Heart of the Arctic

Meet local artists and buy one-of-a-kind artworks in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. Spot polar bears, whales, and seabirds in pristine Arctic environments. Visit Nuuk, Greenland’s intriguing capital. Appreciate Inuit life and culture in three Arctic regions. Learn from local experts.


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Canadian Arctic and Greenland
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Duration: 13 days
Starts: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
Ends: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Language: English Speaking Voyage

*This itinerary offers optional charter flights Ottawa-Iqaluit and Kangerlussuaq-Toronto not included in the price. Please check Inclusions and Exclusions


Included

Itinerary

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Day 1: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
Begin Your Adventure
After your charter flight from Ottawa, ON, transfer to the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac through Iqaluit harbour. Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s capital.
A population of nearly 8,000 calls the city home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

Day 2: Frobisher Bay
Witness Wildlife, Geology, and Ice
Sail through this beautiful bay named for bygone explorer Martin Frobisher and stay on the lookout for wildlife.
The geologists will have you raving about rocks! Expect compelling scenery and soak up the Arctic splendour.

Day 3: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
Experience Inuit Culture
Try your hand at athletic feats during an interactive cultural performance of Inuit games.
If you’re a hiker, you’ll enjoy walking through Kimmirut’s blooming tundra on the Itijjagiaq Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail.
The community’s name means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay, but you may also know this hamlet as Lake Harbour, home to one of the first Hudson's Bay Company outposts on Baffin Island.

Day 4: Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
Visit World-Famous Art Studios
Meet the artists and visit the studios that make Kinngait proud—plus, have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art!
Have a chance to talk with the old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers who continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for fine art.
Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market when, in 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established—the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

Day 5: Hudson Strait
Seek Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears
Join the expedition team out on deck while navigating the icy, fast-moving waters of Hudson Strait.
Search for breathtaking Arctic wildlife—polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds—to capture the perfect photograph.

Day 6–7: Ungava Peninsula, QC
Hike the Tundra
Explore an area of treeless tundra along the Ungava Peninsula of Nunavik, rich in geology, fauna, and flora.
Enjoy great hiking and a Zodiac cruise with the expedition team, who give expert interpretation all along the way.

Day 8–9: Ungava Bay
Enjoy Fantastic Birdwatching
Pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, the biggest island in Ungava Bay at over nine hundred square kilometres.
It’s named for the akpait (thick-billed murres) that nest on ledges of the lofty cliffs and is home to Canada’s largest colony of breeding pairs.
Take a Zodiac cruise to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice, keeping your eyes peeled for polar bears, walrus, and other marine life.
Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to a variety of wildlife, including an endangered beluga population.

Day 10: At Sea — Davis Strait
Learn Onboard
Deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland.
Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck!
Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to accompany our ship.

Day 11: Nuuk, Greenland
Visit Museums, Shops, and Cafés
Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest.
The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafés.

Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
Take a Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier
See why Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Evighedsfjorden, which means “the fjord of eternity.”
Marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop.
Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac.
The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Cross the Arctic Circle
Complete your journey overnight up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way.
Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub.
Transfer by Zodiac to shore, then travel to the airport by bus for your charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Itinerary

Day 1: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
Begin Your Adventure
After your charter flight from Ottawa, ON, transfer to the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac through Iqaluit harbour. Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s capital.
A population of nearly 8,000 calls the city home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

Day 2: Frobisher Bay
Witness Wildlife, Geology, and Ice
Sail through this beautiful bay named for bygone explorer Martin Frobisher and stay on the lookout for wildlife.
The geologists will have you raving about rocks! Expect compelling scenery and soak up the Arctic splendour.

Day 3: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
Experience Inuit Culture
Try your hand at athletic feats during an interactive cultural performance of Inuit games.
If you’re a hiker, you’ll enjoy walking through Kimmirut’s blooming tundra on the Itijjagiaq Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail.
The community’s name means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay, but you may also know this hamlet as Lake Harbour, home to one of the first Hudson's Bay Company outposts on Baffin Island.

Day 4: Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
Visit World-Famous Art Studios
Meet the artists and visit the studios that make Kinngait proud—plus, have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art!
Have a chance to talk with the old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers who continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for fine art.
Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market when, in 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established—the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

Day 5: Hudson Strait
Seek Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears
Join the expedition team out on deck while navigating the icy, fast-moving waters of Hudson Strait.
Search for breathtaking Arctic wildlife—polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds—to capture the perfect photograph.

Day 6–7: Ungava Peninsula, QC
Hike the Tundra
Explore an area of treeless tundra along the Ungava Peninsula of Nunavik, rich in geology, fauna, and flora.
Enjoy great hiking and a Zodiac cruise with the expedition team, who give expert interpretation all along the way.

Day 8–9: Ungava Bay
Enjoy Fantastic Birdwatching
Pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, the biggest island in Ungava Bay at over nine hundred square kilometres.
It’s named for the akpait (thick-billed murres) that nest on ledges of the lofty cliffs and is home to Canada’s largest colony of breeding pairs.
Take a Zodiac cruise to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice, keeping your eyes peeled for polar bears, walrus, and other marine life.
Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to a variety of wildlife, including an endangered beluga population.

Day 10: At Sea — Davis Strait
Learn Onboard
Deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland.
Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck!
Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to accompany our ship.

Day 11: Nuuk, Greenland
Visit Museums, Shops, and Cafés
Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest.
The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafés.

Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
Take a Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier
See why Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Evighedsfjorden, which means “the fjord of eternity.”
Marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop.
Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac.
The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Cross the Arctic Circle
Complete your journey overnight up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way.
Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub.
Transfer by Zodiac to shore, then travel to the airport by bus for your charter flight to Toronto, ON.


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INCLUSIONS

• Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
• Applicable taxes and credit card fees
• Complimentary expedition jacket
• Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
• Special access permits, entry and park fees
• Team of expedition staff
• Guided activities
• Sightseeing and community visits
• All Zodiac excursions
• Port fees
• Predeparture materials
• Educational program
• Nikon Camera Trial Program
• Interactive workshops
• Evening entertainment
• All shipboard meals

EXCLUSIONS

• Commercial & charter flights
• Program enhancements/optional excursions
• Gratuities
• Personal expenses
• Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
• Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
• Possible fuel surcharges
• Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation and administrative fee


Dates & Rates


Ship: Ocean Endeavour | Date: 22 Jul 2022 - 02 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Cat1 Single Int
4,995-
Cat2 Triple Int
5,995-
Cat3 Twin
7,395-
Cat 4 Twin PH
8,695-
Cat4A Single PH
-
Cat5 Twin W
9,995-
Cat 5A Single V
-
Cat6 Twin PH S
11,295-
Cat7 Twin W S
12,595-
Cat8 Superior
13,895-
Cat9 Junior S
15,195-
Cat10 Owner's S
16,495-

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.



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