Opening in 2021, Svart balances on wooden stilts at the foot of Norway’s second-largest glacier and namesake, the colossal Svartisen.
By collecting energy from summer’s midnight sun, the ultimate aim of Svart is to be completely self-sustainable and produce as much energy as it uses over the course of its lifetime.
Hotel Arctic is just two and a half miles from the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes one of the world’s most active glaciers. Perched in the quaint town of Ilulissat, which is known for its crayon-coloured painted wooden houses, this luxury retreat is made up of a hotel, a brasserie, and a conference centre.
However, the coolest lodging options are the eight aluminium igloo cottages overlooking the iceberg-speckled Disko Bay, just a short but nippy stroll from the main hotel via a wooden boardwalk painted tomato red.
Stationed in the snowy fjords just a few degrees north of the Arctic Circle on Canada’s largest island, Basecamp Baffin is an unfussy luxury retreat designed for heli-skiing and cat skiing (guided backcountry skiing) in the untouched mountains of Baffin Island.
As the world’s northernmost heli-skiing operation, this comfortable pop-up lodge can fit up to eight guests in four private domes.
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