A fisherman’s cottage south of the Arctic Circle is a tranquil retreat

On the remote island of Vega

Stockholm studio Kolman Boye Architects designed this tawny timber cabin on the Norwegian island of Vega – conceiving it as a remote hideaway to connect with nature.

The cottage’s gabled silhouette riffs on the traditional boathouses found in Norway’s coastal villages, while its silvery pine skin blends into the lichen-covered rocky landscape.

Available to rent via Off Grid Hideaways from €550 per night, the cabin is close to the beach and walking trails from Eidem to Sundsvoll. The Vega archipelago – which is south of the Arctic Circle – is a UNESCO site, noted for its natural beauty and local traditions of tending wild eider ducks.

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Interiors of the three-bedroom Norwegian holiday home hone a pared-back Scandi style. Oversized picture windows frame views of the sea and the mountains, while pale timber floors and walls add a sense of calmness, matched by minimalist furnishings.

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Just remember to bring a good book – and a bottle of wine, as alcohol isn’t sold on the island and there are no digital distractions on offer at the island bolthole.

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