This voyage includes the Greenland highlights of our popular Epic High Arctic voyage, and explores in more depth the Thule region, synonymous with “the true Greenland” for its untouched icescapes and sparsely populated Inuit communities.
In addition to the rich cultural aspects of this large island, as we sail north through Disko Bay and Melville Bay en route to Thule (or Qaanaaq), you’ll experience magnificent nature and great chances of seeing seals, walruses, humpback whale and narwhal await us. If we can go as far as Nares Strait, we might observe the most outstanding animals of them all, the polar bear.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- The beauty of the fjords of West Greenland
- A chance to explore the far north, as far at Smith Sound
- Traditional Greenlandic communities
- Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Unique Arctic wildlife – polar bears, walrus, , whales, and massive sea bird colonies
- Tundra hiking for all fitness levels
- Zodiac cruising
- Optional kayak adventure option on selected voyages
Day 1 — Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq
Days 3 to 14 — West Greenland
Day 15 — Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq
Day 16 — Depart
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
Every Quark Arctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. We also offer kayaking on most of our voyages; a great way to experience the beauty of the Arctic in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.
Before heading to the Arctic, take a few days in Toronto and the Niagara region. Spend a few days exploring the vibrant downtown and many culturally diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto, take in a live show or see the sights before adding an optional visit to the Niagara region. Here, you’ll stay in the lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake region and have a chance to visit some of its many award-winning wineries. We’ll also visit Niagara Falls and have a chance to dine overlooking this fabulous spectacle.
Daily Briefings and RecapsYou will have regular briefings throughout the voyage. These briefings allow your Expedition Leader and Team to provide you with information about upcoming landings and any itinerary changes that may occur. During your recap sessions you are encouraged to share your experience and wildlife sightings or ask questions about the places you have just visited.
Say Hello to the Captain and Crew
During your voyage you may be invited to visit the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship. A map of your expedition path will be available, so you can see exactly where you have been.
Our ships has been stocked with the world’s largest floating library of polar book and DVD’s. The collection includes books in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. Our DVDs include a selection of documentaries series, polar-themed films, and popular titles.