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&WThe 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 🙂