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Arctic Cultural Highlights Cruise

Arctic Cultural Highlights Cruise

Experience the best of Arctic cultural life on this 15-day Arctic Cultural Highlights Cruise expedition. Cruise the inlets and fjords of Canada’s northeastern provinces and enjoy warm welcomes from the colorful villages that dot the rugged coastline. Highlights include glimpsing rare Arctic wildlife, such as caribou, bears, and numerous birds and marine mammal species, and daily shore excursions allowing you to explore National Parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites that preserve the local culture and history.

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15 DAYS

Starting from $13,690 per person

Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Begin your expedition in the Canadian capital of Toronto, with the opportunity to extend your journey to explore this region further.
  • Enjoy a chartered flight with your cruise companions.to Kangerlussuag, Greenland, the embarkation point of your cruise.
  • Traverse West Greenland and spend time in Nuuk, the island’s capital, wandering the 17,000-person town and visiting museums.
  • Pay a visit to Canada’s Torngat Mountains National Park, exploring archaeological sites on-land and marine wonders via zodiacs with exclusive native guides.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for endemic Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, black bears, caribou, and a plethora of marine mammals.
  • Pay a visit to the somber National Historic Site at Hebron, a Mission that was closed down in the late 1950s, causing the painful forced resettlement of Inuit communities.
  • Spend a few days discovering the Labrador Coast, home to high subarctic tundra and string bog.
  • Journey through the UNESCO World Heritage Site at L’Anse aux Meadows, which houses archaeological remains of a Norse (Viking) settlement dating to approximately 1,000 A.D.
  • Enjoy warm welcomes from colorful villages that dot the rocky shores of the east coast of Canada’s Newfoundland province.

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Sample Itinerary

Today you’ll board a charter flight in Toronto, Ontario, with other passengers from the Ocean Endeavour, and fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. You’ll be transferred by Zodiac to embark on your Arctic Expedition aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Start your adventure surrounded by breathtaking scenery as you journey down one of the longest fjords in the world, Søndre Strømfjord.

West Greenland is made up of a complex coastal waterway system, lined with glaciers, islands and fjords against a picturesque mountain backdrop, which you’ll explore in more depth by Zodiac. The waters are also relatively warm here due to the West Greenland Current and sub-Arctic location.

Explore the capital of Greenland, known for great art, shopping and cafes, while enjoying the modern and historical blend which makes up the city. Visit one of the country’s most famous museums which house Qilakitsoq mummies, The Greenland National Museum.

Take in breath-taking views as you cruise the Davis Strait towards Canada, hopefully catching glimpses of whales, seabirds, and other marine life in route. With your downtime, you might enjoy some onboard workshops or get cozy with a featured documentary.

Some of Canada’s highest peaks east of the Rockies are found in the Torngat Mountains National Park, which you can explore with your native guides.

While exploring the Torngat Mountains National Park, be on the lookout for some local wildlife such as Polar bears, black bears, caribou, falcons, eagles and a variety of marine mammals.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore archaeological sites within the park as well as enjoy varying perspectives of the national park via water aboard Zodiac.

The haunting site of Hebron preserves a Moravian Mission Station dating from the 1830s which was abandoned in 1959, resulting in forced relocation of the Inuit who resided here. Former Hebron residents and family continue to visit, hunt and fish nearby.

Nain is the most northerly community in Labrador, and the administrative capital of Nunatsiavut. During your visit, tour some of the highlights such as the Illusuak cultural center where you’ll be warmly welcomed by the community as well as the Moravian Church.

The Labrador Coast is an excellent landing pad for exploration, decorated with coastal barrens, high subarctic tundra and mid-boreal forest and string bog. Spend a few days discovering the region on a number of excursions with your expert guides (excursions vary depending on weather conditions).

The Labrador Coast is an excellent landing pad for exploration. Spend a second day discovering the region on a number of excursions with your expert guides (excursions vary depending on weather conditions).

The Labrador Coast is an excellent landing pad for exploration. Spend a third day discovering the region on a number of excursions with your expert guides (excursions vary depending on weather conditions).

L’Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic site. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1,000 AD. Today, a superb interpretive centre and several reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings evoke the spirit of the Viking voyages.

Explore the east coast of Newfoundland which is known for the dozens of picturesque and charming villages dotting its rocky shores – the local communities offer a friendly and warm welcome to visitors.

St. Johns port is a bright welcome to the end of your journey, with colorful houses lining the coast and locals waving from Signal Hill. Enter the world-famous Narrows to North America’s oldest city. You’ll bid farewell to the Ocean Endeavour crew and transfer to the airport for your flight home. If you’d like to spend a night or two in St. Johns, we’d be glad to help with the logistics.

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