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Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

High Arctic Explorer

July 25 to August 5, 2021

From $7,595 to $19,295 USD

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Applies to berth cost only.

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Map

High Arctic Explorer Map 2021
  • Day 1: Kangerlussuaq
  • Day 2: Sisimiut Coast
  • Day 3: Ilulissat
  • Day 4: Western Greenland
  • Day 5: At Sea — Davis Strait
  • Day 6: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
  • Day 7–10: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island
  • Day 11: Beechey Island
  • Day 12: Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay)

Itinerary

  • Sondrestrom Fjord Kangerlussuaq Kangerlussuaq 02

    Day 1
    Kangerlussuaq

    Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will be transferred by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour.

    With 168 kilometres of superb scenery, Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle, southbound as we go.

  • Sisimiut Welcome People

    Day 2
    Sisimiut Coast

    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.

    People have lived in the Sisimiut area for 4,500 years. For the first 2,000 years, the people of the Saqqaq culture occupied the area. 2,500 years ago, new people brought the Dorset culture to the Sisimiut area. They lived here for 1,500 years and were followed by the people of the Thule culture—the ancestors of the current population. All these cultures came from Canada. The people primarily lived on fish, birds and mammals such as whales and seals.

  • Ilulissat 03

    Day 3
    Ilulissat

    Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—a unesco World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

    Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. We will also visit the town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

  • Karrat Fjord Icebergs 03

    Day 4
    Western Greenland

    Greenland’s west coast is simply stunning. From mighty mountains to the tiniest tundra flowers, our stop in this area will offer many outstanding features of interest. Hikers, walkers, photographers, and contemplators will all be equally delighted.

  • Davis Strait 03

    Day 5
    At Sea — Davis Strait

    Our onboard presentation series will continue as we steam across Davis Strait towards Canada. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, and get out on deck looking for whales, seabirds and marine wildlife.

  • Pond Inlet Inuit Welcome 12

    Day 6
    Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)

    Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting. The views of nearby Bylot Island are stunning. We will have a chance to explore the town. The cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed—arts and crafts may be available here, too.

  • North Baffin Island Sirmilik People In Zodiac

    Day 7–10
    Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island

    We will spend four days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. We’ll cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife.

    On the northern border of Tallurutiup Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over fifty thousand square kilometres. The island’s geology is stunning. Flat topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character.

    We’ll visit a number of the bays – hiking the tundra, discovering the botany, cruising a glacier face, and wildlife spotting from ship and from shore. Once home to Inuit and their ancestors, we will visit archaeological sites with expert interpretation to learn about the human history of this now abandoned island. We’ll also catch a glimpse of recent human history as we visit the remains of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.

  • Franklin Probe Plaque Beechey Island

    Day 11
    Beechey Island

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s crew overwintered at Beechey Island where three of his men died.

    Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen all visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of HMS Investigator was buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves, and the ruins of nearby Northumberland House, are a haunting memorial.

  • Resolute 01

    Day 12
    Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay)

    Qausuittuq, or “place with no dawn,” is named for its dark winters. During our time in the summer months we will experience the midnight sun, a time of no darkness.

    The end of our journey is characterized by shoreline gravel flats, rocky coastal bluffs and deposits of glacial moraine. More significant is the origin of the hamlet. In 1953, Inuit from from Inukjuak, Québec, and Mittimatalik were relocated, under false pretenses, by the Canadian government with the aim of asserting Canadian sovereignty.

    Today the community is home to just under 250 people and is an important staging point for High Arctic research, tourism, and military activities.

    Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour, and take the charter flight to Ottawa, 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

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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

    High Arctic Explorer

    July 25 to August 5, 2021

    From $7,595 to $19,295 USD

    Save 15%

    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

    Ends: Ottawa, ON

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

      Price: $1,417 USD

    • Southbound Charter Flight:: Resolute, NU to Ottawa, ON. Early-morning departure

      Price: $1,078 USD

  • Scuba Diving: Not available

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
  • 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 and administrative fee

Incentives

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    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 2021 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 2021 Ocean Endeavour expedition in a calendar year. Can be combined with Free Single Supplement promotion and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    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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    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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