Day 1 —
Your arctic adventure begins a little further south, with an overnight stay in Ottawa.
Day 2 —
Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq
After a morning charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, you’ll have a chance to walk around this small arctic town before being transferred to the ship by Zodiac. Enjoy some time out on deck taking in your new surroundings before you set sail on your arctic expedition.
Day 3 —
Itilleq and Sisimiut
Today the ship will reach the village of Itilleq, a typical Greenlandic community. It is delightfully situated in a hollow (which is the meaning of “Itilleq” in Greenlandic) on an island without any fresh water. The village has approximately 130 inhabitants.
Day 4 —
Meaning “iceberg” in Greenlandic, Ilulissat is home to the fastest-moving glacier outside of Antarctica, Sermeq Kujalleq. This UNESCO World Heritage site is located north of the Arctic Circle, and moves at an average of 19 meters per day.
Day 5 —
Traverse the Davis Strait as you leave behind Greenlandic shores in pursuit of Canada.
Day 6 —
Qikiqtarjuak (Broughton Island)
Qikiqtarjuak is known as the iceberg capital of the world, naturally trapping many icebergs as they travel down the Davis Strait. An abundance of marine wildlife can be seen here as beluga and right whales, narwhals and ring and harp seals pass by.
Day 7 —
We’ll let the weather be our guide as we explore the region’s most interesting scenery, landmarks and wildlife areas.
Day 8 —
Pangnirtung and Kerketon Island
Pangnirtung is located at the mouth of Pangnirtung Fjord, which merges with Cumberland Sound. It’s a stronghold of the Inuit community, and an ideal area to admire Inuit culture and their high-quality traditional art, especially textiles. While there, pick up a famous Pang touque, a must-have knit cap for anyone visiting the community.
Day 9 —
You can expect more wildlife encounters over at Monumental Island, which is a well-known island for potential close sightings of some of the Arctic’s most iconic creatures – walrus and polar bears. You’ll enjoy a Zodiac ride along the shores in search of hauled-out walrus and prowling polar bears.
Day 10 —
The largest island in Ungava Bay, Akpatok is the local name for thick-billed murres, which nest here. This is also a favourite spot to watch for polar bears.
Day 11 —
Located at the southeastern end of Baffin Island, you’ll spend your last full day exploring the cliffs, narrow inlets and streams of Frobisher Bay. It’s a great place to explore by zodiac and take a refreshing hike ashore.
Day 12 —
Disembark in Iqaluit
Your final Zodiac ride will take you from the ship to shore. Your time here will be brief, as your flight to Ottawa awaits, signaling an end to your time in the Arctic. Upon arrival in Ottawa, we will transfer you to your included hotel.
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Day 13 —
Depart Ottawa, Canada
Today you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Ottawa.