Heart of the Arctic

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Highlights

• Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
• Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals, and bird colonies during our cruise of the Hudson Strait
• Mingle with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
• Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
• Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
• Visit a colorful Greenlandic settlement and the Qilakitsoq mummies at Nuuk

Fact File

• 13 days
• Start in Iqaluit, NU, Canada and finish in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
• All meals on board included
• Travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour
• Activity Level: 1

 

This journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from the capital of Nunavut, south into Quebec’s Nunavik region and, finally, to the coast of Greenland across the Davis Strait. We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be near its zenith. There are also chances of seeing wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and musk ox. This expedition is far and away our most community- and art-focused Arctic itinerary; throughout, we will meet highly reputed creators and their creations. Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is widely hailed as the Inuit art capital and is home to some of the most celebrated stone carvers in the Arctic.

Crossing into Greenland, we are often treated to humpback whales as we approach the capital city of Greenland, Nuuk. Here, we'll have a chance to explore Greenland’s culture on a visit to one of the smallest capital cities the world.

Steeped in a culture all its own, the heart of the Arctic will stay with you long after you return home.

This is not an ElderTreks operated tour. As such, participants on this tour are not exclusive ElderTreks clients and it may not adhere to ElderTreks' maximum size restrictions of our tours.

FROM: $5395

DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY


Accommodations

All travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

Comfort notes

Seas can be rough. Wet and dry zodiac landings required.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Iqaluit, NU
Day 2: Akpatok Island
Day 3: Ungava Peninsula
Day 4: Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
Day 5: South Baffin Island
Day 6: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
Day 7: South Baffin Island
Day 8: Pangnirtung
Day 9: East Baffin Island
Day 10: At Sea-Davis Strait
Day 11: Nuuk
Day 12: Qeqqata Kommunia
Day 13: Kangerlussuaq
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