Iceland – Greenland – Photo Tour
Iceland – Greenland Photo Tour, Greenland, and Iceland are so close to each other. It takes you only 90 minutes to get you from Iceland to Greenland by plane. Sigurjón and I have traveled a lot. Both two together and with other people. There was a time that we were offered to join a few men that were going on a sailboat in Greenland, or Scoresby Sound to be more exact. The trip was going to take a week on the boat so of course, we jumped at this opportunity. Knowing that they were very athletic and outdoors type of people. At the airport here in Iceland we met the group and together we went to Greenland.
In Greenland, we met our guide (unusual for us) a wonderful young Icelandic man. Donna was the name of the sailboat. The crew was wonderful and everything was just perfect, to say the least. We spent a wonderful week photographing everything we saw when sailing. We went kayaking, hiking and swimming in the sea. Because the other members of the group were brave enough to do that we could photograph them every day as they were swimming.
Scoresby Sound is a large fjord system of the Greenland Sea on the eastern coast of Greenland. It has a tree-like structure, with the main body approximately 110 km long that branches into a system of fjords covering an area of about 38,000 km2 (14,700 sq mi). The longest of the fjords extends 340–350 km inland from the coastline. It is one of the largest fjords in the world. On the northern side of the mouth of the Scoresby Sund stands Ittoqqortoormiit, the only permanent settlement in the region, with a population of 469 (in 2010). The name of the sound honors English explorer William Scoresby, who in 1822 mapped the fjord area in detail. Iceland – Greenland – Photo Tour the trip of a lifetime.
Every photographer’s dream
The Scoresby Sound fjord system is truly every photographer’s dream. The fjord is filled with beautiful icebergs in all sizes and shapes. On land, you have an unusually rich fauna for Greenland like muskox, stoat, mountain hare, lemmings, and polar bears. In the sea seals and whales. Among them the narwhal. The size, shapes, and colors of the mountains and glaciers are second to none. Photo Tours in Iceland can take you there. Iceland – Greenland – Photo Tour.
How this photo was taken
Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 24-70 mm/f:2.8 at 28mm. ISO 400, f:8.0, shutter speed 1/320 sec.