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Here’s a word you’ve definitely never seen before: “Ittoqqortoormiit.”

It’s the name of a town waaay up there in northeastern Greenland. And while we can’t tell you with certainty how to pronounce it, we can tell you how to vacation in it for a week free of charge, courtesy of Hotels.com.

Where you’d stay, free of charge (hotels.com).
What you’d do, not free of charge (hotels.com).
How you’d book it off of that giant island of ice, also not free of charge (hotels.com).

As part of Hotels.com’s #RemoteAF campaign, (translates to “remote as f*ck” for all you baby boomers), aspiring Arctic adventurers can stay in Ittoqqortoormiit’s main hotel for up to one week, on the booking site’s dime. The details: you have to book by December 31st, you’re booking your room for a week in March 2019 and you should expect to pay for everything else. Including food, extra coats and … transport, of which there will be quite a bit.

Seriously, if they made a Planes, Trains and Automobiles action reboot, it’d star The Rock trying to get to Ittoqqortoormiit. Be prepared to brave two planes — one to Reykjavik, Iceland, the next up to Akureyri, Iceland — a helicopter over to Greenland, and an ATV ride. There might even be a dog sled ride thrown somewhere in there.

Obviously, all that travel will tally up. But knowing you’ve got a free bed (just enter code REMOTE when booking) and a very friendly town (population 425) waiting for you, it should all prove worth it.

For more information on booking your expedition, head here.