Greenland photography small ship cruise holiday

“An 11 day photography cruise taking in Greenland’s wildlife and landscapes with a small group of fellow enthusiasts and photographer Andrew James.”

Highlights

Akureyri | Sail the MS Freya from Iceland to Greenland | Scoresbysund | Kong Oscar Fjord | Kejser Franz Josef Fjord | Cape Hofmann | Visit a local Inuit community at Ittoqqortoormiit | Observe and photograph the wildlife and landscape in the company of photographer Andrew James

Description of Greenland photography small ship cruise holiday

On this Greenland photography small ship cruise holiday, you’ll cross the ocean from Iceland to Greenland, before honing in on the island’s rugged eastern coastline, which is home to soaring icebergs, wild tundra and wildlife including arctic foxes and muskox. The precise itinerary will depend on weather conditions, but should include a visit to an Inuit community at Ittoqqortoormiit and an exploration of the dramatic fjords at Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system on the planet. You’ll also get to walk across Arctic tundra and, if you’re lucky, spot the elusive polar bear.

Of course, the main purpose of this trip is brushing up on your photography skills, and there will be plenty of opportunity to take pictures of Greenland’s incredible landscapes and wildlife. Andrew James has many years’ experience both photographing wildlife and mentoring others, and he has led numerous photography trips in Arctic landscapes. He also edited two of the UK’s most popular photography magazines for over ten years. With his assistance you’re sure to return from your trip with the best photos possible.

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Responsible tourism: Greenland photography small ship cruise holiday

Environment

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.

Community

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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