Night Sky Photography-Photograph the Northern Lights

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!

@ Photo by Jeremy Bernard
Snowshoe walk under the northern lights in Ilulissat, Greenland
© Photo by Mads Pihl

Description

Night Sky Photography-Photograph the Northern Lightsy

Time of departure

From 18:00 to 20:00, depending on season. Visit us in our office or call us upon your arrival (+299 295 195) to confirm your time of departure

Meeting Point

PGI Greenland office

Duration

2 – 2.5 hours

Return details

Returns to original departure point

 Season

From 6th of February to 22nd of April (subject to snow and ice condi-tions)


NOTES

  • Group size: Min 2 – Max 8.
  • Age restrictions: 15 years old (minors should always be accompanied by one adult).
  • Difficulty: 2/5 (moderate).
  • Inclusions: Includes all the equipment: Musher, dogsled, dogs, extra warm jacket and pants, mittens, boots, hot drinks, snacks and English speaking guide.
  • Exclusions: Hotel transfers, travel insurance, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  • Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Note: Please note that due to unpredictable weather and conditions during winter, the itinerary of this tour is subject to change. While it is our goal to deliver the best tour experience possible, the safety of our clients is always our first priority.

WHAT TO BRING

  •  Camera, tripod and extra batteries
  • First upper layer (thermal shirt, wool or synthetic)
  • First lower layer (thermal pants, wool or synthetic)
  • Thick socks (wool is ideal)
  • Second upper l-ayer (fleece)
  • Second lower layer (hiking/ski pants)
  • Third layer jacket (Primaloft or down)
  • Third layer pants (wind and water proof pants)
  • Fourth layer jacket (wind and water proof jacket)
  • Warm gloves or mittens

(Please inform us if you have any medical condition that could affect you during the activity).

Itineraries with a heartfelt destiny

The Kangia Icefjord is not just an ice paradise. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 20 million tons of ice that are generated each day, give rise to some of the biggest icebergs on the planet which rise more than 100 meters above sea level. It is not surprising that the expeditions carried out in this place are truly incredible.

The dogs sledge highway, Sermermiut Valley, or Disko Island, are part of this unique orography, and can be seen and admired by following our itineraries.

Holmens Bakke, the famous place where the greeting of the sun is celebrated after the long winter darkness. And the settlement of Sermermiut, cradle of the first Inuit culture, are other destinations we reach.

Snowshoe walk under the northern lights in Ilulissat, Greenland

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