July 21, 2015 In Natasha's Picks
BASE CAMP GREENLAND
A Luxury Expedition Camp for Arctic Wilderness Exploration
For adventure travellers looking for the ultimate Arctic experience, this is it. You can now experience the staggering natural wonders of Greenland in complete comfort, without giving up an immersion in some of the most remote wilderness on Earth. Previously this region was accessible only via hiking while camping in tents, or on a very limited basis by ship via short day excursions.
“A one of a kind experience in Greenland – 2015 departures sold out a year in advance, select departures still available for 2016!” – Natasha Rhodes
As technology shrinks our planet and its most remote reaches become more accessible, novel adventures are ever rarer. But we have a genuine first to offer: Base Camp Greenland, a deluxe new expedition camp at the edge of the Greenland ice sheet! In East Greenland, one of the most isolated places on Earth, travellers will experience this stunning Arctic landscape in supreme comfort. Greenland in summer is glorious: Once the snow melts, wildflowers burst into color on the verdant tundra. Lowbush blueberries invite picking. Whales feed offshore in the bay. Icebergs, spawned from massive glaciers, glitter in the late-night sun. Beneath granite peaks that tower over deep fjords, Greenland’s east coast—the “Arctic Riviera”—offers some of the best hiking and kayaking in the Far North. Nothing compares to Greenland for an epic Arctic adventure destination—and there’s no better way to experience it than from this new ecologically designed base camp.
The Only Luxury Base Camp Deep in the East Greenland Wilderness
Brand new for 2015, our partners have built the one and only luxury Arctic expedition lodge in East Greenland – close to Greenland Ice Sheet and far from any vestiges of civilization. From here you have access to the ice cap by Zodiac. The location on the edge of the vast Sermilik Fjord complex grants travellers a vantage point on huge icebergs floating by, and we occasionally see big whales in the bay below.
A Small-Group Wilderness Immersion
The camp accommodates a maximum of just 12 travellers. This small group size ensures a strong commitment to safety and personalized attention from your guides. It’s a markedly different experience to see Greenland’s dramatic coast in this manner. The camp chef provides excellent meals, even in this remote locale – and you’ll enjoy enlightening lectures in the evenings presented by expert Arctic naturalists guides.
Round-Trip Helicopter Flight from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq
To expedite our arrival to Ammassalik Island where this Base Camp adventure begins, you fly via helicopter from Kulusuk to East Greenland’s small administrative capital of Tasiilaq. It’s a much faster mode of transportation than traveling via boat, and you’ll have an excellent chance to spot whales from the air.
An Authentic Experience of Contemporary Greenland Culture
In addition to your time at Base Camp, you’ll spend three nights in Tasiilaq, the remote capital of East Greenland. You’ll enjoy an encounter with Tasiilaq’s people and culture and learn about their history on a visit to the town’s museum. Most visitors never get to Tasiilaq; these overnight stays afford an opportunity to meet the locals, appreciate their traditions, and gain insight into the challenges and rewards of life in modern Greenland.
AVAILABLE DATES IN 2016 (TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2017, PLEASE INQUIRE)
7/31/2016 – 8/8/2016
8/7/2016 – 8/15/2016
8/11/2016 – 8/19/2016
8/15/2016 – 8/23/2016
$9,995 – $10,295 USD
Single Supplement: $1595 USD
Internal Air: $1,275 USD (subject to change)
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