14 days | Departure September 14th | 2019
We begin our arctic adventure in Churchill where each year thousands of Eco Tourists come to experience the marine, boreal forest and tundra of this magnificent region of Canada. This northern port is the home of beluga whales, many migratory bird species as well as the king of the Arctic- the Polar Bear.
After cruising Hudson Bay, where you can enjoy watching seabirds, seals and migrating whales, we will spend the next days traveling to picturesque towns to enjoy local culture as well as guided expeditions. From the Akpatok Island in Ungava Bay we cross the Davis Strait to reach the lovely town of Uummannaq, 590 kilometres from the Arctic Circle in northern Greenland.
Cruising south, we reach the calving glacier of Eqip Sermia and Ilulissat, ‘Iceberg Capital of the World’. We take a guided walk to the UNESCO- protected Icefjord, with a wealth of optional excursions by boats, planes or helicopters.
In Qeqertarsuaq (‘The Great Island’) on Disko Island, we experience ‘kaffemik’, a cultural get-to-gether over coffee, before continuing south to Sisimiut and entering Kangerlussuaq, ‘The Great Fjord’, our final destination.
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* Subject to change without notice depending on weather and other conditions that may make a departure necessary. This could include substitution of an alternative port from what is shown here.
Possible Stop: Coats Island, known for colonies of walrus, thick-billed murres, peregine falcons and other migratory birds.
Arrival in Churchill, Manitoba, the Polar Bear capital of the world. Get an opportunity to come up close and personal with Polar Bears and other arctic wildlife via specially designed arctic buggies.
Embark on Ocean Atlantic and cruise into Hudson Bay
Marble island and Rankin Inlet – Opportunity to view Beluga whales in the shallow bays of Marble island and tour of the hamlet of Rankin Inlet.
Coats Island. Opportunity to view the migratory birds and other wildlife on the island.
Cape Dorset, Inuit Art Centre.
Cruising into Hudson Strait.
Akpatok island. Opportunity to view migratory birds and other wildlife on the island.
At sea, crossing Davis Strait. Lectures on Arctic subjects.
Town and island of Uummannaq below the heart-shaped mountain.
Eqip Sermia Glacier oppurtunity to view icebergs calving from the largest glacier outside Antartica green land to churchill day 3 oppurtunity to view icebergs calving from the largest glacier outside Antartica
Ilulissat. Walk to the Sermermiut plain and the Icefjord. (optional helicopter flight and boat tours)
Town of Sisimiut. Town walk and lecture about colonial Greenland. Tasting of local dishes. (optional excursion package).
Kangerlussuaq. Disembark and flight home.
Churchill accommodations, meals and tours of Wildlife Management Areas on specially designed arctic buggies to get an opportunity to get up close & personal with Polar bears and other arctic wildlife.
13 days / 12 nights Cruise
Inuit culture across two Arctic nations, Greenland and Nunavut in Canada.
Tasting local cuisine.
Opportunity to view a variety of wildlife such as Polar bears, Seals, Walrus, beluga whales, bowhead whales, Killer Orca whales, narwhal whales in their natural arctic habitat and many different species of birds in migratory bird sanctuaries