"You will sleep near the water’s edge."
Ilulissat, North Greenland
If you are interested in staying in an igloo (because that’s how the Inuit used to winter), Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat offers a more comfortable, less icy version of the round living quarters.
You won’t be encaved in snow and ice, although you will sleep near the water’s edge overlooking the impressive iceberg-filled Disko Bay. You can book a two-person cabin between May and October.
Arctic Circle Trail hut
Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq, Destination Arctic Circle
The Arctic Circle Trail is a 160 kilometre long hike, ski or bike in the backcountry between Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq.
You can either choose to sleep in wild nature in your own tent, or there are huts along the way where you can find refuge, especially when there is brisk weather. The huts are available for free and can be used on a first-come-first-served basis.
"Choose to sleep in wild nature in your own tent."
"The lodges offer panoramic views of the glacier calving."
Glacier Lodge Eqi
Ilulissat, North Greenland
Possibly Greenland’s most famous calving glacier, Eqip Sermia is a good 80 kilometres sailing trip from the town of Ilulissat. Sleep at the Glacier Lodge Eqi, situated near the glacier and 100 metres above sea level. Most lodges offer panoramic views of the glacier calving.
The solar-powered ‘Comfort lodges’ offer basics such as a bathroom and floor heating - pretty luxurious when you consider how deep in nature you actually are!
"The solar-powered ‘Comfort lodges’ offer basics such as a bathroom and floor heating - pretty luxurious when you consider how deep in nature you actually are!"
A cabin at Igaliku Country Hotel
Igaliku, South Greenland
Known for its comparatively green pastures, sheep farms, stone houses and Norse heritage, Igaliku is a charming village in southern Greenland. By any terms remote, the community has a steady population of just under 30 residents.
You can try the slow-paced life here while exploring and hiking in these idyllic surroundings. At the end of the day, find respite in the the cosy wooden cabins of Igaliku Country Hotel.
"Find respite in the the cosy wooden cabins of Igaliku Country Hotel."
"Wake up to the view of the Greenland Ice Sheet."
Camp Ice Cap
Kangerlussuaq, Destination Arctic Circle
What better way to experience raw Greenland nature than tenting in Kangerlussuaq backcountry on ice? Camp Ice Cap is a unique experience where you will wake up to the view of the Greenland Ice Sheet, with nobody else around you except for your companions.
Go for a hike with crampons on ice the following day with the guidance of an experienced tour guide.
On the passenger ferry Sarfaq Ittuk
Qaqortoq, South Greenland to Ilulissat, North Greenland
For those with strong sea legs and a thirst to travel ‘the original way’, you’ll probably be drawn to Sarfaq Ittuk.
The sturdy coastal ferry of Greenland is a primary mode of transportation in between the communities of southerly Qaqortoq to northerly Ilulissat.
If you feel like socialising with other passengers, choose the open sleeping berth, called a couchette, or for more comfort and privacy in between whale- and ice-watching time, select the private cabin option.
Did you know...
...that you can save money on your flight by extending your trip with a stopover in Kangerlussuaq? Valid between the cities of Nuuk, Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Denmark, Air Greenland offers cheap tickets for spending the night in Kangerlussuaq. Read more here.
The cottage lifestyle of Inuk Hostels
Inuk Hostels is still one of Nuuk’s best-kept secrets (you can’t find much information about it on TripAdvisor)! Although the city center is only a 10 minute bus ride away, you will feel like you’ve stumbled into an untouched piece of paradise set upon raw cliffs and stunning fjord views.
The cottages themselves are inspired by traditional Greenlandic turf huts, just with homely touches of sheep furs and seal skins.
"You will feel like you’ve stumbled into an untouched piece of paradise."
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