumn 2010. No further discussion was required to decide that this cabin had to become part of the cabin network. Within short time, a contract with the owner was signed and a final touch was added before the cabin was opened.
The large logs in the living room create a cosy atmosphere, making you feel that this is your true home. The kettle whistling on the primus and the crackling from the oven will make sure you forget all worries about studies, and instead focus on the good old-fashioned feeling that the cabin is bound to give you.
At Kåsen, you won't have to listen to nagging about "..get up early", "...steep" or "..summit", as quite frankly, there are no summits nearby that you need to get up early in order to reach. However, there are plenty of terrain for those who prefer to be out in the woods, not needing to climb the highest mountains. If you like, you can still get a good view from Garbergfjellet, located at a moderate 620 meters. A nice detour on your way back from Garbergfjellet is Merratjønna, where you can get a night's worth of trout, given you remembered to bring your rod and your good karma. An other good possibility for fishing is Rørvatnet.
Note: There are currently no thrash bins near the cabin taht we can use, so all trash has to be brought back home.
Note 2: It seems some users of Kåsen have problems finding the toilet. The toilet is located inside wood shed.
Kåsen can be reached both by car and by public transport. If you catch the bus, stop at Haugen, about 2 km after you cross the border to Rindal Kommune. After tying your laces and adjusting the backpack you take the road heading north, after 150 m you pass through a farmyard. Continue straight ahead, and when you get to Rørvatnet you stay on the eastern side.
Reaching the eastern end of Rørvatnet, you will find a parking lot and a swimming area. Shortly after this, there is a tractor road up to the right. You are now on the northern side of Ratbekken, which you will follow eastwards. When the terrain starts to open up, you will see a cabin on the left hand side of a marsh. Continue past the marsh, and cross the stream where the forest is closing in again. From here, Kåsen can be found up the hillside, approx. 150 m south/southeast of the stream.
If you travel by car, you simply follow the same route as described above.
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|Private car||Public transport|
|Kåsen||1||Nettbuss Express/Mørelinjen NX155||Trondheim - Surnadal - Halsa - Molde - Ålesund||Haugen|
Summertime: The parking lot by the swimming area in the eastern end of Rørvatnet.
Wintertime: Either park at the farmyard at Haugen (ask kindly for permission first!) or at the parking lot north of Rørvatnet if you arrive from north.