You've got to really want to get there, but once you arrive at Hotel Arctic, you understand why you made the hefty journey to what is literally the world's most northern 4-star hotel.Talk about a sense of arrival, the surrounding views stun you almost immediately when you realize you're on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a complex phenomenon full of constantly changing shapes, colors and sounds.
Head to reception, past the display of thick coats made of skins and it's game time:take the room, or the IGLOO?Sure, there are rooms here, but why the heck do that when you can stay in an igloo on the edge of the fjord?There are 5 to choose from, set so close to the edge it could make your knees week. Solid as a rock with aluminum frames, they're surprising modern and filled with creature comforts just like any other room.
But the view? We're talking majestic cliffs, drifting floes and a bay with waters that are completely at peace.Just like you'll be.
Greenland cuisine takes some getting used to if you're not a hearty fish or meat eater but they've got a decent selection of fresh specialties and a curious collection of wines around the world at their Ice Rock Bar.
All roads lead first to Copenhagen when you're heading through, from there, Air Greenland has several flights per week to Kangerlussuag where you'll need to hop another 45 minute regional flight t Ilulissat for your 5 minute transfer. Alternatively, if you find yourself in Reykjavik, Air Iceland flies to Ilulissat directly. Hey, getting there is half the fun anyway, right?
Special winter warmer gift pack pre-departure to prep you for the brisk temps when booking an Antarctic air-inclusive package including a stay at Hotel Arctic! Click HERE for more info and as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!