Igloo accommodation now available in the Arctic this winter

Iglo Lodge
The Iglo Lodge

Arctic travel specialists Off the Map Travel has launched the new Iglo Lodge where intrepid travellers can sleep in traditional, hand-built, igloos.

This winter, those who are really looking for an off-the-map experience can now stay in igloos in Ilulissat, Greenland. The Iglo Lodge has been launched by Off the Map Travel — a first for this winter, and perfect for those looking for an edge of adventure to their Arctic itinerary. It provides five spacious igloos, able to accommodate couples or a group of up to 10 guests.

Jonny Cooper, the founder of Off the Map Travel, commented: “The best Arctic adventures are all about experiencing authentic moments and creating lifelong memories — this is one that delivers on both.”

“Passed down through the generations”

“As soon as you enter the Igloo you can see the craftsmanship that goes into its creation, a skill that’s been passed down through the generations. And then to lie back and sleep there just as Innuits have done for thousands of years before is a really special moment.”

Iglo Lodge

Reliving the tradition, each igloo comes complete with reindeer skins, specialist warm winter sleeping bags and a petroleum lamp on a night table. It’s an adventure that strips back the luxury to deliver an authentic Arctic experience, bringing guests back to nature, spending a night in the Arctic tundra like the Innuits have done years before.

On-site is a cosy warm wooden cabin containing bathroom facilities and a communal area where meals are served. Outside temperatures can drop well below freezing but the igloos remain around 0ºC inside.

Iglo Lodge

Cooper added: “We wanted to uncover the best possible activities that deliver firstly on the experience whilst allowing those travelling to enjoy truly authentic accommodation, activities and culture of our destinations.”

A five-day, four-night Ilulissat Igloo Experience itinerary is available from the end of January to the beginning of April. It costs from GBP 999 (USD 1,280++) per person, not including flights. This includes three nights on a B&B basis at Hotel Arctic in a double room and one night in one of Iglo Lodge’s hand-built ice rooms. In addition, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and two Northern Lights safaris, as well as transfers are included.

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