Two weeks ago, Mary and I traveled to East Greenland with Natural Habitat Adventures* for a look at one of the most remote places on the planet. We kayaked fjords stuffed with massive icebergs, helicoptered to the top of a glacier, hiked tundra carpeted with wildflowers, visited Inuit settlements that were first contacted by Europeans less than 85 years ago, saw amazing evidence of human ingenuity and persistence in an an impressively harsh and unforgiving environment, and got really, really close to more Humpback Whales than you could shake a stick at.
Our home away from home was Base Camp Greenland, a seasonal camp operated by Natural Habitat. Our group of 12 enjoyed comfortable 2-person platform tents outfitted with minimalist bathrooms with chemical toilets, excellent chef-cooked meals, a top-notch guide staff that really knew their stuff and never spared an effort to make our visit interesting and memorable, and a truly dramatic and beautiful setting.
* Natural Habitat, one of the world's top-rated adventure travel companies, is located in Boulder CO, and was our choice for our previous Antarctica and Galapagos trips. Mary and I would recommend them without reservation - our experiences with them were unforgettable, for all the right reasons. Here's a link to their Greenland trip, where you can also request a copy of their catalog - it's definitely worth checking out.