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Greenland South Eastern Landscapes

6th - 13th September, 2023 - with Paul Gallagher , Michael Pilkington and Martyn Lucas - £5,650.00 (£565.00 Deposit) - Now Booking

Greenland is an incredible place to inspire the imagination and fuel your photographic desires. Home to some of the most extraordinary geology to be found on earth, the red and orange glacial-scarred landscape of Greenland stands in stark contrast to the electric blue icebergs that carve off its many glaciers.

It is a remote land of untamed and unbri­dled beau­ty which is rarely vis­it­ed and even less rarely pho­tographed. This is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to join Paul Gal­lagher, Michael Pilk­ing­ton along with co-leader Mar­tyn Lucas on an expe­di­tion adven­ture to the South East coast of Green­land to pho­to­graph awe-inspir­ing land­scapes and mag­i­cal ice­bergs this incred­i­ble loca­tion offers. Mar­tyn Lucas is a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er who has been vis­it­ing and lead­ing expe­di­tions here for many years. The land­scape and seascapes of this region are both spec­tac­u­lar and extra­or­di­nary. Pho­tograph­ing unbe­liev­able scenes under soft gold­en Arc­tic light is stim­u­lat­ing and, if we are lucky, Auro­ra Bore­alis in the chill­ness of night time too. We will also see and pho­to­graph incred­i­ble castel­lat­ed ice­bergs that have calved off the many glac­i­ers which sur­round us. 

Dra­mat­ic glac­i­ers with their deep crevass­es and com­plex forms, fis­sures of blue ice tan­ta­liz­ing­ly near­by. And of course, the oppor­tu­ni­ty to wit­ness huge columns of ice col­laps­ing into the fjords, begin­ning their ethe­re­al drift towards the ocean.

This expe­di­tion has been struc­tured to pro­vide the very best pos­si­ble oppor­tu­ni­ties to pho­to­graph this hard to imag­ine land­scape of the remote South East Coast of Green­land. Work­ing dur­ing the best light of the day we will max­i­mize our time for pho­tog­ra­phy with dai­ly shore and ded­i­cat­ed boat excur­sions, with plen­ty of time to pho­to­graph breath tak­ing scenes.

This exclu­sive expe­di­tion is for a lim­it­ed num­ber of approx­i­mate­ly 9 par­tic­i­pants plus lead­ers and is devot­ed to the pho­tog­ra­phy of Green­land land­scapes and seascapes in the south east of the coun­try. We will be sit­u­at­ed in a very cosy and com­fort­able hotel in the Inu­it town of Tasi­ilaq where some 2,000 inhab­i­tants live. There will be oppor­tu­ni­ties to meet and enjoy encoun­ters with the Inu­it peo­ple and learn about their cul­ture and history.

Our hotel will be in Tasi­ilak which is beau­ti­ful­ly locat­ed in its own lit­tle bay, sur­round­ed by majes­tic moun­tains. There is some excel­lent hik­ing in the near vicin­i­ty with majes­tic peaks pierc­ing the sky­line and clear ice-cold lakes.

If you are excit­ed by the idea of trav­el­ing to the south east Coast of Green­land to pho­to­graph the incred­i­ble land­scapes of this coun­try with a small group of ded­i­cat­ed and pas­sion­ate pho­tog­ra­phers, then this will be the trip of a lifetime!

Dai­ly adven­tures abound and weath­er per­mit­ting we will sail to the mag­nif­i­cent Knud Ras­mussen Glac­i­er in Ser­mili­gaaq fjord and go ashore at the desert­ed Amer­i­can WW2 air­base called Ikateq. Here there is plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ty to get a clos­er look at aban­doned trucks, build­ings and oil drums, while ice­bergs offer a per­fect back drop. We will also sail between ice­bergs and ice floes as we make a trip to the Apu­si­aa­jik glac­i­er. It is also our inten­tion to vis­it the Inu­it set­tle­ments of Kum­mi­ut, Osor­toq and Semi­li­gaq. There will be times when we are in the open sea as we sail into dif­fer­ent fjord sys­tems. Safe­ty brief­in­gs will be held pri­or to board­ing our boat, includ­ing use of life jack­et and sur­vival equipment.

At this time of the year there is like­ly to be stun­ning morn­ing frosts, the first sea ice and beau­ti­ful soft pink light — an absolute­ly ide­al com­bi­na­tion for pho­tog­ra­phy in this spec­tac­u­lar region of Green­land. There is also an excel­lent chance we will be daz­zled by the Auro­ra Bore­alis too…truly an epic phenomenon.

Meals con­sist of break­fast, packed lunch, and din­ners are held at reg­u­lar times. All par­tic­i­pants will fly into Kulusuk, Green­land from Reyk­javik Domes­tic Air­port in Ice­land. This is when the work­shop will begin. We can assist all par­tic­i­pants in arrange this flight through local con­tacts. Upon arrival you will be trans­port­ed by heli­copter and/​or boat to our hotel in Tasi­ilak. At the con­clu­sion of our adven­ture, you will be trans­port­ed back to Kulusuk either by heli­copter or boat in time for your return flight to Reyk­javik, Ice­land. All helicopter/​boat rides between Kulusuk and Tasi­ilak are includ­ed as part of your workshop.

8 Days

3 leaders with a maximum of 9 participants

Easy

Hotel Angmagssalik

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The price includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast, packed lunch & evening meal basis, transportation during the workshop including private chartered boat, transfer by helicopter or boat between Tasiilak and Kulusuk, all 1 to 1 tuition. There is no Single Supplement.

You are responsible for air travel to and from Kulusuk Airport ( via Reykjavik Domestic Airport, we can assist all participants to arrange this leg through our local contacts). Travel and camera insurance, other personal expenses such as bar bills.

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Greenland South Eastern Landscapes