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Greenland & Wild Labrador

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard Ocean Endeavour
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This extraordinary 15-day sailing showcases staggering geographic diversity. Set out along the western coast of Greenland, calling at Nuuk, 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. Visit the newly created Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve and at L’Anse aux Meadows pay your respects to North America’s Viking visitors. 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 : Kangerlussuaq, Greenland | Embark
Day 2 : Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
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 : St.John's, Newfoundland | Disembark

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 Torngat Mountains National Park
  • Be welcomed as the first visitors to the Torngâsok Cultural Centre in Nain
  • Search for polar bears, eagles & marine life among the many icebergs
  • Set foot on the fabled Wonderstrands from the Viking sagas

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 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland | Embark

Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here bused along Greenland’s longest road—less than twenty kilometres—to the port. Zodiacs will be waiting to transfer us to the Ocean Endeavour.

Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. Begin your adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go.

Day 2 Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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

  • 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 as the  first Greenlandic town 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. Have a guided orientation of this bustling metropolis and an opportunity to visit the National Museum where the Qilakitsoq mummies are housed before free time to explore on your own.

Day 4 At Sea | Davis Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sailing ever-westward, like the Vikings, we cross the Davis Strait—the mouth of the Northwest Passage. Narrower and shallower than Baffin Bay to the north, Davis Strait is a haven for marine mammals and seabirds. We’ll be on the watch!

Your presentation schedule is a flurry of learning opportunities. Immerse yourselves in the archaeology, history, and culture of Greenland, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, Labrador, and Newfoundland.

Day 5 Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Make landfall on the Arctic coast of Québec’s Inuit region, Nunavik. Twenty-five kilometres upstream from Ungava Bay lies the Inuit community of Kangiqsualujjuaq. The tides here are nearly a match for those of the Bay of Fundy.

Arctic flora thrives in the protected valley. The George River caribou herd, which is in critical decline, has its calving grounds nearby. A community welcome here gives you a chance to mingle with local folks and explore the hamlet.

Day 6-8 Torngat Mountains National Park

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Canada’s highest peaks east of the Rockies are found in Torngat Mountains National Park. Here, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut  guide you in their spiritual homeland.

Polar bears, caribou, falcons, and eagles are among the species we hope to spot on land. Also be on the lookout for marine mammals! Spend your time on guided hikes, searching for wildlife, visiting archaeological sites, and Zodiac cruising.

Day 9 Hebron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. With their help, some of Hebron’s buildings are now being repurposed as a cultural interpretation centre. 

Day 10 Nain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The administrative capital of Nunatsiavut, Nain is the most northerly community in Labrador. A busy harbour in a gorgeous location is the centre of this bustling village. Visit the beautiful Moravian Church and the Nunatsiavut Building.

Adventure Canada has many close ties here. Working with local experts, we pioneered expedition cruising in Nunatsiavut. Enjoy a warm cultural welcome. Expect music, food, and handicrafts at this dynamic visit.

Day 11-12 Labrador Coast

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Labrador’s coast in this region is much more varied than you might expect. Here, find coastal barrens, high subarctic tundra, high boreal forest, mid-boreal forest, and string bog—as well as the Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve.

Day 13 L'Anse aux Meadows

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 1000 AD. 

Amazingly, the location of the ruins was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas. Today, a superb interpretive centre 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
The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores. We’ll find harbor 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 all the special charm of classic island communities and picturesque coastlines.

Day 15 St.John's, Newfoundland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Sailing into the port of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed. Signal Hill keeps watch as you take on your pilot and enter the world-famous Narrows. The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs.

The bustling capital city of Newfoundland & Labrador makes a spectacular backdrop. High on the hill sits The Rooms, a cultural museum dedicated to more than five hundred years of history surrounding St. John’s harbour.

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Quadruple - Category 1
Deck four: Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room) - approx. 240 sq. ft.
Ocean Endeavour - Cat 2 Triple
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Triple - Category 2
Deck four: Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths - approx. 200 sq. ft.
Interior Twin cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Interior Twin - Category 3
Deck five: Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 125 sq. ft. (twin)/110 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Exterior Twin - Category 4
Deck four: Porthole window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 100 sq. ft. (twin)/90 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Main Twin - Category 5
Deck five: Picture window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 115 sq. ft.
Comfort Twin cabin on board Ocean Endeavour
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Comfort Twin - Category 6
Deck four: Two portholes windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths - 175 sq.ft. Deck seven: picture window, partial view, two lower berths- 135 sq.ft. Deck eight: Picture windows, obstructed view, matrimonial bed, pvt. bath, fridge - 160 sq.ft.
Top Deck Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Select Twin - Category 7
Deck five. Picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths, approx. 190 sq. ft. Deck eight: oversize windows, partially obstruction view, matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 145 sq. ft.
Superior Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Superior Twin - Category 8
Deck five. Two picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths, sitting area- 210 sq.ft. Deck seven: forward-facing windows with unobstructed view, matrimonial, private bath w/full tub- 180 sq.ft. Deck seven midship: picture windows, partially obstructed view, matrimonial, private bath, fridge - 190 sq.ft
Ocean Endeavour Cabin Category 9
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Junior Suite - Category 9
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed views, matrimonial bed, sitting area- approx. 270 sq. ft. Deck seven: forward-facing picture windows, views, matrimonial bed, private bath w/full tub, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 290 sq. ft.
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Suite - Category 10
Deck seven. Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator - approx. 310 sq. ft.

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:
  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entry, park access, and port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and transfers
  • Educational on-site interpretation
  • Community programming—local performances, presentations, and demonstrations
  • Instructional photography walks
  • Rubber boots for expedition landings
  • Educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops
  • Nikon Canada lender program
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on-deck barbeques and afternoon tea
  • 24-hour coffee, tea, and snacks
  • Hors d’oeuvres and snacks during daily recaps
  • 24-hour film and documentary programming in cabins
  • Fully stocked library
  • Access to all ship's amenities, including saunas, gym, pool, and hot tub.
Expedition Cost Does Not Include:
  • Commercial flights
  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day)
  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel
  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges
Charter Flight:
  • September 18, 2018 Cruise - Toronto to Kangerlussuaq, early-morning departure $1,195 usd per person including all taxes and fees.
  • September 18, 2019 Cruise -Toronto to Kangerlussuaq, early-morning departure $1,245 usd per person including all taxes and fees.
  • September 23, 2020 Cruise -Toronto to Kangerlussuaq, early-morning departure $1,295 usd per person including all taxes and fees.
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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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