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Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Iceland to Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings

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Special Guest

Margaret Atwood

Author

July 13 to July 25, 2023

From $4,695 to $12,995 USD

Save 15% until January 31, 2022

Applies to berth cost only.

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Explore with Margaret Atwood

Since her childhood spent in the woods of Northern Ontario and Quebec, Margaret has been a passionate conservationist and a tireless advocate for birds. A deep believer in the power of getting people out into nature, Margaret has been travelling as a staff member with Adventure Canada for twenty years.

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In the Wake of the Vikings

The Norse originally set sail from Iceland in search of plentiful farmland, and their search was rewarded in the beautiful and fertile fjords of Greenland. Follow Erik the Red’s original route to explore this seldom-seen coastline, visiting important archaeological sites and modern Greenlandic communities along the way.

Map

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  • Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Day 2: At Sea
  • Day 3-5: East Greenland
  • Day 6: Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound)
  • Day 7: South Greenland
  • Day 8: Hvalsey
  • Day 9: Brattahlíð
  • Day 10: Sermersooq
  • Day 11: Nuuk
  • Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord (Evighedsfjorden)
  • Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Itinerary

  • Reykjavik icland north atlantic saga

    Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Begin Your Adventure

    Board the Ocean Endeavour for an evening departure after enjoying a day of self-guided exploration in Reykjavík.

    Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital was established in the year 874 CE.

    Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth. Food, culture, and nightlife abound.

    The National Culture House preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts.

  • Adventure Canada guest watch for whales and seabirds from the bow of Ocean Endeavour

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 2: At Sea
    Set Sail like the Vikings

    Watch for whales and seabirds as we sail the Denmark Strait.

    You’ll be truly in the wake of the Vikings as we journey westward from Iceland.

    The onboard learning program will prepare you for the archaeology, history, culture, and wildlife that await you in Greenland!

  • A whale with a zodiac and iceberg in the backdrop

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    Day 3-5: East Greenland
    Witness Fjords, Icebergs, and Whales

    Explore the remote reaches of east Greenland by ship, in Zodiacs, and on land.

    Your first views of this seldom-visited region will reveal a stunning coastline traced with innumerable fjords and potentially dotted with pack ice.

    Join our expedition team out on deck to watch for iconic Arctic wildlife, such as muskox, seals, and humpback whales.

  • East Greenland Glacier

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 6: Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound)
    Marvel at Mountains & Glaciers

    Make the most of your time out on deck, as our experts scout for opportunities to go ashore along this breathtaking landscape.

    Soak in the breathtaking beauty of one of the world’s most majestic waterways, Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound), where the Irminger and Labrador Seas join through the islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago.

    Here, craggy mountain peaks tower over still waters fed by calving glaciers.

  • Gardar South Greenland

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 7: South Greenland
    Visit Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Pay a visit to the Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Norse settlement history intersects with contemporary Greenlandic life.

    Admire the jagged mountains that rise from beyond green pastures, with sheep farms directly bordering ice fjords.

    Along its southern coast, Greenland lives up to its name; the land is fertile, agriculture thrives, and farms and vegetable husbandry contrast with the ice that covers so much of the rest of the country.

  • Adventure Canada guest learning about Hvalsey Church with Callum Thomson Archaeologist and Historian

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 8: Hvalsey
    Immerse Yourself in Viking Archaeology

    Walk amongst the ruins of captivating history!

    Learn more about the settlement at haunting Hvalsey, a major Norse centre in the early centuries of the last millennium.

    Hvalsey Church is the best-preserved Norse ruin in Greenland—the last known record from the original Norse colony is of a wedding held here in September 1408!

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    Day 9: Brattahlíð
    Tour a Reconstructed Norse Settlement

    Visit fascinating Brattahlíð, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the most fertile region of Greenland.

    Walk amongst a reconstructed Norse church and Viking longhouse to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

    It was once the home of Viking explorer Erik the Red and his descendants until the 1400s. Today, Greenlandic Inuit run the sheep farms originally worked by Norse settlers.

  • Sermersooq Greenland Zodiac

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 10: Sermersooq
    Enjoy Birdwatching & Zodiac Cruising

    Explore the Sermersooq region of Greenland by Zodiac or by foot, as landing conditions permit.

    Here you’ll find a stunning myriad of mountain peaks, glaciers, and deep fjords, with records of human habitation that stretch back over 1,500 years.

    Keep a look out for nattoralik (white-tailed eagles), seabirds, and marine mammals while you enjoy the lush vegetation of southwest Greenland.

  • The Greenland National Museum

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    Day 11: Nuuk
    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

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord (Evighedsfjorden)
    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

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Cross the Arctic Circle

    Complete your journey 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 ride 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

    Iceland to Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings

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    Special Guest

    Margaret Atwood

    Author

    July 13 to July 25, 2023

    From $4,695 to $12,995 USD

    Save 15% until January 31, 2022

    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: Reykjavík, Iceland

    Ends: Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Flights

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

      Price: $1,455 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 the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and 2023 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 2023 Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica). Can be combined with the Early Booking Bonus, Free Single Supplement, 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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    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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    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.

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