Lonely Planet – Would you stay at this daring hotel suspended over a Norwegian cliff?

A Turkish architectural design studio is proposing to construct a boutique hotel that sits dramatically on the edge of an extraordinary Norwegian granite rock formation.

The design will see the hotel built into the side of the rock at Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, a 1982ft cliff in southern Norway that has become a popular visitor attraction, receiving over 200,000 visitors per year. The proposed hotel has a series of balconies on various levels, with a viewing platform on the top deck that serves as the entrance to the building. There are three floors of guest quarters, and each level provides magnificent views over the surrounding landscape from the curved balconies that protrude out from the edge of the cliff.

The hotel is only a concept at present, but if it was to go ahead, guests would be able to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding fjords and mountains. They would be able to chill out and relax in a long, narrow swimming pool with amazing views that can be enjoyed from a viewing deck. Preikestolen is framed by cliffs on three sides, and is one of Norway’s most remarkable sights. Popular with hikers, it’s a steep, four-hour return hike from Preikestolhytta Vandrerhjem, and is usually accessible from April to September, depending on the snows.

The concept for the hotel was designed by Istanbul-based Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio and further information on their work is available here.