Explore the Remote Arctic on Land & by Sea from Our Luxury Northern Expedition Camp
“The overall exposure to, and brief immersion in, Greenland's extreme environment and unique culture was a tremendous and humbling experience. We enjoyed every aspect. For me as a keen photographer the zodiac glides through the ice fields and walks through and over amazing landscapes was just incredible and truly inspirational.”
“We had an absolutely FABULOUS time in Greenland. This trip had so many superlatives that it is hard to single out a single thing. The entire trip was an adventure and an eye-opener about an area of the world that I knew nothing about. Cruising through fields of icebergs was a surreal experience. I also very much enjoyed learning about the Inuit culture and the tenacity and courage of the people. Our guides also were exceptional trip leaders. First and foremost their attention to the safety of the participants should be commended. At no time was anyone placed in a situation where they could be harmed. They are to be commended for their leadership.”
"I definitely appreciated the attention to detail as we geared up for each activity, whether in kayaks, zodiacs or on foot. The discipline imposed by Eric and Melissa being sure we were properly prepared for each activity was very much appreciated. The well-designed cabins were also a plus. I really enjoyed the time spent in the Zodiacs winding our way through the denser fields of icebergs, especially when there was no straight path available to get to our destination. It added to the sense of being in uncharted territory, and the icebergs were beautiful. It was very clear that the goal was to have no remaining evidence of our being in this dramatic wilderness. It is hard to see how this trip could have been any better."
"I enjoyed the cultural excursions and felt we were seeing glimpses of the "real" life, not just a performance for tourists. When we went to hear Dines, we sat on rocks looking over the spectacular scenery of the bay at Tasiilaq and listened to an inspiring story. Nothing could have been better! The camp was amazing! The cabins were comfortable and I was warm enough. I loved the hot water bottle delivered to me every night. I would have been okay without it, but it was an extra luxury to fall asleep clutching it. The setting was perfect. Some of the moments I cherish are the ones I sat outside on a rock and read poetry while gazing up at the jagged peaks or out at the icebergs in front of me. One night I saw pink clouds brighten along the mountain tops."
"The beauty of Greenland exceeded my expectations. I loved it all; perhaps most of all the kayaking. Base Camp was excellent; very well laid out and comfortable. As for our Leaders, the extent of their knowledge was most impressive. I asked a lot of questions and they always had the answers or found them out. I was very impressed with their extensive knowledge on glaciers, geology, plant and animal life, as well as the local history."
"All in all a great trip. I really felt we saw the challenge of bringing people's living so recently on the sustainable edge of life into the current century. I enjoyed most being at the edge of not just civilization, but also adventure travel without having to hike my own stuff to be there. Base camp was more luxurious that expected."
"We had a perfect sunny day at the ice sheet and glacier. I took the best pictures of my life. The setting was spectacular and awe inspiring. I saw sights that I had dreamed out ever since I remember dreaming. I have floored all my friends and relatives with the photos of the place. I was comfortable enough, the food was better than at home (which is Charleston and known for good food), and the view of this part of the world was thrilling, literally, heart pounding!"
"My wife's favorite was the day on the water in the Zodiac. She always wanted to get close to a huge iceberg and we had a spectacular day to do that. The insight into the life of the East Greenlandic people was also a highlight for both of us. Having Julius and Hoski as part of our team was a great addition. Julius offered a great perspective on life in the Arctic region."
"The trip's activities were marvelous. We thoroughly enjoyed the Pre-Extension day in Reykjavik and the surrounding area. What a surprise to walk into our "tabin" for first time and find all of the amenities provided for our comfort. The extra special touches, such as the notes on the crocks, etc. were perfect and a great idea. The activities in Tasiilaq, Base Camp, and Kulusuk were all timely and well planned. We appreciated being given alternatives for activities. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sea kayak and photograph the group from the support zodiac. We also elected to go on a zodiac ride through iceberg fields instead of hiking up the mountain. We also enjoyed the cultural exchanges with the local people. Being invited into a home in Tinit was a treat. Also, the lectures, videos and discussions lead by Eric and Melissa were excellent. They gave us an appreciation of life in that part of the world, an understanding of the geology and history of the area, and the importance of the work being done by WWF in polar regions."
"I enjoyed most the location, scenery, close contact with raw nature, the knowledge and hospitality of the camp guides and staff, and the interactions with Inuit guide Julius and his family and his puppies. He grounds the experience because this region is his life, while were were just passing through. I also cannot believe the level of comfort Nat Hab provided at the edge of the habitable world. Frankly, it was almost too much to have Pottery Barn linens in the tent-cabin and stuffed chairs in the yurt. Maybe you could at least give us the illusion of roughing it."
"I loved most the magnificent world of ice. Being unplugged and becoming part of the environment. Our guide Eric rolled out information about each day slowly and methodically, leaving plenty of room for discovery. Being introduced to Inuit culture--Julius is amazing! I trusted Eric, Katie, Ken, Julius and Jason thoroughly; thus, my energy was spent absorbing the environment on land and sea. Loved the way the entire staff worked together -- seamlessly from the guest's perspective! Base Camp is amazing! The 'tents' are really 'cabins' with toilet, running water and heat. What a treat."
"The Base Camp exceeded all expectations and comfort for a remote experience. The set up could not have been better, especially given the remote location. The food was great, the rooms and bath facilities comfortable and the shared meeting space made evenings waiting for Northern Lights and post dinner lectures part of the great group dynamics that emerged. This was my first time to travel with Natural Habitat and I would surely travel with you again, and particularly Eric, based on this experience. It was excellent from start to finish, ran smoothly and nature cooperated with us in so many ways--from spectacular Northern Lights, to whale watching/photographing and the beautiful weather and surroundings. The Base Camp experience was pretty amazing."