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Monika Brune and Paul Cohen

Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, danish

A warm place in a cool country – rent a house in Greenland

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Greenland holiday house

A charming little house overlooking an ice-filled fjord in the Arctic

We call this charming little house 'Isikkivik' which is the Greenlandic word for 'great view' – and what a view it is! Isikkivik is a cozy wooden house (27 sq. meters – 290 sq. ft large), lovingly restored, with a jaw-dropping view of the fjord and the town, a terrace with a view of the icecap and oodles of charm. There's a living room in the front with a dining table, well-stocked multi-lingual bookshelves, and plenty of drawer and storage space. The house has a fully-equipped kitchen. There are chairs and a table for the front deck, and a tiny bedroom at the back. The house is the perfect nest for two people, but thanks to the comfy fold-out sofa in the living room, it can accommodate up to four people.

The house has hot and cold running water during the summer months. It also features an outdoor, wood-fired bathtub that is available to guests. There is a CD player and plenty of CDs, but no TV, although who needs that when you can just gaze out the window at the amazing countryside? No WiFi, either, but guests are more than welcome to drop by the owners' house and use their Internet connection for free to check emails, Skype and so on.

This is an exciting time for the indigenous people of Greenland, and an exciting time to visit. The island has been gaining an increasing degree of autonomy from Denmark for many years and the Inuit here have high hopes of one day becoming totally independent. The Greenlanders have a fledgling democracy with their own political parties and parliament, and the world is increasingly looking toward the island as the climate warms up and the ice cap recedes, changing the habitat of iconic animals such as the polar bear (which tend to live much farther north!).

Come see the ice cap before it melts! The owners can help arrange boat trips to glaciers and the ice cap -- or 'ice safaris' to admire the icebergs in the local fjords.

If you’re an adventurous soul and eager to see a part of the world that’s off the beaten track, Greenland might be for you – and we’d love to share it with you.

For more information and more photos, please feel free to see our website:

www.silamut.com

or contact us directly by email at info@silamut.com or call us at home at +299 66 20 80 (and please keep in mind that we are in the mid-Atlantic – 3 hours behind Greenwich mean time (London), 4 hours behind CET time (Berlin) and 2 hours ahead of EST (New York).

We speak English, German, French and Danish. We have been living here for nearly 15 years and we know the area very well.

By the way, 'silamut' is the Greenlandic word for 'outdoors', meaning that this is your opportunity to experience some real adventure.

Warm regards from Greenland,

Monika and Paul

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Monika Brune and Paul Cohen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, danish

About Monika Brune and Paul Cohen

We are a married couple who have been living in Greenland since 2001.

Monika is German and works as a freelance graphic artist, website designer and architect.

Paul is from the US and works as a freelance translator.

Monika Brune and Paul Cohen purchased this house in 1996

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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Narsarsuaq
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Arctic Café and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Hotel Narsaq / Café Igdlu
Car: not necessary

The house is located in the town of Narsaq, in South Greenland. Although a place like this might be called a village in other parts of the world, it is actually a city by Greenlandic standards – and the second largest community in the southern part of the island. Narsaq has a population of around 1,700, two supermarkets, a hospital, a heliport, a vocational school, a museum and so on. Oh, yes, and four taxis. But it's a quiet, laid-back place. People in town generally know each other and greet each other on the street. Every day feels like a Sunday.

Coming to the Arctic looking for adventure? You've come to the right place. This is one of the last truly wild places on earth – one of the last outposts of civilization. It feels as if we are living in the middle of an enormous natural park. The surrounding mountains and fjords are majestic, and the only way in and out of town is by boat or helicopter – or, if you're very adventurous, on foot. In fact, no two towns on the world's largest island are connected by roads! Step outside the house and walk a few meters and you'll find yourself in pristine wilderness. The air is dry and clean, and from the top of the mountain behind the house (elev. 700 meters), you can see up to 100 km. You can drink the pure, crystal clear water from any of the island's many streams, rivers and lakes. And during the summer there are always icebergs of virtually all shapes and sizes in the water.

We guarantee that you'll be able to see icebergs from your holiday home in the months of June, July, August and September!

There is something about the Arctic that is fascinating. Warning: If you come here, you may find that you've been bitten by the Arctic 'bug' and can't get it out of your system. The people are friendly, the countryside is inspiring, the hiking is second to none, the fishing is amazing and the weather in summer is surprisingly sunny and warm.

So, why Narsaq? The town lies about 40 km from the open ocean, meaning that it's protected from the cold and fog of the sea, yet only 35 km away from the ice cap. It's small enough to feel like you're 'really' in Greenland, yet large enough and well connected enough that you get fresh fruit and veggies all year round (in contrast to isolated settlements elsewhere on the coast).

For more information and more photos, please feel free to see our website:

www.silamut.com

or contact us directly by email at info@silamut.com or call us at home at +299 66 20 80 (and please keep in mind that we are in the mid-Atlantic – 3 hours behind Greenwich mean time (London), 4 hours behind CET time (Berlin) and 2 hours ahead of EST (New York).

We speak English, German, French and Danish. We have been living here for nearly 15 years and we know the area very well.

By the way, 'silamut' is the Greenlandic word for 'outdoors', meaning that this is your opportunity to experience some real adventure.

Warm regards from Greenland,

Monika and Paul

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Greenland, North Pole

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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

To confirm a reservation we send a rental contract and 50% of the payment has to be paid to our bank account. The remaining 50% has to be paid 1 month before arrival.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Greenland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 27 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • a small sink, a mirrored cabinet and a chemical toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • bay fishing