Destination: Arctic Cruises
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Traditional local flavors pepper this exploration of Greenland, Nunavut, Labrador and Newfoundland; taste local fish, fresh snow crab and kaffe-mik (coffee and cake). Visit a lighthouse with magnificent views, see famous mummies, learn about historic rock formations, and listen to traditional throat singing.Contact us about this trip Share
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Day 1: Kangerlussuaq
Take a charter flight from Copenhagen, then Zodiac to your luxury home aboard the Silver Explorer. Meet your Expedition Team and learn about Zodiac rules.
Day 2: Sisimiut
Head north of the Arctic Circle to this destination that will let you meet sled dog teams and their owners. At an archeological site from the year 1200, learn the history and enjoy local foods.
Day 3: Saqqaq
At Disko Bay, take zodiacs around rugged coastlines and amongst a variety of icebergs. With locals, taste the tradition of coffee and cake (kaffe-mik).
Day 4: Ilulissat
Experience the world’s most active glacier, Jakobshavn, where 20 million tons of ice are created daily. Enjoy locally caught fish, and visit the local history museum in Ilulissat.
Day 5: At Sea Cruising Baffin Bay
Day 6: Nuuk
Nuuk, a picturesque harbor town, is Greenland’s first town (1728) and current capital. Visit Inuit ruins, and view the famous Qilakitsoq mummies at the Greenlandic National Museum.
Day 7: At Sea
Watch for seabirds and marine mammals.
Day 8: Iqaluit, Baffin Island
Nunavut is the newest Canadian territory, and the capital is Iqaluit. After going through Customs and Immigration for Canada, visit amazing Inuit artwork at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum. Also enjoy a performance of traditional throat singing.
Day 9: Lower Savage Island
Look for commonly seen polar bears here. Zodiacs help get through narrow channels and up next to the ice.
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Cape Dorset
This is the most famous Inuit art village with printmakers and carvers of the region. Explore remains of winter homes from thousands of years ago in the Mallikjuaq Territorial Park.
Day 12: Opingivik, Douglas Harbor
At this most concentrated of archeological sites, a guide interprets the various rock structures on this tiny island. In Douglas Harbour, watch for caribou along the tundra.
Day 13: Akpatok Island
Visit steep, sheer cliffs with over a million thick-billed murres nesting. Hordes of wildlife inhabit this island, including polar bears in the summertime.
Days 14-15: At Sea
Day 16: Battle Harbour, Labrador – L’anse Aux Meadow, Labrador
Visit this beautifully restored fishing village showing Labrador in the 18-20th Centuries. Explorers such as Peary and Cook began their adventures here. Enjoy Traditional Labrador music, and taste the fresh snow crab at a crab fest. Visit the ruins of a colony established by Leif Eriksson, a Viking village from the year 1000; this is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 17: Twillingate, Newfoundland
This iceberg capital of the world has a 114 year old Long Point Lighthouse with expansive views of the bay and coastal cliffs. Learn about Newfoundland’s traditional inshore fishery, and visit The Prime Berth Museum.
Day 18: St. Johns, Canada
Disembark after breakfast.
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.