Sea Cabins

Manshausen Island, Norway
Børge Ousland & Architect Snorre Stinessen Create Striking Arctic Shelters For Adventurous Nomads

Situated at the water's edge overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Steigen Archipelago, this striking collection of Achitizer award-winning cabin rentals in Norway was commissioned by renowned polar explorer Børge Ousland in partnership with architect Snorre Stinessen.

Inspired to design a unique exploration and adventure resort, Ousland purchased the 55-acre island of Manshausen in 2010, creating a vacation destination and concept that combines the rugged adventure of the arctic and the striking artistry of modern design. 

Constructed and assembled on-site, the prefabricated structures were designed to limit the impact on the pristine environment and highlight the beauty of the landscape.

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Each of the seven cabins is placed to maximize the views while providing privacy for the occupants with floor to ceiling walls of glass facing the sea. Five of the seven cabins are cantilevered over the stone moorings above the water, while the other two are set on a rocky ledge at an angle to the coastline. 

A restored 18th-century farmhouse was converted into a communal kitchen and dining lounge for guests with an expedition library stocked with books from Borges' personal collection. There is a relaxing hot tub, a saltwater pool, and a private beach along with endless wilderness for adventure.

The Sea Cabins are also 2016 ARCHITIZER AWARD WINNERS! With entries from over 100 countries, the Sea Cabins were cited and selected as the best of architecture worldwide in the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards by the illustrious jury, comprising equal parts architects, designers, cultural thought leaders, and developers. A+ Award Jury Winner and Popular Choice Winner in the Architecture Cantilever category, A+ Award Popular Choice Winner in Hospitality: Hotels & Resorts category, and the A+ Award Popular Choice Winner in Architecture + Glass category

These modern shelters bring out the arctic explorer and chic nomad in all of us!


NORWAY'S STEIGEN ARCHIPELAGO

Situated in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway, the island of Manshausen lies in the middle of the Grøtøy strait between the dramatic peaks of the Lofoten mountains and the Barents Sea.

Comprised of 55 acres, the island and surrounding archipelago are an outdoor adventurer's dream, with endless winter and summer sports and dramatic unspoiled natural beauty. 

The former 17th-century harbor was a bustling trading post and fishing port and at one time one of the biggest in Norway. The small village of Nordskot is the heart of the island's commercial center with a coastal museum and a shop or two, but for more services, shops and cafes you can grab a short boat or car ride to neighboring Leinesfjord or Helnessund. 

 

LOCATION

Manshausen Island, Norway. Nearest Airport: Bodo regional airport is a 3.5 hr drive or the ferry from Bodo to Nordskot (1.5 hr).

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.

 
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Sea Cabins
Manshausen Island, Norway
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Manshausen Island, Norway
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Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
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Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
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Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
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Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
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Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
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Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
Sea Cabins - Manshausen Island, North Norway, Norway | cabin rentals
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Sea Cabins
Manshausen Island, Norway
Arctic Adventure and Award Winning Design

Arctic adventure just got a whole lot more modern with these cool cabin rentals in Norway. Conceived and developed by celebrated Arctic explorer and author Børge Ousland, this collection of award-winning sleek and chic waterfront cabins immerses you into the striking beauty of Norway through dramatic and innovative design. We love the simplicity, the sense of adventure and the perfect placement. 

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North Pole 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from kr2950 /nt
Cantilevered over the stone moorings above the water this pre-fab cabin includes a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults. There is a small entry, a galley style kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with access to the communal spa.
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Overview Well equipped with breakfast included in the rate and optional additional meals available for purchase. Optional guided adventure touring services with fees including: sailing on the trimaran “Northern Passage” used by Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleifsson to sail round the Arctic, diving, kayaking, cooking courses, yoga instruction, fishing, trekking and climbing. Kayaks, dry suits, climbing equipment available to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Sauna available for guest's use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Internet Wireless in main house
Wireless Internet Yes
Hot Tub Yes
Breakfast Breakfast included
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival. Meals and on site services to be paid via credit card. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
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South Pole 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from kr2950 /nt
Cantilevered over the stone moorings above the water this pre-fab cabin includes a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults. There is a small entry, a galley style kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with access to the communal spa.
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Overview Well equipped with breakfast included in the rate and optional additional meals available for purchase. Optional guided adventure touring services with fees including: sailing on the trimaran “Northern Passage” used by Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleifsson to sail round the Arctic, diving, kayaking, cooking courses, yoga instruction, fishing, trekking and climbing. Kayaks, dry suits, climbing equipment available to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Sauna available for guest's use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet Wireless in main house
Hot Tub Yes
Breakfast Breakfast included
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families WElcome
Pets-Friendly Pets accepted
Family/Kid Friendly Families WElcome
Pets Allowed Pets accepted
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4p
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival. Payment through invoice or credit card with Paypal. Meals and on site services to be paid via credit card. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
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Greenland 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from kr2950 /nt
Cantilevered over the stone moorings above the water this pre-fab cabin includes a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults. There is a small entry, a galley style kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with access to the communal spa.
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Overview Well equipped with breakfast included in the rate and optional additional meals available for purchase. Optional guided adventure touring services with fees including: sailing on the trimaran “Northern Passage” used by Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleifsson to sail round the Arctic, diving, kayaking, cooking courses, yoga instruction, fishing, trekking and climbing. Kayaks, dry suits, climbing equipment available to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Sauna available for guest's use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet Wireless in the main house
Hot Tub Yes
Breakfast Breakfast included
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Pets Allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4p
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival. Payment through invoice or credit card with Paypal. Meals and on site services to be paid via credit card. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
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Patagonia 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from kr2950 /nt
Cantilevered over the stone moorings above the water this pre-fab cabin includes a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults. There is a small entry, a galley style kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with access to the communal spa.
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Overview Well equipped with breakfast included in the rate and optional additional meals available for purchase. Optional guided adventure touring services with fees including: sailing on the trimaran “Northern Passage” used by Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleifsson to sail round the Arctic, diving, kayaking, cooking courses, yoga instruction, fishing, trekking and climbing. Kayaks, dry suits, climbing equipment available to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Sauna available for guest's use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet Wireless internet in the main house
Hot Tub Yes
Breakfast Breakfast included
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Pets Allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival. Payment through invoice or credit card with Paypal. Meals and on site services to be paid via credit card. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
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Svalbard 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from kr2950 /nt
Cantilevered over the stone moorings above the water this pre-fab cabin includes a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults. There is a small entry, a galley style kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with access to the communal spa.
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Overview Well equipped with breakfast included in the rate and optional additional meals available for purchase. Optional guided adventure touring services with fees including: sailing on the trimaran “Northern Passage” used by Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleifsson to sail round the Arctic, diving, kayaking, cooking courses, yoga instruction, fishing, trekking and climbing. Kayaks, dry suits, climbing equipment available to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Sauna available for guest's use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet Wireless internet in the main house
Hot Tub Yes
Breakfast Breakfast included
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Pets Allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival. Payment through invoice or credit card with Paypal. Meals and on site services to be paid via credit card. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
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Everest 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from kr2950 /nt
Set on a rocky ledge at an angle to the coastline, this pre-fab cabin includes a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults. There is a small entry, a galley style kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with access to the communal spa.
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Overview Well equipped with breakfast included in the rate and optional additional meals available for purchase. Optional guided adventure touring services with fees including: sailing on the trimaran “Northern Passage” used by Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleifsson to sail round the Arctic, diving, kayaking, cooking courses, yoga instruction, fishing, trekking and climbing. Kayaks, dry suits, climbing equipment available to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Sauna available for guest's use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet Wireless internet in the main house
Hot Tub Yes
Breakfast Breakfast included
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Pets Allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival. Payment through invoice or credit card with Paypal. Meals and on site services to be paid via credit card. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
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Sjohyttene 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from kr2950 /nt
Set on a rocky ledge at an angle to the coastline, this pre-fab cabin includes a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults. There is a small entry, a galley style kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with access to the communal spa.
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Overview Well equipped with breakfast included in the rate and optional additional meals available for purchase. Optional guided adventure touring services with fees including: sailing on the trimaran “Northern Passage” used by Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleifsson to sail round the Arctic, diving, kayaking, cooking courses, yoga instruction, fishing, trekking and climbing. Kayaks, dry suits, climbing equipment available to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Sauna available for guest's use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet Wireless internet in the main house
Hot Tub Yes
Breakfast Breakfast included
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped plus professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Pets Allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival. Payment through invoice or credit card with Paypal. Meals and on site services to be paid via credit card. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
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North Pole
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
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South Pole
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
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Greenland
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
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Patagonia
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
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Svalbard
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
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Everest
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
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Sjohyttene
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
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