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Greenland and Wild Labrador 2014

14 Day Sample Cruise aboard Sea Adventurer (AC)
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For some, Southwest Greenland and the wild coast of Labrador are too remote. Consider Kangerlussuaq, the gateway to your Canadian Arctic journey. Located 168 km up a spectacular fjord from the Arctic Ocean, it has drawn adventurers for centuries, but remains gloriously unspoiled. Likewise, splendid Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and home to the 500-year-old Qilakitsoq mummies, surrounded by mountains, glaciers and icebergs. Your first stop in Newfoundland is the Viking outpost at L’Anse aux Meadows, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. Your adventure ends in St. John’s, North America’s oldest city, a perfect end point to an unforgettable Arctic expedition cruise.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord)
Day 2 : Kangaamiut
Day 3 : Nuuk
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River)
Days 6-8 : Torngat Mountains National Park
Day 9 : Hebron
Day 10 : Nain
Day 11 : Mealy Mountains
Day 12 : L'Anse aux Meadows and Conche
Day 13 : Fogo Island
Day 14 : St. John's, Newfoundland

Ship

Sea Adventurer (AC)

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Abandoned boats resting on the shore. A local stands in traditional dress for the arctic. The White-Beaked Dolphin swimming by the Greenland coast. My daughter finds a caribou antler as we hike the terrain Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland

Day 1 Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord)

Lying at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq has one of the most stable climates in the region though temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer.

The start of your Arctic expedition voyage, Kangerlussuaq, which means 'The Big Fjord' in Greenlandic, is appropriately named, as it's 168km long.

Day 2 Kangaamiut

Kangaamiut, is a small fishing community in the municipality of Qeqqata. During your visit to this colourful town, you'll be hosted by local people and enjoy a presentation in the church before an optional hike.

Day 3 Nuuk

Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland! Nuuk, meaning 'the headland' and is situated at the mouth of a gigantic fjord system. Established as the very first Greenlandic town in 1728, Nuuk has a history that dates back over 4,200 years. Today, Nuuk is the world's smallest capital city with a population of only 15,000. Here have a chance to spot Humpback whales in the fjord, reindeer roaming the land and birds soaring in the sky. The town itself is home to Greenland's University, a cathedral dating back to 1849 and Greenland's National Museum. Visit some of the city's most important sites, before free time to explore on your own.

Day 4 At Sea

Your presentation series will kick into full swing. While out on deck keep your eyes peeled for marine mammals and seabirds.

Day 5 Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River)

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

From the Inuktitut word Torngait, meaning 'place of spirits', the Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors for thousands of years, with archaeological evidence reaching back almost 7,000 years. The fjords here reach well back into the depths of the Torngats and be overshadowed by cliffs rising straight up from the sea, peaking at 1,700m, the highest point of land in Labrador. The Torngat Mountains claim some of the oldest rocks on the planet and provide some of the best exposure of geological history. The rocky landscape is a challenge to life, and the species that make their home here are a resilient bunch with fascinating survival adaptations. Hope to see a number of species during your time in Northern Labrador. The intention is to make expeditionary stops in the northern reaches of Labrador, including the Eclipse Bay, Nackvak Fiord and Saglek Bay.

Day 9 Hebron

Long-abandoned Hebron was once one of the most northerly communities on the north Labrador coast. 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. The Moravian Mission has had a very strong influence on the history of northern Labrador. Originally known as the Unitas Fratrum, the Moravian Church traces its roots to 15th century central Europe, in what is now the Czech Republic. In 1751, a group of merchants attached to the Moravian congregation in London decided to outfit a trading and missionary voyage to the Labrador coast in order to convert the Inuit. In a highly controversial move, the station was abandoned in 1959, 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.

Day 10 Nain

Explore this Inuit community especially the Moravian Church and the Nunatsiavut Building with its labradorite stone. Share in the history of the township, wander the roads or check out the new homes being constructed.

Day 11 Mealy Mountains

Your time in the Mealy Mountains will allow you to explore the changing landscape and vegetation as you venture south.

Day 12 L'Anse aux Meadows and Conche

On your visit to the Great Northern Peninsula, call in at one of the world’s most important archaeological sites, North America’s only authenticated Viking settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows. It is widely regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites globally.

In the evening, the people of Conche welcome you into their charming community for a supper of Newfoundland fare.

Day 13 Fogo Island

Located 15km off Newfoundland's northeast coast, Fogo Island was originally named 'fuego' or 'fire' by the Portuguese, after fires set by early fishermen were seen burning on the island. A lucrative crab fishery has since replaced the salmon and cod fisheries that once supported the outport communities of the island. Fogo Island supports 11 communities, and a landmark proclaimed by the Flat Earth Society as one of the four corners of the Earth. Spend time experiencing island life in Fogo Town before heading further south.

Day 14 St. John's, Newfoundland

Finish in St. John's, Newfoundland's historic, vibrant capital. Picturesque and welcoming, it has been continuously fished since 1498, allowing it to boast the designation of North America's oldest European settlement. Disembark the Sea Adventurer here and connect to your independent return flights home.

Sea Adventurer (AC)

Per person starting at
Sea Adventurer Category 1 Cabins.
Cat 1
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Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole window, 150 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 2 Cabin.
Cat 2
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Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole window, 150 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer Category 3 Cabins.
Cat 3
$0
Junior Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 120 sq. ft
Sea Adventurer's Category 4 Cabin.
Cat 4
$0
Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 125 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 5 Cabin.
Cat 5
$0
Main Double, two lower berths, shower, porthole window, 155 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 6 Cabin.
Cat 6
$0
Deluxe Double, shower, midship, two lower berths, double window, 125 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 7 Cabin.
Cat 7
$0
Superior Double, two lower berths, shower, picture window, double window, 130 sq.ft.
Sea Adventurer Category 8 Cabins.
Cat 8
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Junior Suite, two lower berths, bath or shower, sitting area, triple window, 160 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 9 Cabin.
Cat 9
$0
Suite, two lower beds, bath with shower, two double windows, mini-refrigerator, sitting area, 215 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 10 Cabin.
Cat 10
$0
Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower/ bathtub, two double windows, mini-refrigerator and microwave, 268 sq ft.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

- 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 1.6 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.

Additional Charges:
Discovery Fund Fee of $250 per person.

Included in cruise fare:
- All entry & park fees
- Your complete itinerary
- Team of resource specialists
- Educational program and pre-departure materials
- All shipboard meals
- All Zodiac excursions
- Service charges and port fees

Not included in cruise fare:
- Commercial flights
- Charter flights
- Mandatory medical / evacuation insurance
- Personal expenses
- Additional expenses in the event of delays or Itinerary changes
- Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10 - 14 per passenger per day)
- Visas, or inoculations, if required
- Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel
- Possible fuel surcharges
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