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West Greenland vs. East Greenland

370bed376e137d77e735cc3a3f42a90c23 PhotosBig Chill Adventures & Base Camp Greenland
If there were ever a country that could be fined for false advertisement, it’s the almost-completely-covered-in-ice Greenland. But you’ll let it slide. Here’s why: there are two new outfits exploring different parts of the island.

Let’s start with Summer Highlights of West Greenland, a 12-day photography-focused jaunt. It’s pictured left and booking now for August.

The region: West Greenland. Think inland glaciers and supraglacial lakes.
The accommodations: Mostly hotels (like one that overlooks the ice fjord created by West Greenland’s largest glacier). Also the occasional primitive hut.
The highlights: Hiking to an ice cap with views of massive basalt cliffs. Dogsledding. Visiting a whaling museum. (See the slideshow.)
The bonus: It’s run by a geologist and glaciologist named Sarah and a professional photographer named Mindy. Your Instagram account just smiled.

Now it’s on to Base Camp Greenland, a nine-day nature trip. It’s pictured right and also booking now for August.

The region: East Greenland. For context: the country’s east coast is called the “Arctic Riviera.”
The accommodations: You’ll spend most of your stay in a safari-style tent cabin with a large private veranda.
The highlights: Boat excursions. Whale and floating-iceberg watching. Meeting the local Tasiilaq people. (The slideshow awaits.)
The bonus: You can drink cocktails chilled with chips of 10,000-year-old ice straight from the Greenland ice cap. So maybe bring the good vodka.

Vitals

Summer Highlights of West Greenland
via Big Chill Adventures
Greenland
307-640-9001
official website

Base Camp Greenland
via Natural Habitat Adventures
Greenland
800-543-8917
official website

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