Greenland Photo Expedition - Iurie Belegurschi

Visit Greenland, one of the last pristine places on Earth! Sail around dramatic icebergs in  glistening blue waters, with sweeping views of the fjords of Scoresby Sound all around. This 11-day expedition is a photographer's dream, filled with enchanting compositions amidst a breathtaking, glacier-carved terrain. We'll make daily excursions to the shore to capture the flora and fauna that teems with life in this Arctic landscape. Whether you are a beginner, an amateur or a professional photographer, this incredible trip is bound to be one of a lifetime, taking your photography skills to a whole new level. 

Price from: 9670 USD


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Overview


We'll sail through the sensational fjord system of Scoresby Sound aboard our polar expedition vessel, the MS Freya. The landscapes in this part of Greenland are diverse, characterised by towering icebergs, glistening glaciers, majestic mountains and a variety of wildlife. You'll have the chance to photograph Arctic hare, seals, seabirds... perhaps even musk oxen and polar bears!

The time of year during which this expedition takes place is September, when the days remain long but the nights have returned. The lighting is ethereal and there will opportunities to photograph the Aurora Borealis, dancing in the sky over mystical icebergs.

This workshop is drone friendly, with numerous treks on-shore during which you'll be able to photograph the surrounding landscape and to practice aerial photography. Imagine how beautiful the icebergs will look from the air, with a clear view beneath the crystal blue depths to their cores hiding beneath!


Itinerary

2 September 2018

We encourage all participants in this workshop to arrive at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland by this day and spend the night in a hotel in Reykjavik, so that you will be ready to go in the morning of the next day.

Day 1

The adventure begins! We'll make our way to Reykjavik airport for our domestic flight to the country's northern city of Akureyri. From there, we'll transfer to the harbour, where we'll embark upon the MS Freya at around 4pm in the afternoon.

The ship will depart once boarding is complete.

Day 2

We'll sail across the Denmark Strait, on our journey towards Greenland. There will be wonderful opportunities to photograph marine life such as whales and orcas as we traverse the seas.

Day 3 - 9

We'll arrive in Greenland by day three. Over the next week, we'll spend our days sailing through the icy blue waters of Scoresby Sound, drinking in its magnificent landscapes.

Due to the unpredictability of the weather in this region, our itinerary will be largely dependent upon the conditions and the movements of the icebergs.

Every morning, our guides will prepare you for the day ahead, explaining our shooting locations and how best to prepare for them.

Depending on the weather, we may also travel to the spectacular Kejser Franz Joseph and Kong Oscar Fjords for breathtaking views of the mountains all around.

Day 10

On day ten, we'll begin our journey back to Iceland, sailing across the Denmark Strait. There will be amazing opportunities to photograph the whales and orcas, as well as seabirds, all along the way.

Day 11 - 13 September 2018

On day 11, we'll arrive back at Akureyri in Iceland by 9am, where we'll transfer to the local airport for a domestic flight back to Reykjavik. If the weather cooperates, then we'll arrive back at Keflavik International Airport by 1pm, in time for your flight home or onwards to your next destination.


Expedition Ship MS Freya

The MS Freya expedition ship has a crew of 9 from Sweden and enough space onboard to accommodate 12-16 guests. It is one of the best ships for polar exploration within the Arctic, featuring two zodiacs that will ensure all clients have a safe landing for on-shore exploration.

There are two single cabins, 6 twin cabins, as well as a mini suite. All cabins have a private WC and shower. Bed linen and towels will be provided. Meals will be provided at designated times though these will be flexible to accommodate for our shoots. Tea, coffee and drinks will be available throughout the cruise from the bar.

Along with the crew, your two experienced photo guides will be on-hand throughout the tour to provide you with expert knowledge, developing your photography skills with in-field education, lectures and more.


Included:


All nights onboard the M/S Freya

All meals onboard the vessel

Guides, Expedition leader, safety and other staffs

Photo instructions and master classes given by expedition guides

Excursions with two Zodiacs

Not Included:


Flights to / from Akureyri (Iceland)

Overnight accommodation prior to and following the expedition

Alcohol and souvenirs purchased onboard the ship

Tips (recommended) for the vessel's crew members

Travel insurance and cancellation insurance

Transfers


Cancellation and Refund Policy


If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 fee.

45 days or more: 75% refund

30 days or more: 50% refund

Less than 30 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


Disclaimer


We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.


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