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Greenland to Canada: Inuit, Icebergs, and Wildlife

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This exploration is an incredible combination of historic Canadian and Greenlandic sites in the Arctic, with abundant wildlife and Inuit culture that equals one amazing Arctic expedition. This extensive adventure provides fantastic opportunities for seeing all of the Arctic’s iconic creatures, including polar bears.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ottawa
Day 2 : Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq
Day 3 : Itilleq and Sisimiut
Day 4 : Ilulissat
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Qikiqtarjuak (Broughton Island)
Day 7 : Expedition Stop
Day 8 : Pangnirtung and Kekerten Island
Day 9 : Monumental Island
Day 10 : Akpatok Island
Day 11 : Frobisher Bay
Day 12 : Disembark in Iqaluit | Fly to Ottawa
Day 13 : Depart Ottawa, Canada

Highlights

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenland and Canada historic sites
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, whales and walrus
  • Join tundra hiking, Zodiac cruising, and kayaking excursions
  • Admire Inuit culture and traditional art during community visits

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The sea is a primary feature for life in the Arctic Arctic landscapes are unlinke anywhere else in the world Colorful buildings bring charm to this inhospitable landscape Keep your eyes out for polar bears on your Arctic voyage Zodiacs give a new perspective on this rugged terrain and bring you closer to the wildlife

Day 1 Ottawa

Begin your Arctic adventure with an overnight stay in Ottawa, Canada.

Day 2 Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start the day with a charter flight to Kangerlussuaq. Take some time to walk around this small arctic town before transferring to the ship by Zodiac. Relax on deck and enjoy your new surroundings before setting sail on your exciting Arctic expedition.

Day 3 Itilleq and Sisimiut

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today the ship stops at the village of Itilleq, a beautiful Greenlandic community. It is delightfully situated in a hollow, which is the meaning of “Itilleq” in Greenlandic, on an island without any fresh water. The village has approximately 130 inhabitants.

Continuing northward, explore the 18th-century colonial buildings still standing in Sisimiut. Watch a traditional kayaking demonstration in this northernmost year-round ice-free port in western Greenland. 

Day 4 Ilulissat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ilulissat means “iceberg” in Greenlandic, and is home to the fastest-moving glacier outside of Antarctica, Sermeq Kujalleq. This UNESCO World Heritage site is located north of the Arctic Circle, and moves at an average of 19 meters per day. Cruise at a safe distance by Zodiac, and if you’re lucky, witness the spectacle of calving ice.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Travel through the Davis Strait as the ship leaves Greenland and heads towards Canada.

Day 6 Qikiqtarjuak (Broughton Island)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Known as the iceberg capital of the world, Qikiqtarjuak naturally traps icebergs as they travel down the Davis Strait. An abundance of marine wildlife can be seen here as narwhals, beluga and right whales, and ring and harp seals pass by. Trek up the many walking trails to join the inukshuk and share its view overlooking the island and the community.

Day 7 Expedition Stop

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The weather guides the ship as it navigates the region’s most interesting landmarks, scenery, and wildlife areas. Much of the coast of Baffin Island is relatively unexplored, so in true expedition form the crew aims to go ashore and explore.

Day 8 Pangnirtung and Kekerten Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Pangnirtung and Kekerten Island are located at the mouth of Pangnirtung Fjord, which merges with Cumberland Sound. It’s a stronghold of the Inuit community and an ideal place to admire Inuit culture and traditional art, especially textiles. Pick up a famous Pang touque, a must-have knit cap for anyone visiting the community.

Day 9 Monumental Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Expect more wildlife encounters as you explore Monumental Island, which is famous for potential close sightings of some of the Arctic’s most iconic creatures – polar bears and walruses. Enjoy a Zodiac ride along the shores in search of hauled-out walruses and prowling polar bears.

Day 10 Akpatok Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day exploring Akpatok Island. The largest island in Ungava Bay, Akpatok is the local name for thick-billed murres, which nest here. This is also a favorite spot to watch for polar bears.

Day 11 Frobisher Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located at the southeastern end of Baffin Island, spend the last full day of this journey exploring the narrow inlets, cliffs, and streams of Frobisher Bay. It’s a great place to explore by zodiac and take a refreshing hike ashore.

Day 12 Disembark in Iqaluit | Fly to Ottawa

Take one last Zodiac ride from the ship to shore as you disembark in Iqaluit. Your time here is brief, as your flight to Ottawa awaits, signalling an end to your time in the Arctic. Upon arrival in Ottawa, transfer to your included hotel.

Day 13 Depart Ottawa, Canada

  • 1 Breakfast
Make your way home or spend some more time in Ottawa. This fascinating capital city is home to the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Upper deck and Captains deck, 2 lower berths, private facilities, windows
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Captains deck, 2 lower berths, windows, private facilities with shower. Tub in Suite 403.

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 1.7 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.
- Emergency medical evacuation coverage for a minimum of US$100,000 per person required. Contact us for details on arranging travel insurance.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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