East Greenland Expedition
Landscape Photography in Scoresby Sound
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.
Join us on a Greenland photo tour with our expert team! East Greenland is one of the best places in the Arctic to photograph breathtaking landscapes and massive icebergs. We will use the expedition ship MV Polar Pioneer to explore the world’s largest fjord system – Scoresby Sound. The main subjects on this Greenland photo tour will be grand landscapes, icebergs and Arctic wildlife.
September is a great time in the Arctic when the autumn light is at its best. This Greenland photo tour will schedule for longer stops than usual when going ashore in order to provide participants with enough time to get excellent pictures. We use 5 zodiac boats for landings or when searching for the wildlife at sea. There will be maximum 53 guests on this expedition.
East Greenland is famous for massive icebergs and grand landscapes, but does not have the density of wildlife as we normally see on Svalbard. However, there are good possibilities for photographing Arctic hare, seals, seabirds, and maybe also Musk Ox and Polar bear.
We also plan to visit the native village Ittoqqortoormiit, home to some 450 Greenlanders and the only settlement in Northeast Greenland.
We will schedule this Greenland photo tour in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. Our captain is an expert navigator in Arctic conditions. He is an important advisor in planning the expedition in a manner that allows us to maximize the photo opportunities and enjoyment of this trip.
Day 0 (04.09) We recommend to arrive Iceland at least one day in advance.
Day 1 (05.09) Departure from Akureyri, Iceland heading toward Greenland.
Day 2 (06.09) At sea heading toward Greenland.
Day 3 (07.09) – Day 9 (13.09) Exploring the Scoresby Sound fjord system – the world’s largest fjord system. This area offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Arctic with jagged mountains, large glaciers and some of the largest and most beautiful icebergs. We plan to circumnavigate Milne Land, the second largest island in Greenland, and explore and photograph in areas like the spectacular Føhn Fjord, Hare Fjord, Røde Fjord and Ø Fjord.
Day 10 (14.09) At sea heading toward Iceland.
Day 11 (15.09) Arriving Akureyri, Iceland
On this Greenland photo tour our main focus is photography, and we will have several excursions going ashore. We will also be cruising in between icebergs, shooting wildlife and spend time at especially interesting places.
CABINS ON M/S POLAR PIONEER
Our expedition ship is comfortable with different cabin options. Food service will be at a designated time, and the chef has a varied and tasty menu. The ship is perfectly adapted to our East-Greenland photo tour.
TRIPLE PUBLIC CABINS with one bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and one additional lower berth, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole. USD $8,995 per spot.
TWIN PUBLIC CABINS with two lower berths and sofa, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin, hairdryer. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole. USD $9,995 per spot.
TWIN PRIVATE CABINS with two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer. These cabins have a window, private bathroom, 2 lower berths. USD $10,995 per spot.
MINI SUITE with double bed and separate lounge area, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer. These cabins have a window. USD $11,995 per spot.
CAPTAIN'S SUITE with double bed and separate lounge area, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer. Forward and port windows. USD $12,995 per spot.
SINGLE PRIVATE CABINS with one bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and a couch, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer. USD $17,495 per spot.
FACTS ABOUT THE EXPEDITION
Dates: September 5th – September 15th, 2023
Group Size: 53 guests plus leaders
Duration: 10 days / 10 nights
TRANSPORTATION: MV Polar Pioneer
COST (per person in USD): From $8,995
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
lectures, briefings and shore side interpretations
magnificent scenery and wonderful wildlife encounters
great company and safe and friendly travel
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any pre- or post-cruise expenses including flights and transfers
other drinks than mentioned above
customary tips for crew and staff
anything else not specified as included