Save 15% on an Epic Canadian High Arctic Adventure

    Save 15% on 2023 Arctic Expedition Cruise | Hike, kayak, and zodiac cruise among icebergs. Seek polar bears and walruses and cross the Arctic circle | Offer Expires May 31, 2022

    Save 15% - Epic Canadian High Arctic Adventure

    Price: $8,995USD* (and up) Per Person

    Savings: 15%Off*

    *ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON, IN US DOLLARS. CAD pricing is available, please contact your travel advisor for more details. Solo cabins with zero single supplement based on availability. Optional Expedition Northbound charter flight: $1,375USD. Optional Southbound charter flight $1,270USD.

    Departure Date: July 25, 2023

    Return Date: August 5, 2023

    Video: High Artic Explorer

    Highlights:

    • Visit the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island
    • Watch for marine mammals and wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) National Marine Conservation Area
    • Hike on Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth
    • Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
    • Take advantage of prime viewing opportunities for the rare ivory gull, considered a species at risk
    • Cruise among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Included

    • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
    • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
    • Complimentary expedition jacket
    • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
    • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
    • Expert expedition team
    • Guided activities
    • Sightseeing and community visits
    • All Zodiac excursions
    • Port fees
    • Pre-departure materials
    • Educational program
    • Nikon Camera Trial Program
    • Interactive workshops
    • Evening entertainment
    • All shipboard meals

    Photo: Kayaking at a foot of a glacier in Croker Bay - Devon Island, Nunavut

    Not Included

    • Commercial and charter flights
    • Program enhancements/optional excursions
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses
    • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
    • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
    • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
    • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

    Photo: Map of High Arctic Explorer Itinerary

    High Arctic Explorer 

    July 25 – August 5, 2023

    Starts: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Ends: Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

    Itinerary Route:

    Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Day 2: Sisimiut Coast

    Day 3: Ilulissat

    Day 4: Western Greenland

    Day 5: At Sea—Davis Strait

    Day 6: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada

    Day 7–10: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) and Devon Island

    Day 11: Beechey Island

    Day 12: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU, Canada

    Itinerary:

    DAY 1: KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND

    Kangerlussuaq is a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will be transferred by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour. With 190 kilometres of superb scenery, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is one of the longest fjords in the world. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go.

    Photo: Hiking at Disco Fjord, Greenland

    DAY 2: SISIMIUT COAST

    West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands, and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.  People have lived in the Sisimiut area for 4,500 years. For the first 2,000 years, the people of the Saqqaq culture occupied the area. 2,500 years ago, new people brought the Dorset culture to the Sisimiut area. They lived here for 1,500 years and were followed by the people of the Thule culture—the ancestors of the moder-day Inuit population.  

    DAY 3: ILULISSAT

    Ilulissat translates literally to “iceberg”­—an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, a source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. We will also visit the town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

    DAY 4: WESTERN GREENLAND

    Greenland’s west coast is simply stunning. From mighty mountains to the tiniest tundra flowers, our stop in this area will offer many outstanding features of interest. Hikers, walkers, photographers, and contemplators will all be equally delighted. 

    Photo: Muskox in west Greenland

    DAY 5: AT SEA—DAVIS STRAIT

    Our onboard presentation series will continue as we steam across Davis Strait towards Canada. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, and get out on deck looking for whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife.

    DAY 6: MITTIMATALIK (POND INLET), NU, CANADA

    Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting. The views of nearby Bylot Island are stunning. We will have a chance to explore the town. The cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed—handcrafted goods may be available here, too.

    DAY 7–10: TALLURUTIUP IMANGA (LANCASTER SOUND) & DEVON ISLAND

    We will spend four days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. We’ll cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife. On the northern border of Tallurutiup Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over 50,000 square kilometres. The island’s geology is stunning. Flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character. We’ll visit a number of the bays—hiking the tundra, discovering the botany, cruising a glacier face, and wildlife-spotting from ship and from shore. Once home to Inuit and their ancestors, we will visit archaeological sites with expert interpretation to learn about the human history of this now-abandoned island. We’ll also catch a glimpse of recent human history as we visit the remains of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.

    DAY 11: BEECHEY ISLAND

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s crew overwintered at Beechey Island, where three of his men died. Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen all visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried here in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of nearby Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

    Photo: Pay your respects at this haunting memorial to Sir John Franklin’s failed expedition - Beechey Island, Nunavut

    DAY 12: QAUSUITTUQ (RESOLUTE), NU, CANADA

    Qausuittuq, or “place with no dawn”, is named for its dark winters. During our time in the summer months we will experience the midnight sun, a time of no darkness. The ending of our journey is characterized by shoreline gravel flats, rocky coastal bluffs, and deposits of glacial moraine. More significant is the origin of the hamlet. In 1953, Inuit from Inukjuak, Québec, and Mittimatalik were relocated, under false pretenses, by the Canadian government with the aim of asserting Canadian sovereignty. Today the community is home to just under 250 people and is an important staging point for High Arctic research, tourism, and military activities. Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour, and take the charter flight to Ottawa, ON.

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    Terms And Conditions

    ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON, IN US DOLLARS. CAD pricing is available, please contact your travel advisor for more details. Solo cabins with zero single supplement based on availability. Offer subject to change. The Early Booking 15% Bonus applies to 2023 Ocean Endeavour expeditions only (excluding Antarctica) and is combinable with Adventure Canada’s League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, Free Single Supplement, and Multi-Trip Promotion. It is not combinable with any other incentive or offer. Bookings must be made by May 31, 2022.

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