These Norwegian sea cabins offer a spectacular view

Situated at the water’s edge overlooking the spectacular scenery of Norway’s Steigen archipelago, this striking collection of cabins was commissioned by renowned Norwegian polar explorer Børge Ousland in partnership with architect Snorre Stinessen.

Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 3 Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 4Inspired to design a unique exploration and adventure resort, Ousland purchased the fifty five acre island of Manshausen in 2010 creating a vacation destination and concept that combines the rugged adventure of the artic 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.

Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 2Three 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.

Margretha_01_LREach 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.

Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway6 Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 7 Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 9 Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 10Inside 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.

Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 11Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island, Norway 5Photos courtesy of Sea Cabins, Manshausen Island