Disko Bay Greenland photo tour Sept 2016

The arctic landscape of the Disko Bay area in Greenland: learn, explore and capture

Disko Bay Greenland photo tour Sept 2016
April 23, 2016 Johan Peijnenburg
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I am very happy to announce that I will be co-leading a Disko Bay Greenland photography tour, together with my colleague Anette Mossbacher. The tour will start on September 24th and end on October 2nd 2016. Is Greenland on your bucket list? Join us on this tour to experience the magnificent Arctic landscape of the Disko Bay area and let us help you in refining your photography skills along the way!

B&W impression of a passage through the icebergs in Disko Bay Greenland (by Johan Peijnenburg)
170mm – f/11 – 1/250th – ISO250 – D810 with 70-200mm f/4.0

About the Disko Bay Area in Greenland

The Disko Bay area is situated on the west coast of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle. We will primarily focus on two locations in this area: Ilulissat and Disko Island.

Ilulissat features the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord. This Icefjord is one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland icecap reaches the sea. It annually calves over 35 km3 of ice. The combination of huge icebergs, beautiful soft light and clear skies makes for a dramatic and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.

The landscape of Disko Island was created by volcanic activity and is therefore characterized by basalt hills. It features an interesting coastline with black beaches, columnar basalt rock formations and beautiful waterfalls. The island also has unique lush vegetation, with beautiful autumn colors, that cannot be found elsewhere in Greenland.

About the Disko Bay Greenland photography tour

We will explore the Disko Bay area on foot, by boat and by helicopter.

In and around Ilulissat we will:

  • hike to multiple locations to shoot the colorful village and the icebergs from different perspectives and under varying light conditions
  • sail in between the icebergs on a private boat to capture them from a different angle
  • fly around with a helicopter to experience the vast landscape of Greenland and the UNESCO Icefjord from above

On Disko Island we will:

  • explore a spectacular area with basalt rosettes, arches and (sea) stacks as well as lush vegetation
  • hike along a river to a gorgeous area with waterfalls
  • visit a black beach featuring growlers (small remainders of the icebergs)

Anette and myself will be available to teach you, answer your questions, offer guidance and assist you with your photographic needs. In addition to the in-the-field time, we will provide presentations and workshops to help you get the best of Greenland.


The price for this 9-day Disko Bay Greenland photography tour is US$ 9890. Accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, local transportation, two boat trips and a helicopter flight are included. To make sure that we can give everyone proper attention, we will not accept more than eight participants. This however also means that available spots might fill up quickly!

It is no longer possible to register for the 2016 tour. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you want us to let you know once the dates and details for the 2017 Disko Bay Greenland photo tour are known!

All profits generated by this photography tour will be used for the good cause of the NiO Foundation. Please refer to our about page for more information about the NiO Foundation. For more detailed information about the tour and how to make your reservation, please visit the Disko Bay Greenland Photo tour details page.

Happy shooting and see you in Greenland! 🙂