We’re based at Isortoq Reindeer Station which was founded in 1990 and since then has been a working farm. The name Isortoq means muddy water in the Greenlandic Inuit language and comes from the nearby glaciers melting and carrying silt and minerals into the rivers.
Within hiking distance of the station you can find glaciers that lead onto the Greenland ice cap, mountains, lakes, and valleys covered in arctic herbs and wildflowers. The land is home to reindeer, arctic hare, sheep, eagles, ptarmigan, arctic fox and musk oxen. The rivers and lakes contain huge numbers of fish, and the sea is home to seal, several species of whale and is a feeding ground for loons, gulls, and other sea birds.
Living in Isortoq requires self-sufficiency and we pride ourselves on being able to provide food, build, fix or invent whatever´s needed. When you stay with us, you’re experiencing life on the arctic frontier, one of the last truly wild places on the planet.
We’d say we’re off the beaten track, but that would imply there was a track to start with.