West Greenland photography tour

“A ten day small group photography vacation capturing fjords, tundra and tumultuous but terrific skies. Time it with the Aurora for a truly phenomenal experience.”

Highlights

Ilulissat | Qeqertarsuaq ice beach | Option for aerial photography | Hotel overlooking ice fjord | Disko Island | Ancient settlement of Sermermiut | Oqaatsut settlement | Reykjavk

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01 Sep 2017
3900
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04 Sep 2017
3900
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20 Aug 2018
3950
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31 Aug 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: West Greenland photography tour

Environment

We encourage you to travel responsibly and to consider the following guidelines:
- When out in wild places we encourage you to keep erosion to a minimum, keep to footpaths and avoid stepping on or picking native flora, Greenland is especially fragile environmentally and the country is currently embarking of many projects such as tree planting to reduce erosion.
- We encourage you to use water sparingly and to avoid buying plastic bottles of water; use your own metal or heavy-duty plastic bottle such as Nalgene to refill with water from a safe source as recommended
- River water could also be drinking water, do not contaminate water supplies by washing in it. Any washing products should be phosphate free.
- Carry out some research about Greenland and being able to speak a few words of Greenlandic is always appreciated.
- Minimize pollution, and carry out all litter. Greenland has one of the lowest levels of environmental pollution in the world and it is good to keep it this way.

Wherever possible we work electronically, we are totally web based and our paper use is minimal. We work from a home based office reducing car travel to a minimum. Our preferred mode of getting around to locations is by foot thus reducing pollution, environmental noise and damage to what is often an especially delicate ecosystem.

We support the Environment Agency of Greenland through passing on information about its policy and encouraging people to join their volunteer scheme.

We recommend that you visit our links page where you will find comprehensive information on travel, health, environmental concerns, preparing for your vacation, local cultures and how to support local projects.

Community

More than ever communities in Greenland are returning to their roots and rely on traditional ways of making a living. Tourism, fishing, farming and local crafts such as knitting are seen as a viable and sustainable way of helping to maintain economic stability in Greenland.

In particular communities away from the main towns are relying on visitors to boost their economy. In particular our aim is to support these less visited areas and we are rewarded with a very personal service, quieter locations, fresher home-grown produce and insight into the lives and folklore of local people. We always ensure that participants on our vacations get the opportunity to see and purchase local products. These local providers appreciate our on going commitment to their livelihoods.

All of our service suppliers are informed of our responsible travel policy which is clearly visible on our website Local food can be obtained easily in Greenland. Each day we buy local produce for our picnic lunches to be eaten on location and our accommodations pride themselves in introducing us to local Greenlandic fare for both breakfast and dinner.

We also encourage our customers to:

- Respect local customs religion and traditions.
- Not take photographs of local people and places of religious significance without permission.
- Keep promises! Send copies of photos to local people if this is what you have said you will do.
- Read the labels and buy local products such as food and souvenirs so that money directly benefits the community.

Reviews of West Greenland photography tour

You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the vacations.

I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


It was all memorable but if I had to pick one thing it would be the boat ride to the Icebergs. I'm not too keen on boats but I was persuaded to go and was
stunned by the beauty and majesty of the area.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Do it, you won't regret going to such a beautiful place.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think the group as a whole was environmentally aware of the impacts of man in such a delicate ecosystem. Also it benefited local people, particularly in Oqaatsut where local people were employed in the hotel.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fantastic, words cannot describe the sheer beauty of the place.
I can't recommend this tour company highly enough. The tour was well conceived, well organised and they looked after us very well. In fact every
element of it was excellent.

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