Off the coast of the small village of Båly in southern Norway, a big piece of concrete looms out of the waters. This extraordinary structure is, in fact, a place where you can dine under the cold Atlantic waves. It makes for a striking sight, so let’s find out more about Under and the people who made it.
Brothers Gaute and Stig Ubostad come from a family of hotel owners, so it may have seemed natural for them to buy the Havhotell in 2014. This was a bankrupt hotel that sat in the small settlement of Båly. The village lies at the southernmost tip of Norway, in an area where few people live.
Båly is pretty remote. In fact, it lies five hours from the Norwegian capital of Oslo and over 40 miles from any other town. However, the drive from Båly would not be dull. The coast in this area is spectacular, given its position at the meeting point of storms rising in the south and the north.