Start: September 11, 2024, Reykjavík, Iceland
End: Septtember 23, 2024, Reykjavík, Iceland
Group: Maximum 12 guests
$12600 $12300 (Before January 10, 2024)
Round trip flights from Reykjavik to Constable Point included
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. Crossing the Denmark Strait could be a challenging experience as this passage is famous for strong storms and heavy seas. To avoid spending several days in bumpy seas we arranged flights from Iceland to Greenland and back. The flight takes around 90 minutes each way. The time-saving flights not only allow us to shorten the total length of the trip but also make this trip appealing for people prone to seasickness, as the voyage will start and end within the sheltered waters of a massive Scoresby Sund 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: SMALL GROUP In spite of the total capacity of 18 clients, we will limit the group size to a maximum of 12 participants to make our Zodiac cruising and onboard experience more pleasant.
☛ 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. Don't worry if you have no experience flying from the "carrier". Our Chief flight instructor Yves Adams has a successful record in bringing back "runaway" drones for our clients. 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 September 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 planty of space to accommodate 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!
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 Scoresby Sund. The multi-faceted flora of Greenlandic tundra and large mammals including Seal, Musk Ox, and Polar Bear, are also great highlights of the area. From the vibrant reds and oranges of the glacier-carved terrain to the depthless blues of the icebergs that serenely float among the fjords, the overwhelming beauty of this vast fjord system fascinates any photographer who is lucky to visit this remote and rarely visited part of Greenland. The main structure of Scoresby Sund is about 110 km (approx. 68 mi) long, with a large number of islands and numerous side fjords, of which the longest extends to about 350 km from the coastline inland. Some of the fjords further inland are up to 1,450 m (4,760 ft) deep. The town of Ittoqqortoormiit is the only permanent settlement in this remote area. The name of this town with about 490 native Greenland inhabitants, the Inuit, translates into something like “those who live in big houses”. The sea ice blocks ship access to Ittoqqortoormiit for up to nine months of the year.