Iceland, South Greenland & East Canada
From the world’s youngest volcano to some of the oldest rocks found anywhere on Earth, you’ll encounter traditional Inuit communities whose strong cultures have remained relatively unchanged for tens of thousands of years.
Since days shorten in the Arctic, we have great oppurtunities to catch a glimpse of the northern lights, Aurora Borealis. Sail around Surtsey, the world's youngest volcanic island, kayak through spectacular Tasermiut Fjord and enjoy traditional Kaffemilk with friendly Inuit locals in south Greenland. Keep a watch out for whales, seals, foxes and nesting bird colonies. Explore the magnificent and remote fjords in Torngat Mountains National Park, home to polar bears and caribou, and visit 1000-year-old UNESCO-protected Viking settlements.
Join us on our first expedition from Iceland to South Greenland, and all the way down East Coast Canada. We’re excited about this trip and we can’t wait to share it with you. It’s a fine way to celebrate the end our inaugural polar season on board our new purpose-built expedition vessel, the Greg Mortimer.
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.
Dates & Rates
- 23rd Sep - 13th Oct 2020
- Embark: Reykjavik
- Disembark: St. John's
- Captain's Suite
- EUR 28,800
- Junior Suite
- EUR 25,000
- Balcony Suite
- EUR 21,300
- Balcony stateroom
- EUR 15,200
- Aurora Stateroom
- EUR 10,100