An accomodation at the Ilimanaq Lodge, the current home of the KOKS restaurant, is seen on June 28, 2022 in Ilimanaq, Greenland, where guests can watch whales and floating icebergs in the Disko Bay. - Restaurant Koks, usually housed in the Faroe Islands, where they have been awarded two Michelin stars, moved to Ilimanaq Lodge and is open between June 12 and September 8, 2022 and 2023, serving a tasting menu in the small settlement 300km north of the polar circle, home to 53 permanent residents. - TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Camille BAS-WOHLERT (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Camille BAS-WOHLERT (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Koks: The World's Most Difficult Michelin-Starred Restaurant To Get To
By Stacie Adams
When it comes to unforgettable dining experiences, Koks, which has been awarded two Michelin stars, sets the bar extremely high. However, this prestigious honor isn’t the only interesting thing about the establishment, as any interested guests will learn, that accessing the restaurant’s unique location is an adventure within itself.
Koks, normally located on the difficult-to-reach Faroe Islands, has temporarily relocated to the even more remote Ilimanaq Lodge in Greenland while they build a larger venue. According to the Ilimanaq Lodge website, guests must first access Ilulissat — the third largest town in Greenland — via plane from either Copenhagen, Denmark, or Reykjavik, Iceland.
Upon reaching Ilulissat, guests must take a boat to reach the restaurant and those planning a trip for 2023 only have the option of staying one night as part of the Koks Ilimanaq experience. While great effort is required and the stay is relatively brief, the memories made during this excursion are sure to last a lifetime.