FLY IN – CRUISE – FLY OUT
Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights, Polar Bears, Blue Ice and…
September 22 to October 1, 2018
ARCTIC PHOTO ADVENTURE – Fly In – Cruise – Fly Out
We have specially chosen this expedition as it maximises your photography and travel interests because you Fly In – Cruise – Fly Out. You spend more time on ship in calm waters and on land exploring, than at sea travelling, ‘to or from’ the target destination. This means, less rough seas as well!
You fly from the incredible location of Iceland (we will offer a linked tour to target the northern lights) and land in Greenland – at Constable Point to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead! We explore/cruise and return to Iceland by chartered plane.
Taking in both the world’s largest national park and its longest fjord system,
this trip makes no compromise on size as far as nature is concerned.
Arriving in Constable Point, you’ll spend a day drifting through the iceberg-potted
waters of Apelfjord, cruising about in search of Arctic fox and musc ox
by Zodiac and sizing up the gigantic Walterhausen Glacier. Landings at
Blomsterbugten, Ella Island and Ittoqqortoormiit will provide the chance
of hikes through tundras, visits to ancient Thule settlements and encounters
with local Inuit culture. Both figuratively and literally, this voyage will feel like
a journey to the ends of the earth.
More time in the region means more locations visited and more photo’s and experiences for you. Our ship is from the fantastic Quark Expeditions fleet. It is very comfortable and offers state of the art stabilisation. Our local supplier is Peregrine Adventures, representatives of Quark. Combined, we will work hard to make this a special life experience for you! (Note, all bookings and correspondence are to be made with World Photo Adventures.)
WPA LINKED TOUR TO ICELAND AND…
Are you wanting more adventures? Amazing NORTHERN LIGHTS, waterfalls, stunning nature and landscapes. Why not join our fantastic linked tour of Iceland? Our 2014 & 2016 Iceland tours were a great success with stunning landscapes, ice on the beach, puffins, horses and so much more! Interested? Ask Julia for the itinerary…
- Greenland Cruise Expedition – September 2018
- Iceland – October 2018
We hope you join us…
ITINERARY – to adventure…
DAY 1: REYKJAVIK – Iceland
Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in thoroughly-modern Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city. We meet this afternoon for a workshop and information about your adventure. We include a group dinner. (D)
DAY 2: TO GREENLAND – CONSTABLE POINT
You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Constable Point on our chartered jet, Greenland to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead! We are immediately in hot photography country and your professional photo guides will help you every step of the way. We mix shooting and mini workshops to assistance in the field. (B,D)
DAY 3: APELFJORD
You’ll cruise through breathtaking Apelfjord. Fjords punctuate the scenery all around. Your day will be spent exploring and Zodiac cruising through a multitude of dazzling icebergs, fjords and sounds in all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for arctic fox and musk ox, which roam free here. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: BROGETDAL AND WALTERSHAUSEN GLACIER
Multi-hued mountains surround lovely Brogetdal, which was originally called “painted valley”, and later translated to mean “multicolored valley”. You’ll view colorful vistas, and fascinating geology. Later, you’ll travel to the impressive and rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier, an imposing ice floe at the head of Nordfjord, named after German explorer Baron Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, after his failed 1869 attempt to reach the North Pole via East Greenland. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: BLOMSTERBUGTEN AND RENBUGTEN
Blomsterbugten, the “Bay of Flowers,” is home to beautiful purple and gold coloured rocks that we’ll explore in the distance, or on a hike for those who wish. Later we’ll continue to Renbugten, called “Reindeer Bay” for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sighting in this area. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: ELLA OYA (ELLA ISLAND)
Ella Oya is a hiker’s paradise. The area is surrounded by ice-choked waters, rugged cliffs and sky-blue icebergs. Challenge yourself with a climb to the top of the Island – the views are spectacular, or you can explore easier options for stunning photo results. (B,L,D)
Most meals are included in this itinerary.
(B,L,D) – Confirms if Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner – are included that day.
Itinerary and price is subject to change.
Full itinerary below.
Early Bird discounts are available
for a limited time!
The itinerary continues…