Colossal Icebergs Photo Tour

Ilulissat, Greenland

Cost: $4,450 USD

Save $500

Early Bird Price: $3,950 USD

Limited until Dec. 30 2019 or for 8 spots

7 Day, 6 Night Greenland Photo Tour 2020

Co-Hosted with Alex Stead

Tour 1: July 10 - 16  (8 total spots available)

Hosted by Chase and Jenni

Tour 2: July 17 - 23   (8 total spots available)

Greenland Adventure Photo Tour 2020

Land based with scenic boat tours in Ilulissat, Greenland

 

Join us 350km North of the Arctic circle in Greenland in July 2020 for an incredible photography expedition and workshop. Photograph the Ilulissat Icefjord and it's colossal Icebergs, watch the plentiful and playful Atlantic Humpbacks and enjoy day hikes across the rugged and raw Greenlandic terrain.

 

We pride ourselves on taking you to the very best locations near Ilulissat, Greenland. Our adventure tours are for photographers and non photographers for all ages 18+ and for all physical levels able to do easy to medium hikes 5/10 fitness required. 

You will have 7 days and 6 nights in a shared home right on Disko Bay in Ilulissat so you can keep an eye on those icebergs as you eat breakfast, lunch or dinner or even while editing photos.

The rooms are 4 persons per room with a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, and plenty of table space for editing.

General Information about the daily events

  • We will be switching our schedules slightly to stay up for the midnight sun to ensure we capture all of that golden light. 

  • Our photography subjects here are the Arctic land and seascapes and the Icebergs, husky sled dogs, Greenlandic colourful settlements and we are hopeful for wildlife sightings of Atlantic Humpbacks and Arctic Fox.

  • We have chartered a boat for 4 days each tour for 2-4hrs to photograph the icefjord, icebergs, and settlements. Also one day designated to whale watching boat with icebergs

  • We will explore the Ilullissat icefjord region capturing unique perspectives and aerials. Drones are recommended!

  • Meet and photograph the huskies of Greenland - especially in the settlements of Rodebay and Ilimanaq

  • Photo editing and formal instruction in the field and editing back at the accommodations. 

  • Breakfast is self serve with cereal, yogurt, toast, oatmeal options.

  • Lunch is provided by Artica staff

  • Dinner is additional - if you want to eat at a restaurant you have that option, or you can make your own food.

July 2020

 

Logistics getting to Greenland (We will help arrange with you via email)

  • Book a flight with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Greenland or fly from RKV local Iceland to Greenland using Air Iceland to Ilulissat. Please look at the specific schedule as Greenland has specific flight days only

  • We will provide accommodation details for you to taxi from airport

 

Where we are staying:

  • On the shores of Ilulissat  in a charming home - rooms are 4 people per room. Icebergs are visible from the living room and balcony!

 

Itinerary: To be announced!

 

Included in the price $4,450 USD

  • Accommodation 4 people per room

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch) (Please let us know about any dietary restrictions so we can accommodate you)

  • 3 Person Crew

  • Charter Boat Cruises

  • Photo Editing Workshops (Lightroom, Photoshop)

  • Photo Technical Workshops (for beginners and experts)

Not included in the price

  • Airfare to Greenland 

  • Dinner

  • 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)

What to bring

Recommended Photo Gear

  • DSLR Camera (full frame or mirrorless recommended for astrophotography - auroras)

  • Sturdy Tripod 

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

  • 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!

Our footage of Ilullisat Greenland!

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