Built with a focus on architecture

In the high mountains, you will find that someone has paid great attention to architectural design – and the result is spectacular!

The renowned Rabothytta cabin in the Okstindan mountains, dramatically perched at the edge of a glacier, was designed by the equally renowned architects, Jarmund/Vigsnæs. The design received a lot of media attention even before it was built in 2014. The architects and all the volunteers mobilised by the Hemnes chapter of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) have received much praise for the striking architecture and how well adapted it is to the surrounding mountains. The architects called their concept “Outside inside”, and the core idea really was to visually bring the surrounding scenery inside.

Here are some articles for further reading:

Rabothytta in Adventure Journal (USA): We Wish the US Would Build Cool Mountain Huts Rabothytta in Arch Daily: Rabot Tourist Cabin / JVA Rabothytta in The Guardian: Norway’s amazing hiking cabins Rabothytta in SAS in-flight magazine: This is how the architects want cabins to look.