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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Visit Greenland on an incredible 12 day photography expedition. The world's largest island is a veritable delight for photography, with numerous opportunities to capture the spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife that calls this Arctic wonderland home.

During autumn in Greenland, the nights are longer and the Northern Lights return to the night sky. We'll spend our time chasing the Aurora as we sail through the magnificent fjords of Scoresby Sound in East Greenland, in search of colossal icebergs of all shapes and forms.

Not only that, but we'll make landfall with plenty of shore landings via Zodiacs to explore the landscapes tinged with the colours of fall. Along the way, we'll keep our eyes open for Arctic hares, seals, sea birds, musk oxen and even polar bears.

This journey is "DRONE FRIENDLY", meaning that there will be opportunities to practice aerial photography using our Zodiacs as floating platforms for drone launches and landings. It's the perfect way to capture the extraordinary dimensions of the icebergs, glistening in the light and alluding to their size hidden below the depths of the deep blue water.

Don't miss out on the adventure of a lifetime in the beautiful surrounds of East Greenland. Check availability by selecting a date.


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
    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


    You'll arrive in Iceland and transfer from the Keflavik International Airport to your hotel in downtown Reykjavik.

    There will be some time for you to explore the city at your leisure, before meeting with the rest of your group for a welcome dinner in the evening. Over a delicious meal, you'll get to know your fellow travellers as your photography guides go over the itinerary for the days ahead.

    You'll retire for the night to your hotel in Reykjavik.


    Day 2 - Fly to Akureyri


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    On the morning of day two, we'll take a domestic flight from Reykjavik airport to Akureyri in the north. From there, we'll transfer to the harbour where we'll embark upon the MS Freya at around 4pm.

    You will receive safety briefings from the crew as we set sail towards Greenland.

    Keep your eyes open for marine wildlife and sea birds as we cruise along to our destination!


    Day 3 - Sail to Greenland


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    On day three, we'll continue sailing towards Greenland, crossing the Denmark Strait. This channel lies between Iceland and Greenland and provides wonderful opportunities for whale sightings. If you're lucky, you may have the chance to capture orcas and bowhead whales as they migrate through the seas.


    Day 4 - 10: Greenland


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    The next six days of our expedition will be spent sailing the waters of Scoresby Sound, in search of wonderful compositions in the landscapes and surrounding icebergs.

    There will be no fixed itinerary. Rather, we will keep an eye on the weather and monitor the conditions of the sea ice. Our photography guides and the crew of the MS Freya are experts in the region, so you can rest assured that they will take you to all the right places at the right times to take advantage of the light for photography. Every morning, they will provide you with a briefing on what you can expect for the day and how to prepare for shooting.

    Depending on time and weather / ice conditions, there may be the possibility of visiting Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord and King Oscar Fjord for further photographic opportunities.


    Day 11 - Back to Iceland


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    This will be our final full day of shooting. We'll set sail in the morning back to Iceland, across the Denmark Strait. You will have your last chance to capture the whales and orcas as they migrate through this small passage of water.


    Day 12 - Departure


    12 Day Greenland Photo Expedition


    We'll arrive back in Akureyri in the north of Iceland in the morning and disembark the MS Freya at around 9am.

    From there, we will transfer to the local airport for a domestic flight back to Reykjavik city.

    On arrival in Reykjavik, you will be transferred to the Keflavik International Airport, arriving by around 1pm. From there, you will bid one another farewell and make your way home or onwards to your next destination.


    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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