Polar bears

© Stephen Gorman

Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Heart of the Arctic

July 21 to August 2, 2022

From $4,995 to $16,495 USD

SOLD OUT

Expedition Team, Experts, and Guides

Map

Heart of the Arctic 2022 Map
  • Day 1: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
  • Day 2: Frobisher Bay
  • Day 3: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
  • Day 4: Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
  • Day 5: Hudson Strait
  • Day 6–7: Ungava Peninsula, QC
  • Day 8–9: Ungava Bay
  • Day 10: At Sea — Davis Strait
  • Day 11: Nuuk, Greenland
  • Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
  • Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Itinerary

  • Iqaluit View From The Air

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 1: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
    Begin Your Adventure

    After your charter flight from Ottawa, ON, transfer to the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac through Iqaluit harbour. Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s capital.

    A population of nearly 8,000 calls the city home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

  • Frobisher Bay

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 2: Frobisher Bay
    Witness Wildlife, Geology, and Ice

    Sail through this beautiful bay named for bygone explorer Martin Frobisher and stay on the lookout for wildlife.

    Our geologists will have you raving about rocks! Expect compelling scenery and soak up the Arctic splendour.

  • Kimmirut Inuit Games

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 3: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
    Experience Inuit Culture

    Try your hand at athletic feats during an interactive cultural performance of Inuit games.

    If you’re a hiker, you’ll enjoy walking through Kimmirut’s blooming tundra on the Itijjagiaq Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail.

    The community’s name means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay, but you may also know this hamlet as Lake Harbour, home to one of the first Hudson's Bay Company outposts on Baffin Island.

  • Print Art Kinngait Cape Dorset

    © Lee Narraway

    Day 4: Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
    Visit World-Famous Art Studios

    Meet the artists and visit the studios that make Kinngait proud—plus, have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art!

    Have a chance to talk with the old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers who continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for fine art.

    Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market when, in 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established—the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

  • Two polar bears in the ice pack

    © Kristian Bogner

    Day 5: Hudson Strait
    Seek Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears

    Join the expedition team out on deck while navigating the icy, fast-moving waters of Hudson Strait.

    Search for breathtaking Arctic wildlife—polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds—to capture the perfect photograph.

  • Passengers With Botanist 1

    © Andre Gallant

    Day 6–7: Ungava Peninsula, QC
    Hike the Tundra

    Explore an area of treeless tundra along the Ungava Peninsula of Nunavik, rich in geology, fauna, and flora.

    Enjoy great hiking and a Zodiac cruise with our expedition team, who give expert interpretation all along the way.

  • Thick billed murres that nest on ledges of the lofty cliffs

    © Lee Narraway

    Day 8–9: Ungava Bay
    Enjoy Fantastic Birdwatching

    Pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, the biggest island in Ungava Bay at over nine hundred square kilometres.

    It’s named for the akpait (thick-billed murres) that nest on ledges of the lofty cliffs and is home to Canada’s largest colony of breeding pairs.

    Take a Zodiac cruise to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice, keeping your eyes peeled for polar bears, walrus, and other marine life.

    Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to a variety of wildlife, including an endangered beluga population.

  • Onboard lecture

    © Kristian Bogner

    Day 10: At Sea — Davis Strait
    Learn Onboard

    Deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland.

    Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck!

    Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to accompany our ship.

  • Nuuk the Greenland National Museum

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 11: Nuuk, Greenland
    Visit Museums, Shops, and Cafés

    Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

    Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest.

    The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafés.

  • Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier 4

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
    Take a Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier

    See why Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Evighedsfjorden, which means “the fjord of eternity.”

    Marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop.

    Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac.

    The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

  • Sondre Stromfjord 11

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Cross the Arctic Circle

    Complete your journey overnight up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way.

    Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub.

    Transfer by Zodiac to shore, then travel to the airport by bus for your charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Pricing and Cabins

Canadian residents may opt to take advantage of Adventure Canada's in-house exchange rate and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars, if desired. Contact us for more details.

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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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition Cruise

    Heart of the Arctic

    July 21 to August 2, 2022

    From $4,995 to $16,495 USD

    SOLD OUT

  • 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, Canada

    Ends: Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Flights

    • Northbound Charter Flight:: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit NU, Canada. Early-morning departure.

      Price: $945 USD

    • Southbound Charter Flight:: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival.

      Price: $1,350 USD

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • 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 and 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 and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

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! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and 2022 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one 2022 Ocean Endeavour expeditions (excluding Antarctica). Can be combined with the Early Booking Bonus, 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.

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