Oh, I’ve got to tell you about this place as I found it pretty special and I think you might too!

See in Alesund, there are quite a few good hotels to stay in but if you’re looking for somewhere pretty special to stay in, you should look to spend a night in Molja Lighthouse.

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Why? Well because its a lighthouse you can spend a night in – that’s why! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Nah, but seriously though, it’s without a doubt one of the most unique places to spend a night in and the idea of staying in a lighthouse (which can be a daunting one sometimes because they’re usually in desolate places), isn’t quite as daunting here as you’re a few minutes walk from the city centre.

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Shall we have a look inside?

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The stairs here are fairly narrow and wind all the way up (the toilet and bathroom are downstairs by the way) but at the top lies this cute yet teeny-tiny little room overlooking the ocean.

Imagine just cuddling up here while the winds (and perhaps even a storm, if you’re lucky) rage outside. It reminds me so much of reading The Famous Five books that it feels almost unreal that you could actually stay here.

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Alas, I didn’t get to spend a night here – we only even found out about this place literally minutes before we ‘sneaking in’ for a peek but I’d so love to stay here, even if just for one night (let’s add that to my ever growing list of reasons to return to Alesund)!

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By the way, I just found out now that if you wanna stay here, you actually book it through a hotel that’s in the city centre. It’s Hotel Brosundet and you ask for ‘Room 47’ (sounds very mysterious, doesn’t it?).

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Okay, I”ve gotta stop here as I need to ‘go to the gym’ – which is usually code for ‘I need to go to rummage through the fridge in the hopes I secretly find sticky toffee pudding… or any sweet treat really…’ but in this case is now code for ‘I need to get on Airbnb and search for lighthouse anywhere in the world because I’m now obsessed with the idea of spending a night in a lighthouse’.



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  • I’ll be on Air bnb too looking for a lighthouse to spend a night in! It’s just so cute! I got those Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone vibes when Hagrid knocks on the door of that house on the rocks in the middle of the ocean though haha 😀

    Abigail Alice x

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ha! So true about the Harry Potter vibes! It was so cute. I can still imagine it’d be an amazing (or scary) place to stay during a storm, all locked up in your own toasty and snuggly lighthouse! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • This is such a cute idea though, staying in a lighthouse! I’d love to do that, but the lack in lighting and windows would make me feel very claustrophobic unfortunately! 🙁 Lovely place though!

    Isobel x

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    • HandLuggageOnly

      It’s really cute isn’t it! Ah totally didn’t think of that point Isobel – that’s it… we’re going to have to get some sky lighters in. Nice, cosy and airy 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • This looks like such a fun place to stay! Staying in a lighthouse is actually something that’s on my bucket list – though I’m kind of weird in that I love desolate places! I always think it’s a good chance to spend some time on my own, reflecting & soaking up a place.
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    • HandLuggageOnly

      Totally know what you mean, Katie. I could just imagine staying here, all tucked up in bed, nice and warm whilst a storm brews outside.

      Yaya xx

      • Definitely! I love being tucked up & cosy in the warm when it’s raining outside. Makes me want to snuggle up by the fire already 🙂

  • sara mcavoy

    This place looks great and so nice on the inside!
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    xx

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It’s so sweet isn’t it! We loved it too! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • What a unique place to stay! Asking for Room 47 does sound mysterious – but so fun! Ha!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Yup! We thought so too! Just wanted to curl up on the bed with a book in all that cold weather! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx