Nordisk from Denmark offers a tepee-inspired tent that can be set up by one person. The Alfheim comes in two sizes, allowing six to 10 people – depending on the size – to stargaze via a rooftop opening. And the name translates to mean “Elf Home,” referring to the Light Elves’ home in Norse mythology.
Nordisk’s Alfheim comes in two sizes and three options: the 12.6 meters squared, 19.6 meters squared, and 19.6 meters squared organic. Both sizes feature what the company describes as classical tepee construction.
The tepee construction allows for optimal ventilation, according to Nordisk. With the tug of a string, the top of the tent can be pulled up, exposing mesh so campers inside can gaze at the stars. A groundsheet, sold separately, can be zipped in to provide a floor, and cabins with mesh tops can be hooked to the sides of the tent to create separate sleeping spaces. The tent is comprised of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton, and Nordisk offers a sustainable option with organic cotton. Six to eight people can rest inside the 12.6 meters squared, or around 136 feet squared, tent, with eight to ten people fitting inside the 19.6 meters squared, around 211 feet squared, option.
The mesh enables light to filter into the tent, hearkening back to the name. Nordisk explains on their website that Alfheim “was both the name of the supernatural world of the elves and the name of a kingdom, whose legendary kings were related to the elves.”
Nordisk has been around since 1901, and offers other camping gear like sleeping bags, backpacks, or cooking gear.
On Amazon, the 12.6 M2 Alfheim goes for £479.50, or around $652, with the 19.6 M2 priced at £621.02 ($844.42) for a regular cotton or £754.10 ($1,025.37) for organic cotton. The groundsheet is priced between £198 ($269.23) and £318.03 ($432.43), and cabins cost between £126 ($171.33) and £217.40 ($295.61).
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