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Natural Habitat's Base Camp Greenland

A Deluxe Expedition Camp for Arctic Wilderness Exploration
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Departure Return Notes
07/27/2016 07/27/2016 08/04/2016
08/01/2016 08/01/2016 08/09/2016
08/06/2016 08/06/2016 08/14/2016
08/11/2016 08/11/2016 08/19/2016
08/17/2016 08/17/2016 08/25/2016
08/22/2016 08/22/2016 08/30/2016
08/27/2016 08/27/2016 09/04/2016
09/01/2016 09/01/2016 09/09/2016
07/27/2017 07/27/2017 08/04/2017
08/01/2017 08/01/2017 08/09/2017
08/06/2017 08/06/2017 08/14/2017
08/11/2017 08/11/2017 08/19/2017
08/17/2017 08/17/2017 08/25/2017
08/22/2017 08/22/2017 08/30/2017
08/27/2017 08/27/2017 09/04/2017
09/02/2017 09/02/2017 09/10/2017
2016 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$9,995 - $10,295
Single Supplement: $1595
Internal Air: $1,275 (subject to change)
Deposit: $1,000 (non-refundable)

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2017 fees may change slightly. Dates for 2017 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Southeast Greenland
Group Size Limit
Maximum 15 Travelers
A very important feature of our Greenland adventure is the limited group size, as Arctic environs and their pristine ecosystems are best and most safely experienced with fewer travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Airport transfers on Day 1 and final day of the itinerary (and one day prior to start of trip if you have booked the Centrum Hotel), helicopter flight between Kulusuk and Tasiilaq, accommodations, including exclusive occupancy of Natural Habitat's Base Camp Greenland, meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on the final day, purified drinking water throughout the trip, soft drinks at meals and alcoholic beverages at dinner while at camp, services of NHA professional Expedition Leader(s), boat and camp crews, all boat transportation and excursions, optional sea kayaking and hiking excursions, gear including survival suits for Zodiac excursions, waterproof overshoes, kayaking gloves and booties, mosquito head nets and dry bags, all kayaking equipment, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Round-trip transportation to and from the start and end points of the trip (Keflavik, Iceland), early arrival airport transfers (other than those described above), late departure airport transfers, round-trip air between Reykjavik and Kulusuk, alcoholic beverages (other than those mentioned above), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, Internet, etc.), some gratuities, airline baggage fees, required medical evacuation insurance and optional travel insurance.

Mandatory Insurance

Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Physical Requirements
Our Base Camp Greenland adventure is a genuine wilderness experience. The camp, accessed via a 4- to 5-hour boat transfer, is located in an exceptionally remote and rugged area far from medical facilities. All guests must be prepared for typical activities that take place in such a setting, in unpredictable weather and temperatures. Guests must be in good health and have adequate fitness, stability and mobility to participate in this adventure. At minimum, all guests must be able to walk unassisted at least two miles over an uneven, rocky, trailless landscape that may be steep in places. All guests must also be able to get into and out of Zodiacs (rigid rubber boats). When we explore ashore, Zodiac landings can be unstable and either wet (requiring you to walk a short distance in shallow water) or dry (disembarking directly onto land) and can include walking over rocks or large boulder that can be very uneven, slippery and covered in seaweed.

While at Base Camp, daily activities include hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions of varying durations. Zodiac excursions in the nearby fjords can last up to 8 or 9 hours in total (including stops), with opportunities for hikes ashore to explore geological and historic sights. We expect to operate in generally calm seas, but conditions can change quickly, and we may be exposed in the open boats to cold, rainy or windy weather, with rough seas. Travelers who are susceptible to motion sickness or who have back problems or other health issues that could be exacerbated by such conditions should take this into consideration.

Guests who desire a higher level of activity may participate in longer hikes and sea kayaking excursions (weather, ice and local conditions permitting). Hikes take place near sea level with some elevation gain, walking cross-country over rough, uneven, trailless terrain that can include traversing unstable tussocks, loose rock on steep slopes, and small streams. Optional sea kayaking excursions are also offered, with varied itineraries for individual desires and capacities. Our intent is to paddle in largely calm seas, though again, the weather can change with little notice, and excursions can occur in windy or rainy conditions. Shifting ice may also force us to alter our kayaking itinerary. All kayaking activities are accompanied by a guide and safety boat.

In Tasiilaq, our hotel is located up a very steep hill above town. While transportation is provided to and from our group activities, should you wish to explore town on your own, you must be able to manage the uphill climb, or plan to take a taxi. Also note that the hotel does not have an elevator, and many of our guest rooms are located on the second floor up a steep set of more than 40 stairs.

Please note also that mosquitoes and tiny black flies can be quite prevalent and a real nuisance at camp and during outings on shore, particularly at the height of the summer season. For your convenience, we provide all guests with head nets, but if you have allergies or are particularly sensitive to mosquito bites, please come prepared with proper clothing, adequate skin protection and anti-itch cream for bites, if necessary.
Important Information About This Trip
East Greenland is a wild and starkly beautiful realm, a true wilderness area previously experienced in depth only by those adventurous travelers willing and able to put forth substantial physical effort by hiking or kayaking to a self-served camping locale far from the region’s small villages. Base Camp Greenland was created to bring this same immersive wilderness experience into reach for a wider range of adventure travelers. The camp offers the rare—in fact, only—opportunity to encounter one of the planet’s most isolated locations in camping “luxury."

There are important factors to consider when traveling to Base Camp Greenland. The camp is located in a truly wild setting (that’s why we go there!), meaning that guests must be prepared for all the vagaries that come with travel to such an isolated destination. This is especially so in our northern location near the Arctic Circle, where inclement weather and varying ice conditions can dictate our operations. Add to that the scarcity of operational materials (we’re running a “hotel” in a place where hotel supplies are simply not always available), and a journey to Base Camp Greenland embodies “adventure” in the truest sense. Guests must be prepared for this type of travel, knowing that at times flights may be canceled due to poor weather, routes will be closed due to changing ice conditions, and amenities may become unavailable until a new shipment arrives. There are times where our itineraries will change, perhaps substantially, even to the point where we may be forced to reside in villages and lodges others than those scheduled. We build our itineraries with what we consider reasonable buffers, based on the historic knowledge we have of typical conditions in the region, which is substantial, as Base Camp Greenland's founder, Olaf Malver, is one of East Greenland’s most experienced explorers. In short, be prepared for anything, but know you’re in expert hands!
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
We ask that guests arrive at Keflavik International Airport (in Reykjavik), Iceland, on Day 1 no later than 7 am. We will meet you on arrival and transfer you to Reykjavik Domestic Airport so that you arrive at the domestic airport no later 9:00 am for our outbound flight to Kulusuk, Greenland. We recommend arriving in Iceland 1-2 days prior to our trip departure date in case of unexpected travel delays which can easily happen in this region. Guests may depart from Keflavik anytime on Day 9.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on additional nights' accommodations, you may find special last-minute web rates online if you are willing to risk not securing a room.

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