Camouflaged inside the magical scenery of the Svartisen glacier, trying to be a part of the immensely beautiful nature that surrounds its structure, the Svart Hotel stands up firmly.

The Norwegian architecture studio Snøhetta has gone beyond the limits. After having designed the wonderful Opera House in Oslo and the minimalist Treehotel in the Swedish forest among other impressive projects, they have managed to create this majestic building without disturbing the calm of the nature around.

The Svart Hotel is also in the spotlight of architecture for two other reasons: The building not only reduces by more than 80% the common consumption of energy, it also produces its own energy thanks to the installation of solar panels. The Snøhetta Studio has joined the eco-friendly world movement that is taking place right now, their primary aim was not to damage the fauna and animals that live in the surroundings.

The circular construction of the hotel goes from the shoreline of the mountain, into the crystalline water of the Holandsfjorden fjord. Its composition makes it possible for the visitors to enjoy a one in a life time panoramic view, dreaming and maybe even falling asleep while gazing at the mixture of colours in the Arctic sky.

The transparency of its walls and geometric lines of its wooden structure make the intensity of the experience increase, Svart is certainly going to be a vital reference for ecological design turism in the future.

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View from the air of the Svart Hotel

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A visitor kayaking in the surroundings of the Svart Hotel

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Panoramic view

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Mix of colours of the Arctic sky around the Svart Hotel

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Svartisen glatier

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Svartisen Glatier