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You Can Sleep in Igloos Under the Northern Lights in Greenland

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by Eben Diskin Dec 17, 2020

If venturing all the way to Greenland isn’t enough of an Arctic experience for you, you can now make your stay even more extreme by sleeping in an igloo. Although many experiences are closed this winter, The Igloo Lodge along the shores of ice-covered Lake Nalluarsup, which first opened in 2018, is reopening for business from January 27 to April 8, 2021. Just as its name suggests, you’ll be sleeping in the icy confines of a traditional igloo — so bring layers!

To get to the Igloo Lodge, the Greenland travel specialists at World of Greenland have organized a snowmobile trip from the town of Ilulissat. The nine-mile ride will take you through ice lakes and snow-covered mountains all the way to Lake Nalluarsup where the igloos are located. During the day, you’ll also be able to go on a guided snowshoe hike to the lookout point above the Kangia icefjord and the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier.

Each of the six hand-built igloos can fit two people comfortably and you won’t even have to worry about waking up as a human icicle. Sheepskins and special winter sleeping bags are provided to keep you warm, as well as candles on the night table. There’s also a nearby cabin with bathroom facilities and a communal meal area, so you won’t need to hunt your own food or do your business outside with the polar bears.

A version of this article was previously published on December 4, 2018, and was updated on December 17, 2020, with more information.

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