Logo: Svart

Welcome to Svart – the World's first energy positive hotel concept by the Arctic Circle, with a 360° view of the Svartisen glacier and arctic nature. The hotel is planned to open in 2022 and is a collaboration between MIRIS, Snøhetta and Powerhouse.

Photo: Inside Panorama, Svart Hotel
Photo: Inside Glacier (blue)

Treading lightly

Svart is the world's first hotel designed after the energy positive Powerhouse standard located above the polar circle. It´s circular form extends from the shoreline by the foot of the Svartisen glacier and into the clear waters of the Arctic fjord. 

Snøhetta Plompmozes - Svartisen Glacier Resort Mulighetsstudie - Esoteric

The hotel reduces its yearly energy consumption by 85% compared to other modern hotels, and it harvests enough solar energy to cover both the hotel operations and the energy needed to construct the building.

Building in a fragile environment comes with clear obligations in terms of creating a sustainable tourist destination.

Photo: Architecture, Hotel, Sea, Waves

The architecture is inspired by local coastal building traditions and stands on wooden piles dissolving the boundary between land and fjord.

Photo: Northern Lights, Blue & Green, Sea

The shape of the hotel provides a panoramic view of the fjord and an experience of living in proximity with nature.


Shaped by time and nature

Svart is situated just above the Arctic Circle where summer days last forever and winter are lit by the breathtaking Northern Lights. The hotel is cradled within the incredible Helgeland coastline, close to both Bodø and the Nordic gem, Lofoten.

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Photo: Sea, snow, mountain
Photo: Glacier Hiking

Located at 66°38´N 14°00´E
Svartisen is the second largest glacier on the Norwegian mainland.

Photo: Arctic Circle, White Lines

Arctic Circle

Photo: Glacier Hiking

The name Svart, meaning black in Norwegian, is a direct tribute to the dark blue ice of the Svartisen glacier. In old Norse, the word for black and blue is the same, and the hotel´s name is a reference to the natural heritage of the ancient Svartisen glacier and its precious natural surroundings.

Photo: White Fox, snow
Photo: Whale Swimming


Experience the 360°
degrees of arctic nature

Experience breathtaking glacier hikes, see the briliant northern light expeditions, practice yoga in the midnight sun, dive in spectular waters and harvest local delicacies. These are just a few of the Arctic activitives you will experience in the pristine surrondings of Svart.

Photo: Glacier, mountain, stones

55°NE Treking into the deep blue
voids of the Svartisen Glacier

Photo: Men with Red Jacket, Ice Climbing

65°NE Ice climbing with

trained climbing guides

Photo: Northern Lights

180°S Watching the Aurora
Borealis in the crisp winter night

Photo: Pratice Yoga Midnight Summer

85°SE Practice yoga in the
midnight sun

Photo: Sea food, mussels

180°S Harvest local delicacies and
participate in the preparation of your
gourmet meals

Photo: GIrl Fishing, Late Summer Night

180°S Late Summer Night Fishing

Photo: Men in kayak, sea

180°S Launch your kayak from the deck
beneath your hotel room

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