Skansehytta is located in scenic surroundings in the hills of the forest between Askim and Trøgstad in Østfold county. There are many well marked and good hiking trails and a lookout tower. On good days you can see all the way to the Norwegian mountains.
Inside the cottage there is room for 70-100 persons, depending on how tables are set up. Ideally, the number is 40-70 people. The cottage is open to walkers every Sunday from September to April. Rest of the week and during the summer months, the lodge can be rented for all kinds of events.