When you visit Greenland on this photo-expedition, your imagination will come to life like never before! Your passion for photography will be ignited, and you will exult in the world you see through your lens.
Scoresby Sund Expedition
Greenland, September 2022
Start: September 14, 2022, Reykjavik, Iceland End: September 22, 2022, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Scoresby Sund (Kangertittivaq) in East Greenland is the largest fjord system in the world and the home to one of the most dramatic landscape settings on Earth. Icebergs like in Antarctica, mountain peaks like in Patagonia, fjords like in Norway all gathered in one place. The multi-faceted flora of Greenlandic tundra and large mammals including Seal, Musk , and Polar Bear, are also great highlights of the area.
Vibrant reds and oranges of autumn Arctic tundra, depthless blues of the icebergs serenely floating among the fjords, and Aurora lightening starry sky will fill your viewfinders if you decide to join us on this unique expedition. Become one of a small elite group of photographers that gets to experience it in person and capture it in your photos and videos.
The beauty of this part of the world is raw and visceral and photography expeditions rarely venture here. If you're looking for a truly unique photo experience and want to capture these unparalleled landscapes, reserve your spot today.
Please watch the video and look through the photo gallery (all taken during a single trip). This will give you a hint about the photographic potential of the place.
☛ FEATURE:SEASIKNESS FREE. Back in 2018, we boarded our ship in Akureyri, Iceland and it took us almost two days to sail across the Denmark Strait each way. It was a smooth crossing to Scoresby Sund, but we hit pretty rough conditions traveling back. Now we'll fly from Iceland to Greenland and back. Flight takes only 90 minutes each way! The time-saving flights not only allow us extra days of photography in the fjords but also make this trip appealing for people prone to seasickness, as the voyage will start and end within the sheltered waters of this massive fjord system.
☛ FEATURE:NORTHERN LIGHTS. In September, the nights are coming back to Greenland. We will check the Aurora Forecast and will make sure we are in the right spot during a promising night to photograph Northern lights over the beautiful icebergs and mountains!
☛ FEATURE:DRONE FRIENDLY. On this trip, we are continuing to introduce our idea to make some of our trips "drone friendly". Our ship MV Freya has a large open deck and is a great floating platform for drone launch and landing. Participants will also be able to do shore landings with time for aerial photography. Just imagine how beautiful the icebergs will look from the air, when bright blue underwater parts are visible!
Red sails in Scoresby Sound fjord in Greenland
Day 1 | September 14
Due to our early afternoon charter flight departure on September14, travelers are advised to arrive in Iceland at Keflavik International Airport on September 13 and book a hotel in Reykjavik that night in case of international flight and luggage delays to prepare for the following afternoon's flight to Greenland. It takes approximately 45 minutes by "Fly Bus" from the Keflavik International Airport (KEF) to downtown Reykjavik.
For those arriving prior to September 13, downtown Reykjavik offers many excellent options for accommodations, dining, and activities, in and around the city.
Day 2 | September 15
This afternoon we gather at Reykjavik airport (RKV) for our flight to Constable Point. Please note we are flying from Reykjavik airport (RKV), not from the Keflavik International Airport (KEF).
Board MV Freya @ approximately 4:00 p.m.
Our exploration of the Scoresby Sund fjord system begins after a safety briefing. Icebergs are already in our viewfinders and the excitement of adventure ahead of us is overwhelming!
Days 3-7 | September 16-20
We will spend the week exploring and photographing the incredible landscapes and icebergs of the Scoresby Sound. Our actual daily itinerary will depend on the prevailing weather and ice conditions as well as the and wildlife presence. A briefing will be given each morning and evening on what to expect and how to prepare for the following day's photography.
We will make shore and Zodiac excursions to photograph the awe-inspiring Arctic landscapes of Scoresby Sound and look for the local wildlife. These fjords are home to the most incredible iceberg formations in the world. In the best locations, we will reserve a decent amount of time for those who want to fly drones. Greenland does not have the density of Arctic wildlife as we normally see on Svalbard, but there are good possibilities for photographing Arctic hare, seals, seabirds, musk oxen and even polar bear.
Day 8 | September 21
This morning finds us exploring the landscapes and huge icebergs along the southwestern coast of Jameson Land. The afternoon takes us further into Hurry Inlet for another opportunity to explore on land and photograph the surrounding arctic terrain.
We end this day with our ship anchored near Constable Point.
Day 9 | September 22
We make our final landing at Constable Point this afternoon as we disembark MV Freya and meet our charter flight back to Reykjavik.
Due to our late afternoon arrival time, clients should book a hotel in the Keflavik area if you plan to fly home tomorrow or in downtown Reykjavik if you have plans to spend extra time in Iceland following our expedition.
Ice and stones of Greenland
The ice window
What is included
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
All permits and park fees.
Roundtrip flights Reykjavik - Constable Point
All nights onboard the MV Freya.
All meals onboard the vessel.
Expedition Leader and Guide Naturalist throughout the workshop.
Photographic guiding and instruction.
Image reviews and master classes given by expedition guide.
Excursions with two Zodiacs.
Big icebergs, saw-toothed rocky peaks, countless glaciers, and lots of fun!
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Travel to and from Reykjavík, Iceland.
Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
Мeals or accommodations in Iceland before or after the workshop.
Items of a personal nature.
Medical Evacuation Insurance (required).
Tips for the crew.
Anything else specifically not listed as included.
Expedition Ship MS Freya
WITH CREW OF 9 AND SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE 12-16 GUESTS ALONG WITH 2-4 EXPERIENCED PHOTO-GUIDES / EXPEDITION LEADERS ON BOARD, IT'LL FEEL SAFE LIKE BEING ON BOARD OF BIG CRUISE SHIP AND INTIMATE LIKE SAILING ON PRIVATE YACHT
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.
Scheme of the icebreaker Freya
Twin cabins - € 8450 per person € 7950 per person before April 15, 2022
Single cabin - € 9450 per person € 8950 per person before April 15, 2022
Mini suite - € 9450 per person € 8950 per person before April 15, 2022 Available for single booking with € 4500 single supplement surcharge
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