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This expedition cruise is surely one of the world’s greatest voyages. On this 17-day itinerary, you will navigate through pristine fjords and hear the cracking sound of icebergs calving off mighty glaciers. You’ll be welcomed by the Nunavut communities, learn about their past and discover their way of lives. Every day will be a new adventure – an adventure that will take you to some of the most remote places on Earth including Aujuittuq, and the home of many wonderful and diverse marine mammals, including the beluga whale. 
Be ready to sail this iconic passage at the top of the world!

Highlights

  • Discover the Inuit culture in Nunavut
  • Navigate through Ilulissat Icefjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Set sail along through the pristine wilderness of Greenland's northwest coast
  • Explore the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area
  • Visit Beechey Island, National Historic Site

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Kugluktuk
Day 2-4: Kitikmeot Region
Day 5-7: Peel Sound & Parry Channel
Day 8: Beechey Island
Day 9: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)
Day 10: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
Day 11: Smith Sound
Day 12-14: Northwest Greenland
Day 15: Ilulissat
Day 16: Itilleq Fjord
Day 17: Kangerlussuaq

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Day 1: Kugluktuk

Kugluktuk is situated at the mouth of the Coppermine River, the westernmost community in Nunavut and where you will disembark the Ocean Endeavour. You will be transferred to the airport to meet our charter flights back to Calgary.
You will be transferred to the ship, the Ocean Endeavour, on Zodiacs.

Day 2-4: Kitikmeot Region

Kitikmeot is Nunavut’s least-populated region, but home to substantial wildlife – both in the sea and on land. The region has recently been in the news due to the discovery of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition being found in its waters – the HMS Erebus was discovered in 2014 in the south of King William Island, and the HMS Terror found two years later in Terror Bay.

Day 5-7: Peel Sound & Parry Channel

Peel Sound is home to abundant wildlife and offers many opportunities to explore the area. You will be hiking and exploring the geological diversity of the area.
The Parry Channel is a natural waterway through the Northwest Passage. The Arctic explorer William Edward Parry was the first one to explore the area, hence the name of the channel. He got as far as Melville Island in 1819 before being blocked by ice at McClure Strait.

Day 8: Beechey Island

Beechey Island is one of the most popular sites in the Arctic, and is where the infamous Franklin Expedition overwintered from 1845 to 1846. You will find the graves of three of Franklin’s men, a memorial that symbolises a great period of Arctic exploration.

Day 9: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)

Tallurutiup Imanga, also known as Lancaster Sound, is a region of spectacular fjords, jagged mountains, tidewater glaciers and where the wildlife is plentiful. A large number of marine mammals feed in the area, including narwhal, beluga and bowhead whales. 
Lancaster Sound was declared a National Marine Conservation Area in 2017. You will spend the day exploring the pristine wilderness of the region.

Day 10: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)

Aujuittuq means “place that never thaws”. Situated approximately 714 miles above the Arctic Circle, Aujuittuq is the largest community with only 129 inhabitants. You will meet the community that lives in the region, learn about their way of life and hear all about their fascinating stories.

Day 11: Smith Sound

Smith Sound is between 30 and 45 miles wide and 55 miles long, and divides Ellesmere Island from Greenland. The sea ice provided an ancient Inuit travel route and was used by explorers and adventurers in search of the North Pole.
Optimal sea ice conditions make the Smith Sound an excellent location for wildlife viewing.

Day 12-14: Northwest Greenland

Your adventure will continue along the west coast of Greenland. Appreciate the stunning landscapes and venture through spectacular fjords peppered with icebergs.
The expedition team will offer numerous options to make the most of these days, based on weather and ice conditions. You will seek opportunities to hike, explore, view wildlife, and learn from the experts on the way with onboard presentations.

Day 15: Ilulissat

Ilulissat Icefjord is filled with impressive icebergs calved from the Jakobshavn Glacier. You will hike along the coastline from the town of Ilulissat, before boarding a Zodiac for a sensational experience – navigating through these giant pieces of ice and hearing the sound of them cracking as you venture deeper into the fjord.
You will also visit the town of Ilulissat where you can enjoy its fascinating museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

Day 16: Itilleq Fjord

The expedition will take you to a lusher vegetation. Due to the West Greenland current, the waters are relatively warm and reveal gorgeous colour. The west Greenland coastline is peppered with many islands, and is a rich mixture of fishing communities and complex waterways.
The team will be making a stop here to explore the beautiful landscape of wild Greenland.

Day 17: Kangerlussuaq

The ship will sail through the mighty Sondre Stromfjord – one of the longest fjords in the world at about 104 miles, and with wonderfully impressive scenery. As you navigate through the fjord, you will be crossing the Arctic Circle.
You will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and will be transferred to the airport for your charter flight.


Ocean Endeavour

Rating
3
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
199

The Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the polar regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull (Ice Class 1B), zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space  and  advanced navigation equipment. It offers a superb experience for up to 199 guests with facilities that include a nautical lounge, two restaurants, a sundeck and plenty of deck space for observation of the polar landscapes.


Ocean Endeavour from 7th September 2020 to 23rd September 2020

Cabin Category 2: £8,999.00
Cabin Category 3: £10,199.00
Cabin Category 4: £11,299.00
Cabin Category 5: £12,299.00
Cabin Category 6: £13,399.00
Cabin Category 7: £14,399.00
Cabin Category 8: £15,499.00
Cabin Category 9: £16,499.00
Cabin Category 10: £17,599.00



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  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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