Winters in South Greenland
Almost everyone who has been here during the summer is curious about the winters here. It doesn't get nearly as cold as you might expect. Of course we get our share of storms and cloudy days. But during the months of January, February and March, it often gets so intensely bright and sunny that you can hardly step outside without sunglasses. Winters in South Greenland are dry and relatively mild. Suffering from a perennial case of the winter blues? A week or two in Isikkivik might be just the cure you are looking for.
Roughing it - in style
There is no running water in the house from October to May, but you can haul water from a nearby spring-fed stream, and the electric heater keeps the house nice and toasty for those quiet, romantic evenings when you enjoy a nice meal and a bottle of wine. You're roughing it - but only a little bit.
Your winter hideaway
At night, you can bundle up and spend hours gazing at the northern lights. During the day, Isikkivik offers you an unobstructed view of a vast wintry landscape, high snow-capped mountains, an icy blue fjord, everything awash in sunlight. Explore the backcountry on skis or snowshoes, or curl up and relax with a good book. You may even experience a foehn storm. These violent warm winds come hurling down from the ice cap, whip up the fjord, and can even knock you off your feet. But don't worry - you're safe and sound in your winter hideaway.