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Canada to Greenland High Arctic Cruise

Canada to Greenland High Arctic Cruise

Explore the northernmost reaches of Canada and Greenland on this 12-Day Canada to Greenland High Arctic Cruise expedition. The tundra, icebergs, and glaciers of this Arctic region will leave you breathless, and visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and rural Arctic communities will leave you fulfilled and delighted.

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We'll greet you at the airport and be by your side every step of the way, making room for spontaneity as you go.

12 DAYS

Starting from $15,290 per person

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a chartered flight with your cruise companions to Resolute Bay (also known as Qausuittuq), the embarkation point of your cruise.
  • Undertake a multi-day journey sailing through remote Canada and Greenland’s northernmost and regions.
  • Pay homage to expeditions of centuries past that attempted to traverse the Northwest Passage with a visit to Canada’s far north Beechey Island.
  • Explore Lancaster Sound, a Canadian National Marine Conservation Area, keeping a keen watch for narwhals and beluga whales.
  • Marvel at the spectacular ice cap sitting on the largest uninhabited island on Earth, Tallurutiup Imanga.
  • Disembark from your cozy cruise ship for daily excursions (weather permitting), including hikes on the tundra and up-close zodiac explorations of glaciers.
  • Visit rural and welcoming Arctic communities like Mittimatalik, touring the villages and enjoying cultural experiences.
  • Take advantage of on-board amenities, such as browsing volumes in the library and listening to expert lectures.
  • Marvel at the majesty of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier on a zodiac tour of the Ilulissat Icefjord UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Sample Itinerary

Today you’ll board a charter flight in Ottawa, Ontario, with other passengers from the Ocean Endeavour, and fly to Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), where you’ll embark on your Arctic adventure. Qausuittuq, or “place with no dawn”, is named for its dark winters; however, your visit takes place during summer months when you’ll experience the midnight sun, a time of no darkness.

While Arctic cruises and daily excursions can fluctuate depending on weather and ice, you’re expected to visit Beechey Island today, where many explorers landed in attempt to sail through the Northwest Passage, and now houses a haunting memorial.

The next four days will be spent exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas. The area is well known for spotting Narwhal, beluga and bowhead whales, and weather permitting, you’ll cruise by Zodiac hopeful for an up close look at some of the local wildlife!

Devon Island, bordering the north of Tallurutiup Imanga, is the largest uninhabited island on Earth with stunning geology lined with flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a significant ice cap giving the island its unique character.

Tour a variety of bays in the area where you’ll hike tundra, discover native botany, explore glaciers up-close and in constant search for wildlife!

The now abandoned island was once home to Inuit and their ancestors, who have left behind interesting archeological sites. Your guides will guide you through the islands history during your visit.

Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting, with impressive views of the nearby Bylot Island. Tour the town and be welcomed by a cultural experience during your Community Hall visit.

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.

Greenland’s west coast boasts the most stunning landscape with sweeping mountains and tundra, a paradise for hikers, photographers and those who simply just want to relish in a gorgeous view.

West Greenland is made up of a complex coastal waterway system, lined with glaciers, islands and fjords against a picturesque mountain backdrop. During your visit, explore surrounding icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) by Zodiac. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, a source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

You’ll also visit the modern-day town of Ilulissat, filled with museums, cafes, craft shops and a bustling fishing harbor, noting people have lived in the Sisimiut area for 4,500 years. During the first 2,000 years, the Saqqaq culture occupied the area. There following, in the more recent 2,500 years, the Dorset culture followed by the Thule culture resided in the area.

Enjoy a final morning taking in the breathtaking scenery surrounding you as you end your adventure sailing up one of the longest fjords in the world, Søndre Strømfjord. You’ll disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland’s primary flight hub, where you’ll board a charter flight to Toronto, Ontario.

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