Norwegian Trekking Association opens Rabot Mountain Cabin to hikers and skiers

The Rabot Mountain Cabin welcomes hikers from all over the world to a design surprise high up in the mountains in Northern Norway.

OSLO, 2014-8-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The cabin opened on 16 August and has already attracted attention from architect junkies as well as sporty hikers, as its unique design resembles a high-end hotel more than a hiker’s lodge.

The Rabot Mountain Cabin is designed by the well-known Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter, who incorporated local materials that meet the demands of the harsh winter landscape. Surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Norway, and with large windows providing spectacular views, the cabin has definitely put Hemnes on the architectural map. The cabin is named after the French glaciologist and geographer Charles Rabot, who explored the mountain areas in the province of Nordland thoroughly.

The Rabot Mountain Cabin is open both summer and winter. It is located at 1,200 metres above sea level in Hemnes close to the glacier at Okstindan inNorthern Norway and must be accessed on foot or by skis, as there is no main road leading up there.

Distinctive, contemporary mountain cabins

The Rabot Cabin is one of 500 cabins operated by the Norwegian Trekking Association. Other celebrated examples of modern architecture reinventing the traditional Norwegian ski or hiking cabin are Breidablik, Basecamp Preikestolen, Skåla Tower and Vasstinden. With a variety of accommodation options for high altitude active travelers, these destinations are proving popular with design aficionados as well as hikers and skiers.

Hiking from cabin to cabin

The Norwegian Trekking Associations’ cabins offer an affordable alternative to cold weather camping and are hugely popular among hikers, many of whom spend weeks hiking from cabin to cabin. There are three types of cabins open to all: serviced, self-serviced and unserviced.

Notes to editors

Everyone can use the cabins operated by the Norwegian Trekking Association, but members are prioritized over non-members when beds are allocated.

NOK 270 per night (member) or NOK 350 (non-member) in serviced cabins
NOK 220 per night (member) or NOK 325 (non-member) in selfserviced and unserviced cabins

An annual membership costs NOK 590 (full price, concessions are available). A full price list is available at the Norwegian Trekking Associations’s website (pdf).

Downloadable pictures of the Rabot Cabin are available here.

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The Rabot Cabin is the latest addition to Norway’s collection of spectacular refuges for hikers

The Rabot Cabin is the latest addition to Norway’s collection of spectacular refuges for hikers