Everyone talks about Iceland—but have you considered traveling to Greenland? This northern destination is a must-see for photographers. Vast landscapes, icebergs, and spectacular skies provide photo opportunities at every turn. Read on to discover 5 reasons to travel to Greenland now.

Goodnight Ilulissat by Paul Zizka on 500px.com

1. Amazing Northern Lights

Seeing the northern lights is something you must do at least once in your lifetime. Be sure to have your camera ready as you watch these flashes of light dance across the horizon.

2. Incredible Icebergs

More than just giant chunks of ice, Greenland’s icebergs are breathtakingly majestic. Play with color and light when capturing these beauties of nature.

Iceberg in Magic Light by Dave Brosha on 500px.com

3. Vast landscapes—with no one else around

The worst thing is getting to a destination and fighting your way through crowds of tourists with snapping cameras. Not a problem in Greenland—its many open spaces provide ample opportunity to capture dramatic landscape photos, without someone’s elbow in your frame.

Whispers From The Green by Dave Brosha on 500px.com

4. Whale watching

Belugas, orcas, and narwhals—get a glimpse of these incredible mammals as they swim around off Greenland’s shore.

Ilulissat Roads by Dave Brosha on 500px.com

5. Outdoor activities

For sports enthusiasts and anyone who loves getting active, Greenland is a dream. Whether you’re hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, or dog sledding, there’s no shortage of ways to explore this beautiful place—and add some action to your photos.

Don’t want to plan your own trip? Check out Offbeat’s photography tour, Greenland Grandeur, in September 2017—an incredible way to experience Greenland with other photographers. Purchase here and get $100 off the total cost of the trip.