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The Most Beautiful Public Toilet In The World Is Now In Norway

The Most Beautiful Public Toilet In The World Is Now In Norway

Norway is redefining the way people use public toilets. Now, one can relieve themselve in a beautiful toilet with a breathtaking view.

Public restrooms aren't always the best, especially when you really need to answer nature's call. In fact, they're something most tourists and locals dread because they're not always that clean and they almost always have a stench that never really goes away. But Norway is setting the bar really high when it comes to public toilets. The Scandinavian region is generally known for its breathtaking nature, friendly people, and stylish, minimalistic architecture. But they may have created the world's most beautiful and minimalistic public toilet in the world.


 
 
 
 
 
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Designed by architects Marit Justine Haugen and Dan Zohar from Oslo, this architectural marvel looks more like a painstakingly crafted art installation or part of some high-tech laboratory. No one would really guess this is a public toilet. This is just an example that you can find and create beauty anywhere you wish! Honestly, who would want to relieve themselves in a depressing toilet? 


 
 
 
 
 
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If churches and other public buildings can be made beautifully, then why not toilets? After all, a lot of thinking does happen in there, doesn't it? It also doesn't hurt to have a killer view. This is why the public loo is located at the Uredd rest area (Or Ureddplassen), which is surrounded by the sea and fjords. What’s more, you can even watch the northern lights from there in the winter, and see the midnight sun in the summer.


 
 
 
 
 
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“Ureddplassen is a place for a short break, a nice rest and a picnic, or for long nights with midnight sun or northern lights,” explained Nasjonale Turistveger, the tourist board for Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten, on which the toilet can be found. “The road follows the coast but its character changes underway from the long line of peaks in the north to the fjords and mountains until the scenery becomes more gentle with the archipelago and the islands out at sea,” says Nasjonale Turistveger.


 
 
 
 
 
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 Also, outside the toilet, block benches made of Norwegian Rose marble - the same stone used for New York’s United Nations building - provide seating for unlikely queue members. Steps towards the shore have also been constructed. The toilet can be found on road Fv17, not far from the town of Gildeskål. The 433 km long Helgelandskysten scenic route, which the restroom is officially a part of, recently underwent a massive renovation which cost over 1.5 million euro.


 
 
 
 
 
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Part of that renovation included creating the toilet that looks like a work of art. Which, it totally does, so that part has been covered.  “The view from the steps is unique and there is ample seating well protected from traffic noise,” explained Steinar Skaar, who is the Helgelandskysten route manager, according to Telegraph. Well, now that people are used to this luxury, would they be willing to go back to regular restrooms?


 
 
 
 
 
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