Greenland Photography Hiking Adventure

Every other year I try to include a hiking adventure into my photography workshop calendar. In the late summer of 2022, we’re hiking in Greenland!

Obviously, this is still a photography tour – so there will be an emphasis on taking amazing photos and getting to incredible photo locations. However, getting to these locations will be done mostly by foot. Although a scenic boat excursion to get us to the starting point of a hike might also be in store!

Who’s coming along for the adventure?

Dates: August 22, 2022 – September 4, 2022
Start/End City: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Fitness Difficulty: E
Tour Type: Adventure
Price: €3790 (€700 Deposit)

Our Day-to-Day

Obviously, every day will be slightly different. And truthfully, it’s as much about finding incredible things as it is simply hiking to known destinations.

Greenland is still relatively unknown from a photography standpoint, and there’s still a lot to discover. We’ll spend our days seeking out those beautiful photos that few have taken before.

On an average day, we’ll generally find a photo location that’s relatively close to where we’re staying for sunrise. Then, we’ll head out around midday for a longer sunset-focused hike.

The Itinerary

Like most of my trips, there isn’t a strict schedule here. However, it’s a bit more rigid due to the number of flights and ferries included. We kind of need to stick to a schedule.

The day-to-day, of course, may change depending on conditions.

Day 1 – Arrival in Kangerlussuaq
Day 2 – Kangerlussuaq: Visit to the ice cap, and small hike
Day 3 – Kangerlussuaq: Hike Sugar Loaf Mountain
Day 4 – Fly to Sisimiut
Day 5 – Sisimiut: Boat trip to abandoned settlement of Assaqutaq and hike.
Day 6 – Sisimiut: Hike to Palasip Qaqqaa
Day 7 – Sisimiut: UFO hike, or hike part of ACT
Day 8 – 24 hour ferry to Nuuk
Day 9 – Arrival in Nuuk, local photography at sunset
Day 10 – Nuuk: Hiking in Nuuk Fjord
Day 11 – Nuuk: Hiking Quassussuaq
Day 12 – Nuuk: Boat tour in Nuuk Fjord
Day 13 – Fly to Kangerlussuaq
Day 14 – Tour ends after breakfast

We picked the dates in late August / early September for very good reason.  Mosquitoes can be a problem up until about early/mid-August.  Moreover, in late August fall colours are already at their peak on the Arctic Circle Trail.  Photographically, it will be unbelievably beautiful.

Nuuk, Greenland

Greenland Photography Tour Cost

If you want to join us on this hiking and photography tour to Greenland, please read the following information below to see what’s included in the price, and what isn’t.  Greenland is extremely expensive. But, I think we’ve managed to find a nice balance with comfort, adventure, and local knowledge.  

What’s Included

  • Hotels in Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut and Nuuk
  • Scenic Ferry from Sisimiut to Nuuk
  • Photography Instruction by Brendan van Son
  • Video and Assistant Services by Greg Snell
  • Emergency Communication Equipment
  • All hiking and photography permits
  • Internal Greenland Flights
  • Breakfast

What’s Not Included

  • Transport to/from Greenland
    • Round Trip Flights from Denmark generally around €500.
  • Meals other than breakfast
Arctic Fox in Greenland

Ready to Book?

If you’re ready to book, please click the button below to pay the deposit.  Final payments will be due 90 days before the tour starts.  For full payment terms and conditions please visit this page.


If you have any questions about this tour, please feel free to shoot me an email to brendanvanson at gmail dot com.  I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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