In springtime 1973 the cabin group tried to find a nice place between Selbusjøen and Reinsfjellet. Directly north of the Litlrensjfjellet in Kjønesdalen and ca. ten kilometres south of Selbusjøen they found a proper place for a small cabin. It was idyllic and quiet, just good to welcome stressed students.
The name of the cabin has a funny history, if you want to believe in what is written. It says that at the place the cabin is situated at now was once struck by lightning in 1927. After a heavy thunderstorm a boy found a big birch tree burst into pieces and the boy called the place Lynhøgen (lightning-hill).
There is nice skiing terrain south of the cabin in the direction of Reinsfjellet (943m). Trips to Kråklikåten and Nicokoia can be recommended. Also Mortenskåten can be reached, but that is a long trip. Be careful with avalanches in the surroundings!
Motorists are advised to drive to Selbu, take to Vikvarvet and further drive towards Renå. From there you can drive on the toll road until you cross Hornåa, where the road is closed. Contrary to what many maps show, you can continue (walking) along the road all the way to Dalvollen. From here you continue along a small path, which gradually disappears and you have to find your own way the last few hundred meters. In winter, the toll road is closed and you can park at Renå.
You can also take the bus to Brøttem. From here it is around five hours to the cabin. From Brøttem there is a pay road to Tangvollelva ca. 1km south of Moavollen. You can also bike on this road. Not all busses go to Brøttem, sometimes you have to go from Klæbu, which makes the trip still longer.
From Tangvollelva you have to go on the north side of Litjrensfjellet. Go in direction of Hornsjøan. To find the cabin you have to find the Kjønesdalen first, there you stay on the western side of the stream. The cabin is not situated on the top of the hill you can see on the map. It's on the southwest side of this hill and you can not see it from the top. You are not looking for a big building, the cabin is fitting quite well with its surroundings.
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|Private car||Public transport|
|Lynhøgen||1 ||Lokalbuss 47 eller 48 |
|Trondheim - Klæbu |
Klæbu sentrum - Bjørkli - Ler
Summer time: Parking at the road barrier at Hornåa.
Winter time: Parking at Renå.