Do you ever dream of getting AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or have complete privacy at least for a couple of days? Well, you can do that, but make sure you dedicate enough time and budget to this sort of escapade. Because the location I am about to share with you is out of the ordinary.
Above the Arctic Circle and far out in the Norwegian Sea, south of the famous Lofoten Islands, there is a fantastic archipelago numbering – I started counting them on Google Maps, but gave up after fifty – several hundred tiny islands. And on one of these islands, on Fleinvær, there is The Arctic Hideaway, a fantastic off-grid genuine vacation space out in epic nature, consisting of four houses and five community spaces, some of them hovering above the ground, considering the topography of the landscape.
The project was delivered by the Oslo-based architectural firm Rintala Eggertsson Architects in collaboration with Tyin Architects from Trondheim and it is a playful and exciting arrangement of minimalist boxes ready to withstand the harshest weather conditions. The interiors were designed and decorated with the least amount of furniture, to help you focus on what is really important or the opposite: find unimaginably beautiful source of inspiration and let your imagination and creative mind run wild.
There are some very tempting notes on the hotel’s website: if you intend to visit, please keep in mind that November and December weather might be unexpectedly windy, resulting in ferry cancellations, but these same conditions, alongside the experience of the Aurora Borealis, could be the exact reason to project a longer stay during the winter months.
I think I should start saving for a trip.