In most hyttes you can expect electricity,
water, several bedrooms (quite often small, with bunk beds, although times are
changing) a kitchen, bathroom and lounge with log-burning stove. There is
often an open loft area for extra bodies to sleep in, called a hems.
Ovens and Fridge/Freezers are normal; microwave ovens and dishwashers are not
uncommon now. Standards of cookware, cutlery and other tools varies, but is
normally not a problem. Bring any special tools you need, just in case (a good
corkscrew, or garlic press, for example!)
Please note that "camping", or "summer" hyttes
(sometimes found at campsites) can be very basic and
may have few if any amenities.
Hyttes are used widely by everyone here. Many Norwegian families own one (or
more) and take it in turns to stay there, and many companies keep them to let
their employees use them. Seaside hyttes are very popular through the summer
(many have their own boat) while mountain hyttes are very busy through the
winter. They are booked by the week at busy periods and mainly at weekends for
the rest of the time.
Prices vary enormously, both for different hyttes AND for
different times. A good mountain hytte for new year or easter may be four times
as expensive as the low season rate.