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RABOTHYTTA – THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DNT CABIN IN NORWAY

The DNT cabin Rabothytta is dramatically situated at 1200 metres altitude, on the very edge of the Okstindbreen glacier. The cabin enjoys a stunning view of the glacier, as well as the Okstindan mountain range and its ruling summit Oksskolten, the highest mountain in Northern Norway.

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A mountain trail network

Rabothytta draws visitors for its architecture as well as the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. For hikers, it fills a “gap” between the older cabins Kjendsvasshytta and Gråfjellhytta.

Rabothytta was completed in mid-August 2014, and the Hemnes chapter of the Norwegian Trekking Association can now offer more extensive accommodation along with a great trail network to hikers yearning to explore Nordland’s majestic Okstindan range. The cabin is self-service (unstaffed) and accommodates 30 overnight guests.

Perfectly situated

Rabothytta is perfectly situated for winter as well as summer visitors. From the closest road it can be reached in about 1.5 hours in the summer, passing through beautiful mountain terrain. In the winter, cross-country skiers should allow about three hours for the trip up to the cabin.

Honouring Charles Rabot

The cabin is named in honour of Charles Rabot, a French glaciologist, ethnographer and explorer who was passionate about the Arctic landscape and its peoples. Rabot was particularly fond of Helgeland, and especially the Okstindan mountains. Rabothytta cabin has a striking design, robust and simple, by architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs. Their plans for the cabin are currently honoured by a display in La Galerie d’Architecture in Paris.

Fabrice Milochau
Rabothytta Cabin in Hemnes
Rabothytta Cabin in Hemnes
Fabrice Milochau
Rabothytta Cabin inside Architecture
Rabothytta Cabin inside
Fabrice Milochau
Rabothytta Cabin
Fabrice Milochau
Okstindan behind Rabothytta cabin
Rabothytta Cabin
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Rabothytta i solnedgang
Rabothytta i solnedgang

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