Rest stops are not a place that you would normally associate with beautiful architecture or design, but Norway’s Ureddplassen will change your mind. Located along the along the Helgelandskysten Norwegian Scenic Route, this rest stop was designed by Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter (HZA) and includes a toilet that has been incorporated into a poured concrete terrace area.
You can step down from the terrace to the pebble beach below, or just sit and enjoy the tranquil view offered by the smartly designed viewing station. The toilet itself is below a wave like concrete-structure that forms its roof, while its walls are made of translucent glazing.
The spot has gained popularity with tourists and locals alike since it’s an ideal location to view the northern lights when they appear. Surrounded by terrain that’s equal parts rugged and beautiful, this would very well be the world’s most scenic toilet.