The Best of East Greenland by Luxury Yacht

September 11 – 21, 2023

Greenland has some of the most picturesque landscapes you’ll ever see. With nine days on our purpose-built, just-the-right-small-size, luxurious expedition ship Polarfront, we will journey through the Scoresby Sund, photographing astonishing glaciers, mountains, and icebergs. We’ll fly over from Reykjavik, thus maximizing our time in the Fjords.

We may see Arctic hare and muskox while taking one of our many walks onshore. We’ll anchor in just the right spots to photograph sunrise and sunset from shore, using tripods and filters, in addition to all the handheld work done from the deck of the boat. With clear skies and good solar activity, we have an excellent chance to photograph the northern lights as well.

When we’re not photographing or enjoying a fresh, gourmet meal—this is a French ship, after all!—we’ll be reviewing images and learning post-processing techniques. Bring your laptop and enjoy editing in the main salon, or simply read your favorite book and sip on some hot tea while we’re sailing to the next location.

Expect a group of like-minded photographers who will want to work hard to “get the shot.” You can expect to fine-tune your “art of seeing” and improve your landscape photography skills on this expedition.




September 11 – 21, 2023


Open for Registration
Limited to 12 Guests


This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.

September 11, 2023: Fly from your home and arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland, this day. We’ll meet for dinner, and talk about the adventure ahead.

September 12, 2023: Early this morning, we’ll take our flight from Reykjavik City airport (RKV) to Constable Point, Greenland. This is a specific flight for you to book, which we will tell you about. On arrival, we will board Polarfront as soon as we can.

September 13–19, 2023: Aboard Polarfront, cruising the waterways of East Greenland’s Scoresby Sund. Here are some of the highlights of our cruising itinerary, the exact route will depend on sea, ice, and weather conditions:

  • We’ll may visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the most northerly settlement in East Greenland. Her 450 inhabitants make their living mostly by subsistence hunting of seals, narwhale, muskoxen, and polar bear. The quaint little houses dot the rocky slopes of south Liverpool Land with magnificent views of Kap Brewster and the Volquart Boons Coast to the south.
  • Hekla Havn and surrounding area
  • Føhnfjord, with the basalt mountains of Gåseland on one side and the 2000 meter high granite cliffs of Milne Land on the other side. We will hopefully anchor in Harefjord where we can do some land explorations.
  • Øfjord, and then Jyttes Havn and Bear Islands where again we can possibly do some hikes on the land.

It is always possible to sight polar bears, but unlikely. We always recommend that everyone bring a 100-400mm lens just in case!

September 20, 2023: We fly back to Iceland from Constable Point, Greenland, again on a specific flight that we will advise you to book. We’ll celebrate our expedition with an excellent meal tonight, and overnight at our hotel in Reykjavik.

September 21, 2023: Workshop concludes after breakfast. Flights home from Keflavik Airport (KEF) anytime today.

Aboard the Polarfront

Our home for nine days and eight nights will be the M/V Polarfront. Built in Norway and chartered by the Norwegian state for most of her life, Polarfront is a regular in the Great North. A former weather and research ship for the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, she was completely refitted in 2015 as an expedition ship. Although she now flies the French flag, she's still particularly well suited to the ice-covered polar waters of Greenland. Polarfront is fully stabilized—unique for this kind of ship—making for smooth sailing and a very comfortable experience.

Everything about Polarfront is clean, fresh, new, and luxurious. The cabins are beautifully appointed, and the French cuisine is delicious. There are numerous deck areas from which to photograph, as well as two zodiacs. Accommodations on Polarfront consist of six double cabins ranging in size from 18 to 25 square meters, with en-suite bathrooms.

There are three types of Cabins aboard Polarfront:

Cabin 9: Owner's Suite. 25 square meters, Queen bed, additional sofa bed, sitting area, private bathroom.

Cabins 1, 2, 5: Grand Suites. These cabins can be set up with 2 Twins or 1 Double Bed. Sitting area, private bathroom.

Cabins 3 and 4: Deluxe Suites. These cabins can be set up with 2 Twins or 1 Double Bed. Sitting area, private bathroom.



Moderate: You must be able to get in and out of Zodiacs, and walk up to 2 miles on land.


Arrive Keflavík International Airport (KEF), Reykjavík, Iceland anytime on September 11, 2023. Flights out can be made anytime on September 21, 2023.

What to Bring

Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $500 supplement. (Hotel only.)
  • All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop.
  • Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides.
  • Meals and lodging onboard the ship.
  • Waterproof boots for shore excursions.
  • Many hours of basic and advanced Lightroom instruction.
  • Multiple image reviews and post-processing sessions.
  • Naturalist lectures and presentations on board.
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros.
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
  • Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Not Included

  • Travel to and from Reykjavik, Iceland and additional flights from Reykjavik to Constable Point.
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
  • Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance (required).
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
  • Anything else specifically not listed as included.
  • Single rooming available for $500 supplement. (Hotel only.)

Payment Terms

  • Your non-refundable deposit will hold your space in this workshop.
  • Further non-refundable payment is due by February 1, 2023.
  • The non-refundable balance is due not later than June 1, 2023.
  • The payment amounts are determined by your cabin choice.
  • In addition to our standard Terms and Conditions, for this workshop all payments are non-refundable, and this is why we recommend comprehensive travel insurance including trip cancelation.
  • While not expected, we do reserve the right to add a surcharge for possible fuel cost increases. This can happen even right up until the time of the expedition, but we try to get as much notice as possible.
  • Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.
Cabin ChoiceTuitionDepositFurther PaymentBalance Payment
Cabins 3, 4, 5$13,000$4,000$5,000$4,000
Cabins 1, 2$13,500$4,500$5,000$4,000
Cabin 9$14,000$5,000$5,000$4,000


“Marc and Randy were always available for questions, providing answers in an understandable way. And, noticing what I needed to learn or correct and pointing me in the right direction. I learned lots and came back a better photographer. ”

— Kathy Martin, Greenland '17

“It exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the workshop. Richard has an enormous amount of knowledge and he explains things clearly. He is very good at giving critique and I would love to learn more from him. ”

— Robert Gandelman, Adirondack Fall Foliage '21