Our most diverse Arctic expedition aboard our new ship, the Sea Explorer. In addition to wildlife excursions by Zodiac and tundra hikes, you’ll spend time visiting fishing villages and Inuit settlements, taking time to learn about their heritage and culture. A wonderful expedition to a part of the world where polar bears, whales, seals and humans have all learned to co-exist for thousands of years.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Arctic wildlife – polar bears, walrus, and massive seabird colonies
- Unique landscapes of west Greenland and Canada
- Traditional Inuit Communities
- A traditional kayak demonstration
- Ilulissat, one of the world’s fastest and most active glaciers
- Zodiac cruising
- Optional kayak adventure on selected voyages
Day 1 — Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq
Days 3 to 4 — West Greenland
Day 5 — At Sea
Day 6 — Monumental Island
Day 7 — Akpatok Island
Day 8 — Kimmirut
Day 9 — Cape Dorset
Days 10 to 14 — Islands of Hudson
Day 15 — Disembarkation Day in Churchill
Day 16 — Flight Home
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
Getting to the Arctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Arctic adventure.
3 day (2 night) City Tour
Enjoy a private transfer from Copenhagen airport to the hotel with English-speaking guide. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before taking your private morning sightseeing tour with English-speaking guide. Your tour of the city will include Copenhagen’s main sights: Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn’s colorful old harbor, City Hall Square and the Little Mermaid. No entrance fees included. (3 hours) On the final day, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and take some time to see the rest of the city at your leisure before your private transfer takes you to the airport.
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.
Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.