Group size: 9 participants

Guides: Cody Duncan

When: August 30 – September 7, 2024

Where to fly: The workshop begins in Reykjavik, Iceland on Friday August 30, 2024 and ends in Reykjavik on on Saturday September 7, 2024.

Accommodation: Double occupancy accommodation for 7 nights at hotels and guesthouses – shared bathrooms in Greenland.

Central located hotel in Reykjavik before and after the tour also included. (Nights 1 and 8).

More details can be found at: Arctic Exposure Workshops – East Greenland 2024


Workshop price: $8,900 (USD)

Deposit: $2000 (USD)

Single room supplement: $1,100 (USD)

Full payment is due 150 days before workshop.



East Greenland Photography Workshop

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2020 East Greenland Photography Workshop
2020 East Greenland Photography Workshop


Day 1 – Reykjavik

Arrival in Iceland and group dinner in Reykjavik.

Day 2 – Reykjavik – Kulusuk – Tasiilaq

We fly from Reykjavik, Iceland and arrive in Kulusuk in East Greenland at noon. From Kulusuk we sail to our “base camp” town Tasiilaq which lies just south of the Arctic Circle. It’s the largest settlement in East Greenland, with about 2000 inhabitants. When we sail the fjords we have the opportunity to photograph floating icebergs and steep mountains. Each day we will take day-tours from Tasiilaq to explore new locations in Greenland.

Day 3 – Ikateq – Knud Rasmussen Glacier

We visit the old abandoned American base in Ikateq, a very interesting place with a lot of subjects to photograph with the backdrop of amazing Arctic scenery. Another location is the Knud Rasmussen Glacier, a large and scenic glacier. In the late afternoon, we return to Tasiilaq.

Day 4 – Ikasartivaq

Sail the Ammassalik fjord with a stop at the desert settlement Qernertorvetit and though the long fjord Ikasartivaq, just on the shore of the Sermerlik Icefjord, we visit the settlement Tinit, with 125 inhabitants who are mainly hunters. Old winter settlement (old earth huts) with a view of big icebergs and the historic earth huts we will have lunch. We cruise between big icebergs and keep an eye on whales in the Atlantic.

Day 5 – 6 – Tiniteqilaaq

We sail to a settlement in the icy fjord – Tiniteqilaaq we stay there overnight in a local Inuit house with a view over the icy fjord. Old Inuit hamlet located on the shore of the fjord Sermilik. This is one of the most interesting places in Eastern Greenland. The fjord has the 4th largest linguistic output of Main Greenland ice cap, and almost always packed with large sculpture icebergs .“

Day 7 – Kuummiut

Sailing the fjords the first stop is at Inuit hamlet Kuummiut, walk around the settlement, meet the locals, photograph the coastline, and if lucky see some Inuits returning from their hunting trip. We sail to the narrow fjord of Ikassa, to a location with icebergs on the rocky coastline. We can hike to the tongue of a glacier, and get the feel of the ice. After our picnic-style lunch, we returning back to Tasiilaq and hope to be among floating icebergs.

Day 8 – Kulusuk – Reykjavik, Iceland

We sail from Tasillaq to Kulusuk. Walk around the town and surroundings. The flight back to Reykjavik around noon.

Day 9 – Reykjavik.

Check out of our hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to Keflavik airport for departure.


Double occupancy accommodation for 7 nights at hotels and guesthouses – shared bathrooms in Greenland.

Central located hotel in Reykjavik before and after the tour also included. (Nights 1 and 8).

Flight from Iceland to and from Kulusuk, Greenland.

All meals (breakfast, lunches, and hot dinners at our places of accommodation and/or restaurants) during the tour.

Local boat transport and captain in Greenland.

Photographic tutoring and guidance by pro Landscape Photographer.

We submit a Complete Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing to bring on the tour.

Expedition itinerary details planned by a native guide with vast experience of leading photography groups.


Air travel to and from Reykjavik, Iceland.

Alcoholic drinks.

Anything else not mentioned as included.


Photography Gear

You will need a camera bag which is suitable for mountain hiking. This means it should not be overly heavy, while having enough room to carry your camera gear, extra clothing and some food/water.

Camera – Any camera welcome, but a full frame DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual mode will give you the best performance.
Tripod – A strong tripod that can tolerate the frequently windy and stormy conditions of winter.
Lenses – A selection of lenses from 14 to 200mm is recommended. A fast wide angle f/2.8 or faster is beneficial for shooting northern lights, should they appear.
Filters – This is somewhat to shooting style, but I heavily recommend a set of neutral density filters, covering: 3, 6, and 10 stops.
Cable Release – Cable or remote camera release, preferably with ability to lock in bulb mode for long exposures.
Camera Cover – It is likely we will encounter some adverse weather on Lofoten, so you want to be able to cover your camera and keep shooting.
Lens cleaning – Some locations can be exposed to sea spray. I recommend a combination of pre-moistened disposable lens wipes (Zeiss and Nikon make some) and dry cleaning tissues. I find microfiber cloths don’t handle the maritime conditions and quickly become unusable.
Storage – Bring plenty of memory cards to last for multiple days of shooting.
Batteries – Bring enough batteries to last for several days of shooting.

2020 East Greenland Photography Workshop
Lofoten Summer Hiking Clothing


Cody Duncan is one of the most experienced photographers living and working on Lofoten today. Since first visiting the Islands as a young backpacker in 2001, he traveled to Lofoten more than 20 times before deciding it was finally time to make the islands home in the winter of 2016.

Since 2010 he has run the website 68 North to showcase his ever growing Lofoten portfolio which has now become one of the best photography and travel resources available today. In 2015 Cody began publishing photography guides focused on the unique seasonal nature of the Islands, drawing upon his years of experience exploring hidden corners and lonely mountain tops across Lofoten.

Cody was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Spending many of his early years surfing the cold waters of the Pacific, just down the road from his childhood home. His early 20’s saw him turn his focus to the mountains, soloing numerous 4000+ meter peaks in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. As his photography career developed, he soon found himself spending more time in the wild landscapes and turbulent weather of northern Europe. Cody’s images have been published by: Visit Norway, National Geographic, Men’s Journal, Sunset Magazine, Lonely Planet Magazine, GEO Saison, British Airways High Life, and numerous calendars, travel guides, and more.

Cody now lives on Flakstadøy, in the heart of Lofoten.


If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.

75 days: 75% refund

60 days: 50% refund

Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
 Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.