Natural Habitat Adventures’ Base Camp Greenland gives visitors a chance to explore the remote Arctic.
Looking for that next undiscovered destination? Natural Habitat Adventures has just expanded its facilities at its Base Camp Greenland, which opened last year just below the Arctic Circle. The camp holds 15 guests to the remote east coast of the island, where visitors will camp in comfort, in heated safari-style tents for two. Best part? Each has a private veranda with a view of the bay and the Greenland ice sheet in the distance. During two months in the summer, guests go whale watching and iceberg hunting. Though the whales are exciting, we think the icebergs are even more special; heck they’ve been drifting for months and even years down the coast, thanks to the Greenland Current. Tip: Hiking, Zodiac expeditions, sea kayaking and cultural encounters with the local Inuit are also on the docket. And for those adventurers celebrating a special occasion, trip leaders usually are happy to provide special touches to complete the experience. Getting there: Fly into Reykjavik, Iceland, then to Kulusuk, Greenland. Board a helicopter for a short, super-scenic transfer to Tasiilaq (think jagged peaks, fjords and icebergs, with possible whale sightings), then take a boat or helicopter to the camp. Now that’s remote. Bookings are still available for 2016 for the nine-day programs; contact Karen Johnson ([email protected]; 801-266-2087) to book.