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)
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.
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.
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.
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
What’s Not Included
Transport to/from Greenland
Round Trip Flights from Denmark generally around €500.
Meals other than breakfast
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.