Iceland & Greenland: A Nordic Discovery

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Whether you're planning a trip to Iceland and Greenland or just want to learn more about these two Nordic realms, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of helpful resources, including wildlife guides, nature trivia and thrilling travel stories to fuel your excitement.
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Greenland Wildlife Guide

Greenland Wildlife Guide

Learn about marine mammals, seabirds and other animals you may encounter in Greenland.
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Greenland Nature Trivia

Greenland Nature Trivia

Take our Greenland nature quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about this remote Arctic realm!
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Iceland Wildlife Guide

Iceland Wildlife Guide

Learn about Arctic foxes, puffins, whales and other animals you may encounter in Iceland. 
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Iceland Nature Trivia

Iceland Nature Trivia

Take our Iceland nature quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about the land of fire and ice!
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A Closer Look at Nat Hab's Base Camp Greenland

A Closer Look at Nat Hab's Base Camp Greenland

Learn more about our exclusive deluxe expedition camp in East Greenland, set on a tranquil, protected bay at the edge of the Greenland ice sheet.
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Greenland Weather & Climate

Greenland Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions in Greenland in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and precipitation.
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Iceland Weather & Climate

Iceland Weather & Climate

Discover the typical weather conditions in Iceland in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and precipitation.
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Packing List

Packing List

Not sure what to bring on your adventure? We've got you covered with our comprehensive packing list.
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Travel Stories & Articles
Four Reasons Adventure-Seekers Should Visit Greenland

Four Reasons Adventure-Seekers Should Visit Greenland

—By Derek Ward
Adventurous travelers are falling in love with Greenland, from whale watching to Inuit culture to the chance to see the northern lights. And you can experience it all on a trip to Nat Hab’s Base Camp Greenland!
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The Folklore of Lakes and Waterfalls in Iceland

The Folklore of Lakes and Waterfalls in Iceland

—By Emily Goodheart
Iceland’s many lakes and waterfalls are steeped in myth and legend—ancient tales of fairy folk, hidden treasure and Norse gods surround these watery realms.
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Traveler Story: Bear Witness to Greenland

Traveler Story: Bear Witness to Greenland

—By Nat Hab Traveler Kelley McKinnon
The utter stillness of this landscape can lull one into a sense of calm until the moment this place asserts its independence with a movement so swift, pronounced and unexpected that it truly took our breaths.
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An Insider’s Guide to Iceland

An Insider’s Guide to Iceland

—By Megan Brief
Shaped by natural forces and steeped in supernatural splendors, this island at the outer edge of Europe beckons exploration with its siren songs.
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Discover the Top Places to See Animals in Iceland

Discover the Top Places to See Animals in Iceland

—By Michelle Peters
When one daydreams about Iceland, the images that likely spring to mind are volcanic landscapes and vast glaciers—after all, this is the Land of Fire and Ice. And yet, despite the harsh Arctic temperatures, wildlife enthusiasts find a plethora of wondrous Iceland animals rarely seen by the average tourist.

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The Sounds of Greenland

The Sounds of Greenland

By Rachel Milton
What transpired on my trip to Greenland far exceeded my expectations. The multi-sensory experience was a joyous surprise and contributed to this being an awe-inspiring adventure.
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Iceland’s Magical Creatures

Iceland’s Magical Creatures

—By Laura Kiniry
Iceland’s elves are intricately linked with the country’s natural landscape, and disturbing their supposed home could wreak havoc on the local surrounds. And they’re not Iceland’s only mythical creatures...
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Iceland’s Volcanoes: How Was Europe’s Second Largest Island Formed?

Iceland’s Volcanoes: How Was Europe’s Second Largest Island Formed?

—By Cathy Brown
Iceland today is home to about 130 volcanoes (roughly 30 are considered active) and there is usually an eruption every decade or half-decade. Approximately a third of the basaltic lava that has erupted in recorded history (since around 1500 AD) has been produced by Icelandic eruptions.
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What Climate Change Will Mean for Greenland’s Arctic Wildflowers

What Climate Change Will Mean for Greenland’s Arctic Wildflowers

—By Mark Jordahl 
Greenland is on the front lines of climate change and delicate Arctic wildflowers are waging a quiet battle against woody shrubs that are marching north.
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Iceland’s Greenhouses: Creating a Sustainable Food System

Iceland’s Greenhouses: Creating a Sustainable Food System

—By Laura Kiniry
In a place known for its glaciers and lava fields, short summers, and cold climate, the fact that Iceland can produce a wide variety of food crops is impressive. This is in large part thanks to greenhouse horticulture.
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How to Unplug on an Iceland Adventure

How to Unplug on an Iceland Adventure

—By Cathy Brown
Being more present on an Icelandic trip doesn’t just apply to better wildlife and landscape viewing. Icelandic culture is rooted in magic, mythology and mystical beings, and no visitor will be able to curiously play with exploring the possibilities of those realms from behind a screen.
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Iceland’s Volcanos and Glaciers: Fire and Ice

Iceland’s Volcanos and Glaciers: Fire and Ice

—By Nat Hab Expedition Leader Eddy Savage
Everywhere you look in Iceland, there is evidence of the dramatic interaction between fire and ice.
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