Hotel Arctic (Greenland)

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Hotel Arctic
View of Hotel Arctic
General information
Location Ilulissat, Greenland
Coordinates 69°13′37″N 51°5′36″W / 69.22694°N 51.09333°W / 69.22694; -51.09333Coordinates: 69°13′37″N 51°5′36″W / 69.22694°N 51.09333°W / 69.22694; -51.09333
Opening 1984
Management Air Greenland
Other information
Number of rooms 76 + 5 Aluminium "Igloos" built right on the coast and connected to the hotel by a 75 metre boardwalk.
Number of suites 9
Number of restaurants 2 - Restaurant Ulo & Café Ferdinand
Number of bars 1
Parking On site - no charge
Website (Official Website)

Hotel Arctic is the world's most northerly 4-star hotel, with a 5 star conference centre. Right on the edge of the Ilulissat Icefjord - a wonder of the world which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The main hotel building is located about 100 metres from the coast and the Igloo´s right on the edge. Owned by Air Greenland, the hotel was built shortly after the airport was opened in 1984 to accommodate the passengers.[1]

Hotel Arctic has 76 rooms and 9 suites. In addition the hotel has 5 Aluminium "Igloos" built right on the edge of the coast and connected to the hotel by a 75 metre boardwalk. The "Igloo" cabins are inspired by the classic "Eskimo" igloo in shape and design but instead of being made of ice they have an aluminium frame so that when you step inside you are greeted by comfortable and modern facilities like any other hotel room - but the atmosphere is totally different.

The Restaurant Ulo serves Greenlandic cuisine and is recognized as one of the very best in the whole country. The restaurant work hard to serve as much local food as possible and produce most of it themselves. Ingredients such as musk-ox, reindeer, Greenland halibut, Arctic hare, ptarmigan, wolffish, mussels, sea urchins, redfish and much more are on the menu daily. Herbs are colected in the fells: sheep sorrel, knot weed, mountain sorrel, lousewort, northern marsh yellowcress, common mouse ear, knotted pearlwort and many more.

Additional food and beverage options are Café Ferdinand and the Ice Bar. In summer buffets are served on the terrace, with views to the City of Ilullsat and Icebergs passing by.

The hotel has 5-star conference facilities is amongst the leading conference centres in Scandinavia and the North. Facilities for up to 120 people.[2] From the conference room, you look out onto the colossal icebergs.

Green environment - From September 1. 2013, the hotel is 100 percent CO2 neutral.

Roots in the community - Hotel Arctic is an important workplace in Ilulissat. All year round, there are 60 employees and in the peak season this figure increases to about 70. And young people are trained as cooks, waiters, receptionists, reception and tourism assistants and office clerks.

Located to the north of the town of Ilulissat, Greenland, on the road to Ilulissat Airport.[1][3] It is located 2.7 km (1.7 mi) north of the mouth of Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  1. ^ a b Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt (2007). Coping with distances: producing nordic Atlantic societies. Berghahn Books. p. 162. ISBN 1-84545-290-9. 
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  3. ^ "Four star hotel and conference facilities". Greenland Guide. Retrieved September 4, 2010.