Heart of the Arctic
Cruise the heart of the Arctic and discover incredible wonders of both Canada & Greenland; glaciers islands and fjords, Inuit art & culture, polar bears & belugas...
This 13-day expedition cruise aboard the comfortable Ocean Endeavour begins in Iqaluit Canada, sailing through stunning Arctic landscapes along they way, we call in at Kimmirut (Lake Harbour) on Baffin Island to learn more about the local community, and Kinngait (Cape Dorset) famous for Inuit art. Keep your eyes peeled for polar bear, walrus, whales and more as we cruise Hudson Strait. In Ungava there is plenty of time to make landings, explore the Arctic tundra on foot, and by zodiac exploration along the shorelines. While this area is devoid of trees, there is plenty of wildlife, perhaps spot the endangered Beluga, and there are sure to be plenty of Thick- billed Murres.
The next Arctic region we explore is Greenland, where we get to see the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies in Nuuk, and explore the complex system of fjords in West Greenland. This trip is ideal for those with an interest in nature, art and culture, and is family friendly.
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Visit Ungava Bay, rich in wildlife including Beluga whales and Canada’s largest number of breeding Thick-billed Murres
Visit the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada, and Inuit communities renowned for their art.
"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