Børge Ousland is the perfect representation of the Great North explorer. Tall, blond, a big beard… He is also not afraid of a little cold. The owner of a small Norwegian island called Manshausen, Ousland wanted to share his love for his country and incredible nature by building a small boutique hotel by the sea. The rooms are in fact four cabins in the wild, the perfect setting to escape the summer heat and have a refreshing time. The nearby sea allows every nautical activity you could ever dream of – but always 20°C colder than everywhere else! Trust the locals to provide you with the best equipment to have the most incredible experience, whether you decide to go diving or fishing. Later in the season, the snow will attract all ski aficionados, who won’t help but try the dried fish and Raclette for dinner. Come nighttime, there’s nothing better than getting into a warm jacuzzi under the green-lit sky. Designed to be environmentally responsible and supplied by a local distribution network, this boutique hotel also hosts talks on region’s unique flora and fauna.