The Flokehyttene cabins occupy a craggy spot by the sea in Vestland’s Sveio, not far from where the Vikings sailed out to settle Iceland.
Each of the wooden huts maximises sea views, with vast panoramic windows framing the rocky landscape and the waves beyond.
Arkitektur for Haugesund Turistforening – part of the Norwegian Trekking Association – designed the five cabins, making sure they left a minimum impact on the landscape other than the four holes drilled into the rock to support them. Their sloping shape helps them stand up to the winds that howl around the Ryvarden headland.
A wooden walkway leads up to the Norwegian holiday homes, which start at 1,000 NOK per night and are each named after a member of the Vilgerdsson family – who were among the Vikings that helped settle Iceland. Fireplaces heat each cabin’s cosy but minimalist interior, outfitted with raw plywood walls and ceiling.
The Flokehyttene cabins are a respite for those enjoying the North Sea Cycle Route and Lyngholmen’s windswept hiking routes, which wind past a pair of ancient burial mounds nearby.