Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Tourism Greenland to cover the music at the 2017 Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival. The entire trip was made possible by Greenland.com, Air Greenland, Colourful Nuuk, Tele-Post and The AU Review. In the process, I shared my 33rd birthday with some pretty amazing people, flew over Greenland in a helicopter and even ventured out to see icebergs in a boat.
The trip was not without hiccups. At one point, I slipped on some ice and my camera almost went kaput. At another point, I became terribly sick and couldn’t even stick it out to see a couple of hip-hop acts that I really wanted to cover.
However, the good things outweighed the bad. We were fed well and got a lot of exercise hiking everyday from our residences to the dining hall! I discovered a lot of new music and felt my creativity soaring.
Here are some amazing snow storms that I was lucky enough to catch from the safety of the helicopter:
And this was what it looked like when the sun began to set!
Here is a photo that I took of my Scottish spirit animal, Kit, while we were speeding along Nuup Kangerlua in a boat. It looks like he was taking a cheeky selfie but in reality, he was clinging for dear life to the pole next to me.
This is Max, master lighting technician and all-round tripper. He kept me entertained during those long waits between bands.
Max, Jenny & Konstantin. I’m so grateful that Jenny and I met that first day in the airport!
For more photos and Instagram stories from the trip, check out the full album over at Facebook!
You can also read my round-up of all the music and see some photos of the artists in this article here.