Itinerary, Pricing and Cabins

Expedition Cruise

Heart of the Arctic

July 19 to July 31, 2020

Save 10% until April 15, 2019

Applies to berth cost only, per person based on double occupancy.

From $4,995 $4,495 to
$16,495 $14,845 USD

Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

Starts: Ottawa, ON

Ends: Toronto, ON

  • Northbound Charter Flight: price

    $945 USD

    Ottawa, ON to Iqaluit NU. Early-morning departure.

  • Southbound Charter Flight: price

    $1,350 USD

    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

Heart Of The Arctic Map For 2020

Itinerary

Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions

  • Day 1
    Iqaluit

    Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s bustling capital. A population of nearly 8,000 (and growing) call Iqaluit home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

    We will transfer by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour through busy Iqaluit harbour. Take a moment to notice the amazing tide! Once all are aboard, we’ll begin our journey down Frobisher Bay.

    Iqaluit View From The Air
  • Day 2
    Frobisher Bay

    We’ll be on the lookout for wildlife, of course. Our geologists will have you raving about rocks, and the tundra plants beneath your feet are worth a closer look. Expect compelling scenery, and soak up the Arctic splendor as we go!

    Frobisher Bay
  • Day 3
    Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)

    Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community. Kimmirut is considered one of the most charming communities on the South Baffin coast.

    Art aficionados may know the hamlet as Lake Harbour, once the home of a Hudson Bay Company post. Art has played a major role in putting Kimmirut on the map. The Dewey Soper Building houses a gallery of outstanding works of art.

    Kimmirut Inuit Games
  • Day 4
    Kinngait (Cape Dorset)

    Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market. In 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established: it remains the oldest arts organization in the Canadian Arctic and the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

    Old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for Inuit art. We’ll visit studios and meet the artists here—an opportunity to purchase outstanding works straight from the source.

    Print Art Kinngait Cape Dorset
  • Day 5
    Hudson Strait

    On this exploration day, we’ll be making the most of what the wind, weather and wildlife have to offer. We can expect to navigate the icy waters of Hudson Strait. Our expedition staff will scan for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds as we go.

    Hudson Strait Ice
  • Day 6
    Ivujivik

    We call in at Nunavik’s northernmost community, Ivujivik. With a population of just under five hundred, the dramatic setting sits at the confluence of Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay where the high tidal environment provides for rich wildlife. Nunavik is the Inuit homeland in Quebec and comprises the northern third of the province.

    Digges Island
  • Day 7
    Ungava Peninsula

    Heading northwest along the Ungava Peninsula, we will explore an area of treeless tundra rich in geology and flora. We’ll enjoy hiking and a Zodiac cruise.

    Passengers With Botanist 1
  • Day 8
    Akpatok Island

    Uninhabited Akpatok Island is the biggest island in Ungava Bay, at over nine hundred square kilometres. It’s named for the akpat—the thick-billed murres—that nest on ledges of Akpatok’s lofty cliffs. These penguin-like birds are truly a delight to watch: tremendous swimmers, but comical flyers.

    Here we’ll use our Zodiacs to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice with hopes of seeing polar bears, walrus, and other marine life.

    Akpatok Island Zodiacs
  • Day 9
    Ungava Bay

    Today will be an expedition day in the truest sense as we navigate the east coast of Ungava Bay. We’ll search for polar bears as we call in at an abandoned fishing community.

    As always expedition staff will be watching for birds, marine mammals, and wildlife on the land. Keep your binoculars and expedition gear at the ready!

    Akpatok Island Polar Bear
  • Day 10
    At Sea – Davis Strait

    Our presentation series will continue as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we go. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops and group learning, watch a documentary or dive into our library.

    While out on deck, keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales amid pack ice, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.

    Davis Strait Ice Berg
  • Day 11
    Nuuk

    Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland that bridges old and new. The old harbour region of town includes many buildings dating from the Danish colonial days. The modern downtown core includes shopping, cafes and restaurants, and public institutions with a European flair.

    The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk’s many outstanding features; the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies are housed here. The museum’s exhibits also offer in-depth information about colonial, Norse, and Inuit presence in Greenland—a must-see.

    Nuuk Greenland Mummies
  • Day 12
    Qeqqata Kommunia

    The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, many islands and complex coastal waterways. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location. This makes for lusher vegetation.

    This is a day in the spirit of expedition travel and we will avail ourselves of the opportunities that present themselves.

    People Qeqqata Kommunia
  • Day 13
    Kangerlussuaq

    Early this morning we’ll complete our overnight journey up Sondre Stromfjord—a 168-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord’.

    Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. We’ll transfer to shore by Zodiac and be bused along Greenland’s longest road—less than twenty kilometres—to the airport, where our charter flight will take us to Toronto.

    Sondre Stromfjord 11

Incentives

  • Free Single Supplement Icon

    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Can be combined with Multi-Trip Promotion and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition in a calendar year. Can be combined with Free Single Supplement promotion and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program

  • Family Friendly Icon

    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Price Guarantee

    If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit adventurecanada.com/guarantee.

Pricing and Cabins

All Cabin Amenities

  • Private bath
  • Telephone
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Intercom
  • Hair dryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products

Inclusions

Included:

*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour *Applicable taxes and Credit card fees *Complimentary Expedition jacket (Ocean Endeavour only) *Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Pre-departure materials *Educational program *Nikon Camera Trial Program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *All shipboard meals

Not Included:

*Commercial & charter flights *Program Enhancements/optional excursions *Gratuities *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Possible fuel surcharges *Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

The Ocean Endeavour

Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top-deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to explore throughout the Arctic summer.

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