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Natural Habitat's Base Camp Greenland

A Luxury Expedition Lodge for Arctic Wilderness Exploration
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Departure Return Notes
08/01/2015 08/01/2015 08/09/2015 9-Day Trip
08/10/2015 08/10/2015 08/18/2015 9-Day Trip
08/18/2015 08/18/2015 08/26/2015 9-Day Trip
08/26/2015 08/26/2015 09/03/2015 9-Day Trip
09/02/2015 09/02/2015 09/10/2015 9-Day Trip
07/04/2016 07/04/2016 07/12/2016 9-Day Trip
07/11/2016 07/11/2016 07/19/2016 9-Day Trip
07/15/2016 07/15/2016 07/23/2016 9-Day Trip
07/22/2016 07/22/2016 07/29/2016 8-Day Trip
07/25/2016 07/25/2016 08/01/2016 8-Day Trip
07/28/2016 07/28/2016 08/05/2016 9-Day Trip
08/01/2016 08/01/2016 08/09/2016 9-Day Trip
08/05/2016 08/05/2016 08/12/2016 8-day Trip
08/08/2016 08/08/2016 08/16/2016 9-Day Trip
08/12/2016 08/12/2016 08/19/2016 8-Day Trip
08/18/2016 08/18/2016 08/25/2016 8-Day Trip
08/21/2016 08/21/2016 08/29/2016 9-Day Trip
08/25/2016 08/25/2016 09/02/2016 9-Day Trip
08/29/2016 08/29/2016 09/06/2016 9-Day Trip
09/02/2016 09/02/2016 09/10/2016 9-Day Trip
09/05/2016 09/05/2016 09/13/2016 9-Day Trip
09/09/2016 09/09/2016 09/17/2016 9-Day Trip
09/12/2016 09/12/2016 09/20/2016 9-Day Trip
09/16/2016 09/16/2016 09/24/2016 9-Day Trip
8 day itineraries will feature one less day at the base camp.
Pricing
2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$8,995
Single Supplement: $995
Internal Air: $926 (subject to change)
Deposit: $1,000 (non-refundable)

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are provided in US Dollars. Dates for 2016 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-serve basis. 2016 fees may change slightly.

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Location of Adventure
East Greenland
Group Size Limit
Maximum 12 travelers. A very important feature of our Greenland trip is the limited group size, as the Arctic and its pristine ecosystems are best and most safely experienced with fewer travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
All accommodations in Greenland and Iceland including exclusive occupancy of Natural Habitat's Base Camp Greenland, meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 9, alcoholic beverages with meals, services of Natural Habitat Adventures' professional Expedition Leader(s), boat and camp crews, all boat transportation and excursion, optional sea kayaking and hiking excursions, whale-watching excursions, all safety equipment, most gratuities, Tasiilaq city tour and museum admission, all transfers in Greenland and Iceland, round-trip helicopter flights between Kulusuk and Tasiilaq. Each participant will also be provided with a survival suit for boat excursions to ensure safety, warmth and comfort.
Not Included
Travel to and from Keflavik, Iceland; round-trip air between Reykjavik and Kulusuk, Greenland (to be added to your invoice and subject to price change through day of departure), some gratuities, personal phone calls, laundry, travel insurance, and other items of a personal nature.

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
Moderate
Our Base Camp Greenland adventure is a genuine wilderness experience. The camp, accessed via long boat transfers, is located in an exceptionally remote area far from medical facilities. Guests should have adequate fitness and mobility and be in good health to participate in this adventure. At minimum, all guests must be able to walk at least two miles over an uneven, sometimes rocky, trailless landscape in order to reach the Base Camp. That said, our itinerary is designed with a flexible set of activities to accommodate individual preferences and varying physical ability levels.

Guests who desire more activity have a multitude of options, including longer hikes and sea kayaking excursions, while less-active guests can experience our spectacular environs with less exertion on briefer and/or less demanding outings, including short nature walks and plenty of Zodiac excursions. However, Base Camp Greenland is located in a remote wilderness area, and all guests must be prepared for typical activities that take place in such a setting, in unpredictable weather and temperatures. While all activities from camp are optional and weather-dependent, a minimum level of physical capability that includes the two-mile walk described above is required for safety and will enhance your enjoyment of your trip. Please note, too, that stepping into and out of the Zodiacs can be unstable, especially in water that is less than calm.

Typical daily activities include hiking and Zodiac excursions of varying durations. Hikes will take place near sea level, walking cross-country over trailless terrain. Guests may also have the opportunity to hike atop relatively flat glaciers with expert guidance in safely avoiding crevasses. 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 the water conditions can change with little notice. All kayaking excursions are accompanied by a guide.

Zodiac and motorboat excursions in the nearby fjords generally last a maximum of 4-5 hours, with opportunities for whale watching and stops ashore should wildlife appear, and to explore geological and historic sights. Again, we expect to operate in generally calm seas, but conditions can change quickly and rough seas can occur. Our camp expedition staff has arranged each day's itinerary to ensure that options exist to suit varying preferences. Whether you wish to spend more time in motorized Zodiacs than in kayaks or on foot, or you want to pursue longer hikes and paddling opportunities, we plan our slate of activities accordingly.

Please note also that in Tasiilaq, our hotel is located up a very steep hill from town. While transportation is provided to and from our group activities, should you wish to explore town on your own, you should be able to manage the uphill climb, or plan to take a taxi. 
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, 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 upon the historical 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 6:30 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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