Arctic Lighthouse Hotel

The hotel is located on Hailuoto, the largest island in the Gulf of Bothnia. It is nestled at the foot of a still functional lighthouse. This location offers exceptional and expansive sea views across the gulf. This truly unique and utterly fascinating venue once served as a maritime pilot station.

The hotel has a reception area, a restaurant, a large sunny terrace in the summers, sauna facilities and a meeting room. A guest marina is located immediately adjacent to the hotel, complete with a service building, a waste disposal area and sauna facilities. A fully operational pilot boat marina is located next to the guest marina. Some of the rooms and the restaurant are wheelchair-accessible.

Thanks to its truly one-of-a-kind natural setting, Hailuoto island has achieved an iconic status in Finland. Hailuoto is the third largest Finnish sea island and the only one in the Gulf of Bothnia that remains permanently inhabited despite the absence of all year-round access by road.

Opening times

Arctic Lighthouse Hotel is open mainly during the summer months, but we’re happy to welcome groups to stay with us throughout the whole year upon request.

Summer opening hours:
03.05 – 26.05 Friday–Sunday
31.05 – 11.08 Daily
16.08 – 25.08 Friday–Sunday

Lunch is available from 01.06 and a la carte menu available from 14.06


Whether you’re visiting Hailuoto with your family, a group of friends or are looking for serenity alone, the Arctic Lighthouse Hotel has suitable room options for you. The unique atmosphere of the island can be sensed everywhere in the maritime hotel, making it truly different from any normal hotels – come and experience it yourself!


Restaurant Aava welcomes hotel guests and also other visitors to enjoy its tasty meals, in which fish is always available in one delicious form or another. This combined with the large windows of the restaurant offering an amazing view over the seascape creates a special experience, no matter the time of the day. We are also more than happy to cater to groups.

Meetings and events

If relocating your work team or arranging a special event well away from your normal surroundings has been on your mind, look no further. With the ability to arrange the whole package, including flexible premises, meals and accommodation, the Arctic Lighthouse Hotel is the perfect destination for both meetings and special celebrations.


After spending a day outside enjoying the seaside nature of Hailuoto, there is nothing better than enjoying the hot steam of a sauna. The use of sauna is included in all room bookings, and also private shifts are available.

How to get there?

During the summer, Hailuoto is connected to the mainland by a free ferry, while in winter it is connected by an ice road. Oulu International Airport is located close by. There is a direct bus connection from Oulu to Arctic Lighthouse Hotel, and the island is also accessible by bicycle.

Check the ferry schedules here
Check the bus schedules (bus no 59, only in Finnish) here (valid until 02.06.2019)

Hailuoto is ideal for easy trekking – meandering trails, vast beaches and unique scenery offer enjoyable adventures for the whole family.
Many choose to rent bikes for easy traveling around the island. A picnic by the beach is a popular choice for many explorers.
The island is also known to be a birdwatcher’s paradise and there is even an emu farm there.

The nature exhibition located in the Arctic Lighthouse Hotel is a must for all visitors, but there are also other interesting places to visit.
Kniivilä Homestead Museum introduces visitors to the local history. A great variety of local farming machinery and tools, and fishing equipment is being exhibited.
The eldest landmark of the island, Keskiniemi Daymark (1858), is located on the north shore.
Note that most of the exhibitions on the island are closed outside the summer season.