The stopping-place is situated between the E8 and Storfjorden, which is the innermost part of Lyngenfjorden. The area around has a rich birdlife and is an attractive outdoor area, where rivers including the Kitsdalselva flow into the fjord. The terrain is flat and grassy, and a number of birch trees have been planted here to provide shelter from the winds. On the eastern side of the E8 there is a thick pine forest. From the stopping-place there is a view right out over the fjord to beautiful and mighty mountains in all directions: Hatten, Mannfjell, Otertind, Buefjell and Njallavarre. The place is easily visible to drivers, whether travelling north or south. The stopping-place, with its five rustic buildings, is perceived as a point marking the municipality of Storfjord and the Nord-Troms region. Travelling northwards, it is here that one really encounters Lyngenfjord, as well as Sami and Kven settlements and culture.

Year of construction

1998

Architect

Odd Aanesen

Client

Statens vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration)

Building Type

Stopping-place, sale booths, tourist information

Construction System / Materials

Turf, woodwork, half-timbering

Keywords

rest area
tourist information
sod
woodwork
post and beam construction

Literature

Gunnarsjå, Arne: Arkitekturguide for Norge. Oslo 2002.

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