Polar bears

© Stephen Gorman

Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

Heart of the Arctic

July 21 to August 2, 2022

From $4,995 to $16,495 USD

Save 15% until June 1, 2021

Applies to berth cost only.

Map

Heart of the Arctic 2020 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

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

    We will transfer by Zodiac to Ocean Endeavour through Iqaluit harbour.

  • Frobisher Bay

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 2
    Frobisher Bay

    We’ll be on the lookout for wildlife, of course, and our geologists will have you raving about rocks. Expect compelling scenery, and soak up the Arctic splendour as we go!

  • Kimmirut Inuit Games

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 3
    Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)

    Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community.

    Art aficionados may know the hamlet as Lake Harbour, home to one of the first Hudson's Bay Company outposts on Baffin Island. Art has played a major role in putting Kimmirut on the map. The hamlet of approximately four hundred is known for its ivory scrimshaw and jewellery making. The blooming tundra offers easy walking.

  • Print Art Kinngait Cape Dorset

    © Lee Narraway

    Day 4
    Kinngait (Cape Dorset)

    Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market. In 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established—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.

  • Hudson Strait Ice

    © Lee Narraway

    Day 5
    Hudson Strait

    Today we'll navigate the icy, fast-moving waters of Hudson Strait. Join our expedition staff on deck, scanning for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds.

  • Passengers With Botanist 1

    © Andre Gallant

    Day 6–7
    Ungava Peninsula, QC

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

  • Akpatok Island Polar Bear

    © Jerry Kobalenko

    Day 8–9
    Ungava Bay

    Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to a variety of wildlife, including an endangered Beluga population and Canada’s largest number of breeding Thick-billed Murres. 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.

    We’ll pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, 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 Aktpatok’s lofty cliffs.

  • Davis Strait Ice Berg

    © Lee Narraway

    Day 10
    At Sea – Davis Strait

    Our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Enjoy workshops, 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 Greenland Mummies

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 11
    Nuuk, Greenland

    Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, bridges old and new. The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs and cafes.

    The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk’s many outstanding features; the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies are housed here.

  • People Qeqqata Kommunia

    © Danny Catt

    Day 12
    Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord

    West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location. We’ll explore this sublime landscape by ship, and by Zodiac.

  • Sondre Stromfjord 11

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 13
    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    In the early morning we’ll complete our overnight journey up Sondre Stromfjord—a 168-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, bisected by the
    Arctic Circle.

    Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at its head is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. We’ll transfer to shore by Zodiac, then bus to the airport for our charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Pricing and Cabins

All Cabin Amenities

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

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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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition

    Heart of the Arctic

    July 21 to August 2, 2022

    From $4,995 to $16,495 USD

    Save 15% until June 1, 2021

    Applies to berth cost only.

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

      Price: $945 USD

    • Southbound Charter Flight:: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. 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
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Predeparture 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 and administrative fee

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.

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