About Igloo Lodge

How to get to 
Igloo Lodge

Igloo Lodge is located 15 kilometers into the backcountry of Ilulissat. It may not sound far away, but with pristine and wild terrain with no roads, the trip there itself becomes an adventure.

The trip to the Igloo Lodge takes place in a heated cabin on a snow cat. As our guest, you can sit indoors in peace and quiet, and at the same time enjoy the snowy winter landscape passing by.

Only 5 minutes after departure, we drive into a UNESCO protected area. From here on the ride goes through valleys with steep mountains, across crystal clear frozen lakes and past locale fishermen with their sledge dogs on their way to ensure todays catch.

  • Departure from Ilulissat is at 09:30 am.
  • Pick-up at Hotel Arctic or at World of Greenland's office.
  • Departure from Igloo Lodge is at 11:00 am.
  • The trip is around 1 hour and 30 min.

Open from end-January - mid-April

Spend the night in a traditional Igloo

Igloo lodge is World of Greenland’s first winter lodge and is now part of a series of unique lodges in Greenland. Here you get an experience that you will never forget. Imagine sleeping in the middle of the sparkling Greenland winter fell, where the igloos are built from snow, as inuit has practiced through thousands of years. The word Igloo comes from the Greenlandic word “Illu” that means house.

Igloo Lodge is not a fancy Ice-Hotel – it is the real deal. It is for you who wants to experience the total silence, the magnificent surroundings, and the dancing aurora borealis in a nice cozy atmosphere. For you who dares to go off the beaten track, for you who wants a little more.

If you have not experienced Greenland during the winter months, a visit at Igloo Lodge Eqi is something you must not miss. The lodge is located at Nalluarsuk, 15 kilometers into the backcountry of Ilulissat – at the edge of the UNESCO area Ilulissat Icefiord. 

From the big cabin, you can keep up with the traffic, comprised of dog sledges and snow mobiles, passing by on the large frozen lake. Here is plenty opportunity to pull the plug, forget the everyday life and just enjoy the present.

Our lodge staff will be your hosts throughout the stay. During the day, we will take you on a snowshoe hike into the UNESCO area to a view point from where we can see the Icefiord, the ice sheet, and the impressive Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, that produce some of the mightiest icebergs.

We will pamper you and throughout the stay make sure you have hot coffee and tea, delicious snacks, and a nice atmosphere. In Igloo Lodge cosiness is at the center.

Is the lodge fully booked on your desired dates? Send us an email and we will put you on our waiting list

From Igloo Lodge there are plenty of opportunities for exciting activities. For example, a UNESCO sitre snowshoe hike to the most beautiful viewpoint over the Ilulissat Icefjord.

Good reasons to stay at Igloo Lodge

No signal - no stress

At Igloo Lodge we have neither Wi-Fi nor mobile signal - and our guests love it. Here we cultivate presence and calmness. There are few places where this is still possible, and you will be surprised by how little you think about your phone.

New friendships

At Igloo Lodge we have a very special atmosphere. Here, conviviality is at the center, and strangers meet over a board game or a cup of coffee in the lounge.

Exclusive experiences

From Igloo Lodge we offer a range of unique experiences in the backcountry that cannot be bought from Ilulissat.

The best northern light

Out here in the wilderness we have no light pollution, and, therefore, this is where we see the most beautiful northern light and the most beautiful night sky.

You support Grenlandic children

Igloo Lodge supports the Greenland Children's Association with DKK 20,000 every year. From 2024 we will also donate DKK 20 for each guest who visits the lodge. Hereby you are helping to make a real difference.

Staying overnight in an igloo

When else are you going to spend the night in a real igloo? We have made it easy and comfortable for you with the best imaginable equipment - and with a comfortable alternative should you regret.

You will also have

Your stay at Igloo Lodge includes


You will sleep in a traditional igloo, but you also have a room inside the warm cabin.


We make sure that you have all equipment needed for spending the night in an igloo. You just need to bring your everyday winter outerwear.


Many hotels offer free wifi, in Igloo Lodge we offer a wifi-free vacation.


Transport with snowcat from Ilulissat and back.

Coffee and tea ad libitum

In Igloo Lodge we cherish the cosiness. Our greatest task is to ensure your happines and that there is always coffee on the pot.

Full board

Cold lunch, afternoon cake, a steaming hot dinner and breakfast before departure.

Igloo Lodge

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300 Email: info@wog.gl

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300 Email: info@wog.gl

Ilimanaq Lodge

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300
Email: info@wog.gl

Difficulty Level
1: Easy

An easy tour means that you must be able to walk a few kilometers in slightly hilly terrain. Like taking a walk on paths in the woods, with a little detour every now and then. You must also be mobile enough to be able to board a boat, even if it may sway a little.

2: Moderate

Accessible to anyone with good health, who is used to off-road walking and hiking. When it comes to sledding, we call it moderate, as you may have to get off the sled and walk / run next to it. In addition, you need to have a healthy back as there will be bumps along the way.

3: Challenging

On a challenging hike you must be able to walk up and down steep hills. You may also have to walk on loose rocks and cross streams, and walk on snow/ice. Involves hiking with a backpack. When challenging is used in connection with sledding tours, it is because we expec that you can walk / run after the sledge up hills, if this is needed. 

4: Demanding

On a demanding hike we expect you to be in good physical shape. This means that you can hike long distances, maybe during several days, and that you can climb many altimeters during the day. Eg. our hike to the Inland Ice, where 1000 altimeters and 20 km must be climbed in one day. Demanding hikes involve hiking with your own backpack.


Expedition level. Requires considerable effort and perseverance. Only suitable for people in really good physical shape.

Besøgende til Glacier Lodge Eqi

Glacier Lodge Eqi, er beliggende på fjeldet 100 m over vandet. Vi anbefaler derfor at bagage medbringes i en rygsæk, da stigningen ikke gør det muligt at medbringe en kuffert. Bemærk, at landgangen ikke er handikapvenlig. Alle vandreture i Eqi, samt vandring på egen hånd bør betragtes som fjeldture der går fra udfordrende til meget krævende.

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Tlf: +299 94 43 00
Email: info@wog.gl