Join me in Greenland, aboard the sailing yacht Arktika with a small group of only six guests, to explore the striking landscapes, ice-filled fjords, sea life, and small iconic villages nestled in protected harbors along East Greenland’s rugged shoreline. With only 3,500 inhabitants scattered along a 1,600-mile coastline, this pristine wilderness is known for spectacular scenery and breathtaking beauty.
We’ll view the big Sermilik icefjord, cruise the waterways, and visit small iconic villages such as Tiniteqilaq, Kummiut, and Sermiligaaq. We’ll drop anchor in secluded remote locations among gorgeous seascapes and fjords, with the gentle lapping of water against the ship’s hull to lull you to sleep. Because early autumn in the Arctic is the best time for the Northern Lights, we hope to see them dance and photograph them in their multi-color glory among the stars. Over seven days and six nights aboard Arktika, we’ll experience incredible scenery with a group of like-minded photographer-traveler-adventurer who want to get great shots while improving their skills. You will get plenty of instruction in the field and in the digital darkroom.
Aboard Arktika, which will serve as our “mobile camp,” you will experience the crew’s incredible hospitality along with gourmet meals, comfortable warm bunks, and friendly engaging conversation. Arktika is a Dutch-built ketch-rigged oceangoing sailing yacht that is fully equipped and certified to sail around the world. She has a comfortable deckhouse, a spacious saloon, large galley, and four guest cabins. The sailboat has good central heating, hot and cold water, heads (toilet) and shower. There is 220V electricity to charge batteries and other electronic devices.