Cinematic and simple, Black Aurora Nook hunkers into its dramatic setting between glacier and mountain on the remote island of Austvågøya, Norway.
Austvågøya is the largest and northernmost island in the Lofoten archipelago. It is a startlingly beautiful terrain of wild coastline, jagged cliffs and deep fjords that attracts wildlife and nature lovers from far and wide.
Within this setting Austro-German firm Atelier Dirnbacher has built Black Aurora Nook, named for its monochrome exterior and position between Austnesfjord and the imposing Higravstinden – the highest mountain in Lofoten.
The cabin’s simple silhouette echoes the peaks of the surrounding mountains. Huge picture windows frame views of the water and landscape, and living spaces have soaring ceilings that mimic the volume of the surroundings.
Interiors of the 65 sq m holiday home are equally simple, championing Nordic minimalism through untreated wraparound wood. Black powder-coated steel elements inject contrast – the wood-burning stove, poise lamps, hanging pendants and hardware – and there are several window nooks to while away the hours watching the landscape change outside.
Black Aurora Nook launches this spring and sleeps up to six people, with two bedrooms and a sleeping loft. Sliding pocket doors separate the open floor plan, and if you can’t bare the thought of leaving Fido at home, dogs are welcome for an additional €50 per stay.
High season prices for 2023 start from €2,200 per week and the cabin can be booked via Holiday Architecture or directly.
The nearest grocery store is in Svolvaer – Lofoten’s capital which is approximately 30 km away – so the cabin is pretty remote. But trekking and skiing trails start from the doorstep, and the house has a prime position for viewing the Northern Lights. Fishing, bird-watching trips and canoeing are also available in the local area by arrangement.