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Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
1:16 AM 6th April 2024

Stays In Harmony With Nature

They say that reconnecting with nature is the best way to restore life’s balance in favour of ‘leisure over labour’.

So, look no further than Western Norway where you can spend the night with the ocean as your nearest neighbour.

Panoramahyttene at Sandhåland (Karmøy) is not only ready to welcome its first guests, but also promises a breathtaking backdrop.

Fresh, wild and beautiful, Panoramahyttene gives you the opportunity to get close to the coastal landscape, with high skies and wide-open horizons as well as constantly changing weather, wind and light.

The experience changes with the weather: from stormy days when the waves crash against the rocks, to calm days when the sunset is reflected in the sea.

Architect, Roald Bø, has taken his inspiration from the landscape with the view as the main focus, enabling visitors to get closer to nature. Equally, his cabin designs mean they don’t take up too much space. All cabins have large windows that lean towards the sea.

There are a total of three cabins on site, but the location on the rocky outcrop still gives you the feeling of being completely alone.

The cabins, Hagbart, Helga and Håkon, all have a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and toilet, fireplace and comfortable beds.

Each cabin can accommodate up to four adults and one child. The cabins are furnished with comfort and the spectacular view in mind, which can be enjoyed from all angles of the cabin.

A wealth of experiences nearby
Panoramahyttene at Sandhåland is the perfect starting point for exploring the region's rich offerings, whether you're looking for cultural or nature experiences.

A short drive from the cabins you'll find beautiful sandy beaches such as Sandvesanden and Åkrasanden, both of which have been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label.

If you prefer to leave the car behind, Sandhålandsanden, a little gem of a beach, is within walking distance of the cabins. The cabins are also close to the charming little coastal town of Skudeneshavn.

Equally, if you're interested in the region's rich Viking history, Avaldsnes with Nordvegen History Centre and The Viking Farm is just 25 minutes away by car.

The cabins are only a 40-minute drive from Haugesund, and Haugesund Airport Karmøy is a half-hour drive away.

From Stavanger, you can reach the cabins in about two hours by car, while the journey from Bergen takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes.

For more information about the cabins:
Tove V. Bråthen, Panoramahyttene
Phone: +47 92 21 47 29

Roald Bø, Civil Architect, Holon Arkitektur
Phone: + 47 906 04 318