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!
29 August – 8 September 2022
Intense, comfortable, fantastic light!
29-30/08: Flight to Reykjavik (not included in the price) and bus to Akureyri (included in the price). We sail from Akureyri across the Greenland Sea towards Greenland and arrive at Scoresby Sund on the evening of the 30th.
31/08 – 01/09: Nordfest – Bjorne Oer: photographing at Sydkap, exploration walk
02/09: Ofjord rock formations
03/09: Sailing to Rodefjeld – In between we pass Rypelfjord and Harefjord, and make a zodiac trip close to Vestfjord.
04-05/09: Fohnfjord to Gase Pint – sailing between narrow fjords and close to impressive icebergs. Return to Scoresbysund
06-07/09: We go ashore and visit the settlement in Ittoqortoormiit. Sail back to Hurry Fjord for chartered flight back to Iceland
08/09: Reykjavik – departure home: Return flight on the 8/9 or 9/9, depending on connection.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
For maximum comfort and the best photographic possibilities, we travel in a small group. This way we can guarantee personal guidance and lots of space to all our travellers. As a participant, you are free to explore the ship and even be at the helm yourself!
The ship consists of seven large twin cabins and a beautiful lounge. There are two decks on board. Three meals of international cuisine are prepared daily by our cook and served as a buffet in the very pleasant dining room.
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 modernised for conducting expedition cruises. The price includes the chartered boat Freya and the chartered flight from Greenland back to Iceland. International flights to Iceland and extra nights and meals in Iceland are not included in the price.
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
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