Plan you­rur trip

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HOW TO GET THERE: There are di­rect flights from Reyk­javik and Copenhagen. The sched­ules vary through­out the year.

BEST TIME TO GO: In the sum­mer (June to Au­gust) for the warmest tem­per­a­tures (av­er­age 4-10°C) and long hours of light, in the spring for dogsled­ding and north­ern lights.

EX­PLOR­ING THE AREA: Sail be­tween the ice­bergs, trek the Yel­low and Blue trails, fly along the fjord and to the icecap on a he­li­copter, spend a night at Eqi, the calv­ing glacier, go for walks in town, soak in Green­landic life.

WHERE TO STAY: Ho­tel Arc­tic is four-star, spa­cious and com­fort­able with views of ice­bergs from their alu­minum igloos and tra­di­tional rooms. It is a 20-minute walk to town, five min­utes by their shut­tle ser­vice. Best rooms are 710 and 711. Ho­tel Ice­fiord is lo­cated in town, bergs can be viewed up close from their out­door seat­ing area and rooms. Room 215 has the best view. Ho­tel Hvide Falk is cen­tral with great views, but the dé­cor needs up­dat­ing. Af­ford­able style-Ho­tel Avan­naa is ba­sic with clean lines.

WHERE TO EAT: Try the ex­cep­tion­ally good lo­cal and Euro­pean cui­sine at Ma­mar­tut. Ulo and Fer­di­nand are good restau­rants at Ho­tel Arc­tic, and a meal at Ho­tel Ice­fiord is a welcome ex­pe­ri­ence, with the bergs up close.

SHOP­PING: Jew­ellery and folk­loric fig­urines made of shed rein­deer antlers, nar­whal horns and wal­rus ivory can be pur­chased at The Glacier Shop, the Ras­mussen Mu­seum, and at tour shops and ho­tel lob­bies.

NIGHTLIFE: En­joy late night mu­sic at the bar in Ho­tel Naleraq, and at Mur­phy’s, which opens spo­rad­i­cally.

PACK: Dress in lay­ers in ad­ven­ture gear and hik­ing boots, as it can get very cold in the open boats even in the sum­mer. Arc­tic gear, mos­quito re­pel­lent, sun­screen and ac­ces­sories are all avail­able here. Seal­skin cloth­ing can be rented for ex­cur­sions.

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