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Land of the Caribou

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This Land of the Caribou expedition includes the chance to visit two national parks, several different settlements, and some intriguing cities. While the vastness of this immense region can perhaps be unsettling for visitors, the cheerful and friendly manner of the region’s inhabitants, the Inuit, quickly puts visitors at ease. Enjoy learning more about the fascinating history of the people who have lived here for thousands of years, and the people living here today.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : St. John's, Newfoundland | Embark
Day 2 : St. Pierre and Miquelon
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Gros Morne National Park
Day 5 : Red Bay
Day 6 : L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Day 7 : Battle Harbour
Days 8-10 : Cruising the Coast of Labrador
Days 11-12 : Torngat Mountains National Park
Day 13 : At Sea
Day 14 : Narsaq
Day 15 : Narsarsuaq | Disembark
Day 16 : Copenhagen

Highlights

  • Explore the historic town of St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Visit Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland
  • See original Viking artifacts at the re-created camp in L'anse aux Meadows
  • View caribou herds in Torngat Mountains National Park
  • Tour the beautiful town of Narsaq in South Greenland

Ship

MS Spitsbergen

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Norway wildlife St. John's Harbor, Newfoundland Narsaq Qassiuarsuk Qassiuarsuk people

Day 1 St. John's, Newfoundland | Embark

St. John’s is the oldest and most easterly city in North America. With its narrow streets and hidden alleyways, it is full of character. Explore this historic town, especially the Basilica of St. John the Baptist with its striking twin clock towers, before you embark on your adventure.

Day 2 St. Pierre and Miquelon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Even though Paris is 2,500 miles away, the people living in St. Pierre and Miquelon are very proud of being French. The islands are part of the French Republic, and are, in fact, the country's oldest overseas territory. Today you can enjoy a taste of the typical French way of life with nice bistros and cafés, and delicious wine, cheese, baguettes, chocolates, and pastries. You might even see people wearing berets.

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a day at sea. Enjoy lectures on various topics, or spend some time on deck enjoying the wildlife.

Day 4 Gros Morne National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gros Morne National Park is one of the highlights of a trip to Newfoundland. The landscape, with its deep valleys, steep cliffs, sandy beaches, and spectacular fjord system, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moose, caribou, foxes, black bears, ptarmigans, and eagles are commonly seen here. A visit to the higher regions of this ancient landscape is unforgettable.

Day 5 Red Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Between 1550 and the early 17th century, Red Bay was a center for Basque whaling operations. During the whaling heyday, up to 2,500 whalers came on 50 ships from France and Spain for the whale-hunting season. The discovery of the wrecks of whale-hunting galleons and chalupas has made Red Bay one of the most exquisite underwater archaeological sites in North America and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you feel like going treasure hunting while you are there, local legend has it that the infamous pirate Captain Kidd hid some of his treasures here in the ‘Pond on the Hill’.

Day 6 L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In L’Anse aux Meadows, find the first known evidence of European presence in North America. It is here that a Norse expedition built a small camp around 1,000 years ago. In 1960, two Norwegian archaeologists started excavating in this area and discovered the fascinating remains of this Viking camp. In 1979, L’Anse aux Meadows became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the re-created camp, you can see original artifacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find.

Day 7 Battle Harbour

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located on the edge of the Labrador Sea, Battle Harbour is a nature lover’s paradise. For two centuries, it was the economic and social center of the southeast Labrador coast. Today, it is a wilderness adventure destination, where you can encounter whales, dolphins, seabirds, arctic foxes, icebergs, and spectacular island scenery on a hike or boat tour.

Day 8-10 Cruising the Coast of Labrador

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Spend three days sailing along the coast of Labrador and exploring this area. Enjoy hiking along the trails and the countless miles of wilderness to explore, and appreciate learning more about the history, cultures, and traditions of the area at the numerous historic sites. You may visit the picturesque town of Rigolet, the southernmost Inuit community in the world. This small, isolated town has a population of just 300 and cannot be accessed by road. However, it is accessible by ship all year round, and in wintertime also via snowmobile. Several outings are offered here: You can explore the beautiful waters in a speedboat or go fishing, riding, or whale watching. You may also visit Hopedale, originally the Inuit settlement of Agvituk, meaning ‘the place of the whales’, and Hebron, a former Moravian mission and the northernmost settlement in Labrador.

Day 11-12 Torngat Mountains National Park

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The spectacular wilderness of Torngat Mountains National Park comprises 3,700 square miles in the Northern Labrador Mountains. The peaks of the Torngat Mountains are dotted with remnant glaciers. This landscape was formed during the last Ice Age and feature steep fjord systems rising up to nearly 3,000 feet directly out of the sea. Today, the Inuit people continue to use this area for hunting, fishing, and traveling throughout the year. Torngat means ‘place of spirits’, and the Torngat Mountains have been home to the Inuit and their predecessors for 7,000 years, as you can see from archaeological sites in the area. You have an opportunity to see polar bears hunting seals along the coast, the Torngat Mountain and George River caribou herds crossing paths as they migrate to and from their calving grounds, or any number of moose, foxes, wolves, and black bears that are native to the park. 

Day 13 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As you head toward Greenland, enjoy lectures, the views from the observation lounge, or simply relax with a good book.

Day 14 Narsaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Narsaq is located at the beautiful shore of the Tunulliarfik Fjord. This part of South Greenland has been inhabited for thousands of years. It is a great area for optional activities such as kayaking, hiking, or exploring the town by foot. The voyage stops at Narsaq only on the northbound sailing. On the southbound sailing, stop at the historic mining town of Ivittuut.

Day 15 Narsarsuaq | Disembark

Arrive in Narsarsuaq at noon, where your voyage ends. The disembarkation is followed by a boat transfer to Qassiarsuk, a small community with a population of only 56 people! Join the guided walking tour before enjoying some Greenlandic specialties. Then walk or transfer to the airport and enjoy your night flight to Copenhagen.

Day 16 Copenhagen

Your flight arrives in Copenhagen early in the morning.

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Notes

Note: One northbound (shown in the itinerary above) and one southbound voyage is offered. The southbound voyage has a reverse itinerary and visits Ivittuut on day 2 instead of Narsaq.

Voyage price includes:
  • Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis (daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set or buffet dinner)
  • Wind-and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings and activities onboard and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
Not included:
  • Flights from US
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
Notes:
  • All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • All itineraries are subject to change

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  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
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