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Limit 16 spaces | $14,995* Closed
Expedition September 9 - 21, 2015 | View other workshops

Greenland with Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom, Justin Black and Chris Linder

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Featuring private charter of the three-masted expedition vessel Rembrandt van Rijn, helicopter flights onto the second largest ice cap on Earth, close encounters with the Arctic's largest icebergs, and excursions onto the colorful autumn tundra.

Greenland's remote and little-visited west coast is a world of arctic grandeur. Each year, the massive Jakobshavn Glacier calves some 35 billion tons of icebergs into the sheltered waters of Disko Bay and Ilulissat Icefjord, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the world's largest island. Towers, arches, and walls of ancient blue ice thrust skyward from the water's surface. Whales and seabirds abound. Steep-walled fjords, dramatic coastal mountains, tundra in autumn color, the Greenland Ice Sheet, and the Aurora Borealis combine to form an incomparable landscape. Visionary Wild presents a unique opportunity to experience and photograph this arctic wilderness in all its glory.

Join this world-class team of leaders – Frans Lanting, Christine Eckstrom, Justin Black, and Chris Linder – for our all-inclusive photographic exploration of Greenland's west coast. The 168-foot, three-masted schooner Rembrandt van Rijn (click here for more about the vessel) will be our private floating base camp for the first eight days in Greenland. We are radically under-booking this comfortable vessel to ensure ample space for our group both on the ship and in zodiacs – our group will consist of only sixteen participants and four leaders, though Rembrandt normally sleeps 33 guests in addition to her crew of twelve. She is exceptionally well-suited to exploration and photography along the Greenland coast, with a reinforced hull, expansive unobstructed sight lines even under sail, and very comfortable accommodations. We will make frequent landings by zodiac to photograph in morning and evening light, and as serendipity presents us with compelling opportunities along the way. In addition to the arctic landscape, we will photograph Disko Bay's whales, including beluga, bowhead, and humpbacks, and a variety of coastal and pelagic birds such as eider ducks and albatross. The etherial glow of the aurora borealis dancing in the night sky over the iceberg-dotted bay will be the sight of a lifetime.

After disembarking from Rembrandt, we will move on to the nearby town of Ilulissat, home to 5,000 Greenlanders and an equivalent number of sled dogs. There, our base will be Hotel Hvide Falk (White Falcon). One of the highlights of our four days there will be a series of helicopter excursions (one hour of flight time per participant, each with a window seat) to do aerial photography of icebergs, Jakobshavn Glacier and Ilulissat Icefjord, and to access the Greenland Ice Sheet itself, where we will land and photograph at a moulin, meltwater lake, or other interesting feature on the kilometers-deep icecap. We will also make excursions on a local charter boat to approach large icebergs, and hikes on the autumn tundra with stunning views of Disko Bay and the coastal mountains.

Click "read more" at below right for addition information, the itinerary, and the complete photo gallery...

Our starting point will be Copenhagen, the charming Danish capital. You will be met at Copenhagen's Kastrup International Airport (CPH) and transferred to the Admiral Hotel, a modern four-star hotel in a historic 18th-century waterfront building in the historic city center close to Nyhavn and the Amalienborg Palace. There, we will gather for group introductions and orientation, and an inaugural dinner at one of Copenhagen's finer restaurants. The following day, we fly directly to the west coast of Greenland, landing in the dramatically scenic fjord of Kangerlussuaq, where we will catch a charter flight up the coast to the Aasiaat archipelago to embark on Rembrandt van Rijn.

ITINERARY:

Sept 9 – Arrival day in Copenhagen: Transfers to The Admiral Hotel (on the water near Nyhavn) will be arranged for inbound guests. Group introductions and orientation, followed by dinner at a fine local restaurant. Overnight in Copenhagen.

Sept 10 – Fly to western Greenland: Early breakfast and transfer to the airport to catch our direct Air Greenland flight to Kangerlussuaq. Once in Kanger, we will board a charter flight up the coast to Aasiaat to board S/V Rembrandt van Rijn.

Sept 10-17 – Aboard Rembrandt: Cruise Disko Bay and western Greenland coast aboard Rembrandt, visiting icebergs and islands, following whales, making landings by zodiac to photograph, and keeping an eye out for the aurora borealis at night. All meals and accommodations aboard ship.

Sept 17 – On to Ilulissat: Disembark in Aasiaat and catch a short hop flight to Ilulissat. Check in to Hvide Falk Hotel, explore and photograph in town, and enjoy our first dinner on Greenland itself.

Sept 18-20 – Ilulissat and environs: Daily excursions around Ilulissat area: one helicopter flight per participant, with an hour of air time at a window seat to do aerial photography of Jakobshavn Glacier,  the Ilulissat Icefjord and icebergs, plus one to two hours landed at an interesting feature on the ice sheet; outings aboard local charter fishing boat (accommodates whole group if necessary); hikes to photograph autumn color on the tundra. Overnights at Hvide Falk, and meals at Hvide Falk and local restaurants.

Sept 21 – Fly home: 7:15am flight to Kangerlussuaq, followed by 11:40am flight to Copenhagen.

The cost of the all-inclusive package (including all flights from Copenhagen) is $14,995 per person based on single-occupancy ($14,500 per person double-occupancy).

Frans Lanting

FRANS LANTING has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time.  His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world.  Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, he earned a master’s degree in economics then moved to the United States to study environmental planning.  Soon after, he began photographing the natural world—and never turned back.

For three decades he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote understanding about the Earth and its natural history through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet.

“Frans Lanting has set the standards for a whole generation of wildlife photographers,’’ according to the BBC.  “Mr. Lanting’s photographs take creatures that have become ordinary and transform them into haunting new visions,” writes field biologist Dr. George Schaller in The New York Times.  “As a chronicler of natural history today, Frans Lanting is a singular, extraordinary talent,” says Thomas Kennedy, former Director of Photography at National Geographic.  “He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet.”

Lanting’s work is commissioned frequently by National Geographic, where he served as a Photographer-in-Residence.  His assignments have ranged from a first look at the fabled bonobos of the Congo to a unique circumnavigation by sailboat of South Georgia Island in the subantarctic.  In a remote part of the upper Amazon Basin, he spent weeks on platform towers to obtain rare tree-canopy views of wild macaws.  He has lived for months with seabirds on isolated atolls in the Pacific Ocean, followed lions through the African night, and camped among giant tortoises inside a volcano in the Galápagos.

Lanting did pioneering work in Madagascar, where he documented wildlife and tribal traditions never photographed before.  His celebrated coverage of the Okavango Delta in National Geographic has been credited with inspiring a surge of international interest in wildlife and conservation in Botswana.  His photo essays about rainforest ecology in Borneo, emperor penguins in Antarctica, and the troubled fate of puffins in the North Atlantic, have been featured in publications around the world.  Images from his year-long odyssey to assess global biodiversity at the turn of the millennium filled an issue of National Geographic. 

Lanting’s work also includes profiles of ecological hot spots from India to New Zealand, as well as features on the majesty and plight of albatrosses, and a remarkable study of chimpanzees in Senegal that is shedding new light on human evolution.

In 2006, Lanting launched The LIFE Project, a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the present, as a book, an exhibition, an interactive website (www.LifeThroughTime.com), and a multimedia orchestral performance with music by Philip Glass.  The symphonic version of LIFE premiered in Santa Cruz, California, in 2006 and has been touring North America and Europe ever since.  ORIGINS, a new multimedia production based on LIFE, was performed in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2008, at the official ceremony to inaugurate CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the largest machine ever built to study the origins of the universe.  LIFE was performed at the Lincoln Center in New York in 2009 to launch the World Science Festival and to honor the distinguished biologist Dr. E. O. Wilson, and in 2012 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended a performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam during a gala event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund. 

Lanting’s books have received awards and acclaim: “No one turns animals into art more completely than Frans Lanting,” writes The New Yorker.  His books include Life:  A Journey Through Time (2006), Jungles (2000), Penguin (1999), Living Planet (1999), Eye to Eye (1997), Bonobo (1997), Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden (1993, 2013), Forgotten Edens (1993), Madagascar, A World Out of Time (1990), Islands of the West (1986), and Feathers (1982).  In 2000, his book Eye to Eye was named by National Public Radio-KQED as one of the 50 most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.

Lanting has received many honors and awards for his work.  In 2001 H.R.H. Prince Bernhard inducted him as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, the Netherlands’ highest conservation honor.  He has received top honors from World Press Photo, the title of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award.  Lanting has been honored as a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in London and is a recipient of Sweden’s Lennart Nilsson Award.  In 2012 he was appointed as an Ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund Netherlands.

Lanting’s mission is to use photography to help create leverage for conservation efforts ranging from local initiatives to global campaigns, through his publications, alliances, public appearances, and active support of environmental organizations.  He serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, on the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International, and on the International Board of WildAid.  Lanting is a Trustee of the Foundation Board of the University of California Santa Cruz, and is an honorary Director of the Friends of Long Marine Lab.  He is a columnist for Outdoor Photographer, a co-founder of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP).

Frans Lanting makes his home in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and partner, Chris Eckstrom, an editor, videographer, and former staff writer at National Geographic with whom he collaborates on fieldwork and publishing projects.

Chris Eckstrom

Christine Eckstrom is a writer, editor, and videographer whose work celebrates the wonder of the natural world and seeks to explore how people and wildlife can coexist. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Washington, D.C., South Carolina, and New England.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she is the author of Forgotten Edens (National Geographic Books), and is a contributing author of more than a dozen books published by National Geographic, where she worked as a staff writer for 15 years. Assignments have taken her to wild places on all seven continents to cover subjects ranging from wildlife in Zambia to a profile of Brazil’s Pantanal.

For the past two decades she has worked with her husband and partner,Frans Lanting, on field assignments from the Amazon to Mongolia. Her stories have appeared in National GeographicAudubon, International Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and in other international publications. Her National Geographic Traveler story, “The Last Real Africa,” earned her a Lowell Thomas Award for Best Magazine Article on Foreign Travel.

Eckstrom collaborated with Lanting to produce Life: A Journey Through Time(Taschen), a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the present. They worked together to realize The LIFE Project as a traveling exhibition, an interactive website (www.LifeThroughTime.com), and a multimedia orchestral performance featuring the imagery of Lanting and the music of composer Philip Glass. The LIFE symphony premiered at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California, in 2006, and is currently touring North America and Europe. Eckstrom and Lanting also worked together to produce ORIGINS, a new multimedia production based on LIFE. Specially commissioned by CERN, the European Council on Nuclear Research, ORIGINS was performed at the official ceremony to inaugurate the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

Eckstrom has teamed up with Lanting to produce a number of acclaimed natural history and photography books, including LIFE (Taschen), Jungles (Taschen), Penguin (Taschen), Eye to Eye (Taschen), Okavango: Africa's Last Eden (Chronicle Books), and Forgotten Edens (National Geographic). After traveling by icebreaker to visit emperor penguin colonies along the coast of east Antarctica, she wrote “Time on Ice,” a story that appeared in a collection of essays entitled Celebration of the Seas.

As a videographer, Eckstrom documents the fieldwork she produces with Lanting. She has filmed pieces for the National Geographic Channel and NGM.com on cloud goats in India, elephants of the Western Ghats, Hawaii's volcanoes, wildlife in Zambia, albatrosses in the Southern Ocean, and chimpanzees in West Africa. Her coverage of chimpanzees in West Africa was also featured in the NOVA-National Geographic television special "Ape Genius," which received a Peabody Award.

Chris Eckstrom lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband and partner, Frans Lanting, in a coastal meadow they share with bobcats, coyotes, and elusive mountain lions.

Justin Black

JUSTIN BLACK is a photographer, writer, editor, photo workshops instructor, expedition leader, and an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). Through both Visionary Wild and Galen Rowell's Mountain Light Photography (1999 – 2009) he has created inspiring and effective educational photographic experiences for thousands of passionate photographers. He is widely recognized as one of the world's leading photo workshops organizers.

A professional photographer since 1995, before founding Visionary Wild he served the ILCP as Executive Director, and for seven years was General Manager and Curator of Mountain Light Gallery.

Justin's photographs have been published by magazines such as National Geographic Adventure, Sierra, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Rock & Ice, and Nature Conservancy.

Among conservation NGOs that have used his photographs in their campaigns are The Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Panthera, Land Trust Alliance, Earth Justice, The Wilderness Society, Conservation International, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, ILCP, and the Wild Foundation.

In 2015, Justin was invited to serve as a judge for the Nature's Best Photography Africa competition. He has also served as an editor and contributor to numerous award-winning photo book projects, including Galen Rowell: A Retrospective; Freshwater: The Essence of Life; The Wealth of Nature: Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being; Our National Parks: America's Natural Heritage; as well as Flying South: A Pilot's Inner Journey by Barbara Rowell. His limited edition fine prints are represented by G2 Gallery in Venice, California, and by The Art of Wild in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

An early career as a travel photographer and image licensing specialist led him to Mountain Light Photography, founded by Galen Rowell – a world-renowned National Geographic photographer, author, and mountaineer – and his wife and business partner, Barbara, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Beginning in May of 1999, Justin managed marketing of the Rowell image collection, assisted Galen on assignments and in his workshop program, and taught seminars on nature photography. In April 2002, the Rowells invited Justin to relocate with them to California's scenic Owens Valley as Mountain Light's General Manager. Justin eagerly embraced the sublime Eastern Sierra Nevada landscape as his new home.

Four months later, Galen and Barbara perished in the crash of a chartered plane, leaving behind a tremendous creative and visionary vacuum. Justin went to work, building on the impressive Rowell legacy to reinvigorate Mountain Light by establishing a seasonal series of guest photographer exhibitions, expanding the image collection, and relaunching the highly acclaimed photo workshop program through collaboration with Galen's leading professional peers, including Frans Lanting, Pat O'Hara, Jack Dykinga, John Shaw, and Jeff Foott. In May 2008, Justin's successful efforts were recognized by both Sunset and American Photo magazines, as each magazine featured editorial recommendations of his workshop program at Mountain Light.

After ten years with Mountain Light, Justin was recruited to take over the position of Executive Director of ILCP, a non-profit association of the best photographers worldwide working in the field of environmental conservation. At ILCP, Justin oversaw an explosion of productivity in expeditions, publishing, multimedia production, and the achievement of successful conservation outcomes. He contributed photographic coverage to ILCP's Rapid Assessment Visual Expeditions (RAVE) program, including Flathead Valley (Canada, 2009), Yucatán (Mexico, 2009), and Chesapeake (USA, 2010), as well as a solo project for The Nature Conservancy, documenting the Dragon Run wetland on Virginia's Middle Peninsula. One of Justin's photographs from the Flathead River project appeared as a section opener in the Vancouver Sun newspaper – the first time the threatened watershed received significant coverage in that nationally important media outlet.  The photograph was later selected by the United States Senate for display in the U.S. Capitol Building, as Canada and the USA reached an agreement to protect the Flathead.

Justin left his position at ILCP in late 2010 to establish Visionary Wild, building on his successful leadership of the Mountain Light workshop program and applying expertise gained at ILCP to provide superlative workshops and expeditions for passionate photographers seeking to advance to the next level of creativity, quality, purpose, and meaning in their work. His own work continues to evolve in new directions, driven by the ongoing search for extraordinary qualities in our world's dynamic landscapes.

Justin lives in Washington, DC, with his brilliant wife, Lena (Visionary Wild's Director of Operations), and their children Philippe and Alexandra.

Justin Black's limited editions portfolio

Justin's Outdoor Photographer Profile

Bringing focus and meaning to your photography

The Top 40 Nature Photos Project

Justin's Conservation Photography Projects

 

Justin’s Camera Bag

After using an array of 4x5, medium format, and 35mm film cameras for most of his career, Justin has switched fully to Nikon digital SLRs. His current gear includes:

Camera Bodies:

Nikon D810 (x2)

Lenses

24mm f/3.5 PC-E tilt-shift Nikkor

45mm f/2.8 PC-E tilt-shift Nikkor

85mm f/2.8 PC-E tilt-shift Nikkor

24mm f/1.4 Sigma Art

35mm f/1.4 Sigma Art

50mm f/1.4 Sigma Art

85mm f/1.8 G AF-S ED Nikkor

200mm f/4 AF-D Micro-Nikkor

500mm f/4 AF-S Nikkor

18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 G AF-S ED Nikkor

24-70mm f/2.8 G AF-S ED Nikkor

70-200mm f/4.0 G AF-S ED VR Nikkor

200-400mm f/4.0 G AF-S ED VR Nikkor

 

Nikon TC-14EII teleconverter

Nikon TC-20EIII teleconverter

 

Flash

Nikon SB-900

Nikon SB-700

Assorted Nikon TTL flash cables

Lumiquest soft boxes

Rogue Flashbender

Rosco gels

 

Filters

Nikon Circular Polarizer II

Singh-Ray Vari-ND

Tiffen WW IRND neutral density filters

 

Tripods

Really Right Stuff TVC-24L with leveling base and Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead

Gitzo 1028 with RRS BH-25 ballhead

 

Photo Packs

MindShift Rotation 180 Pro

Mindshift Rotation 180 Horizon

Mindshift FirstLight 30L

Think Tank Photo (TTP) Streetwalker Harddrive

TTP Streetwalker Pro

TTP Airport Addicted V2.0

TTP Airport Acceleration

TTP Urban Disguise 50 V2.0

 

Chris Linder

Chris Linder is an award-winning professional photographer, filmmaker, and lecturer. Chris earned a master’s degree in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and maintains a part-time affiliation with WHOI as an expedition photographer. For over a decade, Chris has focused on communicating science stories and inspiring the next generation of researchers. He has documented over 40 scientific expeditions and has spent nearly two years of his life exploring the polar regions.

Chris's images have appeared in museums, books, calendars, and international magazines, including Audubon, Geo (Germany), Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, Smithsonian, and Wired.  He published the hardcover book Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions with the University of Chicago Press in Fall 2011.  He was the lead cinematographer and co-producer of the 2015 feature-length documentary film Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South.  Chris is a Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers and a Fellow National in the Explorers Club.

His work is represented by Aurora Photos and Visuals Unlimited.

Assignments: coverage of 44 major scientific expeditions, including 25 to the polar regions. Recent assignments include the science trials of the new Alvin deep-diving submersible, climate change impacts on Icelandic puffin populations, and thawing permafrost in the Siberian Arctic.

Awards: Winner, 2015 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Birds category; Highly Honored, 2014 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Polar Passion category; Honorable Mention, 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards, Flora category; Highly Commended, 2010 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, In Praise of Plants category; Honorable Mention, 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards, Natural Environment at Risk category; Winner, 2008 Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Photography Awards, Indigenous Cultures category.

Press:

The World’s Top Wildlife, Nature, and Culture Photographers by the iLCP, December 2015, Origin Magazine: http://www.originmagazine.com/2015/11/17/the-worlds-top-wildlife-nature-and-culture-photographers/

The New Stars of Photography, Smithsonian Magazine, March 2012 issue and online: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/multimedia/Shooting-Stars-Steve-Winter-presents-Chris-Linder.html

Can photos of ice help translate the science of climate change? by Jaymi Heimbuch, Mother Nature Network, February 11, 2014: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/can-photos-of-ice-help-translate-the-science-of-climate-change

News From DC, The Polaris Project, And Reel Grrrls: interview with Marcie Sillman on Seattle's NPR station, KUOW, about my work photographing the Polaris Project in Siberia: http://kuow.org/post/news-dc-polaris-project-and-reel-grrrls

Recent Articles:

After the Revolution, Living Bird magazine, Winter 2016, feature story:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/on-the-antarctic-peninsula-scientists-witness-a-penguin-revolution/

Southern Exposure, Audubon magazine, November-December 2015, feature story: http://www.audubon.org/magazine/november-december-2015/how-young-chileans-are-saving

Science on Ice – Chris Linder's new book on polar exploration http://www.scienceonice.com

Photographer's Guide to Cape Cod and the Islands, by Chris Linder http://www.chrislinder.com/store_books.html

Visit Chris's website http://www.chrislinder.com

Highlights

  • World-class team of leaders: Frans Lanting, Christine Eckstrom, Justin Black, and polar researcher-photographer Chris Linder.
  • Private charter exploration of Disko Bay and Ilulissat Icefjord (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the fjords, islands, glaciers, and massive icebergs of Greenland's west coast, aboard the comfortable and capable Dutch-crewed schooner Rembrandt van Rijn.
  • Frequent landings by Zodiac to make the most of photographic opportunities along the coast and on the islands
  • Helicopter tour of Jakobshavn Glacier and icebergs with ample time for aerial photography (we're making four flights, so everyone gets a window seat) and a landing directly on the Greenland Ice Sheet to spend up to two hours photographing at an interesting feature such as a moulin or meltwater lake.
  • From Ilulissat, excursions by local fishing boat to venture close to huge icebergs at the mouth of the fjord, photo walks on the autumn tundra overlooking the bay, and experience of native Greenlander culture.
  • Autumn provides excellent potential to photograph the Aurora Borealis.
 

Accommodations & Travel

  • In Copenhagen, Sept 9: The Admiral Hotel, a modern four-star hotel in an 18th-century waterfront building in the historic city center close to Nyhavn and the Amalienborg Palace.
  • West coast of Greenland, Sept 10-17: Private charter vessel S/V Rembrandt van Rijn, a 168-foot, three-masted schooner that sleeps up to 33 guests in 16 cabins (our group will be limited to 16 participants, plus four leaders). The ship was rebuilt and renovated in 2011, and features two Cummins engines, a reinforced hull for operations in arctic waters, two zodiacs for landings, a large restaurant that accommodates our entire group, and spacious common areas including a lounge and bar.
  • Ilulissat, Sept 17-21: Hotel Hvide Falk, a cozy, clean, and comfortable hotel in the small, colorful coastal Greenlandic fishing and dog-sledding town.

 

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Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH) for our initial group meeting. All flights from Copenhagen to Greenland and back are included. All ground transfers are included. We will set sail on S/V Rembrandt van Rijn for an 8-day/7-night private charter to explore Disko Bay and Greenland's west coast. We will also make excursions from Ilulissat by local fishing boat to explore the coast and approach the large Jakobshavn Glacier icebergs that accumulate in the area. Hikes during our shore excursions from the Rembrandt or from Ilulissat will be easy to moderate. Weather in the Disko Bay / Ilulissat area in September is generally good for Greenland, with highs ranging from 40º–50ºF and overnight lows ranging from 20º–30ºF, with a small chance of occasional light rain or light snow.