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Join Margaret Atwood on a Viking expedition like no other

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Margaret Atwood on Adventure Canada’s 2023 expedition, Iceland to Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings.

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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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Iceland to greenland in the wake of the vikings 2023 map
  • 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

In the Wake of the Vikings

Follow Erik the Red’s original route to explore this seldom-seen coastline, visiting important archaeological sites and modern Greenlandic communities along the way.

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Iceland to Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings

  • The Adventure Canada style of expedition travel
  • Day-by-day itinerary
  • Our ship, the Ocean Endeavour
  • Special programs available on board
  • Plus bonus webinar: Iceland to Greenland–A Geographer's Perspective with Lynn Moorman
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Savour the crags and glaciers of Ikerassuaq, also known as Prince Christian Sound

Explore the intimate, sublime passage called Ikerassuaq, or Prince Christian Sound. The stunning metamorphic geology here is part of the region’s Ketilidian mobile belt, formed 1.8 billion years ago by colliding continents. Transit in the shadow of crags more than a kilometre high and marvel at glittering glaciers that spit icebergs into the sea.

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

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Stop in at haunting Hvalsey, the last place Norse Greenlanders were ever seen

Visit the best-preserved Norse structure in Greenland, Hvalsey Church. It’s also the most eerie. In 1408 it hosted a wedding—the last recorded event before the Greenlandic Norse vanished. Visit this fjord-side ruin and join in the speculation.

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

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Immerse yourself in Greenland's Inuit and Scandinavian cultures

Stroll through charming villages of colourful wooden homes, often surrounded by suburbs of barking sled dogs and racks of kayaks standing by the shore.

Watch hunters and fishers coming and going with fresh seal, reindeer, or locally caught cod.

Kangamuit Greenland

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Cross the Arctic Circle

Sailing up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is a true polar pleasure. A whopping 190 kilometres long but just two klicks wide, this remarkable seaway is flanked all along by frosted peaks and glaciers. En route you’ll cross the Arctic Circle—an achievement few travellers can claim.

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Spot whales and seabirds in pristine Arctic environments

Search for teeming wildlife in Greenland’s rich Arctic waters.

Fin, humpback, and minke whales are all regularly spotted in the region and there are many more bird species to add to your life list.

A whale with a zodiac and iceberg in the backdrop

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Transform the Way You See the World with Adventure Canada

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada is a family-run travel company specializing in small-ship expeditions to the world’s most beautiful and seldom visited coastlines.