Quark Expeditions has expanded its overnight camping opportunities for guests in Greenland as part of this season's portfolio of immersive experiences.
"Antarctic Camping has been such a huge success that we're launching this season a new option for camping enthusiasts in the Arctic: the Greenland Camp Experience along the Tasermiut Fjord in South Greenland," says Thomas Lennartz, Vice-President of Sales for Quark Expeditions.
The Greenland Camp Experience adventure option is available to guests booked on the new itinerary, Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air. Lennartz explains that overnight camping in South Greenland is "by no means roughing it in the wild," as guests will travel on Quark's Ultramarine ship and have the opportunity to join local Greenlandic hosts to camp along the Tasermiut Fjord. "Comfort and fine food, provided by a local chef, will be part of the camping experience—which is suitable for all ages and levels of ability," Lennartz said.
Quark Expeditions' camping options include:
Guests are transported ashore by Zodiac to camp out on the snow for the night in Antarctica. The overnight camping experience is limited to 50 participants, all of whom are briefed on the principals of basic camping. Prior to settling down for the night, Quark Expeditions staff will prepare the site, including setting up a perimeter in safe and flat to gently-sloping site. Guests are free to choose where (within the perimeters) they wish to settle down for the night in their ready-to-roll bivy sack (tents can be used upon request). Once camp is set up, guests can relax and enjoy the polar landscape as the Antarctic night unfolds.
Antarctic Camping is available on select voyages at an additional charge of USD $295.
Greenland Camp Experience
Guests booked on the Greenland Adventure: Explore By Sea, Land and Air, offered on the new ship Ultramarine, can sign up for the Greenland Camp Experience adventure option. Guests can join local hosts at "one of the most exclusive camps" in Greenland, along the 70-km long Tasermiut Fjord. Participants will have time, in intimate groups, to walk through the landscapes and remote fjords of South Greenland, roam the tundra with a local chef who will showcase local ingredients and then prepare a meal. Overnighting in tents at the camp enables guests to experience the colors of the polar twilight in mountainous surroundings.
Greenland Camp Experience is available on Greenland Adventure: Explore By Sea, Land and Air itinerary at an extra cost USD $795.
For more information on Quark Expeditions, visit its web site.