Greenland photography small ship cruise holiday

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2018: 4 Aug

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Greenland photography small ship cruise holiday


Visiting remote places such as the East Coast of Greenland means we have a responsibility to ensure the areas we visit are not disturbed by our presence. We always encourage our clients to respect the environment they are in and give them information on how to act around flora and fauna. Lectures are held on board the ship to ensure travelers are well educated in conservation and wilderness etiquette. We strive to educate each traveller with the aim to create ambassadors for the remote corners of the world that we love. We often find that the passion our guides show for preserving the natural world transfer to our clients and change the way they see places and the wildlife that they encounter on our safaris.

We also take great care around archaeological and historical remains to ensure that their value to science and as part of the heritage is not diminished. Clients are informed not to move object or collect “souvenirs” as this will destroy the contextual information, erasing much of their scientific significance. We aim to have all our travellers feel privileged to visit these areas and be up close to some of the most dangerous and intriguing animals on earth.

To enhance the experience for our travellers, and minimise the environmental damage, we use a small ship for this expedition. The ship takes only 18 passengers and 7 crew members, ensuring the staff to traveller ratio is according to Arctic guidelines.

Our UK operations reflect our standards abroad in that we aim to minimise our impact on the environment as much in the UK as we would do in any of our destination countries. We attempt to do this through recycling of any office waste including, paper, plastic, cans, glass, refuse, in partnership with the Borough of Brighton & Hove.


With few exceptions Greenland is characterized by huge wilderness areas and small remote settlements and towns, often with Inuit population. During this expedition travellers get to visit a local Inuit community, where they can immerse in the local culture and buy handicrafts as souvenirs. These visits are important to understand Greenland as a destination.

When visiting a town or settlement, we are using the local populations hospitality and infrastructure to give our guests and experience so it is important that the community benefits from our visit. Any purchase made feed money back into the individual families, benefiting villages that otherwise do not benefit from tourism. To further benefit the local community we advise our travellers against bargain.

On this trip we will purchase provisions from local suppliers. We believe the best way to learn about and enjoy the experience of being on safari with us is to make the effort to mingle with the local people, taste new foods and try new experiences.

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