Best Panoramic Cabins in Scandinavia
As boutique experience specialists, panoramic cabins tend to heavily feature in our daydreams. These cosy cabins are going all out on the views and serve as a reminder that the good things in life are often simple. Views of Scandinavia’s untamed wilds, plus a mug of hot cocoa minus the distractions of modern life, are often enough to fill us with content.
Now, Scandinavia wouldn’t be renowned for its forward-thinking architecture if it hadn’t thought about ways to bring the concept of nature-inspired cabins to the next level. To get you daydreaming as well, we’ve selected our favourite cabin all across Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
Some places can’t be described. They need to be experienced. The Arctic Retreat is one of these places. Deep in Swedish Lapland’s Boreal forest, the log cabin featuring floor-to-ceiling windows offers an escape into a world of calm. Surrounded by a rushing river, lanky trees, and rolling hills you may spot swans glide through the water during summer, wake up to birdsong or watch the Aurora emerge in the skies during autumn and winter. The cabin itself encourages to observe the untamed surroundings. With minimalist Scandi chic interior and floor-to-ceiling windows, natures soothing power extends into your lodgings. The cabin may be a compelling reason to rest and relax inside, but then the hot tub outside offers a perhaps even stronger argument to take in the view with some bubbles at hand.
To round-off the experience, we recommend the 3-course dinners served at the cabin. Expect wholesome and surprisingly exquisite foods sourced from your immediate surroundings.
Inari Panorama Chalet
In Finland, log cabin vibes have found a new scenic home at the shores of Lake Inari. The stylish panorama chalets welcome hygge-seeking travelers for the first time this winter. Authentic Finnish design, paired with luxury seamlessly blends into Lappish nature. Inside the cabin, relaxation comes in the shape of a private sauna, a king-size bed, or simply views across the vast expanses of Finland’s third largest lake. After an active day of Arctic adventures, unwinding near the fireplace may just be the perfect way to round off the day.
Iisakki Glass Village
Lake Rukajavri in Ruka-Kuusamo in Finland offers a scenic backdrop inviting to be idle and active in equal measure. Fill your days exploring scenic hiking trails, and nights curled up in your glass cabin where floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof provides the best views of the surrounding scenery and the night sky. Admire the magical Aurora Borealis between September and April. In summer, you may replenish your vitamin-D levels, a service kindly provided by the Midnight Sun. A private patio and outdoor fireplace allow for quiet moments outside, but a cosy double bed, small kitchenette and private en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet provide all the essentials needed to hibernate inside. Breakfast is included and will be served only 200 meters from your villa. For a little extra excitement, we recommend dining in a tepee hut or in the forest. Want to find out more?
At the northern edge of mainland Norway, you’ll find yourself engulfed by views of wild waters and rugged mountains. This is the place to go if you’re looking for an escape. Take a seat in the sheepskin covered chairs and gaze at the horizon through the floor-to-ceiling windows of your Nordic cabin. A stay at Varanger Lodge takes escapism to the next level as no WiFi or television are available. To make your digital detox less daunting, Edgar, your host will teach you about life at Northern Norway’s coast. Joining him on his signature King Crab Safari ends with an amazing feast of this Nordic delicacy- a must if you eat seafood. Round off your day by using the nearby sauna. An Arctic Digital Detox can be arranged both in summer and in winter.
Hotel and Spa Resort Jarvisydan
Enjoy some beautiful lake views and scenery of Linnansaari National Park from your Scenery Suite. Tucked away in a calm archipelago of Finland’s largest lake, wellness, slow living and soothing views of Lake Saimaa see visitors slow down quickly. To speed up the slowing down, the 180-degree views from the lake-facing Scenery Suites offer nature immersion 24/7. Witness the awakening nature in spring, the energising rays of the midnight sun, and stargaze in winter.The Scenery Suites come in two different sizes, one for couples and solo travelers, and a family suite.
Experience first-class Finnish wellness in the resorts Lake Spa which has been carved from natural rocks and overlooks Lake Saimaa. To quite literally take relaxation to next level head to the specially designed yoga loft, where aerial yoga, Hatha or hot yoga are being offered.
And in the Tavern Restaurant, Savonian style tidbits are served by an open fire and candlelights, which are best enjoyed with a seasonal wine.
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