Photo provided by North Sailing and Photo by Nick Bondarev

"New" Sailing Expedition in Scoresbysund, Greenland

East Greenland 2020

 Price: $9,500 USD 

*includes flight from Iceland to Greenland

Dates: September 2 - 9, 2020  (10 Total Spots Available)

Join us in East Greenland sailing in and around Scoresbysund where you have incredible mountain peaks and massive icebergs. We are on board the beautiful Opal Schooner Ship operated by North Sailing. She is a beautiful wooden style ship with large deck space, massive sails, on board hot tub, double rooms, and large gathering/eating areas.

 

Sailing in the Arctic is one of those experiences that you need to have and also to share with family and friends. We invite you to join us on the Opal for a 7 day adventure in Greenland. Chase and Jenni are the proud owners and operators of Artica Adventures and they have been teaching photography and guiding their expeditions in Greenland for over 3 years as well as other Arctic regions.

 

Guided by Artica Studios 

  • Landscape + Wildlife Photographer Chase Teron (@ChaseTeron)

  • Landscape + Wildlife Photographer Jenni Lisacek (@JenniNaturally)

  • Operated by our friends at North Sailing

 

To reserve your spot:

  • Please confirm you are interested by emailing hello@artica-studios.com

  • The next step will be to arrange pay via credit card for 50% of the total cost: $4,750 USD of the total: $9,500 is payable to reserve your spot. This is non-refundable as we will be reserving your spot on the cabin and boat. The remaining $4,750 USD is due 3 months prior to your start date: June 2, 2019 

  • Note: you can pay the full amount $9,500 USD today to reserve your spot with 50% refundable up to 3 months prior to the trip. 

September 2-9th 2020   

 

Logistics 

  • Fly to Iceland prior to September 2nd and depart after September 11th 2020 - as weather is a challenge with our Iceland to Greenland roundtrip flight. It is always recommended to have these buffer days in case the return flight from Greenland is changed.

 

Where we are staying:

  • We have cabins on the yacht with 2 people in one cabin. Where you have your own bunk and a small area for storing your camera gear and bags. There is a kitchen on board, multiple bathrooms with a shower

 

Tentative Itinerary: To be announced soon!

 

Included in the price $9,500 USD

  • Airfare to Greenland from Iceland RKV Airport

  • Accommodation on board Opal

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) – the food will be provided by the cook on board (Please let us know about any dietary restrictions so we can accommodate you)

  • Full Crew

  • Zodiac Cruises

  • Photo Editing Workshops (Lightroom, Photoshop)

  • Photo Technical Workshops (for beginners and experts)

Not included in the price

  • Airfare to Iceland

  • Any additional hotel nights

  • Alcoholic beverages – there will be availability to buy

  • Additional Snacks – we will visit grocery stores for you to pick up extra food if you’d like

  • Food at restaurants – we will be purchasing groceries and cooking but you are welcome to eat whatever you’d like

  • Gifts at shops etc.

  • Visas (if applicable)

  • Gratuities 
     

Photo provided by North Sailing and Photo by Nick Bondarev

What to bring

Recommended Photo Gear

  • DSLR Camera 

  • Sturdy Tripod 

  • Remote Shutter (for time-lapses) Purchase one on Amazon for $30

  • Wide Angle Lens e.g. 14-24 mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8 or 17-40 mm f/2.8 (recommend for Auroras)

  • Mid-Zoom Lens e.g. 24-70 mm, 24-105mm or 18-135 mm 

  • Telephoto Zoom Lens e.g. 70-200 mm, 100-400/600 mm (recommended for wildlife)

  • ND Filters e.g. Small Stopper ND1.6 and Large Stopper ND3.0 (recommended for long exposure during day around the shores)

  • Drone – When on the boat you can fly them but it is at your own risk. Additional 3 batteries is recommended 

 

 

What to Wear: 
 

Temperatures for a Greenland summer average -5 to +10 degrees Celsius so please bring a variety of clothing options and layer to easily adjust to the changing climate. On the boat when cruising the temperatures can feel more like -5 to -10 degrees Celsius when we are outside for a long time. Here is a list of recommended clothing to bring:

 

  • Waterproof and Windproof Jacket 

  • Warm Winter Jacket 

  • Warm Sweater/Fleece

  • Thick Warm Pants

  • Snow Pants (optional)

  • Thermal Leggings/Long Johns

  • Winter Boots

  • Warm Hat

  • Winter Gloves 

  • Photography Gloves (optional)

  • Towel

  • Blanket for the boat

  • Anything else for your comfort. It will be chilly on the boat.

Frequently Asked Questions: Artica Adventures

 

1. Are you tours just for photographers?

 

Answer: No, not at all! Our trips are approximately 50/50% split of photographers and non-photographers. These trips are called photo tours as Jenni and I are instructing photography lessons hands on while we explore and sail. We have non-photographers (with iPhones, etc), beginners to expert photographers on our trips. It's the perfect learning grounds where you get to immerse yourself in nature and be surrounded by great people.

 

2. What fascinates you guys about Greenland?

 

Answer: Greenland is very difficult to explore because there are no highways, there are small airports, the towns/villages and settlements are spread out quite fair. The best way to explore Greenland is by boat and foot (by air it is visually amazing as well!). It's the land that offers mountainous extreme peaks, icebergs that are as tall as skyscrapers, colourful river valleys, Arctic wildlife, and the summer sun that never sets. It's the land that needs the most attention in our destructive world today. Greenland and the Arctic are so susceptible to climate change forces that we need to focus our attention on the areas and regions that need our help the most. As photographers we have the ability to share stories with powerful images that represent climate change.

 

3. Why Artica Studios Adventure Photo Tours vs. Other Tours?

 

Answer: Jenni and I are so passionate about our tours we take small groups that are more intimate where we can connect with each one of our guests. We also pride ourselves on taking you to these remote locations that are extremely difficult to get to and otherwise unaffordable. Our tours are never over-priced as we want you to have a life changing experience and for you to share your experience (and photos) with family and friends and for them to be able to afford to have their own Artica Adventure experience.

 

Our tours are not just photography workshops, they are life changing experiences that will shape you as a person. Whatever your current understanding is of photography, our workshops will help you improve in a variety of areas, including composition, editing, business acumen, personal style development, work flow and more!

 

We are looking for positive, like-minded people to join our trips as it is most often the people who make the experience and everything else is just a bonus. We love animals and the environment and we care deeply about creating inspiration and action to help make the world a better  place. Your photos and videos from this Greenland workshop will help tell a story of the importance of the preservation of the Arctic. One of the most important aspects of photography is story telling. When you are in the Arctic Circle, you will be inspired to create more, to tell more and to share more.

 

Let's fall in love with the Arctic together. Join us to explore and photograph Greenland in 2020!

Email us for questions and to reserve your spot