Plenty of hotels provide views of the surrounding landscape, but few take it as seriously as the Juviet Landscape Hotel. Located along the river Valldøla near the edge of the Norwegian Sea and the Gudbrandsjuvet gorge, this unique hotel recently played host to shoots for sci-fi masterpiece Ex Machina. We sent adventure photographer Alex Strohl, who was spending three months traveling Europe in his decked-out Defender, to experience the hotel first hand. The Juvet offers seven ultra-modern, detached guest rooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that let you take in the views from all angles, two minimalist, single-room "birdhouses", an old mill house, a restored 1870s farmhouse that's meant to house large groups, and a cabin. Outside, you'll find an on-site spa area with hot tub and sauna, access to winter sports, hiking, rafting, and camping, and a 100 year-old barn that now serves as a dining room and lounge.
Photos: Alex Strohl