There are few places in the world where you can immerse yourself in nature as much as in Greenland, and what better way to do so than to go off-grid. The Amaroq cabin, located on a hillside in Kapisillit- right next to the Ice Fjord and several small lakes filled with trout and salmon- is named after a giant lone wolf from Inuit mythology. Like its self-sufficient namesake, the Amaroq takes pride in its self-sufficiency.
Looking out the window or sitting on the terrace, visitors are offered a grand view over the fjord, with clear views of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) during August and September. With swirls of red, magenta, green and blue depending on the season and weather conditions, the Northern Lights are one of the most famous features of Greenland and are reason enough to visit the country. At Amaroq, visitors will also gain firsthand knowledge about what it is like to live surrounded by snow and ice and to live as a Inuit. Food provisions must be bought at the mainland and stored or dinner will have to be foraged or hunted in the surrounding terrain.
Amaroq refrains from using any electricity from the outside world. All of its power is generated by four solar cells and stored by three large batteries for future use. All of the cabin’s water needs are met by a freshwater tank and fish can be caught in the nearby lakes. An outdoor table grill is perfect for cooking the day’s catch. The 28m2 cabin with its 6m2 loft is fit for six people. It has both a separate kitchen with kitchenware for six people and a bathroom with a sink and flush toilet. If you want a bath you’ll have to jump in a nearby lake or ocean, while you can shower in the settlement. Here you find a small supplies store with a service center offering cheap showers. The cabin can be rented from 15th May to 30th September, it costs 1,088 american dollars for a weekend from Friday to Sunday including the boat trip from and to Nuuk. Weeklong rentals start at 2,008 dollars.
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