Start: September 14, 2022, Reykjavík, Iceland
End: September 22, 2022, Reykjavík, Iceland
Price: from € 8450
Round trip flights from Reykjavik to Constable Point included
Tour & Photography Leader:
Expedition Leader / Photography Guide:
Gide Natiralist / Photography Guide:
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 Ox, 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!
*We are traveling in the Arctic region and there is always a possibility of a flight delay due to inclement weather conditions such as fog, heavy winds, etc. If you are planning to fly back home from Iceland on Sep. 23 we recommend buying flexible tickets for this leg. You can also add an extra day to your trip and spend it in Reykjavík - "the smallest big city in the world". There are just so many things to see and do.
The Scoresby Sound on Greenland’s east coast is the largest fjord system in the world, and the major focus of our exciting photography cruise. Scoresby Sound pierces East Greenland for nearly 70 miles. Numerous fjords radiate from the sound—the longest is 130 miles long—and extend to the edge of the inland ice cap. The fjords are fed by the seasonal “flow” of the immense glaciers. This is one of the birthplaces of Greenland’s famous giant icebergs.
We built this itinerary trying to make our expedition the most effective. The selection of places that we are planning to visit represents most of Scoresby Sound incredible photographic potential. Our passages and landings will depend not only on our desires but also on the current weather and ice conditions and we will be very flexible to make the most of our time spent in Greenland.
With a crew of 9 and space to accommodate up to 16 clients, MV Freya is an ideal base for this expedition. The highest ice class (1A) makes our travel safe like onboard a big icebreaker but it feels intimate like sailing on a private yacht. We'll have onboard a highly experienced photo guide, an expedition leader, and a polar guide.
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. The sauna on board the MV Freya is the best way to end the day!
Please register for this expedition using the form below. Deposit payment of 50% of the cabin fee is required upon booking. We will send you payment instructions for a deposit payment upon registration. The remaining 50% is due May 15, 2022.