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Humpback Whale, Canadian Arctic

Sail Greenland, Newfoundland & Labrador

  • TAILOR-MADE

Duration

14 Days

Prices Start from

£8,195 (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Couples Romantic/Honeymoon Adventure Traveller Solo Traveller Photographers

Showcasing the awe-inspiring landscapes, fascinating culture and endemic wildlife of Greenland and the Canadian island of Newfoundland, this cruise covers over 2,200 nautical miles and travels between dramatic fjords, snow-capped mountains, ice-berg strewn waters and wild stretches of beaches.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

L'Anse aux Meadows 1

L'Anse aux Meadows

See the remains of an 11th century viking settlement and take a pottery class.

Inuit Community, Canadian Arctic 2

Inuits & Experts

Meet the Inuits in Greenland and travel with widely respected authors and naturalists.

Arctic North Pole 3

Cross the Arctic Circle

Sail aross the Arctic Circle through the spectacular Sondre Stromfjord.

St John's, Newfoundland, Canada 4

Pastel Houses

Travel to St. John’s, the colourful capital of Newfoundland and Labrador province.

Why we like it

Taking in the eastern coast of Canada and the western coast of Greenland, this navigation visits charming coastal fishing villages, explores colossal fjords and calls at the homeland of the captivating and welcoming Inuit people. With time spent in Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capital cities, this voyage includes a fascinating cultural aspect by offering passengers the chance to learn about the viking influences in L’Anse aux Meadows. Sailing over the Arctic Circle, passing dazzling icerbergs and convoluted fjords, it is possible to witness a plethora of remarkable species including humpback and minke whales, reindeer, black bears, moose, seals and polar bears. Perfectly suited to the most adventurous wayfarers with their sights set on making the most of their time in some of the remotest parts of the world, this sailing voyage is an adventure-filled trip that can be customised with tailor-made extensions.

Explore our suggested itinerary

Keys:
Boat Journey
Internal Flight
  • Day 1
    St. John's
  • Day 2
    Notre Dame Bay
  • Day 3
    L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Day 4
    Wonderstrands, Mealy Mountains Park Reserve
  • Day 5
    Hopedale
  • Day 6
    Hebron
  • Days 7-9
    Torngat Mountains National Park
  • Day 10
    Davis Strait
  • Day 11
    Nuuk
  • Day 12
    West Greenland
  • Day 13
    Kangerlussuaq - Toronto
  • Day 14
    Toronto
Long Point Lighthouse, Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada
Canada

UNESCO World Heritage

This sea journey plots a course that only the most nimble of expedition ships can access. From the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne with its extraordinary geological features to the remote Torngat Mountains National Park with its deep and convoluted fjords. Aside from remarkable scenery, this voyage offers a fascinating cultural insight into the history of Newfoundland, including its French, Basque and Viking influences. The archaeological remains found at L’Anse aux Meadows date to approximately 1000 AD and today, a superb interpretive centre and reconstructions of the several Norse-style sod buildings make it a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland.

Inuit Houses ,Nuuk ,Greenland
Nuuk, Greenland

Cross the Davis Strait

Cross the Davis Strait towards landfall in Greenland, staying on deck as much as possible in the hopes of spotting minke whales, humpback whales and other marine mammals. Call at Nuuk on the western coast of Greenland, one of the world’s northernmost capital cities, and explore one of the many fjords for which the area is famed. See charming fishing villages,visit local communities and sail the spectacular Sondre Stromfjord to Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head that means ‘the big fjord’.

Black Bear Cub, Canada
Black Bear Cub, Canada

Black Bears, Reindeers & Falcons

While the wildlife is never guaranteed, the breeding and nesting seabirds can be seen in abundance, and the potential sighting of whales, polar bears and seals will keep you scanning the icebergs and horizon daily. Other wildlife frequently seen in this area includes humpbacks, reindeer, caribou, black bear, moose and birds of prey such as falcons and eagles. When in the region of the Torngat Mountains, spend time on dry land hiking or zodiac cruising through some of Canada’s most dramatic landscapes.

Quark Expeditions, Ocean Adventurer, Exterior
Arctic

Ocean Adventurer

On this nimble, ice-strengthened vessel, facilities include a well-stocked library, a lounge area, a gym and observation decks. With major technical enhancements, including two new Rolls Royce engines, to increase fuel efficiency and minimise carbon footprint, Ocean Adventurer has the capacity to carry 128 passengers across 63 cabins. Ship-to-shore satellite communications allow for email and wireless internet access, and a stocked library houses a large collection of polar books.

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After years of dreaming about a trip like this, I entrusted the planning and logistics to Sue. What a seamless journey and the most memorable trip – I will never forget seeing a narwhal for the first time.

Destination: Canadian Arctic
Travel Expert: Sue

All I can say is “everything was perfect”.

Destination: Canadian Arctic
Travel Expert: Roxy

We couldn’t believe that it was possible to see so many beluga whales and polar bears in one trip. This was a remarkable trip and one that was fantastically well put together by Sue.

Destination: Canadian Arctic
Travel Expert: Sue

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