The ‘Ex Machina’ movie is an exquisite masterpiece dealing with artificial intelligence and ethical issues surrounding the process of creating one. Director Alex Garland did not only create an elaborate plot filled with lively characters, he also made sure the setting of the movie helped in creating the eerie atmosphere of a sci-fi thriller. We were surprised to find out that he didn’t actually build the magnificent house of the mad genius who experimented with the human mind, but only rented it. In real life the ‘Ex Machina’ home is a hotel located in Norway – and you can stay there yourself! Welcome to the Juvet Hotel, the first ever landscape hotel in Europe.
Hidden on a river bank in Alstad, Valldala, the cubicles of the hotel are scattered all over the nature reserve with its gorgeous pine, aspen, birch, and boulders.
The Juvet Hotel is a truly unique place to stay – its history dates back as far as 16th century. The unusually fertile land of the Norddal municipality attracted people from various settlements and local corn was known far outside the farmstead. The West Norwegian Fjords that surround the hotel and the farm are now part of Unesco’s World Heritage List.
The Juvet Hotel consists of nine separate 250-square-foot cabins, each boasting a living room, bedroom, bathroom, study, and a breathtaking view over the rugged landscape surrounding each home. You won’t find two rooms alike, and each of them has a dark natural interior to let the residents focus on the scenery.
Creators of the hotel want all the visitors to experience the nature of Reinheimen National Park to the fullest. In Burtigarden you will find the picturesque Gudbrandsjuvet gorge, which is a famous place for travelers who come back from Trollstigen. There you will find a gorgeous ravine formed by the Valldøla river, along with potholes created by melting water from glaciers.