Greenland & East Canada
On this voyage we don't only explore the Greenlandic fjords, but we'll venture further towards Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. You’ll encounter traditional Inuit communities living in the most remote regions of Greenland and learn about the legendary polar explorers who eagerly tried to find a way through the icy waters surrounding this part of the Arctic.
We expect to encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Always keep an eye out for whales, seals and arctic foxes that might be closer than you think. And with a bit of luck we might even see polar bears.
South & West GreenlandGreenland has the most spectacular Arctic landscape that will amaze you with it's diversity. Explore the remote fjords in Torngat Mountains National Park, home to polar bears and caribou, and visit 1000-year-old Viking settlements. Another highlight is to sail through Disko Bay, world famous for it's immense icebergs and huge calving glaciers. If you prefer a bit more action, you might like to kayak through spectacular Tasermiut Fjord or go for a hike and enjoy traditional Kaffemilk with friendly Inuit locals in south Greenland.
Towards the end of the Arctic summer, when days begin to shorten, we have great oppurtunities to catch a glimpse of the northern lights, Aurora Borealis.
East Canada - Newfoundland & LabradorGreenland is just the start of this great journey. We continue our voyage all the way down to Newfoundland & Labrador. This most eastern point of Canada is a place of incredible scenery with mountains rising up from the sea to over 1500m and rivers carving a path through the landscape. Along the remote and wild coasts of Eastern Canada we often see seals and whales. We might go ashore in one of the remote fishing villages that are hidden in this secluded region.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Reykjavik before embarking the Greg Mortimer
Day 3Off the south coast of Iceland, we discover Heimaey Island, the largest in the Westman Islands archipelago.
Day 4-5As we cross the Greenland Sea, be sure to look up when the sun goes down. You're in the zone of the aurora borealis and if you're lucky, you'll be treated to bright ribbons of light dancing across the night sky.
Marvel at the majestic fjords and breathtaking scenery of Prince Christian Sound. We may visit traditional colourful Greenlandic villages Aapilattoq and Nanortalik, and kayak in Tasermiut Fjord.
Day8-9As we voyage around the southern parts of Greenland, we have ample opportunities to kayak, or walk around Norse ruins and Inuit graves, or perhaps take a dip in the Uunartoq hot springs. We may even observe local artists stone carving.
Attend informative and entertaining lectures ahead of our arrival at Canada’s spectacular and remote east coast. Our team of experts may present on the incredible geology or the rich wildlife found in the Torngat Mountains National Park.
Day 12–14Experience the sublime wilderness on hikes and Zodiac-cruises in Kuurujjuaq National Park in Nunavik and Torngat Mountains National Park.
Day 15As we sail south to Nain, our onboard lecture series continues, and you’ll learn about the history of Moravian missionaries.
Learn about the 18th century Moravian missionaries who had an enduring impact on the Inuit communities in Nain and Hopedale.
Day 18Explore the buildings and walking trails of Battle Harbour, an important supply hub in the 19th century.
In L'Anse aux Meadows, wander the New World home of Leif Erikson. At Twillingate, explore an area that was the heart of the Newfoundland seal and cod fisheries.
Day 21Disembark in legendary St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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