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GREENLAND TO CHURCHILL VIA NUNAVUT

FROM KANGERLUSSUAQ TO CHURCHILL


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14 DAYS
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02 SEP 2019
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Navigating north from Kangerlussuaq along Greenland’s old inter-coastal routes, we indulge in the multitude of natural wonders. We will experience many classic highlights during our voyage, including “The Iceberg Capital” of Ilulissat and the nearby UNESCO-protected Icefjord, the beautiful basalt mountains and the amazing calving glacier of Eqip Sermia in Disko Bay. The glacier is one of the most active in Greenland, with a high likelihood of seeing and hearing ice cascade into the ocean below.

Leaving Greenland and the town of Uummannaq behind, we cross the Davis Strait to reach Iqaluit, the capital of the vast Inuit Nation of Nunavut (‘Our Land’) in Northern Canada. As we slip between Baffin Island and Labrador into the mighty Hudson Bay, we will visit some of the picturesque Inuit settlements of this rugged tundra.

We will stop in Cape Dorset on Baffin Island, known worldwide for its wealth of Inuit drawings, prints and soapstone carvings. Coats Island (Coral Harbour) seasonally hold 30,000 falcons, murres, and gulls in its vast nesting cliffs. We can also expect to see a concentration of walrus at the cliff base, as well as polar bears, seals and whales before arriving in our final port of call - Churchill.



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We can also expect to see a concentration of walrus at the cliff base, as well as polar bears, seals and whales before arriving in our final port of call – Churchill.

 

DAY 01 ARRIVAL AT KANGERLUSSUAQ AIRPORT

Embark on Ocean Atlantic and cruise out of the fjord.

 

DAY 02 TOWN OF SISIMIUT

Town walk and lecture about colonial Greenland. Tasting of local dishes. (Optional excursion package)

 

DAY 03 QEQERTARSUAQ

Cultural program. Eqip Sermia Glacier.

 

DAY 04 ILULISSAT

Walk to the Sermermiut plain and the Icefjord. (Optional helicopter flight and boat tours)

 

DAY 05 TOWN OF UUMMANNAQ AND TINY NIAQORNAT SETTLEMENT

 

DAY 06 – 07 AT SEA, CROSSING DAVIS STRAIT

 

DAY 08 IQALUIT ON BAFFIN ISLAND

(Optional helicopter tours to Grinell Glacier & Allen Ice field)

 

DAY 09 CRUISING INTO HUDSON STRAIT

 

DAY 10 CAPE DORSET, INUIT ART CENTRE

 

DAY 11 CORAL HARBOUR ON SOUTHHAMPTON ISLAND

 

DAY 12 THROUGH THE MIGHTY HUDSON BAY

 

DAY 13 CHURCHILL, MANITOBA, CANADA. DISEMBARK

Disembark & get up close and personal with polar bears via tundra buggy.

 

DAY 14 FLY HOME VIA WINNIPEG

 

* Subject to change without notice depending on weather and other conditions that may make a departure necessary. This could include substitution of an alternative port from what is shown here.
** Optional tours and excursions are not included in price, please contact for details.




WHAT'S INCLUDED

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13 nights Cruise on board Ocean Atlantic in shared double cabin with private facilities
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and afternoon snacks during the voyage
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Complimentary wine and beer with meals
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Full Board on the ship from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 14
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Ship to Airport Shuttles in Churchill and Kangerlussuaq
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Souvenir Expedition Parka (Rubber boots avail. for loan)
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Zodiac Transports landings and excursions (ship to shore)

HIGHLIGHTS

Inuit culture across two Arctic nations, Greenland and Nunavut in Canada.

Visits to Inuit towns and settlements: walks guided by English speaking expedition team.

Northern lights and the midnight sun.

Calving Icebergs and famous Icefjord of Ilulissat.

Kaffemik cultural program with coffee and biscuits in Qeqertarsuaq.




OUR VESSEL MV OCEAN ATLANTIC

Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any polar traveller.

   

Ocean Atlantic has one premium suite category and four cabin categories. All private cabins are stylish appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from 11 - 35 sq.m. and are designed with either portholes or windows. All cabins are equipped with 220 volt outlets.

   



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