Set amidst a small fishing settlement, a gourmet restaurant and luxury lodge accommodation lie just across the Ilulissat Icefjord in Ilimanaq.
Facts about Ilimanaq
Nearby towns and settlements:
- The project to restore the historical houses in Ilimanaq won the prestigious Europa Nostra cultural heritage prize in 2018.
- The electricity used by Ilimanaq Lodge is generated through solar panels. Any excess is sold to the local community very cheaply.
- Ilimanaq means “place of expectations” in the Greenlandic language. Its Danish name was “Claushavn”, which means “Harbour of Claus”, when it was a colony.
Ilimanaq has a small Pilersuisoq supermarket that stocks basics. It is best to bring everything you need with you.
You can also support the local community by purchasing your souvenirs from Ilimanaq Lodge reception.
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Sail through the enormous icebergs at the mouth of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ilulissat Icefjord for an indulgent experience in one of the oldest settlements in Greenland. In a juxtaposition of old and new, carefully restored colonial buildings form the heart of Ilimanaq Lodge – a modern, luxury eco-lodge located at the edge of the North Greenland settlement and perched high above Disko Bay. Enjoy drinks and gourmet meals in the 18th century home of missionary Poul Egede, spend your time relaxing in front of one of the best views in the world, or head out into a beautiful backcountry where musk-oxen, arctic hare, and arctic fox are common, and adventure awaits.