The northern-most hotel of the world opens for one month in April in the North Pole. A Nordic travel company has made it possible to let people experience luxury in the middle of the arctic. This northern-most hotel in the North Pole is the only safe to visit for one month every year.
This hotel in the North Pole is virtually inaccessible for most of the year due to extreme weather conditions. This means that Santa Claus can prepare for the Christmas season in peace. Scandavian born Luxury Action opened an exclusive igloo hotel in 2018 and only a few visitors could visit the arctic and return being more aware of how climate change is affecting the region.
How is the accommodation?
Ten igloos are on offer in the North Pole igloo hotel, which comes equipped with central heating and their own toilet facilities. Walls of this igloo hotel are made up of glass so that you feel immersed in nature and the snow around you. From this spot, the famous Northern Lights can be viewed fully and on-site, you are guided by an Arctic wilderness guide, private chefs, and security.
As we talk about tourism, approximately 1000 people go to the North Pole every year. Most of these people stay in tents with special amenities needed to stay safe in the frozen environment. Janne Honkanen, CEO of Luxury Action, says, “I believe that this is the right time and right opportunity to give a chance for my guests to experience the North Pole with arctic explorers and scientists in a safe way.”
Is it sustainable to live?
The trip to the North Pole is designed to raise awareness around the climatic crisis, and the way global warming is affecting nature and wildlife. The CEO of Luxury Action says, “We make connections with the locals and get to see the effects first hand. It is a purely sustainable experience to live in an igloo in the North Pole.”
According to the study of ACCIONA, a global leader in sustainable solutions, every ton of CO2 released in the atmosphere in different ways results in the disappearance of 3m sq. of ice in the arctic region in summer. The biologist and Head of Sustainable Tourism, Wolfgang Gunther says that achieving truly sustainable tourism requires a comprehensive and ambitious approach that aims at balancing social, economical, and ecological needs. According to him, it is very crucial to reduce the CO2 footprint of activities related to tourism and luxury igloos made near the North Pole are in no way compatible with this challenge.
Gunther further says that without any doubt, luxury igloos are going to teach guests about the severity of the climate situation, but this is imaginable how it would compensate for the negative impacts of the trip itself.