Contrary to the saying, you don’t need to see the rest of the world before going to Greenland. If you want to witness first-hand the power and magnificence of nature, there are few better destinations to visit. The population is sparse, there are practically no roads and it is by no means an island sporting the latest technological innovations. You would think that the phrases “luxury hotels” and “Greenland” do not belong in the same sentence, but surprisingly it is possible to find comfortable, warm and relaxing accommodation in the countryside.
Here are the top five luxury hotels in Greenland.
1. Hotel Arctic
Less than 4 km from the Ilulisaat Icefjord and the Ilulissat Museum is the Hotel Arctic. On the outside it looks like a simple red building, but on the inside you will find great amenities and a very comfortable environment. The property has the distinction of being the northernmost 4-star hotel on the planet, and also has a 5-star conference center on site.
The hotel has guest computers and common areas where you can relax, and there are also restaurants on-site. You can dine in the Hotel Arctic’s cafeteria or enjoy a delicious dinner made with fresh local ingredients in its Nordic restaurant.
Rooms at the Hotel Arctic feature artwork by local artists, cable TV, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and views of the impressive Greenland icebergs. Sitting areas are in the hotel’s upgraded rooms, and you can rent a full igloo-style cabin in the summer months.
Daily rates at the Arctic Hotel start at $ 368.
2. Hotel Angmagssalik
The Angmagssalik Hotel is one of the best places to stay if you want to be somewhere close to the sea, icebergs and Tasiilaq. You’ll also find incredible mountain views from most rooms, and the hotel was renovated in recent years to give it a modern and updated feel. One of the highlights is Hotel Angmagssalik’s restaurant, which is a beautiful and welcoming place to enjoy an expertly prepared meal.
Services available to all guests include free transportation to and from the airport, boat service that takes guests to some of Greenland’s most remote locations, and the option to organize a helicopter ride or walking tour of the hotel .
There are single and double rooms available, and they are all clean, quiet and well decorated. If you prefer an interior design that reflects a modern aesthetic, you will enjoy the suites here. There is the option to upgrade to a premium room that has better views and more space.
Rates start at $ 106 per night.
3. Hotel Kangerlussuaq
The Kangerlussuaq hotel is part of the area airport; you can get to your hotel room from the terminal building. If you are looking for a convenient accommodation, this is an ideal option. For your business travelers, the Hotel Kangerlussuaq has conference areas and packages.
Some of the amenities you will find include paid Wi-Fi and a restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a reasonably priced laundry service available at Hotel Kangerlussuaq; If you consider the fact that Greenland has no laundries, you will realize how invaluable it is. There are also gift shops in the building that you can explore during your stay. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. Nightly rates start at $ 194.
4. Hotel Icefiord
Less than 5 miles from the Knud Rasmussen Museum, Disko Bay and Ilulissat town center is the Hotel Icefiord, a property that offers some of the best facilities and rooms in Greenland. Its terrace is a good place to have a view of the bay, see huge floating icebergs and enjoy all the landscapes that make Greenland such an incredible place to visit. There are also cozy common areas indoors, as well as meeting rooms, and guests are invited to grill on the terrace in warmer months.
For a bit of socializing on your trip, head to the Hotel Icefiord’s stylish bar and lounge. Hotel Icefiord also provides guests with a free breakfast each morning and has a restaurant serving well-prepared regional and international dishes. The staff is known for being welcoming, hospitable, and approachable, and the service is excellent. Guests also receive free transportation to and from Ilulissat International Airport.
The Icefiord Hotel offers standard and deluxe rooms, as well as apartment-style suites. …