Details and terms - Wilderness Tower

You may have booked or planning to book the Wilderness Tower.
Please read this page, here you will find important information about your stay.

Check in and Check out

Check-in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00
There is no check in procedure, the door is unlocked when you arrive. 
Early check-in or late check-out policy:
Please check our booking calendar one day before arriving. If your check in, or check out date is available, please get in touch. 


Payment deadlines

- For bookings more than 10 days before check in date - 3 days payment deadline
- For bookings less than 10 days before check in date - Payment immediately.
If we do not receive your payment within the deadline, your reservation may be cancelled without notice.


Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your stay, the following rules apply:
- Cancellation more than 30 days before arrival - 90% refund
- Cancellation from 30 to 5 days before arrival - 50% refund
- Cancellation less than 5 days before arrival - No refund
We do not refund PayPal, credit card or TransferWise fees.
Check with your travel insurance if cancellation gives you any rights.
For gift cards, cancellation policy applies only if you have selected dates for your stay.
If the authorities create new covid 19 restrictions that make entry into our area impossible,
we offer change of dates for affected guests for only NOK 400.


Directions, Parking and arrival

Road declaration from Konsmo (from the local Spar Supermarket) up to TreeTop Fiddan. Total distance is about 9 km
- From Spar Konsmo drive 3.5 km south on Fv460.
- Drive for 2.6 km by the Fv508 and left into Birkeland.
- Turn right and drive towards Havreseland for 0.9 km.
- Turn right to roadnumber 95 next to a small red building and drive for 1,5 km. 
On this road, always turn right, never turn left.
- You just arrived the parking for Wilderness Tower - look for a wooden sign "Villmarks Tårnet
"Find parking on the map and navigate with any app to the location.
Click on this link:
From the parking you can follow the walking trail (350 meters) or paddle/rowing over the lake (300 meters). Start rowing on the right side of the lake, and soon you will see the cabin on your right side. There is a wooden port to tie up the boat by the Wilderness Tower. In winter, there may be ice on the lake or a lot of snow. In such cases, we must keep in touch the day before arrival to arrange the best way for transport you to the cabin.
We are happy to pick up our guests who come by plane or train. See rates on our booking page. The cabin is not locked when you arrive, no key is needed. Just enter and feel at home.


Facts about the Wilderness Tower

Living area: 20m2 + loft 5m2
Beds with pillows and duvets6 - (4 single and og 1 double)
Recommended number of guests2 - 6
Max number of guests7
Seating at dining table6
Number of floors4 - (woodshed, mini-barn, living area and loft)
ElectricityNo, the cabin is lit by candles and some battery lamps.
HeatingWood stove
Smoke DetectorYes
Gas detectorYes
Fire extinguisherYes
Powerbank with USB portYes - for charging cell phones and battery lamps
Mobile coverageYes, but some operators may have weak signal
Consumables includedFirewood, gas, water, candles, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap and cloths


Outside the Wilderness Tower

Balcony with benches and tablesYes
Bonfire place with benches and tablesYes
Wood Fired Hot tubYes, for an extra cost - see booking page
Wood Fired SaunaYes, for an extra cost - see booking page
Outdoor showerYes
A swingYes
Climbing frameYes
Canoe and rowing boatYes, in "Lake Svartevann"
FishingYes, there is perch in "Lake Fiskekrogen"
Bird and squirrel feedingYes
Ax for wood splittingYes
WoodshedYes, with firewood for bonfire, wood stove, hottub and sauna
Carpenters benchYes, with plank bits, hammer, saw and nails
"Mini barn"Yes, with a ladder up from the woodshed
Outhouse (Composting toilet)Yes, with great views of the marsh and "Lake Fiskekrogen"
Modern bathroom, 2 km from the cabinYes, on Fiddan Øko Gård (wc and shower)


Kitchen and cooking - Wilderness Tower

Cooktop - Gas poweredYes, with 4 burners .
Wood-stove with ovenYes
Bonfire with barbecue facilitiesYes
cooking pots, frying pan and coffee potYes
Plate, bowl, glass, cup and cutleryYes, for 8 persons
Ovenproof dishYes
Knives, wooden spoons, Spatula etc.Yes
Tap water Yes, rainwater or water from the lake.
Tap water in frost or lack of rainNo, water must be carried from the lake
Drinking waterYes, on plastic cans from our farm.
Organic wasteThrow in the compost bin behind the outhouse.
Plastic, paper, glass and metalSort and leave at the parking
General wast that cannot be recycled. Leave at the parking


Dog and leash

It is allowed to bring your dog to the Wilderness Tower, but PLEASE keep the dog away from sofa and beds.
NOTE - Always keep the dog in leash because we want wild animals near the cabin.


the fire hazard

The cabin is lit with candles and heated with wood stove. Be very careful with the fire and be sure to extinguish the light before falling asleep or leaving the cabin. The bonfire lot can be used with caution throughout the year, but any use of fire outside the cabin is prohibited when there is a forest fire hazard. Ask us about this upon arrival.
The cook top and fridge are powered by propan gas and have a high level of safety. If gas leaks appears or suspicious odor of gas, please disconnect the gas bottle and contact us.
In case of an a emergency situation, there is a fire extinguisher under the stone sink. You will also find buckets in the cabin to fetch water to extinguish.
In case of fire - Call 110


Out-house/Composting toilet

The outhouse is designed to be as odorless as possible, but we depend that everyone are pouring a box of sawdust after using it so that it covers what you have left. Sawdust is ready in a wooden bowl.


special care of vegetation and nature

It is important to maintain the vegetation below and around the cabin, so please use existing trails and bonfire place. Never cut trees or branches. 


Weather conditions

In extreme weather conditions, especially in strong winds, we may have to cancel your stay. In such cases, you will be offered to move your booking to other available dates.


What to bring to the Wilderness Tower

What is not included? You should bring or buy from us:
- Bed linen and towels - (Can be rented for NOK 130, - per person)
- Clean up the cabin after use - (Can be purchased for NOK 400, -)
- Life jacket if you want to use canoe or boat
- Good footwear, like boots
- Your favourite food and drinks
- Ski or snowshoe in winter
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Fishing rod
See also price table for optional services on the Booking Page.
If you have any special wishes, please contact us.


Final considerations

In the cabin  you will find practical information about the Wilderness Tower. If you wonder about anything else,  just give us a call or a message. Please clean up after leaving or leave the cabin in the same condition as when you arrived.
For our future, positive reviews are very important.  Write your review on GoogleFacebook, Instagram, AirBnb, Tripadvisor or wherever you want.  We are also happy for any feedback and suggestions for improvements, so please send a few words about your stay. Thanks in advance.
We love personal contact with our guests, and you are welcome to visit us on our organic farm (Fiddan Øko-Gård). Call us in advance to make sure we are home, or just stop by.


Welcome to Fiddan

Best wishes
Knut André Fiddan
phone: +47 94327874