Several new, unique cabins are erected at a spectacular spot in Fjord Norway. The extraordinary location is perfect for an escape from everyday life or just for social distancing. Read more about the spectacular architecture in the Norwegian ocean gap.
Construction of the Flokehyttene is now ready to use and you should consider planning a fantastic experience in the ocean gap. The Floke Cabins in Sveio, 621 miles north of Haugesund, allow you to spend the night close to nature and wake up to the sound of the ocean and the whistling of the wind. The cabins are built to naturally slide into the landscape and to bring the guests close to nature.
Cuddle up by the fireplace and admire the mighty sea and the beautiful landscape from the panorama window. They are also the latest additions to the ever-expanding selection of stunning places to stay in Fjord Norway.
Where mighty sea meets the sky
At the far end of the headland, where the mighty sea meets the sky, lies Ryvarden Kulturfyr (Cultural Lighthouse). From here, Floke Vilgerdsson, or Ravnafloke, in the year 868 sailed out as the first man to settle on an unnamed island which he named Iceland. More than a thousand years later, Flokehyttene has been built in the sea gap in Sveio, a project Holon Arkitektur has carried out on behalf of Haugesund Tourist Association.
One of the major aspects of the project was that the cabins should not leave a permanent trace in the landscape. Therefore, there were no holes drilled in the ground, there was no digging or levelling. The end result is five spectacular cabins with panoramic views over the North Sea.
About Floke Cabins
“Good architecture cares. It should give more than it takes,” says Roald Bø, the architect behind Flokehyttene.
The cabins are small in size, but designed to bring you close to nature and draw in the landscape. Inside the cabins you will find accommodation for 5 persons, kitchen, living room and WC. Each of the cabins are named after family of or important persons for Ravnafloke; his grandfather Horda-Kåre, mother Vilgjerd, daughters Geirhild and Tjogerd, and Faxe who joined Floke on his expedition to iceland. The largest cabin, Horda-Kåre, has accommodation for 10 people and is accessible for wheelchairs. The heart of each cabin is a fireplace that allows guests to keep warm and cozy inside while watching the waves crashing against the cabin walls outside.
The cabins are forged into the landscape and the shape is carefully planned to withstand the harsh climate that sometimes ravages Western Norway. The triangular shape and flat cut means that the cabins can withstand gusts of wind up to hurricane strength.
Spectacular Architecture in the Norwegian Ocean Gap, written by Tor Kjolberg