Is this the most incredible hotel you've ever seen?! We think it may be.
Suspended on wooden poles submerged into the glassy, unforgiving waters of the Holandsfjorden fjord – without disturbing the seabed – Six Senses Svart looks like a UFO that’s just gently landed a stone’s throw from Norway’s second-largest glacier.
This eco-conscious 94-room hotel sets futurism and sustainability against its immense natural setting, looking like a true gift to mother nature and a luxurious way for guests to enjoy a carbon-neutral stay without compromising on comfort.
Off-grid doesn’t quite cut it; this compelling snapshot of pure, progressive luxury is completely separated from any trace of society, cradled by nature and mirroring that with earthy, organic materials that use the least embedded energy possible.
"Svart” means black and blue in Old Norse, which is a reference to the natural heritage of the Svartisen glacier that falls within the famed Arctic Circle. Hence, visiting in winter would be the most ideal given the night sky will be lit by the Northern Lights, and the guest rooms look comforting enough to atone for the harsh conditions.
Norwegian firm Snøhetta has been tapped to shape the hotel’s spaceship-esque facade, which has been inspired by Norway’s deep and complex fishing heritage.
The concept is furthered by elements inspired by traditional fisherman’s cabins (known as “rorbu”) with features worked specifically to mirror the A-shaped structures (known as “fiskehjell”) used historically for drying fish.