New eco-luxe camp to open on Greenland’s ‘Arctic Riviera’

Adventure travellers looking to visit the stunning wilderness of Greenland’s east coast, will get the chance to explore the area from its first eco luxury base camp, opening in summer 2015.

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Built by nature travel and WWF partners Natural Habitat Adventures, the new Base Camp Greenland offers all the amenities of a deluxe African safari-style camp. Private tent-cabins will have heating, carpet, beds with duvets and pillows, en-suite bathrooms, and verandas with stunning views. A camp chef will prepare fresh meals and guests can gather in a communal area for dining and relaxing.

Natural Habitat founder Ben Bressler explained, “‘Til now, Greenland’s remote east coast, carved by glaciers and rent by deep fjords filled with icebergs, has been inaccessible to all but the hardiest of travellers. Base Camp Greenland is changing that.”

The camp enjoys a view of the Greenland Ice Sheet – the world’s second largest ice mass – where guests will have a close-up vantage point on the dynamics of global warming as glaciers spawn gigantic icebergs and meltwater rivers form in front of the ice cap.

The new ecolodge, which accommodates just 12 travellers at a time, is the vision of Natural Habitat’s Olaf Malver who has been to Greenland (a staggering) 26 times! He says the camp’s location is ideal, “It’s remote, majestic and nature feels huge here, like few other places in Greenland. Yet it is relatively easy to reach from Iceland.”

Travellers can book a four-night stay at Base Camp Greenland on Sermilik Fjord, the heart of a region known as the ‘Arctic Riviera’ for its many dry, sunny summer days – wildflowers will be in bloom on the tundra and pods of whales can be spotted from camp. Guests can enjoy a wealth of incredible activities and explorations including whale watching, sea kayaking, hiking, and visits to traditional Inuit villages.

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Trips depart in August 2015. For more details and booking, visit

Due to its commitment to environmentally-friendly travel, Natural Habitat Adventures has been chosen by global conservation charity WWF as its worldwide travel partner.

(Please note: The Google Maps marker indicates the nearest town and not the exact location of Base Camp Greenland)

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Infographic: Older travellers are more adventurous, says survey

Mature travellers – those over 55 – are three times more adventurous in their choice of destination than 35 years ago, a new survey reveals. They are also the age group most likely to go on holiday every year.

It seems that ’empty-nesters’ with more disposable income, and with career breaks becoming more acceptable (rather than career suicide), means the over 55s can make those ‘itchy feet’ dreams a reality. Gap years, globe-trotting, exotic destinations, and adventurous activities are not the preserve of the young and responsibility-free!

The survey, commissioned by Titan Travel, looked at the changing face of UK travel from the 1970s to today. It seems people’s horizons really are being broadened – one in ten Brits believe we’ll be holidaying in space in 35 years time!

Take a look at the ‘Travel: Then and Now’ infographic for some more travel stats…

Travel: Then and Now, Infographic