Save Up to 35% on Greenland and Arctic Expedition with Adventure Canada
Price: From $9,995 to $18,295 USD Per Person
(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)
Offer: Save Up to 35%
For a limited time, receive 25% off the berth cost on 2024 Greenland and Arctic Canada: High Arctic Explorer expeditions. League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program members receive an additional 5-10%.
This promotion is combinable with our Free Single Supplement. Not combinable with any other offers or incentives. Terms and conditions apply.
Departure Date: August 3, 2024
Return Date: August 15, 2024
Video: High Arctic Explorer
In the mythic far reaches of the Arctic lie Inuit homelands. Visit the Arctic at the height of summer! Explore Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet); try your hand at Arctic games. Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and handicrafts. Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the fastest-moving glacier in the world. Explore the best of Greenland and Nunavut in summer!
Photo: Spot polar bears on a Zodiac ride in Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Jen Derbach.
- Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
- Applicable taxes and credit card fees
- Complimentary expedition jacket
- Special access permits, entry, and park fees
- Expert expedition team
- Guided activities
- Sightseeing and community visits
- All Zodiac excursions
- Port fees
- Pre-departure materials
- Educational program
- Interactive workshops
- Evening entertainment
- All shipboard meals
- Commercial and charter flights
- Program enhancements/optional excursions
- Personal expenses
- Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
- Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
- Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
- Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation
Photo: Map of the itinerary
Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Kangerlussuaq is a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will be transferred by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour. With 190 kilometres of superb scenery, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is one of the longest fjords in the world. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go.
Day 2: Sisimiut
Colourful Sisimiut is Greenland’s second largest city. Access the extensive museum through a towering whalebone archway and be sure to stop in at the artisan’s co-operative for the chance to purchase outstanding handicrafts. Traditional qajaq (kayaking) is in resurgence here, and there’s plenty of other fun outdoor activities for the adventurous to enjoy.
Photo: Sisimiut,Greenland. Photo by Dennis Minty
Day 3: Ilulissat
Ilulissat translates literally to “iceberg”—an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, a source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Visit the town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.
Photo: Admire Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenland. Photo by Steven Rose.
Day 4: Western Greenland
Greenland’s west coast is simply stunning. From mighty mountains to the tiniest tundra flowers, our stop in this area will offer many outstanding features of interest. Hikers, walkers, photographers, and contemplators will all be equally delighted.
Day 5: At Sea—Davis Strait
Our onboard presentation series will continue as we steam across Davis Strait towards Canada. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, and get out on deck looking for whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife.
Day 6: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada
Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting. The views of nearby Bylot Island are stunning. We will have a chance to explore the town. The cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed—handcrafted goods may be available here, too.
Photo: Learn about Inuit tradition and culture. Traditional Inuit performance in Mittimatalik, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Jen Derbach.
Day 7–11: Tallurutiup Imanga
(Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island
We will spend five days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. We’ll cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife. On the northern border of Tallurutiup Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over 50,000 square kilometres. The island’s geology is stunning. Flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character. We’ll visit a number of the bays—hiking the tundra, discovering the botany, cruising a glacier face, and wildlife-spotting from ship and from shore. Once home to Inuit and their ancestors, we will visit archaeological sites with expert interpretation to learn about the human history of this now-abandoned island. We’ll also catch a glimpse of recent human history as we visit the remains of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.
Day 12: Beechey Island
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s crew overwintered at Beechey Island, where three of his men died. Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen all visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried here in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of nearby Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.
Photo: Beechey Island National Historic Site, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Dennis Minty.
Day 13: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU, Canada
Qausuittuq, or “place with no dawn”, is named for its dark winters. During our time in the summer months we will experience the midnight sun, a time of no darkness. The ending of our journey is characterized by shoreline gravel flats, rocky coastal bluffs, and deposits of glacial moraine. More significant is the origin of the hamlet. In 1953, Inuit from Inukjuak, Québec, and Mittimatalik were relocated, under false pretenses, by the Canadian government with the aim of asserting Canadian sovereignty. Today the community is home to just under 250 people and is an important staging point for High Arctic research, tourism, and military activities. Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour, and take the charter flight to Ottawa, ON.
Add-on - Kayak at Croker Bay, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Victoria Polsoni.
Once-in-a-lifetime experience! Qajaq (Kayak) with Us
Adventure Canada’s Qajaq program provides a quiet, fun and relaxing way to reconnect with the marine environment.
The Qajaq (the proper phonetic spelling of “kayak”) was invented by Inuit and is a feat of engineering whose design remains unchanged after thousands of years.
Join us in a unique way through our qajaq program. Kayaking has become an increasingly popular mode of exploration. Paddling in pristine waters, near marine life, in the wilderness, or along a historic coast will overwhelm even the most seasoned adventurer.
It is a rare opportunity, for few have experienced these magical places by qajaq. We offer safe, fun and unforgettable moments at water level.
Price: $800* USD per person
Max Adventurers: 12
Fitness level: moderate fitness level, some kayaking experience required.
* We guarantee a minimum of two kayak excursions at this price. The fee will be pro-rated if we cannot offer at least two excursions.