Norway has officially won the title ‘the happiest place on earth’ with Denmark and Iceland as runners up. The World Happiness Report has been published for the past five years, during which the Nordic countries have consistently dominated the top spots. We dived into the question; why? Is it all about hygge?
Inspired by Norway’s traditional boathouses ‘naust’, the Swedish architect Erik Kolman Janouch decided to build a cabin by the rough Norwegain sea on the remote Vega Island. With all natural materials and a minimal design the architect has achieved to create a secret and safe haven in stunningly dramatic surroundings.
Every year, in the short season from July to September, over 20,000 cyclists travel the ‘Rallarvegen’ route from the mountains to the Fjords of Norway, passing glaciars and fresh water lakes as well as boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants… If you are looking for an active holiday this cycling route is well worth considering.
It used to be a run down farm, situated deep in the Norwegian Fjords, with no running water or electricity. Today, Haaheim Gard has been restored to its former glory and is part of De Historiske as one of Norway’s finest boutique hotels.
In our series of posts on special places to stay in Norway we would like to share perhaps Norway’s most stunning design hotel, Juvet Landscape Hotel. The hotel is build as part of an old Norwegian farm as a great example on how modern architecture can go hand in hand with heritage sites.
As part of a series of posts on special places to stay in Norway we want to draw your attention to the unique Herangtunet Boutique Hotel, a family-run design hotel in a lodge style, surrounded by forest and lakes, on the footsteps of some of the tallest mountain areas in Norway, Jotunheimen.