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Sail East Greenland: In Nansen's Steps

This is an invitation to the latter type of journey - a sailing expedition with frequent Zodiac trips to the ice as we follow the wild eastern coast of Greenland in the tracks of the great Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjoff Nansen, who in 1888 led the first expedition to cross the Greenland interior. Then - for those who dare - we offer a flight across Greenland with camping on the western slope near Kangerlussuaq at the foot of the rapidly disappearing Greenland Ice Sheet.

Warming with a melt of over 30 feet per year in some places has radically changed life in Greenland from that of a subsistence fishing economy to one with a high value on tourism. Most settlements are confined to the western coast, and this is the most commonly visited. Our expedition to the east coast takes us to a remote area with Antarctic-like terrain seen by few. You can choose to visit one or the other side of Greenland - or sign on for a 15-day visit to both.

Contact us by email at halintours@gmail.com or by text or voice at 512-450-4463. Bruce is happy to answer questions sent to bmelton@earthlink.net.

Sailing East Greenland Aug. 23-30

In Nansen's Steps Itinerary and Details from Oceanwide Expeditions

Camping West Greenland Aug. 30-Sept. 6