The world’s first ‘energy-positive’ hotel, Svart, will open in Norway’s Arctic Circle in 2022. Perched atop the crystal-clear waters of the Holandsfjorden fjord, at the base of the glacier itself, a glass-fronted, circular design will provide a 360-degree panoramic view of the fjord, glacier and in the winter months, the spectacular Northern Lights, all without compromising on guests’ privacy.

Guests and visitors will be able to discover the science and technology behind the making of Svart in the hotel’s very own education centre and design laboratory.  

Four restaurants will provide a variety of dining options at Svart, with dishes making use of local, home-grown and foraged produce. Guests can participate in the preparation of their gourmet meals, from mountain-side to plate. 

An indoor-outdoor spa will offer a variety of holistic treatments, from the traditional and Norwegian, to the medically and technologically cutting-edge, using 100% sustainable, locally-sourced products.

Guests can enjoy exhilarating arctic experiences year-round, from ice climbing on the glacier to practicing yoga in the midnight sun, as well as wildlife-spotting, diving and fishing. 

Svart’s two electric boats will be charged by the surplus energy produced by the hotel, and will provide transfers by water.