Ilulissat

In travel time we are just a few hours away

In travel time we are just a few hours flying time from the major cities of Europe – but you will land in a completely different world where new dimensions and perspectives are the perfect background for a holiday or an exclusive conference.

From Copenhagen Air Greenland has 5-8 weekly flights to Greenland and in the summer season Air Iceland also flies between Reykjavik and Ilulissat.

When travelling from Copenhagen you will land at Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord), and from here it is just a 45 minute flight north to Ilulissat. The combined travel time from leaving Copenhagen to your arrival at Hotel Arctic is about 7 hours.

From Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, the travel time to Ilulissat is approximately three hours. No matter from where you arrive we will welcome you at the airport. Hotel Arctic is only five minutes drive from the airport and we will collect you – and drive you back to the airport upon departure – as part of the service provided for all our guests. Welcome to a completely different world!

Ilulissat is charming
Ilulissat is a charming town where the coloured wooden buildings on the hills blend with the modern buildings in a close interaction between human life and wild nature. The many dog sledges parked outside the houses speak for themselves. This is not a motion picture set. It is a town where traditional Greenlandic life is lived.

With dog sledges as a natural part of the transport network and with lots of activity in and around the harbour where numerous dinghies constantly enter and leave on their way to and from fishing close to the huge icebergs.

The town has a museum in the birthplace of the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen, there are shops with Greenlandic handicrafts and sealskin garments of modern design and there are cafes and restaurants if you would like to try some local delicacies.

Ilulissat Icefjord

The Ice Fjord, which is close to Hotel Arctic, was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List at the 28th of The World Heritage Committee in the summer of 2004. And not without reason.

The Ice Fjord  contains one of the biggest and most active glaciers in the world. Its 3,000 square kilometre area advances at a rate of 20 metres per day. The glacier “calves" about 10 % of the inland ice that is pressed out into the sea from Greenland and there is nothing in the whole world that resembles it. All this means that the Ice Ford – off Ilulissat – is like a park full of sculptures constantly changing. Shapes, colours and sounds from the ice mountains are hard to forget – you are an eyewitness to a totally enchanting natural phenomonen. It’s a big world out there and at Hotel Arctic you get really close to it, while enjoying inviting and warm surroundings.

Media focus on Ilulissat

Hotel Arctic, the town of Ilulissat and the Ilulissat Ice Fjord often attract world-wide media interest. Links to current reports, articles and comments are provided on these pages.

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