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Greenland & Wild Labrador Cruise

  1. 2021
    Friday, September 17, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
    Tour Duration: 
    15 days
    Tour Price:
     $6,995 USD
    Tour Starts/Ends: 
    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (charter flight from Toronto) / St. John's, Newfoundland
    Jared Clarke will be onboard for the 2020 voyage.
    Guide: 
    Number of Persons Limit: 
    198
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Highlights
  • Zodiac along the face of a Greenlandic glacier
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by ship via glorious Søndre Strømfjord
  • See and learn about the Qilakitsoq mummies at the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk
  • Hike and Zodiac among the fall colours of Torngat Mountains National Park, a model of Inuit leadership
  • Enjoy a warm welcome in Nain, the administrative capital of Nunatsiavut
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Sail through the Narrows into St. John’s historic harbour for a spectacular finale
Overview

Follow the route of Leif Erickson. From Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to St. John’s, NL, via coastal Labrador—stopping at incredible Canadian National Parks along the way! 
 
Sailing south over the Arctic Circle, we are surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Greenland’s coast is sublime! Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capitals, offers shopping, dining, and handicrafts.

Crossing the Davis Strait to Canada, we visit Torngat Mountains National Park. This jewel in the Canadian park system is the first and only national park in Canada to be staffed completely by Inuit. We'll honour this monumental achievement while hiking and exploring the deep fjords with Inuit hosts. Our southerly journey will follow the rugged Labrador coast.

Across the Strait of Belle Isle in Newfoundland, we’ll roam North America’s only authenticated Norse site before sailing the picturesque coast of northeast Newfoundland.

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DAY 1: KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND

Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will be transferred by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour.

With 168 kilometres of superb scenery, Søndre Strømfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle southbound as we go spending time on deck watching for aurora borealis.

Day 2: KANGERLUSSUATSIAQ FJORD

West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands, and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location. We’ll explore this sublime landscape by ship and by Zodiac.

DAY 3: NUUK

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, bridges old and new. The old harbour region of town includes many buildings dating from the Danish colonial days. Nuuk is known for great art, shopping, and cafes.

The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk’s many outstanding features; the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies are housed here.

DAY 4: AT SEA—DAVIS STRAIT

Our onboard presentation series will continue as we steam across Davis Strait towards Canada. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, and get out on deck looking for whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife.

DAY 5–7: TORNGAT MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, NL, CANADA

Canada’s highest peaks east of the Rockies are found in Torngat Mountains National Park. Here, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut will be our guides in their spiritual homeland. Polar bears, black bears, caribou, falcons, and eagles are among the species we hope to spot. We’ll also be on the lookout for marine mammals. We’ll spend our time hiking, searching for wildlife,

visiting archaeological sites, and Zodiac cruising.

DAY 8: HEBRON

This haunting site preserves a Moravian Mission station dating from the 1830s. The mission was abandoned in 1959, forcing the relocation of the Inuit who resided there. In 2005, Newfoundland & Labrador issued an apology to people affected by the relocations.

Former Hebron residents and their kin continue to visit the site, and to hunt and fish nearby.

DAY 9: NAIN

The administrative capital of Nunatsiavut, Nain is the most northerly community in Labrador. We’ll visit Illusuak, the stunning new cultural centre, and the beautiful Moravian Church among other community highlights.

We always enjoy a warm cultural welcome. Expect music, food, and handicrafts at this dynamic visit.

DAY 10–12: THE LABRADOR COAST

Along the Labrador coast we find coastal barrens, high subarctic tundra, high boreal forest, mid-boreal forest, and string bog. The area is dotted with islands and we'll select a landing based on the conditions of the day.

DAY 13: L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS

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.

 

 

DAY 14: EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND

The east coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores. We’ll find harbour in one of these unique communities. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing the special charm of classic island communities and picturesque coastlines.

DAY 15: ST. JOHN’S, NL, CANADA

Sailing into the port of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed. Watch for locals waving from Signal Hill as we take on our pilot and enter the world-famous Narrows to North America's oldest city. The colourful houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs! 

Today we disembark the Ocean Endeavour. We will say our farewells and the expedition team will be on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements.

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Ship Info

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft). 

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

 

Deck Plan

Pricing

2021 Fares are per person in US Dollars: (Book before Oct 31, 2020 and save 15%)

Category 1: $6,995  Deck 4 

Category 2: $8,395  Deck 4 

Category 3: $9,795  Deck 5 

Category 4: $11,095  Deck 4 

Category 5: $12,395  Deck 5 

Category 6: $13,695  Deck 7 & 8

Category 7: $14,995  Deck 8 

Category 8: $16,295  Decks 5 & 7 

Category 9: $17,595  Decks 5 & 7 

Category 10: $18,895  Deck 7 

If you'd like a single occupancy cabin, there are a limited number of single cabins in categories 3 to 7 available without a single supplement. Single cabins in categories 8 to 10 are available at 1.5x the fare quoted above.

Charter flight available for this itinerary: Northbound Charter Flight: $1,295.  Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.