Antarctica & Arctic
In one of the most isolated places on Earth, experience the raw Arctic landscape during the glorious Greenland summertime on this Natural Habitat Adventures journey.
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Eight nights accommodation, meals as indicated and sightseeing, flights and activities as specified.
Please note: This itinerary is meant as a guideline and can change due to weather and ice conditions. On some occasions, adverse conditions may require us to deviate from our intended itinerary, in which case we will provide the best available alternative.
Selected Dates, Jul - Sep '18
Explore the remote Arctic on land and by sea from the comfort of your luxury safari camp, in view of the Greenland sheet ice, surrounded by pristine wilderness. Beneath the granite peaks that tower over deep inlets, Greenland's 'Arctic Riviera' offers some of the best hiking and kayaking in the north.
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Explore Greenland's fjords
Cultural encounters with local Inuit people
Calving glaciers and icebergs
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Transfer to your hotel on arrival. (D)
Fly to Kulusuk and take a short but scenic helicopter trip to Tasiilaq. Upon arrival attend a briefing and explore the local area. (B)(L)(D)
Though the interior of Greenland is covered by a massive ice cap, a few habitable areas exist around the bays and coastal islands. The region we visit enjoys a surprisingly mild summer climate, earning it the nickname “Arctic Riviera.” Our exploration starts with a half-day excursion by enclosed private motorboat in the Greenland Sea, for our first close-up views of icebergs. Whales are also found seasonally in these waters. (B)(L)(D)
Depart via boat or helicopter for our exclusive wilderness Base Camp, located on the east side of Sermilik Fjord. Our destination is near the tiny hamlet of Tinit, home to fewer than a hundred hardy people. Reaching Base Camp Greenland, we find ourselves in one the most remote places on Earth. After settling in to our deluxe private cabins, we’ll convene for an orientation, followed by dinner and a lecture to acquaint us with the remarkable natural history of the region. Through presentations and cultural visits during our stay, we also learn about Greenland’s cultural heritage and aspects of modern life. (B)(L)(D)
On Zodiac excursions, we navigate among icebergs in an array of wild shapes, some as big as buildings. Look for whales and seals, both of which are present depending on the ice. Guided sea kayaking is possible for an eye-level view of the frigid waters around us. There will be hiking excursions for all levels. Traverse mountainsides and wander near glaciers. Amid fields of Arctic cotton grass, look for Arctic fox and birdlife, including eiders, loons and possibly peregrine falcons. Each evening, we retreat to our base camp for creative meals prepared by our chef. After dinner, gather for interpretive presentations by our Expedition Leaders. (B)(L)(D)
See day five for more details. (B)(L)(D)
This morning, we make our way back to Kulusuk. On arrival in Kulusuk, we check in to our hotel, drinking in the surrounding views. Celebrate an extraordinary adventure of discovery, wild beauty and camaraderie over a farewell dinner on our last night in Greenland. (B)(L)(D)
Board the return flight to Reykjavik where our adventure together ends. From here, a transfer is included to the group hotels or airport. (B)
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