Oslo to Haukeliseter: july 23, 2014.
Our flight to Oslo arrived close to midnight and as we wanted to travel on to the Hardangervidda the next morning, we booked the cheapest hostel close to the city center: Anker hostel. This is a typical backpacker’s place: not the comfort of a hotel, but good enough. The hostel is on a busy street, but the back side is quiet. Across the street there´s a nice pub called Gaasa with a beer garden. The place where the breakfast is served, 8K Cafe, is also really nice and close by.
The next morning we went to the DNT office to pick up the DNT key and buy maps. It turned out that the office itself was open from 8:30, but the tourist information part wouldn’t open until 10:00. Then we discovered the extreme friendliness of the DNT people: they kindly helped us with everything even though it was only 8:50.
You can travel to Haukeliseter from Oslo very comfortably on the Haukeliekspressen bus. We took the 9:30 bus and arrived in Haukeliseter around 15:30. Around 14:00 there is a pause at a restaurant where you can have lunch.
In Haukeliseter we got a room in one of the lovely houses in the above picture. As we arrived early, we decided to walk along part of the lake. In the evening we had a meal at the hut restaurant and went to sleep relatively early.