An alpine cabin, pieced together like a 3D puzzle, in Norway offers a safe harbour to weary hikers
Emerging out of the mountains and rising like a tortoise shell against a stark
landscape, this alpine cabin in the Scandinavian town of Hammerfest—the
northernmost city in the world—is the latest addition to the country’s collection of
spectacular refuges for hikers. The cabins, designed by Norwegian SPINN Arkitekter and UK-based FORMAT Engineers, feature an outer shell comprising 77 panels in cross laminated timber that “fit together like a 3D puzzle.” Set atop the hills of Storefjell and Tyven, the 324 sq ft cabins offer trekkers a warm respite amid a snowy terrain. They come equipped with a stove and a window that offers panoramic views, which is sure to energise enervate climbers.