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Greenland and Wild Labrador, 15 Days. Itinerary

Greenland and Wild Labrador, 15 Days

Starts: Toronto, ON, Canada

Ends: St. John’s, NL, Canada

 

ITINERARY:

  • DAY 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Cross the Arctic Circle
    Begin your journey by sailing out of Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers.
    Cross the Arctic Circle on your way and spend time on deck watching for aurora borealis.
    Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub.
    After your charter flight from Toronto, ON, you’ll transfer to the?Ocean Endeavour?by Zodiac.
  • DAY 2: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
    Take a Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier
    See why Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Evighedsfjorden, which means "the fjord of eternity".
    Marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop.
    Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac.
    The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.
  • DAY 3: Nuuk
    Visit Museums, Shops, and Cafes
    Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
    Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest.
    The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafes.
  • DAY 4: At Sea — Davis Strait
    Learn Onboard
    Deepen your understanding of the environment, cultures, and history of the region as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Labrador.
    Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck!
    Keep your binoculars ready to spot whales and seabirds who follow in our wake.
  • DAY 5-7: Torngat Mountains National Park, NL, Canada
    Hike the Mountainous Tundra & Spot Wildlife
    Spend three days exploring an area of treeless, mountainous tundra in Torngat Mountains National Park, where some of Canada’s highest peaks east of the Rockies are found.
    Enjoy your time hiking, visiting archaeological sites, and Zodiac cruising. Here, Inuit of Nunatsiavut will be your guides in their spiritual homeland.
    Be on the lookout for marine mammals, polar and black bears, caribou, falcons, and eagles.
  • Day 8: Hebron
    Ponder Poignant History
    Step back in time to the historical site of Hebron, which preserves a Moravian Mission station dating from the 1830s.
    Call in at the old church, which is where Inuit who resided here in 1959 learned they would be forced to relocate.
    Take a moment to read the plaque that commemorates this history and the apology to people affected by the relocations, issued by the government of Newfoundland & Labrador in 2005.
    Listen to the stories shared by our guides and meet former Hebron residents and their kin who continue to visit the site and to hunt and fish nearby.
  • DAY 9: Nain
    Experience Inuit Culture
    Visit thriving Nain, the most northerly community in Labrador and the administrative capital of Nunatsiavut.
    Stop in at the historic Moravian church, enjoy the vibrant brass band, and visit Illusuak, the stunning new cultural centre.
    Expect a warm welcome and the opportunity to peruse plenty of arts and handicrafts at this dynamic visit.
    This will be your first chance to see trees since the start of your journey!
  • DAY 10-12: The Labrador Coast
    Enjoy Hiking & Zodiac Cruises
    Explore the southern Labrador coast, where you’ll find a diverse geography of coastal barrens, high subarctic tundra, high boreal forest, mid-boreal forest, string bog, and islands.
    Choose the activity you prefer during expedition landings in this beautiful and quiet region.
  • DAY 13: L'Anse aux Meadows
    Immerse Yourself in Viking Archaeology
    Wander through the reconstructed Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America.
    Learn more about the archaeological remains that date to approximately 1000 CE, and how—amazingly—the site was first found here in 1960 by a close reading of the Viking sagas.
    Be sure to visit the superb interpretation centre and meet the actors in period costumes as you make your way through the reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings. This is?a must-see for any visitor?to Newfoundland and Labrador!
  • DAY 14: Eastern Newfoundland
    Visit Picturesque Villages & Charming Communities
    Look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon your arrival in the picturesque villages and unique communities that dot the rocky shores of the northeast coast of Newfoundland.
    Have your camera at the ready—photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing all the special charm of classic island communities and rambling coastlines.
  • DAY 15: St. John’s, NL, Canada
    Wave a Fond Farewell
    Welcome to St. John’s—the vibrant capital of Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Complete your journey by sailing into historic St. John’s harbour, looking out for Signal Hill as you enter the world-famous Narrows.
    Photograph the charming houses of the Battery, always a hit with shutterbugs.
    Say your farewells in this cultural hotspot and North America's oldest city.

 

INCLUDED:

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • 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
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Commercial & charter flights:
    Northbound Charter Flight, Toronto, ON, Canada to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure. Price: $1.375 USD
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation and administrative fee