Announcing the Disko Bay Greenland photo tour 2016


I am pleased to announce a Disko Bay Greenland photography tour, which I will co-lead the photo tour together with photographer and friend Anette Mossbacher. The tour starts on September 24th and ends on October 2nd 2016. Is Greenland on your bucket list? Then join us on this tour to experience the magnificent Arctic landscape of the Disko Bay area. Furthermore, let us help you in refining your photography skills along the way!

Ice Passage, the icebergs of Disko Bay in B&W

The icebergs of Disko Bay in the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland's Disko Bay, close to sunset.

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 Ilulissat and Disko Island. Ilulissat features the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord. At its eastern end lies the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. This glacier is one of the few glaciers through which the Greenlandic ice cap reaches the sea. It annually calves over 35 km3 of ice. The combination of massive icebergs, beautiful soft light, and clear skies make for a dramatic and awe-inspiring experience.

Volcanic activity created the landscape of Disko Island. It features an interesting coastline with black sand beaches, basalt hills, columnar basalt rock formations, and beautiful waterfalls. The island also has unique lush vegetation, with beautiful autumn colours 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 colourful 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 I will be available to teach you, answer questions, offer guidance and assist you with your photographic needs. Additionally, we will provide presentations and workshops to help you get the best of Greenland.


The price for the 9-day Disko Bay Greenland photography tour is US$ 9890. It includes accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, local transportation, two boat trips as well as a spectacular helicopter flight. We will not accept more than eight participants. Above all, we want to make sure that we can give everyone proper attention. As a result, available spots might fill up quickly, though!

Profits generated by this photography tour will be used for the good cause of the NiO Foundation. Please refer to our about the NiO Foundation page for more information.

Happy shooting and see you in Greenland! Johan 🙂

Please note that you can no longer register for this photo tour!

95 thoughts on “Announcing the Disko Bay Greenland photo tour 2016

  1. David Shield says:

    Not as many photographers go to Greenland Johan, but they may well do, now. Fantastic composition especially, and solid quality processing, here!

  2. Andreas Levi says:

    Fantastic shot, beautiful monochrome work!!
    It sounds it will be an excellent tour, but sadly cross some appointments my way …
    Happy Friday! : )

  3. Jean-Michel Taconné says:

    A great photo of a beautiful iceberg landscape ! You are brave to go to such a difficult country :-)

  4. Leyla A. Roberson says:

    I see this image on my iPad and can’t comment not much, because less time. Now watching again in that time the temperatures rising here over 93F with Heath index over 107F… and thinking I need some ICE… like on this image… Stress is the same level, everyday is something going on here. Since I’m here over 6 years by now, not stopping, not even simply ph. calls working here… Frustrated also with this daily bad news. But the life is going on… hanging there. Wish you wonderful rest Tuesday my friend. Johan Peijnenburg and love your photography…

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      that doesn’t sound too good Leyla! hang in there ! 🙂 Nice that you found the time to come have a look 🙂

      • Nancy Dempsey says:

        We should be however I still have to put the wood stove on at night. Only plus 8 this morning. Hoping for warmer weather by the end of the week. Black flies aren’t liking it! awwww lol

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          actually that sounds a lot like the Swiss Alps at the moment. Cold and wet here as well and anxious to get some sun and warmth now …

  5. Anette Mossbacher says:

    The scenery looks very familiar to me Johan, very nicely processed in B&W. I like this very much. Have great eve 

  6. Michael A. Koontz says:

    Purdy looking icebergs man, and I like the sense of scale they always manage to produce. A place where people can get to feel like dwarfs amongst titans :)

  7. Simos Xenakis says:

    Super nice, Johan. I’d love to visit Greenland. You captured these icebergs wonderfully. Tour sounds super fun!

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      thanks for the compliment 🙂 You would love Greenland Simos. The light can be amazing there and to me it felt like a once in a life time experience … and now I am going to go for a second time 🙂 The tour will be fun for sure. Just shoot me a message went you want to know more 🙂

  8. Annick Jaquillard says:

    Superb light Johan, the depth in your image makes these iceberg feel like they should, huge!!! Splendid work!
    I still remember one transatlantic flight I took and seeing greenland from above…It was impressive. Nice choice of destination!

  9. AJ Lim says:

    Gorgeous monochromatic processing creates a beautiful canvas for the light as it creates shadows and highlights shapes and free-flowing lines!

  10. Tom Tran says:

    Beautiful monochrome Johan. I so would love to join you and Anette Mossbacher on that tour were it a possibility. Maybe one day soon. ?

  11. George Marquardt says:

    Awesome iceberg landscape Johan! Your trip looks really well thought out and interesting! Still coming to Canada this year? It actually snowed again in the mountains, so summer is struggling a bit now :-)

    • Johan Peijnenburg says:

      Thank you George 🙂 This year for sure. The question is when still …. sorry about that. Still filling in this years puzzle. Hoping for a few decisions by the end of the week. Will keep you posted George. Chances for this month are unfortunately shrinking …

      • George Marquardt says:

        That will be great if you can make it Johan! We are just making plans as we go here, so you aren’t holding up anything on our side of things…

        • Johan Peijnenburg says:

          Thanks for the flexibility George 🙂 Debby will be coming back from a trip tomorrow and after that I will know more :)

  12. Marina Versaci says:

    Gorgeous BW work! Yes: the tones and light is magnificent ! I agree with you: who needs colour? Cheers:-)) ♥

  13. Shawn Hudson says:

    Beautiful image,Johan. I’m sure anyone attending the photo tour would profit from the experience. Good luck my friend!

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