What better way to see a place so shaped by sea than by ship?
You’ll encounter rich colours, imposing skies and majestic cliffs aboard the Ocean Endeavour, a 198-passenger expedition vessel. Experience a monumental voyage along one of Greenland’s longest fjords, encounter colourful houses set on the treeless tundra, meet the friendly Greenlanders and share in their culture, marvel at the vast icefields, cruise among the icebergs in the shadow of a glacier and visit the vibrant fishing community there, hike through the tundra and reach the farthest north the Vikings are known to have travelled. All in all an amazing adventure!
This trip runs mid August and also operates in reverse at the beginning of September – OUT of the Northwest Passage – ASK US FOR DETAILS!
The Ocean Endeavour
The Ocean Endeavour
The 198-passenger Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition voyages; with 20 zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room. She was launched in 1982, with numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016 and is 450ft in length. With a swimming pool, two saunas and hot tub, as well as cabins with private bathrooms and plenty of exterior and interior space, she is a very comfortable ship.
The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly and she offers the comfort and class of a boutique hotel. Her shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays and secluded communities, perfect for exploring one of the world’s last great frontiers.
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Itinerary (14 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Kangerlussuaq, which means ‘The Big Fjord’ in Greenlandic, is appropriately named, as it’s 168km long...
Kangerlussuaq, which means ‘The Big Fjord’ in Greenlandic, is appropriately named, as it’s 168km long and is where your journey will begin. Kangerlussuaq has one of the most stable climates in the region though temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer.
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands and complex...
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands and complex coastal waterways. You will be making an expedition stop here to explore the Greenlandic landscape.
Venturing 250km north of the Arctic Circle you will find the stunning coastal community of...
Venturing 250km north of the Arctic Circle you will find the stunning coastal community of Ilulissat. Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, and there couldn’t be a more fitting name. Your visit will include time in the colourful town and a chance to hike out to an elevated viewpoint where you can observe the great fields of ice. You will also cruise in the fleet of zodiacs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord is where you will find the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, one of the most active and fastest moving in the world at 19m per day and calving more than 35 square kilometers of ice annually. The glacier has been the object of scientific attention for 250 years and, because of its relative ease of accessibility, has significantly added to the understanding of ice-cap glaciology, climate change and related geomorphic processes.
The adventure builds as you explore by ship and Zodiac along the west coast of...
The adventure builds as you explore by ship and Zodiac along the west coast of Greenland. Find spectacular fjords, where we will be watching for marine life in majestic and inspiring landscapes dotted with icebergs.
There are numerous options for expedition stops, to make the most of weather and wildlife conditions. Departing Greenland, cross Baffin Bay toward Nunavut.
This is a community located on Broughton Island in Nunavut, which is known for wildlife,...
This is a community located on Broughton Island in Nunavut, which is known for wildlife, art, and Aujuittuq National Park. “Qik” was home to a NORAD military station that formed part of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line in the 1950s.
Qikiqtarjuaq boasts a burgeoning craft industry, and local artisans are eager to share their wares. Talented local artists have a focus on intricate ivory work and jewelry. The community is famously warm and welcoming to visitors.
East Baffin Island
Today will be an expedition day in the truest sense as you navigate the fjords...
East Baffin Island
Today will be an expedition day in the truest sense as you navigate the fjords of eastern Baffin Island. The Ocean Endeavour is a perfect mobile observation platform, while the fleet of Zodiacs allows you to quickly scramble for a closer look when opportunities arise.
Moving through waters known to harbour polar bears, belugas, narwhals, and other marine mammals, the staff will be monitoring from the deck and bridge to maximize chances of seeing wildlife.
Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over fifty thousand square kilometres....
Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over fifty thousand square kilometres. The island’s geology is stunning, and very visible as we sail the coast. Flat topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character.
Devon Island has a rich human history, and boasts historical and archeological features. Be on the look out for wildlife!
In 1845 Sir John Franklin took his expedition of 129 men in two ships into...
In 1845 Sir John Franklin took his expedition of 129 men in two ships into the Wellington Channel. Not a soul returned from the fateful expedition. It was two years before search parties were launched. Aside from the bodies of three souls buried here, only relics were found as clues to the disappearance. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.
Peel Sound and Parry Channel
The ‘obvious’ route through the Northwest Passage, Parry Channel seldom provides a full transit because...
Peel Sound and Parry Channel
The ‘obvious’ route through the Northwest Passage, Parry Channel seldom provides a full transit because of ice. It is named after Arctic explorer William Edward Parry, who got as far as Melville Island in 1819 before being blocked by ice at McClure Strait.
Peel Sound was the Franklin expedition’s route south. It presents numerous wildlife and exploratory opportunities. The setting is optimal for hiking and exploring the geological diversity of the area.
The Kitikmeot Region consists of parts of Victoria Island, the adjacent part of the mainland...
The Kitikmeot Region consists of parts of Victoria Island, the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, King William Island, and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. Its regional seat is Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), though it also contains five other hamlets. Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in the news since the finding of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut’s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land.
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut....
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut. Known for many years as Coppermine, the community reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name—meaning “place of moving waters”—on January 1st, 1996.
The Coppermine River is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Today you will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and make yur way to the airport to meet the charter flights to Calgary.
1 night Calgary.
Fly home to the UK today or collect a car rental and extend your holiday...
Fly home to the UK today or collect a car rental and extend your holiday in Canada.