This might be the most remote (and hardest to pronounce) hotel on Earth

May 2 2019, 4:28 am

Looking to travel off the grid?

Boy, have we got a tongue-twister for you.

Not only is Greenland’s town Ittoqqortoormiit quite a doozy to pronounce (basically just double up each letter and you’re good), but it might just be home to the most remote hotel on Earth.

If you’re looking to get away from the tourist traps of the world, Greenland is calling your name. With a population density of 0.0 people per-square-kilometre (yes, that’s a real stat — 0.026, to be exact), is the world’s least dense country. It is the largest island in the world, with more than 75% of its land area covered by the only contemporary ice sheet outside of Antarctica.


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The town of Ittoqqortoormiit in Eastern Greenland is about as far as you can get from any other inhabited areas in the country. It has only 450 residents, who live in colourful homes scattered throughout the desolate landscape.


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Transportation in Ittoqqortoormiit is limited to foot or sea travel with the locals, unless you have a dog sled or snowmobile. It’s also home to one grocery store, a couple of small convenience stores, and… you guessed it… one guest house. That’s right, adventurers, you can experience living in this remote environment for yourself.


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Visitors can expect incredible landscapes, as Ittoqqortoormiit is right next to the world’s largest and deepest multi-branched fjord system, and a special basalt rock formation with horizontal lines running through the cliffs. You can bet it is a spectacular viewing spot for the Northern Lights.


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So who’s ready to get off the grid!?

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