Winter nights dress the landscape of Ilulissat. Sometimes the sky becomes a stage for millions upon millions of dancing stars. Sometimes it is painted with incandescent green and purple. The sky and its many marvelous spectacles are part of Greenland’s charm. Greenland offers various forms of beauty and the night sky just so happens to be one of them. Greenland has become a notorious location for stargazing because of its 300 clear-sky days a year, which also makes it one of the best places to photograph the Northern Lights. On this journey you will learn how to photograph one of the most magnificent skies visible in the world.
We will set out on an adventure filled with color and magic.
The activity begins in our warm and comfortable office where our professional photographer will teach you how to use your camera. You will have enough time to review the settings and ask any questions. Most importantly, we will make sure to show you how to best capture the incredible beauty and colours of the winter Arctic sky.
Next, we will head outside with our snowshoes and ski poles. We then walk to the best spots with the most breathtaking views so you can begin to put your new skills to the test. We will take you to the Ilulissat Icefjord, the UNESCO World Heritage Site because it offers a world in itself. The lack of engines and unnatural light allow for full submergence into the divine experience of the night. Due to no sound or light pollution you will be able to fully experience the perfect winter night. You will be overwhelmed with Nature’s stimulation; the popping of air as it escapes the ice, the crash of colliding icebergs all while millions of stars and universes dazzle over your head. Chances are, you’ll be able to photograph the Northern Lights.
Before heading back to town we will make our final stop. We will enter a charming traditional home where we can warm up with a nice cup of tea and snacks. We will reset our cameras and make sure they are perfect for out last photography session!