Polar Bears and Ice Landscapes of Eastern Greenland

  • March 12th, 2024 - March 21st, 2024
  • Spaces Left: SOLD OUT! (Maximum 4 Photographers)
Svalbard Winter expedition

WORKSHOP AT A GLANCE

This bespoke expedition to the east coast of Greenland in winter is for dedicated and passionate wildlife and landscape photographers who want to capture dramatic and powerful photographs of Arctic wildlife (including Polar Bears, Arctic Fox, Musk Oxen and Reindeer) in winter. We will also have stunning opportunities with icebergs frozen in the sea as we traverse the frozen sea ice by dog sled. We have a small group size and personal, one-on-one tuition for the duration of the workshop. There will also be stunning winter landscape opportunities during this workshop, although our primary focus is Polar Bears and other Arctic wildlife.

  • Dates: 12th March 2024 until 21st March 2024 (Duration 9 Nights / 10 Days)
  • Investment: $17,950 USD (Deposit to secure place $3,500 USD)
  • Participants: Maximum 4 Photographers plus leader
  • Start and Finish: Constable Point, Greenland
  • Trip Leaders: Joshua Holko Master Photog II & Martyn Lucas
  • Fitness Level: Tough
  • Temperature: Freezing
  • Experience Level: Advanced to Professional

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Against a Tapestry of Frozen Seas and Ice Clad Mountains, we journey deep into one of the last vestiges of Arctic Wilderness, the home of the Inuit.

During this expedition, we will travel by traditional dog sled across the vast frozen fjords of Scoresby Sund, the world's most extensive fjord system, and over ice-clad mountains and through snowy alpine passes in Jameson Land. Here, the landscape is heavily glaciated, and we will also encounter icebergs trapped in the frozen sea; these fortresses of ice tower above us as we pass by. We are constantly watching for Musk Ox herds and Polar Bears as our expedition follows the traditional hunting route of Inuits and their dog teams since early Eskimo inhabitants. The scale of the landscape here in this pristine environment is overpowering. It is also home to the Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Gyrfalcon, Snow Bunting, Ptarmigan, and Ringed Seals, a delicacy of the Polar Bear when out hunting. During March, we will have an excellent chance to experience the Aurora Borealis, illuminating the nighttime skies above us as we camp on the ice with sled dogs surrounding our encampment. In addition to our nights under canvas, we will take every opportunity to enjoy an evening at one of the huts established by hunters alongside the shores of Jameson Land, where we’ll enjoy a night of cooking and storytelling.

Our Inuit guides are all local “Mushers” from the Inuit town of Ittoqqortoormiit. They have a wealth of knowledge about the area and how not to “Just Survive” in this frozen landscape but to "Enjoy It." We will learn from them the art of “Life on the Ice” and gain an insight into their myths and, of course, their Siberian heritage.