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Erez Marom Photography

‘BLACK HOLE SUN’ - TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE GREENLAND WORKSHOP

Price: €13490 pp (or $US equivalent) / Deposit: €4490 pp

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8th - 16th August 2026

On Aug 12th, 2026, a total solar eclipse will pass through the northern hemisphere. Total eclipses aren't that rare but usually they appear either too high in the sky, in hard-to-reach places or both. This one is unique in that it passes (rather low in the sky) through one of the most beautiful and photogenic places in the world, and certainly in Greenland - Scoresby Sound, the largest fjord system in the world. The location is absolutely top for landscape photography even without the eclipse, but when you drop the eclipse into the equation, it's an absolute once-in-a-liftime (or anyone's in the next 10000 years) opportunity to witness anything like this, if ever.

We will sail Scorseby Sound with our trusty boat Donna Wood, capable of housing 12 passengers plus crew.

Main Features

  • One full week of sailing the beautiful and Majestic Scoresby Sound, the largest fjord system in the world and one of the most photogenic locations in Greenland without a doubt.
  • Fantastic mountainous landscape together with countless gigantic icebergs floating in the fjords.
  • A total solar eclipse on August 12th, at about 16:35. The eclipse will be at about 22 degrees above the horizon, no less than perfect for incorporating it with the icebergs in a single, epic landscape shot.
  • Photo guidance and critique by an experienced, award-winning nature photographer, experienced in shooting solar eclipses.

 

Below is a rougth itinerary. Remember we are in the High Arctic, where weather and ice movement determine our movements.

Day 1 Meeting in Reykjavik

You may arrive in Iceland at any time. We will assemble for a group dinner, have a meet-and-greet and discuss the days ahead.

Day 2 Flight to Constable Point and Embarkation

We will depart from Keflavik Airport and fly to Constable point, a small airfield on the west side of Hurry inlet in Jameson Land. We will embark our boats, meet the crew, hear a safety briefing and commence our sail with a visit to Ittoqqortoormiit, an Inuit settlement in the Sermersooq municipality in eastern Greenland. Its population is about 450, and it has been described as one of the most remote settlements on Earth.

 

Ittoqqortoormiit was founded in 1925 by some 80 Inuit settlers, who soon prospered on the good hunting conditions of the new area, which was rich in seals, walruses, narwhals, polar bears and Arctic foxes. Local hunters have made a living from whale and polar bear hunting for generations, and it remains, up to the present, a significant cultural-economical factor in the area.

Day 3 Sailing in Scoresby Sound

We will set sail in the early morning and head into the Soresby Sound fjord system, sailing between towering basalt peaks and floating icebergs, drifting in the water under the influence of water currents. We will likely anchor in the late evening at Hekla Havn, on Denmark Ø, the site of an old Inuit settlement and wintering camp of the first scientific expedition to Scoresby Sound over a hundred years ago.

 

Day 4 Føhnfjord and Iceberg City

We sail through the narrow Føhnfjord with the magestic basalt mountains of Gåseland on the port side and 2000-meter-high sheer granite cliffs of Milne Land on the Starboard side. At the end of the Fjord we will anchor at Red Island and even make landfall there. During the afternoon and evening we will take our zodiac into the magnificent Iceberg City to do some shooting where hundreds of huge icebergs get stranded.

Day 5 Røde Fjord and Harefjord

Our sail continues northward through Røde Fjord (Danish for Red Fjord), which is often filled with large icebergs and icey crust from the collpsing icebergs.This is the calmest and most vegetated part of the fjord, and will be in peak fall colors. Sailing the calm fjord we will see Muskoxen grazing in the hills. We will be able to take short hikes to photograph the vividly colored vegetation and perhaps some wildlife. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Harfjord and anchor there. If the sky is clear, there's a good chance of shooting the Northern Lights here.

 

Day 6 Harefjord

Depending on weather and ice conditions, we may stay another night in the Harefjord area to scout and shoot the diverse wildlife in the area, including Muskoxen, snow hares, geese, grouse and other wildlife, which graze on the south-facing slopes. Those of us who would like to hike are able to do a 6-7 hour climb to the top of a ridge with astounding views of the fjord, where the glacier tongue descends into the water. If you'd rather not hike, you may stay onboard or take a short walk on the coastline. In the evening, the crew will make a nice BBQ meal at the rocky beach.

 

Day 7 Øfjord and Bear Islands 

The sail continues eatward through the beautiful Øfjord, one of the most spectacular location in the trip. Jagged mountain peaks and Patagonia-like granite walls towering over 2000 meters straight from the sea. This day ends in the ultra-photogenic Bear Islands, where we anchor in the afternoon.

Day 8 Bear Islands to Constable Point

On this day we will traverse the channel between the Bear Islands and Milne Land with a breathtaking view of the archipelago. This area holds some of the largest and most spectacular icebergs we will witness during this journey. When we wake up the next morning, we will already be anchored next to the airstrip in Constable Point.

Day 9 Departure

On the last morning, after a last, filling breakfast together, we will disembark our boat and board the plane taking us back to Keflavik Airport, for goodbyes and your flight home.

 

The Eclipse 

The Aug 12, 2026 total solar eclipse is an absiolutely unique photographic event. Passing through Greenland, Iceland, mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, it will present incredible opportunities in any location you shoot it from. In my personal opinion, though, the best opportunities will be in Scoresby sound, where the eclipse will happen at 22 degrees above the horizon, perfect for composing it with icebergs, perhaps even reflecting in the fjord's serene waters. Below is a map of the eclipse's path. The very darkest red is the path of totality - as you can notice, it passes straight through our sailing path.

 

Shooting a total solar eclipse isn't too hard but it requires some planning ahead and technical understanding. I will personally help you determine the correct parameters for shooting the eclipse, to make sure you get a properly exposed and composed image in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I highly recommend using bot ha camera and a drone to capture the eclipse, and you will receive guidance on how to shoot both in the 2-minute window in which we have totality.

 

Our Boat

Donna Wood is a beautiful two mast oak ship built in 1918. Representing Danish shipbuilding tradition at its very best Donna Wood was originally built as a lighthouse ship but in 1990 the ship underwent massive restoration and was equipped with rigging and sails. She is a roomy ship with a deck saloon seating 24 and ample space below deck comfortably accommodating 12 people in 7 cabins equipped with washbasins and closets. The hallway features spacious shared shower facilities and toilets.

 

 

Total Price: €13490 per person in a 2-bed regular sharing cabin (bunk beds, shared toilet). 
Due to the cabin limitation, single accommodation is not available (unless you pay for 2 places).

Deposit: €4490 immediately, €4490 one year prior to trip

Maximum Number of Participants: 11 

Physical Difficulty: Beginner+. We will be onboard the boat unless we take the zodiacs. There will be no serious hiking. The boat is very comfortable but do not expect luxury.

Workshop Price Includes

  • Hotel and group dinner in Reykjavik on day 1.
  • Flights from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) to Constable Point Airport (CNP) and back.
  • 8 days and 7 nights aboard the Donna Wood, including accommodations in 2-person sharing cabins.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the workshop.
  • Zodiac excursions 
  • Photography guidance by a professional nature photographer, accompanied by local experts
  • Critique sessions and post-processing assistance when possible.
  • Taxes on all services listed above

Workshop Price Does Not Include

  • Flights to and from Iceland.
  • Insurance. It is MANDATORY to insure yourself against physical injury, and highly recommended to insure your photo gear. Tour leaders will not be responsible in case of any personal injuries or damage to photographic gear as a result of an accident during the workshop. A good insurance policy can make a big difference should something happen, and ensure a safe return home.
  • Visa arrangements and charges should you need one.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Non-meal-time snacks or soft drinks.
  • Gratuities to the local staff.

Photography Equipment

  • A digital camera, preferrably a DSLR camera with a full-frame sensor, since these cameras have better low-light capabilities. However, a crop-sensor DSLR will also completely suffice. A compact camera can be used, as long as you understand its limitations.
  • An ultra wide angle lens. For example, an 11-24mm or 16-35mm.
  • A mid-range zoom lens such as a 24-70mm.
  • A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-300 or 100-400. A stabilized lens is recommended.
  • An stabilized ultra-telephoto lens such as a 150-600mm if you'd like to shoot a closeup of the eclipse.
  • Highly recommended: a camera drone (contact me for help).


Clothing

  • Full thermal gear is essential. I typically wear a thick thermal base layer, a light jacket as a mid-layer and a down coat.
  • Good quality warm gloves.
  • Water resistant trousers (preferably thermal)
  • Fully waterproof rubber boots with sturdy, high-traction soles. These are important so that your feet will not get wet when stepping into shallow water during landings. Contact me for recommendations.
  • Thermal socks. I recommend bringing at least 2-3 pairs.
  • A good warm hat which covers your ears.


Other

  • Pills against motion-sickness.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun lotion.
  • Anything else to make your sail comfortable in the limited space available.

Payment Procedure

In order to secure your spot, you are required to transfer a deposit of €4490. This deposit will be refunded only in case the workshop gets cancelled for some reason. For your comfort, the deposit can be payed either through PayPal or via bank transfer (contact me for details).
An additional deposit of €4490 will be required by wire transfer in August 2025, a year prior to the trip.

The rest of the full amount (after discounts if applicable) must be payed via wire transfer 180 days prior to the workshop starting date. You may pay with any major currency.
In the case you need to cancel your participation, a 67% refund (excluding deposit) will be given up to 120 days prior to the workshop starting date and a 33% refund up to 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.
I reserve the right to increase the price of the workshop if costs rise due to unexpected changes in fees, taxes or exchange rates. This is, of course, highly unlikely.


Disclaimer

The tour plan above is subject to change. Weather and ice conditions in the Arctic can be unpredictable, and so in case of harsh weather, we may have to divert from our immediate plans.
You need to realize that there is a chance that the eclipse will not be visible due to cloudy conditions. There is nothing I or anyone can do about that, so we simply have to take the chance.
Important: In order to join the workshop, you will be required to sign a contract that establishes that the tour leaders are not responsible to physical or proprietary damages, and that you understand and accept several behavioral standards (including not taking excessive risk), necessary to ensure the workshop's success and your safe return. 
Wildlife sightings are, of course, not guaranteed. However, the crew will do their best to allow for as many sightings as they can.

Erez Marom

Erez Marom

Born in 1980, Erez Marom is a full-time nature photographer, photography guide, writer and traveler-adventurer based in Israel. Specializing in landscape and wildlife photography, Erez spends much of his time in the field shooting the wildlife and scenery of his favorite locations in Israel and overseas.

In addition, Erez publishes articles and instructional texts in leading magazines and websites, and dedicates a considerable amount of his time to sharing his experience and knowledge by lecturing worldwide and traveling several times a year to guide his unique photography workshops.

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