Photo by: Ron Rosenstock
Location: Nuuk Greenland
PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Greenland Photo Tour

Sponsored by Houston Audubon Society

  • Accomplished photographer and tour leader Kathy Adams Clark.
  • Tour limited to 11 passengers.
  • Five days to photograph icebergs, glaciers, and Inuit villages of Western Greenland.
  • Greenland 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.
  • Evenings in Iceland may be added depending on changes to Nuuk Airport and airlines.
Region

Europe

Destination

Greenland

Dates

September 9-15, 2025

Duration

6 days

$TBA

per person, double occupancy*

*U.S. dollars based upon minimum of 8 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 $TBA.

Tour Overview

Our tours to Nuuk, Greenland sold out in 2022 & 2024. Kathy is excited to travel 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 tours to Nuuk, Greenland sold out in 2022 & 2024. Kathy is excited to travel 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. 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 should you decide to venture further afield.

*A new airport is expected to open in November 2024 in which there may be direct flights from the US & Canada to Nuuk. If there are delays or it is necessary to take round trip flights from Iceland, Strabo will be adding lodging and other options in Iceland.

What to Expect
Enjoy five evenings in Greenland in very comfortable accommodations. Daily excursions 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. 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 information on recommended flights and if additional days will be required.

Be prepared for early morning and evening cold temps, with long hours outside each day. Given this information, you will be amazed by the landscape and imagery you capture in these beautiful, untamed settings. It’s a must see for all photographers.

Meals will be of the local variety, which will consist of seafood, and lamb, with limited meat and chicken while in Greenland. Notify Strabo Tours of any dietary restrictions. You may wish to pack specific snacks in your checked luggage.

It is fairly common for flights (domestic and International) to be delayed or even canceled for a day or more due to the Arctic weather. The flights to Greenland are limited and do not take place every day. For these reasons, we strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance, as Strabo Tours cannot be held responsible for Airline changes or cancellations.

Photo Leader

Kathy Adams Clark

Tour Itinerary

September 9: Home

It is likely you will need to depart home today on an overnight flight to Nuuk, Greenland (GOH) or even earlier to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) outside Reykjavik, Iceland. Dates are tentative until 2025 schedules are announced. (Meals on plane) *Note: If you wish to arrive in Iceland or Greenland contact Strabo Tours.

September 10: Nuuk, Greenland

Arrive Nuuk, Greenland Airport or connect through Keflavik, Iceland
Schedules and arrival times will be announced. OVERNIGHT NUUK

September 11-14: Western Greenland

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. Kathy will notify you of the time to start, since you will be landing very late the evening before. There are 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. There will also be 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 14, arriving around 2PM. There will be additional photography in town. There is an excellent Greenland National Museum in town, and various other photo ops. Enjoy your farewell dinner this evening. OVERNIGHT 10, 11 & 13 NUUK HOTEL, GLAMPING 12TH (B, L, D; B; B, L, D; B, D) (don’t forget to pre-purchase your lunch for the 11th)

September 15: Nuuk Greenland - Keflavik or Home

There will be a transfer back to the airport this afternoon, where you will take your return flight to Keflavik Iceland or direct 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)