Photo by: Anders Laursen
Location: Nuuk Greenland

Greenland and Iceland Discover the Majesty

  • Accomplished photographer and tour leader Ron Rosenstock.
  • Tour limited to 10 passengers.
  • Five days to photograph icebergs, glaciers, and Inuit villages of Western Greenland.
  • Five days in Southern Iceland with landscapes, waterfalls, the Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon, and the black
    sand beach.
  • Greenland offers Boat excursions with heated cabin and bathroom, to explore and photograph fjords, islands, and melting glaciers, calving before you into the sea.
  • One of these excursions will be an overnight Glamping experience, taking a pathway from the dock to your heated tents, under the stars, and one of your best chances for Northern Lights.





September 5-16, 2024


11 days


per person, double occupancy*

*U.S. dollars based upon minimum of 7 participants. There is a small group surcharge of $500 if 6 participants. We try to accommodate travelers who request single accommodations, as well as travelers who are looking for a roommate. If a single room is requested (subject to availability), or if we are unable to find a suitable roommate, there is a single room surcharge of $1265.

Tour Overview

Our tour to Nuuk, Greenland sold out in 2022 and Ron is excited to return next year with a group of like-minded fellow photographers who want to be at the right place at the right time.

The accommodations in Western Greenland are located in the center of Nuuk with choice of restaurants to walk to, and boat excursions in heated cabin with bathroom on board.

Greenland will also include one evening of ‘Glamping’. Your private boat will cruise along the fjords and end up at your...

Our tour to Nuuk, Greenland sold out in 2022 and Ron is excited to return next year with a group of like-minded fellow photographers who want to be at the right place at the right time.

The accommodations in Western Greenland are located in the center of Nuuk with choice of restaurants to walk to, and boat excursions in heated cabin with bathroom on board.

Greenland will also include one evening of ‘Glamping’. Your private boat will cruise along the fjords and end up at your glamping site in which you will overnight one evening under the stars.

There is a pathway from the dock to the tent site (see images) and an ATV is on site should someone need assistance. To get the most out of the experience and your photography you should be able to hike over rough terrain. Anyone who is reasonably fit and able to handle their own gear will enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. We also highly recommend taking collapsible walking sticks in both Greenland and Iceland should you decide to venture further afield.

*Currently the road to Greenland goes through Iceland. Therefore we have included 5 nights in each. If you prefer just Greenland or Iceland, contact Strabo Tours and we can discuss.

Your time in Iceland, will include the Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon, the waterfall at Skaftafell National Park, black sand beaches of Vik, Skogafoss waterfall, and more.

*A new airport is being built in Nuuk, which will allow for larger planes, resulting in more tourism. It will take some time but at some point, they are expecting direct flights from the US and other countries, which will bypass Iceland. Although this will make traveling easier for tourists, we feel 2024 is the best year to go for photographers!!!


What to Expect

Enjoy five evenings in both Greenland and Iceland in very comfortable accommodations. Daily excursions in Iceland as well as boat excursions in Greenland. Weather permitting, there will be two chances to photograph the Northern Lights, one from your Glamping overnight stay and the other in Nuuk (see Ron’s cover photo). All participants need to be able to get in and out of boats with their camera gear in hand (which are easily accessible via docks) and go out on various walks during your stay (walking sticks recommended, if you choose to walk over uneven surfaces). Strabo Tours will distribute recommended flights for clients to book. This should be done as soon you are notified to assure being part of the entire program.

Photo Leader

Ron Rosenstock

Known as a land of fire and ice, Iceland’s topography is stark and diverse, with a light that seems to emanate from within.  In a land subject to violent forces of nature, Ron’s quiet, yet powerful, vision is able to capture the country’s pristine beauty.  Many of his images of snow patterns, broken ice, surf, and lava, tend to create abstract patterns that draw the viewer in. And, throughout the book, Ron evocatively captures the softness of waterfalls and swirling tides, as well as the power of lava formations and sea stacks. Even if you have been to Iceland, one is mysteriously touched by the haunting landscape.  And, if, like me, you haven’t been there – his captivating photographs make you long to visit this vast, unspoiled country

— S. Corbin

Ron was the perfect leader for this trip. He is organized, supportive and very generous with advice and his camera equipment. I would definitely do another trip with him.

— K. Marryat

WOW!  Our trip this summer with you to Greenland and Iceland was a trip to remember for a lifetime. Greenland was an adventure, we loved it! The Icebergs, boating, staying in an Inuit village.  and the scenery were fantastic. In Iceland, at each place we stayed and ate we were so well taken care of, thanks to all the planning done beforehand. We love traveling with you Ron, you calmly adjust to situations and you bring us to fantastic places. ‘Till next time…

— Mary & Rick Thayer

Bottom line: the trip was awesome! I think it was all & more than as advertised. We got what we went there fore…. outstanding photography & adventure. Ron has many repeat clients for his tours because he is a consummate photographer, a great organizer, and a great tour leader. Everything else was top noth. The accommodations & meals in Iceland were all any of us could expect. The local Danish chef who cooked all our meals in Greenland was extraordinary, we admired him and became good friends. 

— R. Frederick

It is amazing what your local guide in Greenland is doing in Tasiilaq. His houses were great to stay in, a real taste of Greenland life. He is also an excellent captain, it ws a real treat being out on the water with him. Ron does a fantastic job. It is so comfortable going with him, and the places we get to and the experiences we have are fantastic. The group was great to.

— M Thayer

Many thanks for a wonderful trip. The photography has been most productive, but more importantly your insight into creativity will prove most helpful in the future. I hope to be making an other trip with you next year.Thanks again.

— F. Mertes

Tour Itinerary

September 5: Home

It is likely you will need to depart home today on an overnight flight to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) outside Reykjavik, Iceland. (Meals on plane)

*Note: If you wish to arrive in Iceland earlier than the 6th, there may be various arrival times on the 5th. There is now an airport hotel within easy walking distance (approximately 5 minutes).

Flights are NOT included, the recommended flight to travel with Ron to Greenland and return to Iceland will be sent in your first packet. Please note flights are very limited to Greenland and tickets should be issued ASAP, to assure being part of the tour.

September 6: Keflavik - Skogafoss

There are early morning arrivals (*see Note below) to Keflavik Airport from the US and Canada. Your driver guide will pick up the group at approximately 8 AM. Your journey begins as your local driver guide follows the light to photogenic locations along the way to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. It will be a leisurely drive, arriving to the hotel with time to rest and relax on your first day, followed by a welcome dinner. OVERNIGHT SKOGAFOSS (D) B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner

September 7-8: Skogafoss - Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon

Depart after breakfast with photography stops along the way to the Ice Lagoon. One of which will be The Skaftafell National Park. It is located by the roots of the Vatnajökull glacier. Europe’s largest icecap – larger than all other glaciers in Europe combined. A natural wonderland of powerful glaciers, turbulent waterfalls, lush birch woodlands, and vibrant wildflowers. There is also Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnukur. Skaftafell offers short hikes with fantastic views of the mountain and its sliding glaciers. Given time or on our return from the Ice Lagoon there is an extended hike taking us to a tremendous basalt waterfall known as Svartifoss, or the Black Falls.

Your accommodations for the next two evenings are as close as you can be to the fantastic glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón, where floating icebergs, all sizes, and shapes, will blow you away. You can also reach the Vestrahorn Mountain region from your location. Vestrahorn Mountain region. Vestrahorn is a photographer’s paradise for the dramatic landscape and vast beauty. The shore features stunning lava dunes, that are constantly being shaped by the natural forces of water and wind. It is possible to get perfect reflections in the wet sand. Seals also tend to hang out on the stretch of sand as well. OVERNIGHT ICE LAGOON (B; B)

September 9-10: Vik

Today there will be additional photography stops as you return west to Vik. One of the locations may include returning to the Skaftafell Park. Near Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Klaustur) is the village of Kirkjugólf (Church Floor), a natural pavement of basalt. These are basalt columns down in the earth, eroded and shaped by wind and waves, but only the top can be seen, and they, as the name suggests, have the appearance of a paved church floor. It is a protected natural monument.

Vik is famous for amazing coastal features of black sand beaches and picturesque rocks that line the seashore including columnar basalt grottoes, sea stacks, and bird cliffs. Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach is all about the light, water, motion, and reflections. If the group has enough energy your guides will lead you on a walk to a quaint Icelandic Church. You will also visit the Dyrholaey headland where thousands of birds’ nest during the summer including puffins, guillemots and fulmars. Finally you will reach your accommodation. OVERNIGHT VIK (B; B, D)

September 11: Iceland - Greenland

The flight to Nuuk, Greenland is expected to be early evening today. Therefore, the group will have time for additional photography traveling west back to Keflavik Airport.

You will arrive late this evening in Nuuk, where there will be transportation to the hotel. Get settled in and prepare for your first glimpse of Greenland. OVERNIGHT NUUK (B)

September 12-15: Nuuk

The day-by-day events can always change depending on weather, light, and the sea conditions. Your guides will take these factors into consideration as they plan the schedule for the next day.
Your first morning in Nuuk is planned to start a bit later after breakfast, where you will have a day on foot. Ron will notify you of the time to start, since you will be landing very late the evening before. He has previously scouted several locations for your walking tour of the architecture and scenes of Greenland, including the half mile long boardwalk along the sea. After additional photography you will return to the hotel for a group lunch, followed by time off to relax or work on your images. Ron will also organize a photography talk either pre or post dinner, to discuss what to expect when aboard the boat, photographing the Northern Lights, and what to pack for the cruise outings, which start tomorrow. There will be a late evening excursion with transportation if there will be a chance for Northern Lights.

The next day you begin your Ice fjord tour from 9AM to 3PM. You will photograph the immense landscape and may experience wildlife like whales, seals, birdlife, including white-tipped eagles. Since you will be at sea during lunch time you will want to purchase something to take with you the night before or early this morning. This evening you will need time to pack an overnight bag with all your essentials (camera gear, medicines, all important documents, etc.). The rest of your luggage can remain in your Nuuk hotel room.

The next morning you travel via the sea to your Glamping location. There will be plenty to photograph along the way, fjords, icebergs, landscape, and more. Arrive to your remote destination and get settled into your environs for the afternoon and evening. The terrain consists of a pathway to the tent site, and an ATV is available. There are uneven rocks all over the island, therefore if you wish obtain different vantage points we suggest packing a collapsible walking stick. The destination is deep in the Nuuk fjord, with fantastic hiking opportunities, large tents with comfortable beds and a view you can enjoy. The place is completely out of internet range, so be prepared to be disconnected while enjoying nature and its silence. If you’d like, there will be an opportunity to get into a dry suit and go on a paddleboard or kayak in the fjord that often times has icebergs. The evening may be the best chance for Northern Lights as you will be far away from the city lights. There is a mess tent and bathroom tent close by.

Return to Nuuk on September 15, arriving around 2PM. There will be additional photography in town with Ron. He will show you the excellent Greenland National Museum in town, and various other photo ops. OVERNIGHT 12, 13 & 15 NUUK HOTEL, GLAMPING 14TH (B, D; B; B, L, D; B, D) (don’t forget to pre-purchase your lunch for the 13th)

September 16: Nuuk-Keflavik, Iceland-Home

There will be a transfer back to the airport this afternoon., where you will take your return flight to Keflavik Iceland, and connect home. Currently the flight arrives in Iceland at approximately 3:45 PM (Iceland time). If you are unable to connect home, we suggest overnighting at the Aurora Airport hotel and fly home tomorrow, or there are several hotels near Keflavik harbor if you prefer to photograph this evening &/or in the morning. (B)