Polar bears

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

July 24 to August 5, 2025

From $6,495 to $14,795 USD

per person based on double occupancy

Save 25%

Applies to berth cost only

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Map

HA 2025 Expeditions Map 1x1
  • Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Day 2: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
  • Day 3: Nuuk, Greenland
  • Day 4: At Sea — Davis Strait
  • Day 5–6: Ungava Bay
  • Day 7–8: Ungava Peninsula, QC
  • Day 9: Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
  • Day 10: Hudson Strait
  • Day 11: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
  • Day 12: Frobisher Bay
  • Day 13: Iqaluit, NU, Canada

Itinerary

  • Mountains in kangerlussuaq

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Cross the Arctic Circle

    Welcome to Kalaallit Nunaat, or Greenland! Begin your journey by sailing down 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.

  • Zodiac cruise by glacier eternity

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 2: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord
    Take a Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier

    Kangerlussuatsiaq means “the rather big fjord” in Greenlandic, while the Danish name Evighedsfjorden translates to “the fjord of eternity,” underscoring its vastness and seemingly never-ending nature.

    See why Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord lives up to its name and 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.

  • Nuuk town greenland flag

    © Danny Catt

    Day 3: 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.

  • Myra teaching inuktitut on board

    © Scott Forsyth

    Day 4: At Sea — Davis Strait
    Learn From Inuit in Their Homeland

    Deepen your understanding of the environment, cultures, and history of the region as we sail across the Davis Strait towards Canada. Get the privileged opportunity to engage with and learn from Inuit in their homeland.

    Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck! Try your hand at athletic feats during an interactive cultural performance of Inuit games.

    Through shared experiences and interactions, develop a deep appreciation for the culture and gain a profound connection to the stunning landscapes we traverse.

    Keep your binoculars ready to spot whales and seabirds who follow in our wake.

  • Birds resting on sea ice

    © Mike Beedell

    Day 5–6: 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, walruses, 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.

  • Zodiac cruise around digges island

    © Jerry Kobalenko

    Day 7–8: Ungava Peninsula, QC
    Hike the Tundra

    Explore an area of treeless tundra along the Ungava Peninsula of Nunavik. Delve into its geological wonders, immerse yourself in its rich flora and fauna, and connect with Inuit cultural educators who will guide you through their homeland, leaving a lasting impression on your soul.

    Enjoy great hiking and a Zodiac cruise with our expedition team, who will provide insightful interpretation every step of the way. Making the most of every opportunity to explore, keep your eyes peeled for the elusive wildlife that calls this region home.

    Delight in the opportunity to bask in the tranquility and become one with the land. Listen to stories from Inuit and allow yourself to forge a deep connection to the places we explore. A visit here will leave here with a sense of fulfillment and a renewed appreciation for the wonders of nature.

  • Artist speaking with guest

    © Lee Narraway

    Day 9: 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.

  • Curious polar bears

    © Danny Catt

    Day 10: Hudson Strait
    Seek Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears

    Join the expedition team out on deck while navigating the icy, fast-moving waters of the Hudson Strait. Enjoy exploring alongside Inuit, gaining an intimate understanding of the region’s charming wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes.

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

    We’ll make the most of every opportunity to explore whether on foot or by embarking on a Zodiac cruise amidst stunning backdrops, as we search for the abundant wildlife that call this region home.

  • Inuit games community

    © Danny Catt

    Day 11: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
    Experience Inuit Culture

    Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay, but you may also know this hamlet as Lake Harbour.

    Thanks in part to its sheltered setting, this is among the oldest permanently inhabited spots on Baffin Island, with a storied legacy as a Hudson's Bay Company trading post, a producer of Inuit jewellery and ivory scrimshaw art.

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of the community as you connect with friendly locals. They'll regale you with captivating stories and lead you to enchanting sites such as the old Anglican church, the RCMP post, the original Hudson Bay post, the Co-op, and Northern stores.

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

  • Frobisher Bay

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 12: 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.

  • Waving guests in zodiac

    © Jen Derbach

    Day 13: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
    Wave a Fond Farewell

    Transfer by Zodiac through Iqaluit harbour for your charter flight back home. 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.

Pricing and Cabins

This promotion is combinable with our Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program. Not combinable with any other offers or incentives. Applies to new bookings only.

Canadian residents may opt to use our in-house exchange rate (fixed quarterly) and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars. Contact Adventure Canada or your travel advisor for more details.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, and advanced navigation equipment. 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 24 to August 5, 2025

    From $6,495 to $14,795 USD

    per person based on double occupancy

    Save 25%

    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: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Ends: Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Flights

    • Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

      Price: $1,450 USD

    • Southbound Charter Flight: Iqaluit, NU to Ottawa, ON. Evening arrival.

      Price: $950 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
  • 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 the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 30% off the berth cost when you book more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica) in the same calendar. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on the berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement 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.

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Published itineraries are examples only, weather, ice, government regulations, and community requests may necessitate changes to the planned schedules. These sometimes necessary adjustments present exciting opportunities for exploration, discovery, and adventure.