Arrival in Akureyri/Iceland and transfer to our hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Kea. Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Join Wild Focus Expeditions on this unique and exclusive expedition. Very few travel to the wild and remote East Coast of Greenland which is home to the largest national park in the world - Northeast Greenland National Park. This preserve encompasses 375,000 square-miles and has around 500 visitors per year. The park is home to polar bears, hares. fox, caribou, and walruses, as well as half the world’s population of musk oxen - about 15,000 animals. It is also important for many species of birds and fragile tundra vegetation. Inuit hunters from a nearby village have special permission to hunt and trap in the park, but no one else is allowed. While most people visit the south and western Greenland, few have access to the remote East Coast where only here one can find 4 to 5 story high icebergs.
We will visit the largest fjord system within the park on Greenland’s eastern coast: Scoresby Sund. It is the largest and longest fjord in the world and we will enter on the northern side passing a village called Ittoqqortoomiit, the only permanent settlement in the region with a population less than 500.
To embark upon this exciting expedition, we will meet in northern Iceland in the town of Akureyri. From Akureyri, we will cross the Denmark Strait and the Arctic Circle. During this 30 hour voyage to Greenland, we will have the opportunity to look for 15 species of whales including humpback, beluga, minke, narwhal and many others. Our arctic adventure has now begun. We have a good chance of receiving a northern welcome with the appearance of the aurora borealis.
Wild Focus Expeditions provides specialized, small group photography tours. Our photography expeditions are designed to get participants into distinctive, engaging locations around the world at the optimum times for photography. Our photo tours are created by our team of photographers who want to experience and photograph the world's top wildlife, nature and traditional cultures locations.
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