GREENLAND: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPEDITION


A PHOTO TOUR IN COOPERATION WITH STARLING TOURS

We set out to find the most impressive icebergs, the biggest glaciers, the most remarkable geological formations, arctic autumn colors, and perhaps even the northern lights! Small group travel guarantees excellent personal guidance from a professional nature photographer, stunning images, and the most intense nature experience. Plenty of reasons to embark with us on this quest to the land of the Inuit!

 

Tour dates

27 August – 7 September 2022

 

Group Size

8 people

 

Condition

Intense, cold, comfortable

 

Price

9275 euro

SCHEDULE

27-28/08: Flight from Amsterdam/Brussels to Greenland (flights not included)

29/08: Reykjavik – Scoresby Sund

30-31/08: Nordfest – Bjorne Oer: photographing at Sydkap, exploration walk

01/09: Ofjord rock formations

02/09: Sailing to Rodefjeld – In between we pass Rypelfjord and Harefjord, and make a zodiac trip close to Vestfjord.

03-05/09: Fohnfjord to Gase Pint – sailing between narrow fjords and close to impressive icebergs. Return to Scoresbysund

06/09: We go ashore and visit the settlement in Ittoqortoormiit. Sail back to Hurry Fjord for chartered flight back to Iceland 

07/09: Reykjavik – departure home – depending on the connection, the return flight is on 6/09 or 7/09.


INCREDIBLE SETTING

The largest island in the world, the second largest ice sheet on the planet and the most impressive icebergs to be found on the North Pole: Greenland is a destination full of superlatives. A trip to this ice desert with its gigantic glacier fronts and astronomical blocks of ice is a phenomenal nature experience.


DIVERSE AND RICH ITINERARY

We start our journey in the land of the Inuit in the only inhabited settlement in Scoresbysund: Ittoqqortoormiit (Ittoqqo-what? Takes some practice ;-)). About 500 Inuits live here far away from the larger villages and towns on the west coast. They are completely enclosed by the sea ice for nine months a year: an intriguing lifestyle that we will get to know better during this trip.


UNMISTAKABLE BEAUTY

Greenland has an unmistakable beauty. You’ll notice that as soon as we take you to the most beautiful corners of Scoresbysund. The solitude we experience here, and our proximity to the North Pole, will definitely inspire. This is without a doubt the ultimate photo trip for any landscape photographer who wants to explore the arctic regions with professional guidance.


UNIQUE NORDIC PHOTOGRAPHY

We sail through beautiful landscapes and ensure that you can photograph as much as you wish. During our trip, the tundra is colored in bright yellow and red colors: a breathtaking contrast with the stark white icebergs in the fjords.

We also meet a lot of animals, so keep that lens ready! You’ll see whales, seals, muskoxes, mountain hares, different species of geese and maybe even a polar bear. In September we enjoy a beautiful low sunlight, allowing us to photograph the entire day. Nice bonus: we start the journey under a full moon, which guarantees stunning illumination during the night. We might even get to see the northern lights!


CLIMATE, CLOTHING AND GEAR

In the Scoresbysund Fjord, we are sheltered from strong northern wind. It is often even sunny and pleasant in September. Temperatures range from -5°C to + 10°C, but are expected to be between 0°C and 5°C. There shouldn’t be too much rough water, so you are not likely to experience seasickness here.

We are navigating on open waters, so solid, waterproof clothing and gloves are necessary. The apparent temperatures can be cold, especially when traveling with the zodiac. Sturdy, high, waterproof boots, a hat, scarf, sunglasses and sun cream are indispensable. The most efficient way to retain heat is to dress in thin layers.


ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

The price includes the chartered boat Freya and the chartered flights Iceland – Greenland – Iceland! International Fights to Iceland and extra nights and meals in Iceland are not included in the price. For maximum comfort and the best photographic possibilities, we travel in a small group. This way we can guarantee more personal guidance. The ship has all the necessary equipment on board. As a participant, you are free to explore the ship and maybe even be at the helm yourself! Every day three meals of international cuisine are prepared by our cook and served as a buffet in the very pleasant dining room. There are two decks on board.


TRANSPORT

We discover the fjords with a privately chartered expedition ship: the Freya. This Swedish ship was initially used for nature research and has now been completely converted and modernized for conducting expedition cruises. The ship consists of seven large twin cabins and a beautiful lounge. We consciously travel in a small group to guarantee 100% photography comfort. The result? More space in the cabins, the dining room, the zodiac and on the deck. And above all: more personal guidance!

The price includes the chartered boat Freya and the chartered flights Iceland – Greenland – Iceland! International Fights to Iceland and extra nights and meals in Iceland are not included in the price. 


SPOT LOCATION


INCLUDED

Insurance guarantee fund, enthousiast guiding by a professional photographer and enthousiast guiding by a nature guide, all nights, all meals, all excursions and entrance tickets for parks, all drinking water, all boat tours

NOT INCLUDED

Travel insurance and cancellation insurance (available for purchase through us), personal expenses visa fees (if applicable), international flights and airport taxes, tips for local collaborators (horeca), extra nights, alcoholic beverages and soda

 

TESTIMONIALS


They joined me on my last phototour and it was lots of fun ! Thank you to them for their trust.
  • I certainly recommend a trip with Yves. He’s not only an excellent photographer but also an excellent tour guide. He’s very social, speaks a lot of languages and is very pragmatic and hands-on. He takes care of his people during the entire trip.
    Carl Verstraelen, Belgium
  • I undertook no less than 16 (!) photo trips with this guy, starting in 2012. Why? All I can say is that I have a lot of beautiful images. Yves provides all the right photo opportunities and my skills have increased considerably. Everything I expect from a trip as a photographer is there. Just see for yourself and book a trip, you won’t regret it!
    Julien Herremans, Belgium
  • Yves knows a lot about Svalbard! He is very helpful, has expertise of photography and equipment, loves a good joke and is a very kind person.
    Alex Boel, Belgium
  • I met Yves in Norway. His humor and optimism was infectious! He gives the best of himself and brings out the best in you as a photographer. Travelers get lots of space to do their thing!
    Regi Popelier, Belgium
  • Yves has lots of patience with his group and plenty of knowledge about wildlife and landscape photography.
    Wim De Baets, Belgium
  • We join Yves every year since we first met him! His social skills, his knowledge of the environment he explores, his possibility to adapt to changing situations and the fact that he will never put his team in danger: trips with Yves are smooth and hassle-free!
    Bert Van Der Krieken & Kristien Van Acker, Belgium
  • We always delight in traveling with Yves. He does his best to satisfy the travelers every single time and is very responsible for the group. The trips are always perfect!
    Pascale Carrette & Bas Talpe, Belgium

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