Greenland is a land of harshness and contrast. Whilst it is dark and freezing-cold in winter, in the summertime it changes its face and bathes in sunshine for months on end. In the west of this huge island lies Disko Bay, a haven of still water and beautiful landscapes. The magnificent Sermeq Qujalek (Ilulissat Glacier), which connects to the bay through the 60km long Kangia Fjord, is one of the world's fastest moving glaciers, constantly producing enormous icebergs, which float along the fjord to be dispersed in the bay.
After a long summer in which the sun neversets, it will first touch the horizon in late July. This produces unbelievable light on the bay and its icebergs. It's the perfect time to sail through these icy giants, too, capturing the Arctic night in all its glory.
Join award-winning landscape photographer Erez Marom for a week of sailing and photography in this remote and wonderful landscape. You'll explore the bay every night of your photography trip, shooting images of icebergs, mountains, and whales - all underneath the midnight sun. Occasionally, you'll get off the boat and capture images of the coastline at key viewpoints. We won't neglect the unique Arctic architecture either, and will visit Inuit settlements to experience the country in-depth.
We'll be sailing in a super-fast Targa speedboat, allowing us to zip around the bay and find the best icebergs whilst time is critical (this is chasing light in style!). Disko Bay is very big, and the speedboat will allow us to traverse long distances very quickly; all the while maximising photographic potential.
- Price €4790
- Duration 6+ days
- Group Size 5+
- Date 24/07/2019 - 29/07/2019
- Long night sails in the Disko Bay area
- Visits to land locations and small Greenlandic settlements in Disko Bay
- Perfect timing: the workshop begins when the sun touches the horizon for the first time in summer.
- Whale watching and photography
- Professional photography guidance by an award-winning nature photographer
- Superior accommodations and meals in the best hotel in Ilulissat, the world’s northernmost 4-star hotel
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I’ve attended the ‘Tales of Arctic Nights’ workshop in Greenland with Erez and I’ve had a fantastic time. This tour specifically is suitable for people who are really into photography. Meeting people with the same passion in such a beautiful setting is awesome.
Due to the 22 hours of light, the human body will react to this and you absolutely have to take your rest during the day. Since you do your shooting during the night, there is quite a bit of downtime so you have to take this into account as well and be prepared. If you prepare yourself for these things, you will be rewarded with fantastic soft light, landscapes of icebergs and very nice – and colorful – sunsets and sunrises just an hour or two apart.
Erez is a very nice guy and takes composition really seriously. He will assist you in the field so you will certainly come back with thrilling pictures. A must do workshop for serious photographers!