Small-Ship Expedition

Heart of the Arctic

From $4,995 to $16,495 USD

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Itineraries

Overview

Visit three distinct Arctic regions on this voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

Meet the artists in South Baffin Island’s Inuit famous art-making communities and explore Nunavik, the Arctic coast of Quebec. Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers. Explore the deep fjords and vibrant communities of Greenland.

Board a Zodiac to seek whales, birds, bears, and caribou. Journey with scientists, historians, Inuit artists, and culturalists to the heart of the Arctic!

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Highlights

  • Art Making Communities

    Visit the art-making communities of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland

    Inuit art is famed throughout the world—an expression of a creative culture that is both ancient and contemporary.

    Tour the co-ops and workshops where brilliant prints, vibrant tapestries and stunning carvings are made. Meet the artists, and deepen your appreciation for the art of the Arctic!

  • Polar Bear Ungava Bay

    Seek marine mammals, and seabirds in the rich Arctic environments

    The fjords of Greenland, the coast of Baffin Island, the tides of Hudson Strait, and awe-inspiring Ungava Bay offer beauty—and bounty.

    From the ship, by Zodiac, or on hiking excursions, we’ll seek out the amazing creatures that call this rich region home—and revel in the scenery as we go!

  • Inuit Life Greenland

    Appreciate Inuit life in Greenland, Nunavut, and Nunavik

    Visit three distinct regions of the Arctic to appreciate the diversity, and interconnectedness of Inuit life.

    In Greenland, the architecture reveals a distinct European flavour. In Nunavut, Inuit art reveals the unique creative spirit of Inuit culture. And in Nunavik, English, French, and Inuktitut blend in the unique hamlets of Ungava Bay.

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    Travel with local experts

    Travelling in the company of local knowledge-keepers and recognized Arctic experts, we’ll appreciate the depth of what the Arctic offers.

    From geology to botany, archeology to art, climate change to language and heritage, we learn as we go, deepening our understanding day by day—and having fun in the process!

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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