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Vega Cottage

Modern comfort in a stunning, rugged landscape

Kolman Boye Vega Cottage     Photo: Courtesy of Åke E:son Lindman

This summer home is the stuff of dreams—isolation and spectacular outdoor activities just steps from your front door. The cabin, with its rustic wood exterior, blends in with the natural landscape. After all, when you’re in a place like this, an island in the Norwegian archipelago near the Arctic Circle, it’s best to let nature do the talking. 

Taking cues from seaside huts, two conjoined gable-roofed rectangles rise from the rocky terrain. The wooden structure is clothed inside and out with pine, both silvery grey and pure white. Unfinished birch trim creates an exquisitely detailed and subdued interior. The comfort of inside stands in sharp relief to the rugged landscape framed through the cabin's huge windows.

Curl up by the wood-burning fireplace on the ground floor. And just before hitting the sack, you can stargaze from the two upstairs bedrooms, which are tucked under the open gable with large skylights. 

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