As far north as hotels go.
Who says you’ve got to fly south for the winter?
In one of the earlier examples of manipulation through marketing, Erik the Red—an exiled farmer from Iceland—decided to call his new home “Greenland” in hopes of attracting more colonists. With the exception of a few short-lived Norse settlements, the famous Viking’s “name switcheroo” trick didn’t really work.
Hotel Arctic employs a different strategy for attracting guests to Greenland: embracing the beauty and wonder of this northern winter wonderland—icebergs, fjords, dog sleds, and all.
Hotel Arctic is the world’s northernmost four-star hotel, making it a hot-spot for adventurous tourists and luxury travelers alike.
Guests arrive at Disko Bay to find a charming village of colorful wooden houses awaiting them—each with a dog sled parked outside—and shop windows decorated with sealskin handicrafts. For a moment, you might wonder if you’ve arrived in Narnia rather than at a luxury hotel. Just in case you do forget, Hotel Arctic offers a gourmet restaurant featuring cool twists on classic Greenlandic cuisine and 5-star conference centers.
Don’t feel like you’re far enough off the grid? Try spending the night in one of their igloos. During the summer months, Hotel Arctic gives guests the option of staying in one of their eight Eskimo-style cottages, which come with all the amenities of a modern hotel room only—you know—in an igloo.
Stay here if: As a child, you spent your snow-days building igloos, but never got them quite right.
Don’t stay here if: The animated movie “Balto” gave you nightmares.