Wild Greenland and Labrador Expedition Cruise

Sail like the Vikings from Greenland to North America

Follow the route of the Vikings on an expedition cruise from Greenland, across the Arctic Circle, along the rugged shores of Labrador and finally arriving in Newfoundland. Discover dramatic landscapes along the way, from glaciers and icebergs to the tallest mountain peaks east of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy land excursions by zodiac at every opportunity, with opportunities to hike, watch for wildlife, and visit local communities. The comfortable Ocean Endeavour 1B ice class ship and a high number of crew to guests provides a seamless and exhilarating expedition experience.

  • Starting From

    $11,410 USD

    per person
  • Trip length

    16 days

    15 nights
  • Hot Spots
    Toronto, Nuuk, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nain, Hebron, Hopedale, North River, Traytown, St. John's
LET’S PERSONALIZE THIS TRIP

Viking Discovery at L’Anse aux Meadows


Visit the only authenticated Norse archaeological site in all of North America. Walk through reconstructed dwellings and interact with Viking interpretive guides that bring history to life.

Hike through Torngat Mountains National Park


Very few people have the chance to visit the gorgeous fjords and hike amongst the mountain peaks of Torngat Mountains National Park. Discover landscapes alight with autumn colours and watch for wildlife along the way.

Learn about Unique Northern Communities


Meet the hospitable people who make their homes in the far north. Greendlandic communities and Inuit communities provide a warm welcome with the chance to learn about local games, art, and handicrafts, food and music.

YOUR TRIP
DAY-BY-DAY

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

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Day 01

Arrive in Toronto

Your adventure begins in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Prepare for a dramatic change of pace when you travel north to Greenland tomorrow. An orientation meeting at your hotel will get you excited for your expedition.

Toronto has so much to see it is worth adding time to explore before your expedition.

Overnight in Toronto

Overnight in a Superior level hotel, such as the Sheraton Gateway Toronto Airport. Superior Hotels are perfect for travelers wanting great value plus more upscale accommodations. Exceptional service, location, and quality characterize these properties.

Day 02

Your Adventure Begins

Join your expedition group on a charter flight north today.

Fly from Toronto to Greenland to Embark

(1 of 2 activities)

Depart the big city of Toronto, Canada and fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Travel along Greenland's longest road, which is less than 20km (12 miles), before traveling by Zodiac to board your cruise. Excitement builds as you sail into one of the longest fjords in the world, Sondre Stromfjord.

Ocean Endeavour

(2 of 2 activities)

The Ocean Endeavour has a 1B ice class, making it a perfect option for Arctic summer exploration. At 137m (450ft) long, it features a swimming pool, hot tub, lounges and plenty of space for all of the 198 passengers onboard.

Category 9 – Junior Suite Cabin – Deck 5

This Junior Suite outside cabin features picture windows with unobstructed views, a matrimonial size bed, sitting area and a private bathroom. Located on deck 5, enjoy approximately 270 square feet of room to relax along with a flat screen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, bathrobe, and bathing amenities.

Day 03

Coastal Villages and Fall Colours

Follow in the footsteps of Leif Erikson as you travel from Greenland to Newfoundland.

Explore the West Greenland Coast

(1 of 2 activities)

Pass by fishing villages, islands and waterways as you explore the west coast of Greenland. If you are lucky, the lush vegetation and tundra foliage may be changing colours for a stunning landscape. Enjoy an expedition stop to explore the wild landscape.

Suggested Add-on: Kayak Program

(2 of 2 activities)

Add-on a kayaking program to explore the marine environment in a quiet and fun way. Paddle through serene waters and get closer to the natural environment and wildlife. Enjoy at least two kayak excursions throughout your expedition.

Day 04

Discover the Capital of Greenland

Greenland's capital of Nuuk offers shopping, cafes, and restaurants with a European flair.

Welcome to Nuuk

(1 of 1 activities)

Learn about one of the most northernmost capitals in the world as you explore Nuuk today. Look for an interesting mix of colonial Danish architecture and modern buildings as you explore the downtown core. The Greenland National Museum in Nuuk is a must see destination.

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Day 05

The Davis Strait

Sail south over the Arctic Circle. Greenland's coast is spectacular with dramatic mountains and glaciers.

Day at Sea in the Davis Strait

(1 of 1 activities)

Follow the path of the Vikings as you sail westward across Davis Strait, the entrance to the Northwest Passage. Watch for the abundant marine animals and seabirds that call this area home. Immerse yourself in the environment with onboard presentation on archaeology, history and culture.

Day 06

Welcome Back to Canada

As you come to shore you may experience some of the largest tides in Canada, nearly a match to the Bay of Fundy.

Make Landfall on the Arctic Coast

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover Québec’s Inuit region of Nunavik as the expedition makes landfall in Canada. Discover the Inuit community of Kangiqsualujjuaq, where you have a chance to mingle with local folks. Watch for the George River caribou herd which has its calving grounds nearby.

Day 07

Arrive in Labrador

Explore Torngat Mountains National Park, the only park initiated and staffed entirely by Inuit people.

Discover the Torngat Mountains

(1 of 1 activities)

Canada’s highest peaks outside of the Rockies are found in Labrador’s Torngat Mountains National Park. Explore the area with the Inuit of Nunatsiavut who will guide you through their spiritual homeland.

Day 08

Continue to Explore Labrador

The landscapes are alight with fall colours as you search for wildlife in the Torngats.

National Park Wildlife Spotting

(1 of 1 activities)

Continue to explore Torngat Mountain National Park today. Keep watch for polar bears, caribou, falcons and eagles – just some of the many species you may spot on land. There is also a large marine mammal population in the area which may splash by.

Day 09

Torngat Mountains Discovery

Travel in the Torngat Mountains is unbeatable with gorgeous fjords and plenty of wildlife.

Explore by Foot and Zodiac

(1 of 1 activities)

Very few people are lucky enough to step into Torngat Mountains National Park. Continue to explore with guided hikes through the dramatic landscape in search of wildlife and archaeological sites. Exploring by Zodiac also provides a unique shoreline view.

Day 10

Step into the Past

Continue to journey south along the Labrador coast, stopping at cultural sites along the way.

Abandoned Hebron Mission Site

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover an abandoned mission from the 1830s and learn about the controversial history of the site which was abandoned in 1953 and forced the relocation of the local Inuit community. Former residents continue to visit the site and hunt and fish nearby.

Day 11

Explore Nain

Few Canadians have been to Labrador, let alone Nunatsiavut. Enjoy an unforgettable opportunity to meet the local community.

Discover Labrador's Northernmost Community

(1 of 1 activities)

Enjoy a warm welcome in the busy harbour village of Nain, set in a gorgeous location. Visit a beautiful Moravian Church and expect music, food and handicrafts for a full immersion into this community as you explore the area with local experts.

Day 12

Discover Unique Regions

Explore the Labrador coast by land and sea. On board presentations add a unique immersion to the experience.

Labrador Coast

(1 of 1 activities)

Explore the varied region of the Labrador coast. This unique region offers coastal barrens, high subartic tundra, high boreal forest, mid-boreal forest, and string bog.

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Day 13

Explore the Labrador Coast

Explore the beautiful landscape of the Mealy Mountains.

Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve

(1 of 1 activities)

The pristine landscape of the Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve are an adventurer’s playground. The rounded rock summits of the Mealy Mountains tower 1180m (3871ft) over Lake Melville. The traditional Labrador Inuit name of the park means White Mountains.

Day 14

Discover Viking History

Arrive at the northern tip of Newfoundland just as the Vikings would have landed years ago.

Visit L'Anse aux Meadows

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America, with remains dating back to 1000 AD. Visit the interpretive centre and learn about Viking history in North America.

Day 15

Newfoundland National Park Discovery

Discover the charm of the local Newfoundland people as you venture into the Terra Nova National Park.

Terra Nova National Park

(1 of 1 activities)

Explore Canada's most Eastern National Park. This amazing region has attracted people for at least five thousand years. Rich in resources, the park land also contains several communities and sawmills.

Day 16

Depart with Fond Memories

Your adventure comes to an end today as your cruise arrives back in St. John's.

Depart from St. John's

(1 of 1 activities)

Savour the final day of your expedition as you sail back into St. John's Harbour. Say goodbye as the expedition team assists with your onward journey.

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

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HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

To make sure that your holiday is full of only good surprises, here's a comprehensive list of what is (and isn't) included in your package.


Accommodation:

  • 1 night at a Toronto Airport hotel
  • 14 nights onboard the Ocean Endeavour in a private cabin

Cruise Experience:

  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All zodiac excursions
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment

Meal Inclusions:

  • All shipboard meals

Transportation Inclusions:

  • Charter flight between Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (Early-morning departure)
  • Transfers between the cruise ship and St. John's Airport

Other Inclusions:

  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Port fees
  • Applicable taxes

Important Schedule and Trip Notes:

  • Adventure cruising is unpredictable. Expedition staff may adjust the itinerary and inclusions to accommodate to weather to provide the best possible experience.
  • Airfare to and from Canada
  • Meals, other than those mentioned
  • Trip interruption / cancellation insurance, or travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
  • Gratuities to staff and crew ($US15 per day, per passenger is recommended)
  • There are currently no seasonal restrictions

PRICES & DATES

This trip is available for departures in September.

Starting From

$11,410 USD
per person

based on double occupancy, September 2019 departure and our base class.

We offer a range of packages across all four seasons. Please speak with one of our travel advisors about personalizing your trip and getting a comprehensive quote.

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