STF Smygehuk Lighthouse Hostel

Be a lighthouse keeper for the night in southernmost Sweden

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About the accommodation

Do you have a dream of being a lighthouse keeper for a few nights? Smygehuk Lighthouse Hostel lies at the southern tip of Sweden, with the sea as your neighbor and a view of the plains. Stay at the foot of a lighthouse on Scania's magically beautiful coastline
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Since 1883, this lighthouse at Sweden’s southern cape has been a crucial landmark on the demanding coastline. The lighthouse is 17 meters tall, located a total of 19.6 meters above sea level and has a light range of 2 nautical miles. The view from the tower is absolutely stunning.
The lighthouse and its buildings are only a short walk from the old fishing port, which offers cafes, smoke-houses for fish and a charming old harbor reservoir. There is a special tranquility at the lighthouse, where you can relax in the large garden, gaze out over the sea and just enjoy the atmosphere. When you feel the need to get active, all of Scania’s southern coastline is very near. Beautiful fine-grained sand beaches are interspersed with small fishing villages. Explore the coast one day, and head inland the next day to experience the beautiful, fertile countryside with its fields and farms. Find marvelous small cafes, restaurants, farm shops, handicrafts shops and flea markets. Or take an excursion to Wallander’s picturesque Ystad. With something for everyone, you won’t have any trouble filling your days with experiences.
In the former lighthouse-keeper residence and woodshed there are now eleven rooms and a well-equipped guest kitchen where you can prepare everything from breakfast to a late-night snack. Outside, large green areas invite you to play and relaxation under the apple trees. The beautiful sea breeze is complementary.
Yes, this place is amazing! We are the current permanent lighthouse-keepers, Joanna and Mick Daly, and Sheldon, our four-legged companion. We want every guest to feel part of the family, and we strive to make our place feel homely and welcoming. This experience is always created when people meet. We look forward to creating wonderful memories with you!
Mick and Joanna Daly

Our service

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • <1 km to marked trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked hiking trail.

  • <1 km to bathing site

    Less than 1 kilometer to bathing site.

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Are you more than 10 people planning a conference, family reunion, school trip or perhaps a training camp for the sports team? Complete the form and your request will be sent to your selected accommodation, which will get back to you with a quotation to suit your group!


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    Smyge fyrväg 194
    231 78 Smygehamn

    Travel options
    Smygehuk is located on southernmost tip of Scania, about 14 km east of Trelleborg and 30 km west of Ystad. You can get here by train from elsewhere in Sweden by heading for Malmö. Malmö is about an hour away and there are regular trains to Trelleborg, the nearest railway station. From here, take bus 190 to Smygehamn and get off at Smyge Hamnen.
    If arriving by your own car, there is free parking right outside the lighthouse.


    N55.338847°, E13.352788°


    +46 735449302

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 16:00
    Check out (to): 10:00

    Opening hours

    1 January – 31 December

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    • Sustainability pledge

      Sustainability pledge

      The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.


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