Like many people at this time of year I’ve spent much of my spare time recently researching potential holiday options. With a return trip to Norway currently top of my summer wish list, when I read about the latest developments at The Bolder, I simply had to share more with you.
The project, which started back in 2020 with two luxury cabins, will this February expand with the opening of a further three along with a fourth ready just in time for Easter.
A collaboration between local Tom Bjarte Norland, renowned Norwegian architectural studio Snøhetta and Danish interior brand VIPP, just like the original Sky Lodges, the new larger Star Lodges are perfectly placed in their striking surroundings.
Located within a 170-hectre site on the edge of the spectacular Lysefjord in southwestern Norway, and just 16 miles east of the city of Stavanger, The Bolder must be a truly incredible place to stay.
Designed to give guests an immersive experience, that blurs the boundaries between indoors and out, each off-grid and untreated red Cedar cabin has been constructed with a minimal footprint on the landscape.
Lifted above the ground on large concrete pillars their large panoramic windows offer breathtaking views across the picturesque pine trees, down the steep mountain sides and on to the clear blue fjord below.
Accessed via a system of staircases, inside these paired-back, cosy, wooden nests, nicknamed ‘Stylten’, ‘Myra’, ‘Stjerna’ and ‘Eldhuset’, you’ll find a stunning kitchen and dining area by VIPP, as well as thoughtful furniture pieces from Norwegian company Eikund.
Meanwhile on the ground floor there’s a super soft built-in bed and fully equipped bathroom so you can start your day the right way.
Find out more about The Bolder and book a stay here. Prices for a Sky Lodge start at NOK 3,900 per night, based on two people sharing.
All photographs courtesy of VIPP and The Bolder.
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