This extraordinary sailing showcases staggering geographic diversity, covering over 2,200 nautical miles from the head of Sondre Stromfjord in Greenland all the way to St. John’s, NL— stopping at four Canadian National Parks along the way.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Our flight from Toronto will land at the former US air base of Kangerlussuaq. From there, we follow the longest road in Greenland (at twenty kilometres!) to our disembarkation point, where Zodiacs await to take us to the Ocean Endeavour. From there, 168 kilometres of superb scenery await us as we sail spectacular Sondre Stromfjord, one of the longest fjords in the world.

DAY 2: Qeqqata Kommunia

There are a number of charming fishing villages along the west coast of Greenland. Depending on timing and sea conditions, we way call in at one of these communities to experience small town Greenlandic life or explore the stunning fjords that line the coast. This is a day in the true spirit of expedition travel and we will avail ourselves of any and all opportunities that present themselves.

DAY 3: Nuuk

Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and the world’s northernmost capital city! Nuuk, meaning ‘the headland’ is situated at the mouth of a gigantic fjord system. Established as Greenland’s first town in 1728, Nuuk remains the bustling centre of the country today. The town is home to the University of Greenland, a cathedral dating back to 1849, and Greenland’s National Museum. We’ll 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

Our presentation series takes centre stage as we head across the Davis Strait towards landfall in Canada. Time spent on deck can be rewarding as well: keep your eyes peeled for minke and humpback whales (and other marine mammals), as well as the seabirds that are sure to accompany our passage.

DAY 5: Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River)

Twenty-five kilometers upstream from Ungava Bay, In the shelter of a commanding granite rock outcrop, we find the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq. The ebb and flow of the tremendous tides define the summer lives of the people and wildlife of this area. Arctic flora thrives in the protected valley. The traditional calving grounds of the critically declining George River caribou herd are nearby. After our community welcome, we will have the freedom to explore, meet with locals and strike out of town for a hike on the tundra.

DAYS 6-8: Torngat Mountains National Park

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 metres—the highest point of land in Labrador. The rugged, spectacular beauty of the Torngat Mountains underscores their role as the spiritual homeland of Nunatsiavut. Polar bears, caribou, falcons, and eagles are among the species hardy enough to make their homes here. We’ll spend our 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

In a highly controversial move, the former Moravian Mission station dating from the 1830s 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, and in August of 2009, the provincial government unveiled a monument at the site. Today, some of the buildings at Hebron are being repurposed as a cultural interpretation centre. They form a lonely monument to the cultural past of the area, with hopes for the future of Nunatsiavut.

DAY 10: Nain

Today we explore the vibrant Inuit community of Nain. The administrative capital of Nunatsiavut, Nain is the most northerly community in Labrador. We'll visit the beautiful Moravian Church, the Nunatsiavut Building with its Labradorite stone and the newly finished Torngâsok Cultural Centre. Local leaders will share the fascinating history of the township, and we will have a chance to visit with the community.

DAYS 11-12: Labrador Coast

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 metres. A significant portion of the mountain range and surrounding area has been designated a National Park Reserve, a move which followed lobbying for the preservation of the area since the early 1970s. We plan to visit the Wonderstands, a stunning fifty-six-kilometer stretch of beach, referenced in Viking sagas.

DAY 13: L’Anse aux Meadows

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic 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 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: Terra Nova National Park

Today we call in at Newfoundland and Labrador's first national park, Terra Nova, located in beautiful Bonavista Bay. Our approach course will wind through the scenic small islands that dot the route. Once ashore, we have a variety of hiking opportunities in the park, where we hope to observe some of the black bears, osprey, and moose that call the park home.

DAY 15: St. John’s NL

Sailing into the port of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed; Signal Hill keeps watch over the world-famous Narrows and the charming houses of The Battery will have cameras whirring! The bustling city of St. John's with its colourful houses and steep streets makes a spectacular backdrop to the legendary harbour where we will bring our journey to a close.

Ocean Endeavour Arctic

Ocean Endeavour Arctic

Deckplan & Cabin Photos

Highlights

  • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
  • Hike the pristine wilds of the Torngat Mountains National Park
  • Search for polar bear and black bear along the rugged Labrador coast
  • Enjoy a community welcome at the Torngâsok Cultural Centre in Nain
  • Follow in the wake of the Vikings at L'Anse aux Meadows and the Wonderstrands
  • Search for marine life in the rich waters of Newman Sound and Terra Nova National Park

Included

ABOARD

  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library

ASHORE

  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations


Not Included:

  • 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
  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee

Charter Flight Details:

  • 2018 season: $1,195
  • 2019 season: $1,245
  • 2020 season: $1,295
  • Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (early morning departure)
 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.

 
 
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