Join a photography expedition with award-winning Arctic photographer Florian Ledoux travelling on a tall ship to one of the most remote places on earth.

Experience this unique voyage to photograph the mythical Scoresby Sund, the largest fjord system in the world with a world-class photographer, and just 12 other like-minded photographers.

Highlights:

  • Numerous opportunities to photograph Greenland’s most wild and stunning landscapes from the ship and shore.
  • Get up close and photograph numerous cathedral-sized icebergs.
  • Develop your photography skills in the field with a highly experienced Arctic photographer.
  • Visit the remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit and experience
    the local Greenlandic way of life.
  • Encounter the local wildlife which could include Musk Ox, Arctic Foxes, Arctic Hares (Polar Bears and Narwhal are rare in this area but are sighted).
  • Photograph and explore the coastline by inflatable Zodiac.
  • Comfortable and photogenic tall ship with a sauna on board.

Key Information

Departure Location Ittoqqortoormiit
Arrival Location Ittoqqortoormiit
Trip StylePhotography and Exploration
Physical RatingEasy
Maximum Group Size12
AccommodationBunk Bed in Twin Cabin with Shower and W/C
Duration8 Days
Time of YearSeptember
Included
Not Included

The Voyage

The planned route departs from the remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormit in a remote region of East Greenland which is blocked by sea ice for most of the year. From there we will sail deep into Scoresby Sund with the plan to circumnavigate Milne Island if weather and ice conditions allow.

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A Journey Made For True Explorers

Upon leaving Ittoqqortoormit we will say goodbye to civilisation for the next 7 days to explore the fjord system, searching for photo opportunities at every stage. As we sail West into the fjord we are likely to encounter gigantic icebergs floating towards the ocean which make the perfect photo subject.

We will drop anchor in remote bays to take advantage of the photography opportunities ashore, ideal for landscape and wildlife shots. During shore landings, we will be accompanied by crew from the boat armed and trained in polar bear protection for our safety.

We will explore the different branches of the fjord with a plan to visit the majestic Eielson Glacier, with opportunities to take photographs of the calving glacier face.

We will then sail along the stunning Øfjord which granite sides reach heights of 2000 meters and are one of the many natural wonders of this region.

Scoresby sund photography tour with florian ledoux
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greenland photography expedition with Florian Ledoux

Are you wondering if this trip is a good fit for you?

Please get in touch and we will use our expertise to recommend the right voyage for you dependent on your experience and comfort levels.

Meet Your Photographer

florian ledoux photography tour in greenland

Florian Ledoux is a passionate Arctic photographer who grew up in France and is now based in the north of Norway. His work has been published in magazines including National Geographic, Time US, as well as in the international daily press. His work has been featured in several books including the Netflix series Our Planet and BBC’s Seven Worlds, One Planet. 

His work has been exhibited all over the world and he is the winner of numerous photographic awards including 1st prize Wildlife Arctic Biodiversity in 2018.

Florian is passionate about conservation and creating images that convey strong messages about preserving our beautiful environment.

You can find out more on his website here.

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Who This Trip Is Aimed At

This trip is aimed at anyone with an interest in photography and exploring a remote, natural wilderness. A basic level of fitness and mobility is required. A passion for adventure is a must. The focus of this trip is on exploring the fjord system and looking for photographic opportunities.

What Photography Experience Do I need?

This trip is open to photographers of all levels from complete novice through to experienced professionals. Florian will provide assistance and advice throughout the trip on the techniques he uses to help you improve your photography. Each evening we will run feedback sessions, and share tips and advice.

Is a Tall Ship Right for me?

A tall ship provides a very comfortable and spacious platform to explore the fjord. She is smaller than an expedition cruise ship and offers a similar level of comfort with the huge benefit of offering a more intimate and personal experience with just 12 guests. There are large, uncramped decks from which to shoot from. Inside there is a large communal saloon area, a sauna and spacious accommodation. She is equipped with 2 zodiac dinghies land craft that are used for shore landings and can also be used to shoot from.

This voyage takes place within a fjord system and the waters are reasonably well sheltered. Being a sailing ship she will make way under sail whenever the conditions allow, making her an environmentally friendly way to experience the Arctic.

Do I need Sailing Experience?

No, you don’t need any sailing experience or to have even stepped foot on a sailing boat before. The boat is sailed by a professional and highly experienced crew. Guests onboard are invited to participate in the sailing as much as little as they want. If you are not interested in sailing and don’t want to join in that aspect of the trip then no problem.

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The Ship

Step aboard S/V Linden the biggest wooden schooner in Europe.

 

Built in Åland in 1993 as a replica of the original Linden of 1920 she is made for sailing the Arctic waters. Her ice-strengthened hull enables her to go where others are not able to.

  • Spacious accommodation in twin cabins with bunk beds with private shower and w/c (mostly en-suite).

  • A small group size of 12 photographers ensures an intimate experience

  • Sauna

  • Hot Showers

  • Equipped with 2 x zodiacs for shore landings
  • Large deck space for photography

  • Large saloon with bar.

  • Ice-strengthened hull for travel in the polar regions

  • Onboard library.
  • Full safety gear

Dates & Availability

Select a date to start your journey

9th September - 16th September 2020
16th September - 23rd September 2020

Our price is exclusive of flights. We will assist you with flight booking via our partner. The price of a return flight from Rekyavik Domestic Airport (RKV) to Constable Point (CNP) is approximately €1,200 return. We are currently awaiting final confirmation on the schedule and pricing from the airline. 

Payment Options

 

  • Credit card (a surcharge applies of 1.4% for European cards and 2.9% for non-European cards)
  • Payment by bank transfer
  • Monthly instalments to spread the cost of payments

Booking Terms and Conditions 

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