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Heart of the Arctic 2013 picture

This journey encompasses the heart of the Arctic from Greenland to Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, and finally, Nunavik in Northern Quebec.

We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be in full bloom. The chances of seeing wildlife including polar bears, walrus and muskox are excellent as spring turns to summer.

Crossing the Arctic Circle and sailing into Disko Bay, we’ll arrive in the world’s iceberg capital, Ilulissat. Here 40 cubic kilometers of ice is calved each year. Witnessing the crack and fall of these massive slabs of ice is one of the world’s most incredible sights.

Crossing Davis Strait we’ll sail up Frobisher Bay into Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit. Here we’ll visit its most famous landmark, St. Jude’s Anglican cathedral, built to resemble a traditional igloo. In Kimmirut, on southern Baffin

Island, we’ll find a variety of carvings the community has worked throughout the long winter months to create for us. You can enjoy Inuit games, fresh bannock and local music.

Crossing Hudson Straight into Nunavik, we call in at the friendly town of Kangiqsujuaq where we tour the town and meet with local people. We’ll visit Akpatok Island and the world’s largest population of Thick-billed Murres.

This is typically an excellent place to find polar bear that are attracted by the bird cliffs.

day 1-2
Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord)
day 3
Sisimuit Coast
day 4-5
Ilulissat
day 6-7
Crossing Davis Strait
day 8
Iqaluit
day 9
Savage Islands
day 10
Kimmirut
day 11
Kangiqsujuaq
day 12
Diana and Akpatok Islands
day 13
Kuujjuaq
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Arriving on our chartered flight, it is possible to see the largest ice cap in the world from your airplane window. Boarding the Sea Adventurer in the afternoon, we will make our journey down the spectacular Sondre Stromfjord.

We continue our journey down Sondre Stromfjord - all 168km of it - pausing enroute for an expeditionary stop in search of wildlife and the dramatic scenery of the fjord on day 2.


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June 24, 2013 - July 6, 2013

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

       Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 1

    $3895.00   Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 2

       Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 2

    $4995.00   Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 3

       Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window

  • 3

    $5995.00   Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window

  • 4

       Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 4

    $6795.00   Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 5

    $7995.00   Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.

  • 5

       Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.

  • 6

    $8995.00   Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 6

       Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 7

    $9695.00   Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 7

       Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 8

    $9995.00   Junior Suite, two lower berths, sitting area, picture window.

  • 8

       Superior Double Plus, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 9

       Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.

  • 9

    $10495.00   Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.

  • 10

       Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.

  • 10

    $10995.00   Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.


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    Please add Discovery Fund Fee fee of $250.00 to above prices

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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Andrew Qappik

    Andrew Qappik

    Artist and Culturalist

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  • Dave  Freeze

    Dave Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Jane Sproull-Thomson

    Jane Sproull-Thomson

    Ethnographer

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  • Jimmy Qaapik

    Jimmy Qaapik

    Culturalist

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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Inuit Art Specialist

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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Leader

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  • Mike Beedell

    Mike Beedell

    Explorer

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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Biologist

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  • Rob Saley

    Rob Saley

    Artist

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What's Included

  • All entry & park fees

  • Your complete itinerary

  • Team of resource specialists

  • Educational program and pre-departure materials

  • All shipboard meals

  • All Zodiac excursions

  • Service charges and port fees


    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights

  • Mandatory medical / evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or Itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10 - 14 per passenger per day)

  • Visas, or inoculations, if required

  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights



    Charter Flights are available from Toronto to Kangerlussuaq and back from Kuujjuaq to Montreal at $1,705.68 USD
    • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the second-longest fjord in Greenland
    • Seek out muskox in Kangerlussuaq Fjord and Diana Island
    • Spend 2 days exploring the town of Ilulissat, home to the Sermeq Kujaleq Glacier
    • Enjoy a cultural presentation and town tour of Nunavut’s capital - Iqaluit
    • Seek out polar bear during our Zodiac cruise of the Savage Islands
    • Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kimmirut
    • Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
    • Seek out birds, walrus, whale and polar bear at Akpatok Island