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For clients searching for a unique travel experience, suggest a stay in an igloo in the Arctic. Travelers looking for a little adventure can experience life like the Inuit people with a stay in a traditional hand-built igloo. At the Igloo Lodge, guests can stay in one of five spacious igloos, each with room to sleep two people.

The new Igloo Lodge, launched by Arctic travel specialists Off the Map Travel, is a first for this winter. Travelers won’t have to worry about being cold as each igloo is fitted with reindeer skins, warm sleeping bags and a petroleum lamp on a night table. On-site is a cozy wooden cabin with bathrooms and a communal meal area. Although outside temperatures can drop well below freezing, the igloos remain around 32ºF, with specialized outdoor bedding and gear providing comfort.

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The main cabin for guests. (Photo credit: Mike Rinno Kruse.)

“The best Arctic adventures are about experiencing authentic moments and creating lifelong memories,” says Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel in press materials. “As soon as you enter the igloo, you see the craftsmanship that goes into its creation, a skill that’s been passed down through generations. It’s quite special to lie back and sleep there just as the Inuits have done for thousands of years.”

The 5-day Ilulissat Igloo Experience itinerary includes three nights on a bed and breakfast basis at Hotel Arctic in a double room, one night in an ice-hewn igloo at Igloo Village, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, two Northern Lights safaris, and transfers. This package is available from the end of January 2019 to the beginning of April, starting at $1,304 pp.

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