Finns Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson created the Oslo-based architectonic studio Rintala Eggertson Architects in 2007. Later in 2008 they were commissioned by the municipality of Seljord to create series of lookout points around its famous lake, which is said to be inhabited by a mythical sea-monster Selma. The lookouts are meant to provide tourists and locals alike with enrichment in the experience of the lake and offer them a different perspective and appeal.
The most dominant of the towers is the southeastern one, located closest to the lake. Aside from impressive views of the landscape, it offers exhibition area on the ground floor. The structure is entirely made of wood and provides visitors with exciting experience in the night as well thanks to its lighting.