The travel - An arctic adventure
Getting to the island is an adventure in itself, with the only access being by boat you will travel across the open water, arriving at the island to climb the 300 steps up to the lighthouse. Some fewer steps to reach the lighthouse keepers' residence.
We recommend this short movie about the travel to Littleisland Lighthouse and life here.
How to reach Littleisland Lighthouse?
Closest local airport is named Skagen, situated in Stokmarknes, Vesterålen. An airport shuttle will take you from there to Sortland town. Another alternative is the airport called Evenes situated between the two cities Harstad and Narvik. An airport shuttle will normally transfer you from Evenes to Sortland town during ordinary week days. Then you continue with the local bus to Steine in Bø. You're welcome to contact us for bus schedules. A third option is a direct plane from London/Gatwick to Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway. From Tromsø you may take the so called expressboat to Sortland.
Littleisland shuttle helps you with the boat ride to the lighthouse
We have a so called RIB boat, which takes you to Littleisland Lighthouse at your convenience. When the weather is good the ride takes around 15 minutes from the closest mainland harbour in Bø - a bit more if the sea is uneasy. Littleisland shuttle uses an open boat and has floating suits and safety vests for all passengers.
Wintertime days are short. It is therefore important to choose an early arrival, so the boat shuttle to Littleisland Lighthouse can be done while we still have some daylight. You must be present at the harbour before 2 pm between November and February. Departure from the lighthouse can happen around 0930 am at the earliest. We recommend you read more about arctic winter conditions here.