Small-Ship Expedition

Heart of the Arctic

©Dennis Minty

Map

Heart of the Arctic 2022 Map

Highlights

  • Art Making Communities

    © Michelle Valberg

    Meet local artists and buy one-of-a-kind artworks in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland

    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!

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

  • Polar Bear Ungava Bay

    © Andrew Stewart

    Spot polar bears, whales, and seabirds in pristine Arctic environments

    Seek out the amazing creatures that call this rich region home and revel in the scenery as you go—from the ship, by Zodiac, or on hiking excursions.

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

  • Nuuk the Greenland National Museum

    © Dennis Minty

    Visit Nuuk, Greenland’s intriguing capital

    Take your time to wander the city of Nuuk, which offers a fascinating glimpse into Greenland’s history—and future. Enjoy the bustle of activity at the art galleries, cafés, and restaurants that possess a strong Scandinavian influence in their design, architecture, and flavours.

    Look a little closer and you will see modern Inuit artworks and historic buildings from the whaling era dotting the streets, too. Be sure to visit the excellent museum, offering a deep dive into the fascinating history and culture of Greenland.

  • Inuit Life Greenland

    © Michelle Valberg

    Appreciate Inuit life and culture in three Arctic regions

    Visit three distinct regions of the Arctic to appreciate the diversity and interconnectedness of Inuit life. In Nunavut, admire how the art reveals the unique creative spirit of Inuit culture.

    In Nunavik, listen to the languages of Inuktitut, French, and English that can be heard among the hamlets of Ungava Bay. And in Greenland, note how the architecture reveals a distinct Scandinavian flair.

  • Passengers With Botanist 1

    © Andre Gallant

    Learn from local experts

    Travel in the company of local knowledge-keepers and recognized Arctic experts to truly appreciate the depth of what the Arctic offers.

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

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

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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