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.

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

The 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.


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.

Everything you need is nearby: Gimsøy Landhandel with groceries, café and gas station is 7 kilometers away, there is 1.5 km to the long, white sandy beach at Hov, and a 40 minute hike up to the summit of Hoven (368 m) with an impressive 360° view. Local towns Henningsvær and Svolvær are around 30 minutes away. See Location and Travel for maps and travel distances.

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. Even Lofoten locals travel to Gimsøy to get the best conditions. At Lillevik you can experience this right where you live.


About the house

The house was built in the 1960’s and went through an extensive two-year 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. The yellow color is a traditional Lofoten color.

Lillevik is now a modern «retro» house with everything you expect in 2023: 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.

There is a 100+ 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

  • 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 (see the gallery):
    • First floor: Main bathroom with shower. Heated floor.
    • Ground floor: Small, with toilet. Heated floor.

Parking, garden, beach, etc

  • Parking on the house’s lot for 2-3 cars, and Zaptec Go EV charger (free)
  • Small terrace by the entrance – for morning coffee
  • Large garden with sun all day
  • Garden lounge chairs, and two hammocks between the trees
  • Trampoline in the garden
  • Weber charcoal barbecue grill
  • 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
  • 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

Hardly any cars drive on the road past the house, maybe five cars per hour – no need to worry about traffic.

See Location and Travel for maps and travel distances.