Amazing Penthouse Located at the Top of a Historic Ski Jump in Norway

This historic ski jump will soon be helping overnight guests reach new heights with an amazing, renovated penthouse apartment that is suspended 200 feet in the air. The lofty living space at the top of the Holmenkollen competitive arena in Norway was formerly a waiting room for competitors of the 1952 Winter Olympics. Now that it's an apartment – set to open at the end of March – adventure lovers and ski enthusiasts can enjoy the spectacular vantage point overlooking snowcapped mountains with all the comforts of home. From the rooftop terrace, guests can even catch glimpses of the Northern Lights on a clear night.

Lodging company AirBnB commissioned the project as part of a promotional contest, in which the company will give away the first night's stay to the winner of an essay competition. The increasingly popular website that coordinates “places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries” is known for offering accommodations in unusual venues. It's no doubt the ski jump lodge ranks among the most unique. The apartment's webpage humorously advises would-be guests, “Please do not apply if you are scared of heights.”

AirBnB
via [Laughing Squid]

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