This well known project is by the Norwegian firm Snohetta, and is located high on the edge of a valley that is traversed by migratory wildlife, including reindeer and musk oxen, and is sited to offer a view towards Mt Snohetta, the name sake of the architecture firm, 7 miles to the west of the pavilion.
The name Tverrfjellhytta, translates to something like "across" "mountain" "cabin". The cabin both sits on a mountain that both we and the wild life move across and it also sits across from Mt Snohetta, so the name seems to be a playful gesture that addressed the multiplicity of the project.
We visited the pavilion in early January of 2016, on a clear morning where the temperature was about -25C with the windchill. Several times my camera stopped working because of the cold, but seems fine now.
These photos start in the parking lot with a restroom that has also been designed by Snohetta, and continue up the shallow valley to the pavilion where there is a second restroom. I was actually more taken by these restrooms than the pavilion because I had not seen them, and they relate so clearly to both the form and material of the pavilion.
Located a few hundred miles below the arctic circle the sun actually moved behind a mountain to the south of us, and threw the pavilion into shadow when we arrived a little past 10:30 in the morning. It was interesting to think that they sun was so low in the sky that a mountain miles away rose faster into the sky than the sun. Perhaps that is a person, photographic interest, but it seems interesting none the less.