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Arctic Explorer: Greenland to Quebec

Canadian Arctic Cruise

Summary : Sail from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Quebec. Discover the Canadian Arctic, including Akpatok Island, which is home to polar bears. Voyage south towards Quebec as the surprising landscapes of northern Labrador unfold before you. Experience Gros Morne National Park and Torngat Mountains National Park's steep mountain ranges with abrupt precipices and majestic fjords, sail up the Saint Lawrence River with its exceptional wildlife, and search for whales in Saguenay fjord. Keep an eye out for whales, seals, walrus, Arctic fox and polar bears on this trip of a lifetime!

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Triple/Quad Cabins


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$999,999,999 to $0

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Day 1
Paris, France / Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Board your included flight from Paris to Kangerlussuaq where the ship awaits your arrival. Embark your vessel for introductions to experienced crew and fellow travelers. Settle in to life on board as your cruise begins its voyage.

Day 2
Sisimiut, Greenland

Located just above the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut is the northernmost town in Greenland where the port remains ice-free in the winter. It also happens to be the southernmost town where there is enough snow for dogsleds in winter and spring. Traveling by sled has long been the main means of winter transportation.

Day 3
Crossing the Davis Strait / Monumental Island

Gather to learn about the region’s wildlife and incredible nature. Other onboard options include a spa, and fitness center.

Day 4
Day 5
Akpatok Island

The word Akpat is the Inuit name for the thick-billed murre. Nesting on the tall limestone cliffs, this is home to one of the largest colonies in the world.

Day 6
Nachvak Fjord / Torngat Mountains National Park

Experience beautiful Nachvak Fjord, deep and narrow it is a place where whales, seals, walrus, Arctic fox and polar bears are known to congregate. Birds are also in abundance including puffins and murres. Enjoy the stunning scenery as photographic opportunities abound in this 22 kilometer long fjord.

Day 7
Saglek Fjord / Torngat Mountains National Park

Voyage into Saglek Fjord, Torngat Mountains National Park's southern gateway; home to Canada’s tallest mountains east of the Rockies, full of breathtaking fjords and surreal landscapes.Torngait is an Inuktitut word meaning “place of spirits”. The Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and those before them for over 7,500 years. Watch and you may see migrating caribou or possibly a polar bear stalking a seal along the coast.

Day 8
Sailing along the Coast of Labrador

As your journey continues along the coast of Labrador keep your eyes to the sea for a chance to spot humpback and minke whales and to the sky as seabirds fly overhead.

Day 9
Battle Harbour

Built in 1852, Battle Harbour was initially a British settlement. The Church of St. James the Apostle is here. Comprised of restored fishing, whaling, commercial and religious buildings, learn about this remote community while experiencing amazing coastal scenery.

Day 10
Gros Morne National Park / Woody Point

Sail into magnificent Bonne Bay at the core of Gros Morne National Park. Discover wind-worn spruce trees covering the steep cliffs above the water. A UNESCO World Heritage geologic area, gaze out at its rugged beauty!

Day 11
Day 12

This village was France’s first trading post on the mainland of what was then, New France. It is the oldest surviving French settlement in the Americas. Experience the austere beauty of Saguenay Fjord while keeping your eyes on the water watching for whales that are known to frequent the area. Enjoy the fact that your entire surroundings are either rural or still in a complete state of wilderness with several federal and provincial natural parks and preserves competing for prestige. Tadoussac also encompasses the first Marine National Park of Canada.

Day 13

Saguenay’s temperate climate allows for agriculture and human settlement to take place. The relatively small Lac St-Jean area where the city is located has been described as an ‘isolated oasis’ in the middle of the vast remote wilderness of Northern Quebec. Few roads connect with the area and the only human settlements north of Saguenay are a few isolated Cree and Inuit villages.

Day 14
Quebec, Canada

Disembark the vessel saying goodbye to the ship's crew and fellow passengers.


Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Bilingual Departures: All departures French/English.

Travel Insurance:
Passengers shall be responsible for subscribing to cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s). ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.

One-way flight Paris/Kangerlussuaq in Economy-class; meet and greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfer from Kangerlussuaq airport to the ship; all meals on board the ship; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; port taxes; coffee, juice, soft drinks and open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands); gratuities; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24 hour room service (special selection); parka; boot rental. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare except one-way flight Paris/ Kangerlussuaq; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; visa and passport fees; travel and medical insurance; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, spa, laundry and hair salon; other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos by - All rights reserved Nathalie Michel

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