The Moon Landing

Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Pete Heck

Without question, the terrain in Greenland is unlike anything we have ever experienced.

It is completely other-worldly, a phrase I may have used in the past to describe other locales, but now I realize that such use was naive and excessive.

Because nothing, nothing, can compare to this remote corner of the Arctic.

Morning Fog

Alone in Camp

Another Planet

Fog Rolls Into Camp
Moon Plant Life


Until such time as we can visit the moon (!), we believe that we have come as close as possible on earth.

Our journey in Greenland was courtesy of Greenland Tours. All opinions, as always, are our own. For a review of our entire trip with them, please click here.
23 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • September 9 2013

    Whoaaa, you guys are in Greenland! That’s amazing! I think this is the first blog which covers that part of the world. I must say I’m really inspired to venture that far now! πŸ™‚
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    • September 13 2013

      As you should be! It is amazing.

  • September 9 2013

    Amazeballs. I want in!

  • Cam
    September 9 2013

    Other worldly indeed! Incredible

  • September 9 2013

    Very cool. Such moody landscapes with the gray weather.
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  • September 9 2013

    Damn you guys!! Yet another item on my bucket list thanks to your blogging :))

    • September 13 2013

      Haha! Sorry Jeff (not really). πŸ™‚

  • So otherworldly, wow!!!

  • September 10 2013

    I’ve never heard of anyone going to Greenland and I had no idea what to expect when I clicked this. Wow! Camping on the moon, pretty cool!

  • September 10 2013

    Those are some awesome pics, guys. By the way, I’ve been to outerspace loads of times and you’re right: it’s definitely the closest thing on Earth to the moon.
    Noah @ Somewhere Or Bust recently posted..Misadventures in Southeast Asia: A Free Travel Ebook

    • September 13 2013

      Thanks for the confirmation Noah. Knew we could count on you.

  • Ooooo a bit eerie but very, very cool! Great photos. I hope you’re both having a blast. I can’t wait to read more.

    Happy travels πŸ™‚

  • September 13 2013

    Wow. Yeah, very moon-like indeed! Amazing to imagine that untouched places like this still exist!

  • September 13 2013

    Your pictures are beautiful! I’ve had the same thought about the tundra in parts of Alaska – it’s so different then anything I’m used to that sometimes I can’t believe it’s real.
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  • Beth
    September 13 2013

    Very cool photos! For some reason, I really like the ones you guys are physically in.

    Seeing all those landscapes -is- otherworldly, but then seeing you in those landscapes quickly makes me remember, wow this is an actual place we can visit! Pretty awesome.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • September 14 2013

    Greenland, wow. I was in Iceland last and contemplated dashing up there but it never quite happened. One quick question. What are the costs?

  • September 14 2013

    It is fabulous to be reading posts on Greenland and I am, admittedly enthralled and ever more curious to delve further into the culture and to find a way to explore this stunning landscape in person! Your images of stark grey stone layered in lava red seaweed are beautiful and very inspiring!
    Mary @ Green Global Travel recently posted..ANTARCTICA: The Haunting Beauty of Icebergs in Antarctica

  • September 16 2013

    Great photos guys, sure looks like another planet there.

  • September 16 2013

    Wow! looks awesome… true wilderness

  • September 19 2013

    Wow, and I thought China’s karst formations were other worldly!
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  • Absolutely amazing pictures, guys! Wow

  • Trudy
    October 4 2013

    That was just amazing to see, however what have brought me to your photos is i was asked the question “why is Greenland an island and not a continent?” I received one answer saying it had something to do with the moon.

  • Dan
    November 5 2013

    Unreal to think that such an amazing and sparse landscape is so close to home!

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