Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 

Greenland

Greenland

Take an adventure holiday in GREENLAND with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Greenland has the second largest ice sheet in the world (after Antarctica) and the northernmost land area in the world at Cape Morris Jesup – just 730kms from the North Pole. Greenland has an area of 2.17 million square kilometres of which just 410,000 square kilometres is not covered by ice. The population is around 56,000, and 13,650 live in the capital of Nuuk, on the west coast. There are six large towns in addition to the capital, and 120 settlements, trading posts and sheep stations. Danish sovereignty was established in 1721 and to this day the country, whilst largely self-governing through a system of Home Rule, is in national union with Denmark. The currency is Danish Krone, and Denmark controls foreign policy, the police service, the judicial system and the surveillance of Greenland’s waters and jointly controls the exploitation of mineral resources. Hunting and fishing are the country’s main industry’s and they are the worlds largest exporters of cold-water prawns.


Featured Adventures

Arctic Explorer

A comprehensive voyage to the mysterious Canadian High Arctic
12 days |

Around Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen's vast beauty and unique wildlife
10 days |

East Greenland Aurora Borealis Adventure

Explore the inner realms of the magnificent Scoresby Sund
8 days |

Into the Northwest Passage

A voyage of exploration, history, culture and wildlife along the famed Northwest Passage
17 days |

Jewels of the Arctic

Voyage from Spitsbergen and cruise the magnificent east coast of Greenland
14 days |

North Spitsbergen Basecamp on Ortelius

Experience the abundant wildlife and majestic landscapes of Spitsbergen on our floating 'basecamp'
10 days |

Northeast Greenland Aurora Borealis

A journey of discovery encompassing north west Spitsbergen and the stunning eastern coastline of Greenland chasing the elusive Aurora Borealis
13 days |

Northwest Passage West to East

Cruise the magnificent Northwest Passage in search of history, culture and wildlife
17 days |

Out of the Northwest Passage

Cruise the magnificent Northwest Passage in search of history, culture and wildlife
16 days |

Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis

Explore the inner realms of the magnificent Scoresby Sund
8 days |
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The Weather in Greenland

The climate in Greenland is predominantly Arctic. Due to the vast size of the island there are considerable variations, with the South experiencing mild conditions in summer whilst the inland and northern regions have temperatures, which rarely rise above freezing.

Our trip takes place in June to September when the temperatures are mild ranging from 2-10 degrees. However, wind conditions can add chill factors (especially on the boats) and you should be prepared for this.

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