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Greenland & Wild Labrador 2017

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This extraordinary 15-day sailing showcases staggering geographic diversity, from Sondre Stromfjord in Greenland all the way to St. John’s. Set out along the western coast of Greenland, calling at one of the world’s northernmost capital cities and exploring the many fjords for which the area is famed. Across the Davis Strait in Canada, visit the stunning Torngat Mountains National Park, where dramatic peaks tower over azure waters and polar bears ply the rugged shores. In Northern Labrador (Nunatsiavut) enjoy daily Zodiac expeditions to hike the secret wilds of Canada’s hidden coast. Cross over to L’Anse aux Meadows to pay your respects to North America’s Viking visitors and get a taste of Newfoundland culture at a quaint seaside community before sailing into the rocky narrows of St. John’s harbor.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Day 2 : Qeqqata Kommunia
Day 3 : Nuuk
Day 4 : At Sea-Davis Strait
Day 5 : Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River)
Days 6-8 : Torngat Mountains National Park
Day 9 : Hebron
Day 10 : Nain
Days 11-12 : Labrador Coast
Day 13 : L'Anse aux Meadows
Day 14 : Northeast Newfoundland
Day 15 : Disembark in St.John's, Newfoundland

Highlights

  • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
  • Visit Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capital cities
  • Hike the pristine wilds of the Torngat Mountains National Park
  • Explore the abandoned community of Hebron
  • Search for polar bears and marine mammals while viewing the many icebergs

Ship

Ocean Endeavour

Places Visited

  • Arctic
  • Canada
  • Greenland
  • North America
  • Hebron
  • Kangerlussuaq
  • Kangiqsualujjuaq
  • L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Labrador
  • Nain
  • Newfoundland
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nuuk
  • Quebec
  • St. John's
  • Torngat Mountains National Park

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Beautiful artic mountains at sunset. Colorful houses of local Canadian villages. Pups hang out in the arctic tundra. Abandoned boats resting on the shore. A sea lion swims in the cold waters.

Day 1 Embark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

After your flight from Toronto, embark the Ocean Endeavour and make your way down spectacular Sondre Stromfjord for a chance to experience its beauty. Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometers of superb scenery! Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord’.

Day 2 Qeqqata Kommunia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There are a number of charming fishing villages along the west coast of Greenland—depending on timing and sea conditions, call in at one of these communities to experience small town Greenlandic life, or navigate into the stunning fjords that line the coast. This is a day in the true spirit of expedition travel and the ship's crew takes advantage of any and all opportunities that present themselves. 

Day 3 Nuuk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and one of the world’s northernmost capital cities! Nuuk means ‘the headland’ and is situated at the mouth of a gigantic fjord system. Established in 1728, Nuuk remains the bustling center of the country today. Spot humpback whales in the fjord, reindeer roaming the land, and birds soaring above. The town is home to the University of Greenland, a cathedral dating back to 1849, and Greenland’s National Museum. Visit some of the city’s most important sites, and have some free time to explore on your own. 

Day 4 At Sea-Davis Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a presentations series prepared by the crew as the ship sails across the Davis Strait towards landfall in Canada. While out on deck keep your eyes peeled for minke, humpback and other marine mammals, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark your passage.

Day 5 Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the shelter of a commanding granite rock outcrop find the easternmost community of Kangiqsualujjuaq, or George River. Twenty-five kilometers upstream from Ungava Bay, the ebb and flow of the tides define the summer lives of the people and fauna of this area. Arctic flora thrives in the protected valley. The calving grounds of the George River herd, the largest ungulate population in the world estimated at several hundreds of thousands of head, is nearby. After your welcome back to Canada, have the freedom to explore the community, meet with locals, and strike out of town for a hike on the tundra.

Day 6-8 Torngat Mountains National Park

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors for millennia, with archaeological evidence reaching back almost 7,000 years. The fjords here reach deep into the heart of the mountains, bounded by cliffs peaking at 1,700 meters, the highest point of land in Labrador. The rugged, spectacular beauty and inimitable spirit of the Torngat Mountains has led to their acting as the spiritual homeland of Nunatsiavut, both historically and into the present day.

The Torngat Mountains comprise some of the oldest rocks on the planet and provide some of the best exposure of geological history. Polar bears, caribou, falcons, and eagles are among the species hardy enough to make their homes here. Spend your time here getting out on the land for hikes, searching for wildlife, visiting archaeological sites, and Zodiac cruising through some of Canada’s most dramatic landscapes. 

Day 9 Hebron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hebron is now abandoned. A Moravian Mission station was constructed here from 1829 to 1831 but the main buildings—the church, the mission house, and the store—were not inhabited until 1837. In a highly controversial move, the station was abandoned in 1959 with the departure of the Moravians, forcing the relocation of the Inuit who resided there. In 2005, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams apologized to people affected by the relocations. In August of 2009, the provincial government unveiled a monument at the site of Hebron with an inscribed apology for the site closure. Today, some of the buildings at Hebron are being repurposed as a cultural interpretation center and it is these buildings that you can visit. They form a lonely monument to the cultural past of the area, with hopes for the future of Nunatsiavut.

Day 10 Nain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today explore the Inuit community of Nain, known for its Moravian Church, the Nunatsiavut Building with its Labradorite stone, and the newly- finished Torngâsok Cultural Centre. Local leaders share the fascinating history of the township, and you have a chance to visit with the community. 

Day 11-12 Labrador Coast

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The lower Labrador coast boasts five of Labrador’s ten provincial eco-regions, including coastal barrens, high subarctic tundra, high boreal forest, mid boreal forest, and string bog. The Mealy Mountain range in this area reaches heights of more than 1,000 meters. A significant portion of the mountain range and surrounding area has been recently designated a potential National Park Reserve, a move which follows lobbying for the preservation of the area since the early 1970s. The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have agreed to pursue creation of a National Park Reserve, which would see the area managed as if it were a national park, pending settlement of Native land claims. Once settled, the area would likely be designated a national park, comprising approximately twenty thousand square kilometers. Explore the park and surrounding landscape, making expedition stops as they present themselves. 

Day 13 L'Anse aux Meadows

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, L'Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1000 AD. Amazingly, the location of the ruins was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas.

Today, a superb interpretive center and reconstructions of the several Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland. 

Day 14 Northeast Newfoundland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Northeast Newfoundland is known for the dozens of quaint villages that dot its rocky shores, and it is to one of these small settlements that you pay a visit today. You may look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon your arrival. The bay itself is home to a plethora of islands and, seasonally, icebergs that drift in from the Atlantic; the Ocean Endeavour charts a scenic course through these beautiful monoliths as it heads north. 

Day 15 Disembark in St.John's, Newfoundland

  • 1 Breakfast
Sailing into St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed; Signal Hill keeps watch over the world-famous Narrows as you head for open water. Disembark the Ocean Endeavour.

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Notes

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.

- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the double occupancy rate.

Expedition Costs Include:
- Pre-departure materials
- Special access permits, entry and park fees
- Team of expedition staff
- Applicable taxes
- Educational program
- Interactive workshops
- Evening entertainment
- Guided activities
- Sightseeing and community visits
- All shipboard meals
- All Zodiac excursions
- Port fees

Expedition Cost Does Not Include:
- $250 Discovery Fee
- Commercial and charter flights
- Gratuities (suggested $15 USD per passenger per day)
- Personal expenses
- Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
- Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
- Possible fuel surcharge
- Pre & post hotel accommodations
- Optional excursions
- Additional costs associated with payments made by credit card

Charter Flight: Northbound only: early evening departure from Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on September 23, 2017. Please add $1,095 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees.

Pre and post hotel nights are available on request and at additional charge. Overnight accommodation is recommended.

Included

  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $1,095 Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    • Flight cost is subject to change
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