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Greenland Photo Tour | Glaciers & Fjords of Scoresby Sound
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12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition

12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition
12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition
12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition
12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition
12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition
12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition
12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition
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When you visit Greenland on this photo-expedition, your imagination will come to life like never before! Your passion for photography will be ignited, and you will exult in the world you see through your lens. Greenland is home to one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth – from the vibrant reds and oranges of the glacier-carved terrain to the depthless blues of the icebergs that serenely float among the fjords. The beauty of Greenland is still wild and untouched, and you will be one of an elite group of photographers that gets to experience it in person and capture it in your photos.

Over the course of our 10-day trip to the East Coast of Greenland, we will make daily shore excursions and maximize the time we have to photograph the awe-inspiring Arctic landscape and fjords of Scoresbysund (Scoresby Sound). These fjords are home to the most incredible iceberg formations in the world.

The intensity of the blue fractures in the icebergs will captivate you and provide endless variation in your photos. The light in September creates impressive shadows and teases out the most intense colors from both the land and the ice.

The beauty of this part of the world is raw and visceral and photography expeditions rarely venture here. If you’re looking for a truly unique photo experience and want to capture these unparalleled landscapes, reserve your spot today.

Greenland does not have the density of wildlife as we normally see on Svalbard, but there are good possibilities for photographing Arctic hare, seals, seabirds, and maybe also Muskox and Polar bear.

New feature: In September, the nights are coming back to Greenland. We will check the Aurora Forecast and will make night landings (weather permitting) to photograph Northern lights over the beautiful icebergs!

New feature: With this trip we are introducing our new idea to make some of our trips "DRONE FRIENDLY". Participants will be able to do plenty of shore landings with time for aerial photography and, weather permitting, will be supported with Zodiacs as a floating platform for drone launch and landing. Just imagine how beautiful the icebergs will look from the air, when bright blue underwater parts are visible!

The main goal of this expedition is to explore and photograph the largest, longest and most spectacular fjord system in the world - the Scoresbysund (English: Scoresby Sound). This part of Eastern Greenland is surprisingly various. Icebergs and glaciers like in Antarctica, mountains like in Patagonia, fjords like in Norway... Scoresbysund has a tree-like structure, with a main body approximately 110 km (68 miles) long that branches into a system of fjords covering an area of about 38,000 km2 (14,700 sq mi).


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sight Seeing, Boat Trip, Photo Workshop
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
Pickup information:
    Reykjavík
    You meet us at the departure location : BSÍ Central Bus station in Reykjavík, address: Vatnsmýrarvegi 10, 101 Reykjavík Pick up time will be announced later
    Included:
    • All nights onboard the M/S Freya

    • All meals onboard the vessel

    • Guides, Expedition leader, safety and other staffs

    • Photo instructions and master classes given by expedition guides

    • Excursions with two Zodiacs

    • Transfers

    • Travel insurance and cancellation insurance

    • Tips (recommended) for the vessel's crew members

    • Alcohol and souvenirs purchased onboard the ship

    • Overnight accommodation prior to and following the expedition

    • Flights to / from Akureyri (Iceland)


    What to bring:
    • After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.


    Why book with us?

    Information about the MS Freya:

    With an engine power of 1360 hp, the highest ice class (1A), and certificates for unrestricted trade, MS Freya is without a doubt an excellent expedition ship for polar regions. With an experienced Swedish team and a captain that has made hundreds of expeditions on similar boats in Arctic waters, our voyage will be safe. Our Expedition Leader for this trip has been chosen for his extensive experience in the Arctic. Low vessel draft allows us to sail into fjords and bays that are closed for big cruise ships.

    MS Freya is one of the best ships in the Arctic for Polar exploration and Photography. She is spacious and well suited for photography vessel. Two Zodiacs will let all clients land and explore at the same time.

    The ship has 2 Single cabins with private WC / shower, 6 Twin cabins with private WC / shower and one Mini suite with a double bed and private WC / shower along with cabins for the crew and expedition staff. Bed linens and towels are provided. Food service will be at a designated time, but we intend to be flexible. The chef has a varied and tasty menu and European cuisine is tasty and various on board. You can always have tea, coffee and drinks from the bar.



    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    Participants will fly to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) Iceland.

    Transfer from Keflavik to the hotel in Reykjavik (50min). All transfers are covered with Early Bird Reservations.

    Overnight stay in Reykjavik - the capital of Iceland


    Day 2 - Fly to Akureyri


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    Transfer to Reykjavik airport for our domestic flight to Akureyri.

    Transfer to harbor and board MS Freya @ approximately 4:00 p.m.

    Depart as soon as possible after everyone has boarded and after the mandatory safety briefings.


    Day 3 - Sail to Greenland


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    Sail to Greenland crossing the Denmark Strait, where we will have good opportunities to photograph whales and orcas.


    Day 4 - 10: Greenland


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    We will spend the next 6 days exploring and photographing the incredible landscapes and icebergs of the Scoresby Sound.

    Our actual daily itinerary will depend on the prevailing weather and ice conditions.

    A briefing will be given each morning and evening on what to expect and how to prepare for the following day’s photography.

    We may also venture into Kejser Franz Joseph and Kong Oscar Fjords for couple of days, weather and ice permitting.


    Day 11 - Back to Iceland


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    Sail back to Iceland crossing the Denmark Strait, where we once again will have good opportunities to photograph whales and orcas.


    Day 12 - Departure


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    Disembark Akureyri @ 9:00 a.m.

    Transfer to local airport for flights back to Reykjavik.

    Transfer from Reykjavik domestic airport to Keflavik International Airport (50min).

    Arrive at Keflavik (KEF) International Airport by 1:00 p.m. Fly home.


    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

    Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 fee.
    45 days or more: 75% refund
    30 days or more: 50% refund
    Less than 30 days: no refund

    Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made. Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.


    Disclaimer

    We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.

    The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.


    Firsthand reviews

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    When I left for the trip to board the Scooner Donna Wood in Greenland I questioned myself what am I doing traveling to such remote place. I didn’ t realize that ‎the trip changed forever my life! I felt so much at home with being among amazing people, our guides gave me such an incredible insights to find the beauty through the lenses, and amazing landscape to take pictures of, making me burnt more CF than ever. Greenland moved my soul, gave me new direction in life to return to my passion for works on global vhange, toearn more taking amazing landscape pictures, and Greenland is cling me back again…I will return.
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    My trip to Greenland with Iceland Photo Tours was amazing. Our guide was so helpful, very knowledgeable,and you are guarantee to see some amazing places! They really go an extra mile to make sure you are getting the right images. They are one of a kind and an awesome photographer!
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