Location of Adventure
Southeast Greenland and Iceland
Maximum 12 Travelers
A very important feature of our Greenland adventure is the limited group size, which facilitates the most intimate and authentic experience of our remote Arctic environs. In addition to enhancing safety, a small group limits our impact on this pristine ecosystem.
- Trip price includes: Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leaders, local guides and camp staff, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, some alcoholic beverages, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, gear including Mustang expedition suits for Zodiac excursions and all kayaking equipment, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
- Internal air includes: Round-trip flights between Reykjavik, Iceland and Kulusuk, Greenland, and a helicopter flight between Kulusuk and Tasiilaq.
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, some alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone
calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Our Discover Greenland adventure is a genuine wilderness experience. Our deluxe safari-style camp, accessed via a scenic 4- to 5-hour boat transfer and/or short helicopter flight, is located in an exceptionally remote and rugged area. Guests must be prepared for typical activities that take place in such a setting and in unpredictable weather conditions. Good health and general physical fitness are a must, as we are far from medical facilities. Our off-trail walks and hikes (often uphill) require strong mobility and stability. Although all activities are optional, and alternate activities are usually available at varying levels of physical demand, all guests must be able to walk unassisted at least two miles over uneven, rocky and sometimes steep terrain without trails. We use open Zodiac boats to access the shore for exploration, and landings can be unstable. Landings may be either wet (requiring you to walk a short distance in shallow water) or dry (disembarking directly onto land), and may require walking over rocks or large boulders that can be slippery with seaweed. Our staff is available to assist for safety purposes, but guests need to be able to comfortably negotiate such uneven and unstable conditions.
While at Base Camp, daily activities include nature walks or hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions of varying durations. Zodiac outings in the nearby fjords can last up to 8 or 9 hours (including stops), with opportunities for hikes ashore to explore geological and historic sights. We expect to operate in generally calm seas, but conditions can and do change quickly, and we may be exposed in the open boats to cold, windy or rainy weather. Guests who have health issues that could be exacerbated by such conditions should take this into consideration.
In Tasiilaq, our hotel is located atop a very steep hill high above town, and vehicle transportation is provided to and from our group activities for those who prefer to ride rather than walk.
Due to the extremely remote nature of this adventure, we require that all travelers submit a medical form before departure. This form must be completed and signed by your primary care physician.
Important Information About This Trip
Our journey to Base Camp Greenland offers the only opportunity to encounter one of the planet’s most isolated locations via luxury camping. As we head way off the grid on Greenland's remote east coast, guests must be prepared for all the vagaries that come with travel to such an isolated destination. These include inclement weather, varying ice conditions and a scarcity of operational materials, all of which makes a journey to our exclusive Base Camp Greenland an adventure in the truest sense. At times, flights may be canceled due to poor weather, routes may be closed due to changing ice conditions, and amenities may become unavailable until a new shipment arrives. But the adventure is part of the excitement, and we will use our 25 years of Greenland operating experience to make the best of even substantial itinerary changes, should they occur.
Please understand that the meals at camp, while hearty and delicious, are specially planned and prepared for well in advance. Dietary requirements due to serious medical conditions or strict personal restrictions can be met, with ample notice, but must be adhered to while on the adventure. If you have a very restricted diet, we recommend bringing some of your preferred snacks along with the appreciation that certain foods are limited in this part of the world and there might not be many options in the Greenland hotels.
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of NHA's medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please arrive in Reykjavik in time for a 5:30 pm briefing and dinner at our hotel in town. Upon arrival at the Keflavik International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred one hour to the hotel.
The adventure ends and guests are free to depart Reykjavik in the evening on the final day of the trip. Our scheduled flights from Kulusuk, Greenland to Reykjavik, Iceland arrive in Reykjavik at varying times throughout the season. Please contact us for flight details specific to your departure to see if a connection with your international flight is possible, keeping in mind that the transfer from the Reykjavik domestic airport to Keflavik International Airport takes approximately one hour. Note that based on current flight times available to us, as well as the transfer distance between airports, our return flight from Kulusuk will most likely not arrive in time to connect with flights back to the U.S., necessitating an overnight in Reykjavik.
Regardless of whether or not an international connection is possible, as weather can be extremely unpredictable in this part of the world and our flight from Greenland to Iceland can be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we strongly recommend staying an extra night or two in Reykjavik to ensure that you do not miss your connecting flight. Many guests choose to take this opportunity to spend a few additional nights in Iceland in order to explore this fascinating city and the surrounding countryside. While we offer you the best possible rates available to us at our preferred accommodation, you may find less expensive hotel options. If you plan to make your own hotel reservations in Reykjavik, we strongly recommend that you book any necessary extra hotel nights as soon as possible. Due to Iceland's rising popularity as a travel destination, hotels are already selling out for next season.
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. Also, in the case if you are delayed in Kulusuk, we would be able to make international flight changes on your behalf. Please call us at 800-543-8917.