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A captivating, story-rich retreat, peacefully nestled at the foot of a former lighthouse on Finland's largest sea island, for expansive views across the Gulf of Bothnia.

The largest island in the Gulf of Bothnia - the spellbinding northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea - Hailuoto is an iconic Finnish location, characterised by isolated dune sand beaches, pristine pine forests, and sea views that stretch out for what feels like infinity.

Accessible mainly by ferry, or in winter via Finland's longest official ice-road, there is an invigorating feeling of pure, unspoilt seclusion as you arrive on Hailuoto. One of the only permanently-inhabited islands in the area, this is a culture and heritage-rich setting that promises to transport you far from life's stresses and strains.

You'll discover Luotsihotelli - or the Arctic Lighthouse Hotel - nestled at the foot of the working lighthouse on Hailuoto's westernmost point. A former maritime pilot station, the expansive, mesmerising sea views across the gulf will live long in your memory.

Here you can choose from a range of comfortable rooms, each featuring a widescreen TV, Wi-Fi, and a shower room. In each, the décor is simple yet authentic, to evoke soothing memories of the building's nautical history.

Ideal for solo travellers, compact and standard rooms feature two single beds, the latter also boasting sea views. If you've brought the kids along, there's a spacious family room on the ground floor, while the Standard Plus room has a private balcony and unobstructed sea views.

For a true ‘wow-factor' stay, however, the Superior room features a balcony that faces the golden evening sun, and the most incredible views - as you might imagine from a room that was once used to monitor sea traffic! Rich in luxurious space, there's even the option to add up to three extra beds if needed.

As guests, you will have access to the hotel's fish restaurant, which serves fresh local produce, wines from around the world, and a mouth-watering breakfast buffet. You can also relax in the cosy lounge area, on the scenic terrace, or take advantage of the refreshing sauna facilities... perfect after a long day out exploring.

Climb to the top of the tower to watch the ever-changing seascape unfold, also admiring the surrounding buildings, which are an intriguing mixture of old and new. Back on the ground, why not browse the hotel's own heritage exhibition, and absorb its many historic tales?

Summertime heralds a wealth of cultural festivals on the island, or you can take advantage of the free, twice-hourly ferry service that takes you to the main island. Oulu, a city often cited as the "capital of northern Finland", is a mere hour away.

Yet you may just decide to sit back with a well-deserved glass of wine, listening to the cawing of the seagulls as the sun begins its blazing descent over the sea. Pure, natural bliss.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Hailuoto, Northern Ostrobothnia
Cost (from): £85 per night (2 guests)
Sleeps: Varies per room
Bedrooms: Varies per room
Bathrooms: 1 per room
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 2211

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Selection of rooms: compact, standard, family, standard plus, and superior, to suit solo travellers, couples, and families.  Some rooms have sea views, a balcony, and/or the option of adding extra beds.  All rooms feature Wi-Fi, a TV, and a shower room.

Additional guest facilities: bar and restaurant, lounge, terrace, sauna facilities, heritage exhibition.

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Walking, culture, historic sites, restaurants, fishing

At a glance

At a glance

  • A unique, historic hotel with breath-taking sea views, nestled at the foot of the working lighthouse on the Finnish sea island of Hailuoto.
  • Choose from a selection of authentically-styled rooms to suit solo travellers, couples, and families. Each room features a TV, Wi-Fi, and a shower room.
  • Some rooms also feature a balcony and sea views - choose the Superior room, once used by pilots to monitor sea traffic - for the most magnificent!
  • Guests have access to the hotel terrace, restaurant, lounge, and sauna facilities.
  • Hailuoto is connected to the main island via a twice-hourly ferry service in the summer, and via Finland's longest ice road during winter. The city of Oulu is around one hour away.

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