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Natural Habitat's Base Camp Greenland

A Deluxe Expedition Camp for Arctic Wilderness Exploration
“All true wisdom is only to be found far from the dwellings of man, in great solitudes. – Knud Rasmussen, Danish-Inuit polar explorer

As technology shrinks our planet and its most remote reaches become more accessible, novel adventures are ever rarer. But we have a genuine first to offer: Natural Habitat’s Base Camp Greenland, a deluxe new expedition camp at the edge of the Greenland ice sheet! In East Greenland, one of the most isolated places on Earth, our guests alone will experience this stunning Arctic landscape in supreme comfort. Greenland in summer is glorious: Once the snow melts, wildflowers burst into color on the verdant tundra. Lowbush blueberries invite picking. Whales feed offshore in the bay. Icebergs, spawned from massive glaciers, glitter in the late-night sun. Beneath granite peaks that tower over deep fjords, Greenland’s east coast—the “Arctic Riviera”—offers some of the best hiking and kayaking in the Far North. Nothing compares to Greenland for an epic Arctic adventure destination—and there’s no better way to experience it than from our new ecologically designed base camp.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the edge of the Greenland ice sheet via boat excursions and guided walks, and witness the effects of climate change as melting glaciers calve massive icebergs into the sea
  • Join the select few to stay at our deluxe new ecolodge near Sermilik Fjord, an awesome realm of pristine wilderness where you'll paddle and hike alongside our veteran Expedition Leaders
  • Enjoy authentic cultural encounters with local Inuit, and visit ancient Eskimo ruins to learn about how indigenous cultures past and present have sustained a hardy northern lifestyle
Nat Hab's Deluxe Base Camp — A Better Way to Experience Greenland!
For adventure travelers looking for the ultimate Arctic experience, this is it. You can now experience the staggering natural wonders of Greenland in complete comfort, without giving up an immersion in some of the most remote wilderness on Earth. Previously this region was accessible only via hiking while camping in tents, or on a very limited basis by ship via short day excursions. Now, with the debut of Base Camp Greenland, our travelers have a whole new (and better!) option.

  1. An Exclusive Itinerary — We Go Where No One Else Does
    Natural Habitat is the only travel company in the world to offer this unique itinerary into an exceptionally remote realm known for its huge icebergs, whales, and spectacular views of the Greenland ice sheet. While other outfitters offer Greenland trips, none has the experience and safety expertise that we do to lead groups into the single most impressive section of Greenland's legendary east coast: the mighty Sermilik Fjord complex.
  2. The Only Deluxe Base Camp Deep in the East Greenland Wilderness
    Brand new for 2015, we have built the one and only Arctic expedition base camp in East Greenland—close to Greenland ice sheet and far from any vestiges of civilization. From here we have access to the ice cap by Zodiac. Our location on the edge of the vast Sermilik Fjord complex grants us a vantage point on huge icebergs floating by, and we occasionally see big whales in the bay below.
  3. A Small-Group Wilderness Immersion
    Our camp accommodates a maximum of just 12 travelers. Our small group size ensures a strong commitment to safety and personalized attention from your guides. It's a markedly different experience to see Greenland’s dramatic coast in this manner, rather than with a hundred or more guests aboard a ship all going ashore together in motorized Zodiacs at one time. Our camp chef provides excellent meals, even in this remote locale – and you'll enjoy enlightening lectures in the evenings presented by our guides, who are expert Arctic naturalists.
  4. Round-Trip Helicopter Flight from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq
    To expedite our arrival to Ammassalik Island where our Base Camp adventure begins, we fly via helicopter from Kulusuk to East Greenland’s small administrative capital of Tasiilaq. It’s a much faster mode of transportation than traveling via boat, and you'll have an excellent chance to spot whales from the air.
  5. An Authentic Experience of Contemporary Greenland Culture
    In addition to our time at Base Camp, we spend three nights in Tasiilaq, the remote capital of East Greenland. We’ll enjoy an encounter with Tasiilaq's people and culture and learn about their history on a visit to the town’s museum. Most visitors never get to Tasiilaq; our overnight stays afford an opportunity to meet the locals, appreciate their traditions, and gain insight into the challenges and rewards of life in modern Greenland.
  6. Unmatched Depth of Greenland Guiding Experience
    Our company and guides have more East Greenland experience than any other outfitter in the world. Our CEO, Chief Exploratory Officer Olaf Malver, pioneered commercial trips on Greenland’s east coast, and we’ve been leading expeditions here since 1988, including many historic paddling “firsts.” No one matches our depth of experience when it comes to keeping our travelers safe. Our Greenland Expedition Leaders are the best in the business. We know that a nature adventure is only as good as the guide at the helm, so we’re committed to providing the very best! See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  7. The Absolute Best Equipment
    As part of our unwavering commitment to safety and comfort, we use the best and most up-to-date expedition Zodiacs and kayaks available on the market, as well as top-of-the-line safety gear. Our equipment is meticulously maintained, reducing the chance for unexpected mishaps as we travel. When safety counts, only the best will do – and not every outfitter provides it.
  8. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Outstanding Greenland Adventure
    When you travel with Natural Habitat, you receive our exclusive guarantee, clearly stating that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  9. Feel Good About the Way You Travel
    We all care about the Earth, and when you travel with us, you benefit from knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-offset. Natural Habitat is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, an important element when you're concerned, as we are, about a rapidly changing Arctic and other areas and habitats threatened by a rapidly warming planet.
  10. Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our worldwide adventures, we have been chosen by World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organizatio—as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud.
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