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© Martin Lipman

Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

High Arctic Explorer

August 13 to August 24, 2022

From $7,595 to $19,295 USD

Save 15% until June 1, 2021

Applies to berth cost only.

Map

High Arctic Explorer 2022 Map
  • Day 1: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU, Canada
  • Day 2: Beechey Island
  • Day 3-6: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) and Devon Island
  • Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
  • Day 8: At Sea — Davis Strait
  • Day 9: Western Greenland
  • Day 10: Ilulissat
  • Day 11: Sisimiut Coast
  • Day 12: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Itinerary

  • Resolute 01

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 1: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU, Canada
    The Adventure Begins

    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 starting 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 Inukjuak, Québec and Mittimatalik were relocated under false pretences 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 be transferred by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour.

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    © Mark Edward Harris

    Day 2: Beechey Island
    Franklin Expedition Historical Site

    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 the HMS Investigator was buried here in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of nearby Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

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    © Dennis Minty

    Day 3-6: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) and Devon Island
    Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears

    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 50,000 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.

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    © Dennis Minty

    Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
    Inuit Cultural Experiences

    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—handcrafted goods may be available here, too.

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    © Dennis Minty

    Day 8: At Sea — Davis Strait
    Onboard Learning

    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 with your binoculars to look for whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife.

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    © Dennis Minty

    Day 9: Western Greenland
    Tundra Hiking

    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.

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    Day 10: Ilulissat
    Zodiac Cruise Around Towering Icebergs

    Ilulissat translates literally to “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, a 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.

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    © Dennis Minty

    Day 11: Sisimiut Coast
    Glaciers, Islands, and Fjords

    West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands, and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop that we'll explore by ship and by Zodiac. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic 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 modern-day Inuit population.

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    © Dennis Minty

    Day 12: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    A Fond Farewell

    With 190 kilometres of superb scenery, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is one of the longest fjords in the world. We end our adventure by sailing up this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go. Kangerlussuaq, the town at the head of the fjord, is a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub.

    Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour, and take the charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Pricing and Cabins

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

    High Arctic Explorer

    August 13 to August 24, 2022

    From $7,595 to $19,295 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, Canada

    Ends: Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Flights

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

      Price: $1,078 USD

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

      Price: $1,417 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

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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 2022 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

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    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.

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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.

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