Lillevik in July.

Welcome to Lillevik Lofoten, your home away from home in the heart of the Lofoten islands, above the Arctic circle. Lillevik is a completely remodeled 1960’s house at Gimsøy, with stunning views and all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Lofoten Islands and enjoy the tranquil ambiance of our unique holiday home.

See sea eagles and northern lights from the sofas.

Lillevik is the perfect base for exploring the Lofoten islands, all year – it is quiet, but central: Gimsøy is “in the middle” of Lofoten, but just a bit away from the E10 main road and tourist centres. Most sights and activities are just a short and scenic drive away. See Location and the Gallery!

The living room’s large panorama windows give great views of both the northern lights and the midnight sun – and also sea eagles, seals, otter, porpoises (dolphins), foxes, owls and maybe a weasel.

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Super quiet, but central

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Lillevik seen from Hoven (368m)

This part of Gimsøy is exceptionally quiet, even for Lofoten. Less than 200 people live at Gimsøy, and a large part of the island is a nature reserve. There is practically no traffic on the small road that goes past the house.

Everything you need is nearby: Gimsøy Landhandel with groceries and a cozy café, the long, white sandy beaches at Vinje and Hov, the mountain Hoven (368 m) with an impressive 360° view, the Lofoten links golf course and much more. Local towns Henningsvær and Svolvær are around 30 minutes away. See Location and Travel for maps and travel distances.

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The Lofoten links golf course, where you can play in the midnight sun. Just two minutes from Lillevik.

Gimsøya has superb conditions for watching both the northern lights and the midnight sun: There is open sea towards north, with no neighbours or anything else to block the views – and no light pollution. Lofoten locals, and “aurora hunting tour operators”, travel to Gimsøy to get the best conditions. At Lillevik you can experience this right where you live, also through the panorama windows.

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Northern lights above Lillevik. No need to go “aurora hunting”, just go outside.

Lillevik has sun all day: From the early morning until after midnight (in summer). Note that only areas on the north side of Lofoten have midnight sun. And: It’s nice that the sun goes behind Hoven in the midle of the night, but we also have blackout curtains in all bedrooms.

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Lillevik with Hoven (368m) behind.

The house: Classic 60’s style with today’s comforts

The house was built in the 1960’s and went through a complete rebuild in 2018-2020. All walls, windows, electrical wiring, plumbing, etc. is completely new. The original atmosphere is preserved, with modern standards and great attention to details. Lillevik’s yellow color is a traditional Lofoten color, and so is the red color on the boathouse and barn.

Lillevik is now a modern «retro» house with everything you expect today: The house has all modern amenities, end everything is top quality. You get an authentic northern Norway experience, with all modern comforts.

The house’s plot is 92,000 square meters (92 hectares, or 23 acres), and the private beach is just 100 meters from the house.

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Lillevik’s private beach. It’s not big, but there is sun all day and no people.
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Lillevik seen from Hoven (368m).

There is a 150+ page binder with lots of information in the house and Lofoten in general, with our best tips and recommendations for getting the most out of your stay. You can also download it: Lillevik house book (PDF).

Welcome to Lillevik, your home away from home!

The rooms: Cozy, with top quality everywhere

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The yellow bedroom.

Large living and dining room with panorama views of the ocean and mountains, with both northern lights and midnight sun (see the gallery):

  • Cozy lounge area with “retro” furniture by the large windows.
  • New fireplace with glass on three sides.
  • Reading corner by the bookshelves

Four bedrooms sleeping 7-8 adults, all with 200 cm (78″) long beds with new mattresses/beds (see the gallery):

  • Yellow bedroom: Two 90 cm beds (35″) that may be put together for one “king size” bed: Sleeps two
  • Blue bedroom: Two 90 cm (35″) beds: Sleeps two
  • Pink room: One 140 cm (55″) bed: Sleeps one or two
  • Green room: One 90 cm (35″) bunk bed: Sleeps two

Spacious kitchen and dining area for 8-12 people, connected to the living room:

  • New, fully equipped kitchen with new, top quality appliances: Fridge, freezer, cooking oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, waffle maker, etc.

Two bathrooms: One large with shower and WC, and one small with washbasin and WC (see the gallery).

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Detail from the pink bedroom.

Garden, private beach, boathouse, parking, etc

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Drone photo of Lillevik and some of the land.
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Lillevik’s beach.
  • Large garden with lounge chairs, two hammocks and a trampoline
  • Parking on the house’s lot for 3 cars, and Zaptec Go EV charger (free)
  • Small terrace by the entrance – for morning coffee
  • Large terrace (new in 2023) with view of the mountains and ocean
  • Private beach just 100 meters from the house
  • WiFi: 75/10 Mbit (free and unlimited, works in the whole house and garden)
  • No TV, but you can stream anything using the fast WiFi
  • High quality 10×42 Nikon binoculars for spotting wildlife
  • Weber charcoal barbecue grill
  • New washing machine, dryer and outdoor clothes lines
  • Large basement with separate entrance, for storing bikes, skis, etc
  • Workshop in the basement for doing small repairs, waxing skis, etc
  • A few bikes that guests can borrow for local exploration

Almost no cars drive on the road past the house, maybe five cars per hour, so: No need to worry about traffic.

See Location and Travel for maps and travel distances.

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Lillevik’s boathouse.
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View from Hoven.
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The terrace by the boathouse.
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The garden chairs in position for aurora observations.
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The midnight sun seen from Hoven.
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Midnight sun at a “secret” spot at Gimsøy, just a short bike ride from Lillevik.
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See Gallery for many more photos.

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February.
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Midnight sun at a “secret” spot 10 minutes from Lillevik.
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Vinje beach at Gimsøy.