Greenland - Western Fjords
||August 28- September 10
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$6,495 - $16,995 + $1,795
|Price varies by cabin selected.
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August 28 – September 10, 2013
Prices – Starting at $9,685
(Receive 15% off standard and 20% off deluxe berths for a limited time.)
Triple berths with discount $6,495
Classic berths with discount $8,070
Superior berths with discount $9,005
Deluxe berths with discount $10,076
Premium berths with discount $10,796
Add the charter flight from Ottawa to Kangerlussuaq of $1,395
Prices do not include airfare to Ottawa, Canada or from Rekjavik, Iceland.
Add DPD’s Photo Program fee of $1,795
Includes seminars, reviews, on site guidance, group only Zodiacs, and more.
Fly & Cruise
We fly to Greenland and sail to Iceland on one of the most comfortable ships in the fleet The Sea Spirit.
This is more than a photo tour, this is a workshop! This is a unique
opportunity (for no more than a few dozen people, with a 1 to 10
participant/leader ratio) to visit one of the most amazing places on
this planet led by world renowned photographers - John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick and
special guests - who will help you boost your artistic vision, and
creativity. Creativity, composition, exposure, workflow, and
post-processing are only a few of the topics presented. You’ll be able
to participate in all regularly scheduled public cruise events plus our
private presentations. We’ll have Zodiacs dedicated to our photography
group only with one instructor guiding each boat. We’ll work closely
with the crew to shoot in the best times at the most beautiful
places. Most importantly, we’ll work closely with you to help you make
the most of the adventure and get the best results possible. You’ll
benefit tremendously from our advice, guidance, lectures,
demonstrations, reviews, special pre and post voyage webinars and
one-on-one attention – plus the comraderie of like-minded talented
participants. You’ll experience world class locations, world class
accommodations, and world class guidance.
Prepare to be amazed by majestic Greenland’s western fjord system, a
region defined by some of the world’s largest and fastest moving
glaciers, sometimes called ‘iceberg factories’. We’ll visit, spectacular
fjords with towering ice cliffs, magnificent glaciers calving massive
icebergs, ancient villages, and wonderful arctic wildlife (polar bears,
walrus, seals, whales, and a multitude of sea birds).
14 Days / 13 Nights
Day 1 – Ottawa, Canada
Arrive at any time in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Give yourself
some free time to check out ByWard Market and enjoy a night in the city.
Day 2 – Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq
Today you’ll board your charter flight to Greenland and begin your
Arctic adventure. A Quark Expeditions representative will assist you
with the transfer to the airport in Ottawa and to the ship upon arrival
Day 3 – 8 – West Greenland
The coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes
where fjords open up into the sea. Your first fjord to explore is
Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest moving glaciers.
Moving approximately 19m per day, the glacier here provides you with a
great opportunity to capture ice crashing into the sea, as it calves
more than 35 cubic km of ice each year.
Continuing along, the Amerdloq Fjord provides you with a chance to
stretch your legs, by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule
sites. The nearby town of Sisimiut is an interesting place to visit as
there are more dog sleds here than humans.
Evighedsfjorden, meaning Fjord of Eternity is a favored place for us
to take you out on some Zodiac cruises. This long, deep fjord has very
few settlements, helping you to appreciate nature in its rawest form.
Hiking among the towering mountains, you’ll have plenty of chances to
photograph the vegetation and dramatic landscapes of Greenland.
We’ll also visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, yet home to fewer
than 16,000 people. You’ll have time to wander the streets and see the
Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede Statue near the waterfront, named after
the missionary who founded the settlement. You’ll also visit the museum
to see the famous Greenland Mummies. From Nuuk, we’ll pass Cape
Farewell and head on to Southern Greenland.
Day 9 – South Greenland
Climbers and mountaineers around the world know this area well, as
Tasermiut Fjord is famous as one of the world’s most prolific big wall
playgrounds. This part of Greenland is one of the most dramatic, being
nicknamed the “Arctic Patagonia”. A bit of a history lesson will be
provided here, as you learn about the settlements of the area, founded
by Erik the Red.
Day 10-12 – East Greenland
Get a feel of what an Arctic ghost town is like, as you’ll visit the
abandoned Skoldungen settlement, where inhabitants were forced to move
to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of
Skoldungenfjord is a great place to explore by Zodiac and kayak,
allowing you to glide past icebergs and get some great photographs.
Before your Greenland journey ends, we’ll aim to visit Tasiilaq and
the Ammassalik fjord. It is the largest community in East Greenland,
where the inhabitants may put on a cultural show for us and you’ll also
have time to take a scenic hike to the Valley of Flowers. Time and
weather permitting, we may go on a search for whales in Ammassalik
Day 13 – At Sea
Bid farewell to Greenland, as your expedition turns east towards Iceland.
Day 14 – Disembarkation Day in Reykjavik
Your Greenland adventure comes to an end as you enter port in
Reykjavik. Head to the airport, or if you have time, stick around to
explore this great city.
Important Reminder : Embracing the unexpected is part of the
legacy –and excitement – of expedition travel. When travelling in
extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the
ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. The above is a
tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this cruise – please be
aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.
An open mind, and curiosity are the primary requirements for this week.
Participants need a digital camera, portable computer, and Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.
A basic comfort level with Photoshop or Lightroom is required.
More advanced photography and digital imaging software skills are a plus.
The more you bring to the event, the more you'll take away.