Greenland and Wild Labrador

From Toronto to St. John’s, NL, Canada
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Tour Description

Step in the footsteps of Leif Erikson from Greenland to Newfoundland via coastal Labrador.

This 15-day expedition voyage will sweep you south over the Arctic Circle aboard the spacious and comfortable Ocean Endeavour. We will cross the Davis Strait, visiting the Torngat Mountains National Park before sailing down the rugged Labrador coast. Visit North America’s only authentic Norse site before cruising the coast of northeast Newfoundland.

Look out for Northern Lights across the Arctic Circle; visit Greenland’s colourful capital of Nuuk; hike among fjords on the look our for polar and black bears and enjoy the warm welcome of Inuit culture.

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Look out for both polar and black bears on this amazing adventure. Other wildlife opportunities include whales, caribou, falcons, and eagles.

Experience Inuit culture in Nain and wander through the reconstructed Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America.

"This voyage lets you explore two Arctic regions in less that 2 weeks, Canada and West Greenland, be wowed by stunning wildlife, landscapes icebergs and glaciers, with a great mix of local culture to boot" Tara, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Toronto Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Please make your own way to Toronto Airport for the early morning charter flight to Kangerlussuaq.

Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will be bused along Greenland’s longest road—less than twenty kilometres—to the port. Zodiacs will be waiting to transfer us to the Ocean Endeavour.

Begin your journey by sailing out of Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers.

Cross the Arctic Circle on your way and spend time on deck watching for aurora borealis.

Day 2
Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord

See why Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Evighedsfjorden, which means “the fjord of eternity.”

Marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop.

Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac.

The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

Day 3

Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest.

The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafés.

Day 4
At Sea — Davis Strait

Learn Onboard
Deepen your understanding of the environment, cultures, and history of the region as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Labrador.

Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck!

Keep your binoculars ready to spot whales and seabirds who follow in our wake.

Day 5-7
Torngat Mountains National Park, NL, Canada

Spend three days exploring an area of treeless, mountainous tundra in Torngat Mountains National Park, where some of Canada’s highest peaks east of the Rockies are found.

Enjoy your time hiking, visiting archaeological sites, and Zodiac cruising. Here, Inuit of Nunatsiavut will be your guides in their spiritual homeland.

Be on the lookout for marine mammals, polar and black bears, caribou, falcons, and eagles.

Day 8

Step back in time to the historical site of Hebron, which preserves a Moravian Mission station dating from the 1830s.

Call in at the old church, which is where Inuit who resided here in 1959 learned they would be forced to relocate.

Take a moment to read the plaque that commemorates this history and the apology to people affected by the relocations, issued by the government of Newfoundland & Labrador in 2005.

Listen to the stories shared by our guides and meet former Hebron residents and their kin who continue to visit the site and to hunt and fish nearby.

Day 9

Visit thriving Nain, the most northerly community in Labrador and the administrative capital of Nunatsiavut.

Stop in at the historic Moravian church, enjoy the vibrant brass band, and visit Illusuak, the stunning new cultural centre.

Expect a warm welcome and the opportunity to peruse plenty of arts and handicrafts at this dynamic visit.

This will be your first chance to see trees since the start of your journey!

Day 10-12
The Labrador Coast

Explore the southern Labrador coast, where you’ll find a diverse geography of coastal barrens, high subarctic tundra, high boreal forest, mid-boreal forest, string bog, and islands.

Choose the activity you prefer during expedition landings in this beautiful and quiet region

Day 13
L'Anse aux Meadows

Immerse Yourself in Viking Archaeology
Wander through the reconstructed Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America.

Learn more about the archaeological remains that date to approximately 1000 CE, and how—amazingly—the site was first found here in 1960 by a close reading of the Viking sagas.

Be sure to visit the superb interpretation centre and meet the actors in period costumes as you make your way through the reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings. This is a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland and Labrador!

Day 14
Eastern Newfoundland

Look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon your arrival in the picturesque villages and unique communities that dot the rocky shores of the northeast coast of Newfoundland.

Have your camera at the ready—photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing all the special charm of classic island communities and rambling coastlines.

Day 15
St. John’s, NL, Canada

Wave a Fond Farewell
Welcome to St. John’s—the vibrant capital of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Complete your journey by sailing into historic St. John’s harbour, looking out for Signal Hill as you enter the world-famous Narrows.

Photograph the charming houses of the Battery, always a hit with shutterbugs.

Say your farewells in this cultural hotspot and what is sometimes called North America's oldest city.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Cabin accommodation on board the Ocean Endeavour
  • Included Copy 20 All shipboard meals
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Port fees and applicable taxes
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary Expedition jacket
  • Included Copy 20 Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Included Copy 20 Team of expedition staff
  • Included Copy 20 Guided activities, sightseeing and community visits
  • Included Copy 20 All Zodiac excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Pre-departure materials
  • Included Copy 20 Educational program & Interactive workshops & evening entertainment
  • Included Copy 20 Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Included Copy 31 Charter flight on embarkation day Toronto to Kangerlussuaq (additional charge)
  • Included Copy 31 No solo supplement (select cabins), 30% discount for under 30 year olds, family friendly
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, visas, Gratuities, Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Mandatory medical evacuation insurance

Ocean Endeavour

200 Passengers


  • Included Wildlife observation; polar bears, black bears, whales, caribou, falcons, and eagles
  • Included Zodiac excursions to explore the coastlines
  • Included Walking and hiking to experience National Parks and wilderness areas
  • Included Interactive workshops - learn about the fascinating cultures of the region
  • Included Discover Inuit art and visit local communities
  • Included Visit L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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15 days

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$7,995 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on a quad cabin

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