East Greenland Expedition
Landscape Photography in Scoresby Sound
Led by Peter Cox and Daníel Bergmann
Scoresby Sound on the eastern
coast of Greenland
14th to 24th of September
$12,450 for a single cabin
Charter flight cost from Iceland to Greenland and back is additionally about $1,800 both ways. Please see the full details at the bottom of this page.
(Prices are for per person in USD)
ABOUT THE EXPEDITION
Greenland is an incredible place. It will inspire you, fire your imagination and fulfill even your wildest photographic ambitions.
It's home to some of the world’s most extraordinary geology. Ice and water have shaped the landscape over thousands of years. The scarred red and orange rock contrasts with the electric blue icebergs that calve off its many glaciers and drift slowly down its deep fjords.
September is the ideal time to visit Greenland. That's when this majestic place hovers on the boundary between summer and winter, giving us the best chance of maximising everything Greenland has to offer landscape photographers. We can expect soft golden light and far more interesting skies than during the summer, when endless blue skies are common. We could also experience frosty mornings and even snowfall.
Our expedition will explore the Scoresby Sound fjord system in Eastern Greenland, which is the largest and most spectacular fjord system in the world.
We'll fly from Iceland to Constable Point where we’ll board Rembrandt van Rijn, the expedition ship that will be our home for 10 days while we explore the fjords and circumnavigate Milne Land. At the end of our voyage, we'll fly back to Iceland.
We'll photograph icebergs from the safety of the ship as we cruise the fjords. We'll also go ashore, where we'll photograph from the coastlines and explore the Arctic tundra. We'll use the Zodiacs to cruise among grounded icebergs, like those at Røde Ø (Red Island).
This expedition is dedicated to landscape photography. While there is wildlife, it won't be our main focus. By September, most of the birds have migrated away for the winter. Musk ox roam in a few locations, but they are hard to approach as they are hunted by the local Inuits. And while we will be in polar bear territory (and will have to be vigilant on land at all times), Greenland isn't a good place to photograph them, compared with places like Svalbard.
You’ll be in experienced hands. Peter and Daniel have led a number of trips to Scoresby Sound and have teamed up with expedition leader Morten Jørgensen, who has vast practical knowledge of the region.
Our ship, S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn was originally built as a herring lugger in 1947. The vessel was then rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in he Netherlands in 1994, sailing in Spitsbergen (1994–1996) and the Galápagos (1998–2001). The vessel later underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.
The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The two inflatable rubber crafts (Zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas
Rembrandt van Rijn measures 49,50 meters in length, 7 meters in width, and has a draft of 2,8 meters. The average cruising speed on engines is 6,5 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 cabins but we will be offering most cabins as singles so our guest limit is set at 18.
FACTS ABOUT THE EXPEDITION
Dates: September 14th – September 24th, 2022
Group Size: 18 guests plus leaders
Duration: 10 days / 10 nights
TRANSPORTATION: Rembrandt van Rijn & Zodiacs
COST (per person in USD):
$12,450 for a single cabin.
There is a reduced rate per person for a shared cabin but the number of those cabins is limited. Please enquire.
Charter flight cost from Iceland to Greenland and back is additionally about $1,800 both ways.
$3,000 deposit at registration
Balance due May 15, 2022.
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INCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION RATE:
10 nights of accommodation aboard the ship
all meals while on board
water, coffee/tea ad libitum
guides and crew services
daily excursions by Zodiac
instructions from highly experienced photo leaders
one of Greenland's most experienced expedition leaders
lectures, briefings and shore side interpretations
magnificent scenery and wonderful wildlife encounters
great company and safe and friendly travel
any pre- or post-cruise expenses including flights and transfers (flight from Iceland to Greenland is included)
other drinks than mentioned above
customary tips for crew and staff
anything else not specified as included