Little Island Lighthouse

Location: Central Norway & Lofoten | Norway

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Littleisland Lighthouse is a converted, century-old lighthouse hotel on the otherwise uninhabited island of Litloya, in the Atlantic off the north coast of Norway. This is a place for relaxing and enjoying the island and surrounding coastline on foot and by boat, spotting wildlife including orcas and puffins, and, in the winter months, experiencing the majesty of the Northern Lights.
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  • Converted lighthouse on uninhabited Atlantic island
  • Just two comfortable double bedrooms
  • Great place to see the Northern Lights
  • Wildlife watchers can spot puffins, whales and white-tailed eagles

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  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Romantic
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Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Set on the uninhabited island of Litloya in the North Atlantic, hotels don’t get much more secluded than Littleisland Lighthouse. This is the only building on the island, meaning you’re free to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife in privacy.

Rooms at Little Island Lighthouse

Littleisland Lighthouse has two cosy double rooms, decorated in a simple, tasteful style, and a separate bathroom. Both the rooms have writing desks and large windows offering spectacular views over the ocean and the Lofoten Islands.

Food and drink

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Little Island Lighthouse – which is lucky, considering it’s the only building on the island. In keeping with the hotel’s eco-friendly ethos, food is locally sourced and sustainable wherever possible, and many vegetables and herbs are grown at the hotel, with berries and roots which grow wild on the island utilised too. Of course, the fruits of the ocean are the stars of the menu here – make a catch when you’re out fishing and they’ll cook it for your dinner at the lighthouse that night.


As you’d expect from a hundred-year old lighthouse, facilities are rather thin on the ground, although there is Wi-Fi throughout the property. The lighthouse has a guest library with a wood-burning stove, where you can relax with a good book after an evening exploring the island and surrounding coastline.

Activities at Little Island Lighthouse

Apart from the few lighthouse staff, the island is uninhabited, and is your own little playground to roam and explore at your leisure. This seclusion makes seeing the Northern Lights, often visible throughout the winter, an even more special experience than usual. January to April is also a great time to fish here, when cod come in their thousands to spawn. Birdwatchers can spot puffins, gannets and white tailed eagles, while various kinds of whales, including orcas, can be seen here too.

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Hotel location

Given its remote location, Littleisland Lighthouse is not easily accessible. Tromso and Oslo fly regularly to Harstad/Narvik airport, which is about two hours’ drive from the town of Sortland. From Sortland, lighthouse staff will meet you for the boat journey to Litloya.

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