Arctic Adventure and Award Winning Design

Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway
Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
  • Cabins
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from kr 2950 nt
What we like about this property

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.

To read an interview with the owner, visit our Journal here.

Description

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.

Each of the four cabins are placed to maximize the views while providing privacy for the occupants with floor to ceiling walls of glass facing the sea. Three of the four cabins are cantilevered over the stone moorings above the water, while the fourth is set on a rocky ledge at an angle to the coastline. Inside are a double room with main bed ideally positioned to experience the stunning scenery, and a second bedroom which is perfect for kids, or adults.

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 are two relaxing hot tubs, a salt water pool and a private beach along with endless wilderness for adventure.

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

ADDITIONAL FEATURES 

Breakfast is served daily in the main house with optional lunch and dinner menus 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 avaiable to rent. Mountain bikes and small rowing boats provided to guests free of charge. Wifi in the main house. Sauna available for private use with fee.

AROUND

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 islands 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: Winter for northern lights and summer for midnight sun and adventure. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
  • Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals
  • Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway | cabin rentals

Sea Cabins

from kr2950 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms1 Bedroom plus sleeping alcove for kids in each of the 4 cabins plus main house with Kitchen (Additional accommodations in old whaling vessel cabins and inland hut available)
Bed Type1 king, 1 double and 1 single in each cabin
KitchenFully equipped in each cabin plus additional professional kitchen in the main house
Bathrooms1 en-suite bathroom in each cabin
AccommodateEach cabin accommodates 4-5 guests.
Internet3G Wireless in main house
Pet friendlyPets accepted on the property and main entrance hall area only. No pets accepted in cabins
RatesRates are in Norwegian Krone currency and start at kr2950 for single occupancy (see rates table). Children under 16 are an additional kr350 per night, over 16 is kr700 per night. The cabins are closed 1 November to 1 February each year.
Minimum Stay1 Night
ViewBeautiful sea and mountain views
Notes

Conditions: 25% deposit when booked, the rest 10 days before arrival.

No fees will be charged if reservation is cancelled 2 weeks or more in advance or more. Between one and two weeks in advance, a 10% cancellation fee will apply. Less than a week in advance a 50% cancellation fee will apply. 

Same day cancellations or no show will be charged in full

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.

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

Rate Table

Rates are in Norwegian Krone currency

Extra person is 700 per night 

Children under 16 are 350 per night 

Seasonal Dates Nightly Rate for 1 Person Nightly Rate for 2 People 
September 1 - June 1  2950 3700
June 1 - August  3600 4500
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