2021 Greenland and Atlantic Canada – History, Culture & Nature

2021 Greenland and Atlantic Canada – History, Culture & Nature

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Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Duration: 13 days

13-days Greenland and Atlantic Canada
DEPARTURE
7 September 2021 Request a Quote

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Interact with Inuit during visits to remote yet welcoming communities
  • Learn about the cultures and histories of Greenland and Canada
  • Spot wildlife such as whales and a variety of seabirds

7 September 2021

Day 1

Head towards the World’s Largest Island

Arrive late in the evening at the international airport in Kangerlussuaq after a flight from Copenhagen. After a transfer to the port and embarkation on your expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen, we will sail almost the entire length of the fjord (118 miles) before reaching the open sea.

Day 2

`The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens’

Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, situated 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It is a modern, growing settlement with a history that goes back 4,500 years. The town´s name translates as `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens.´ Visit the museum, shop for handicrafts, or hike in the hills.

Day 3

Icefjord – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Anchored – Full Day

Ilulissat is set in the stunning scenery of Ilulissat Icefjord World Heritage site. At the fjord’s mouth, you can see enormous icebergs that have run aground. These masses of ice originate from Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world. Join one of our many excursions here.

Day 4

Exploration day Vaigat Sound

We now arrive at the northernmost point in our itinerary. There are several excellent landing sites in Vaigat Sound, offering views of breathtaking landscape and Arctic flora. Our experienced captain and Expedition Leader will take advantage of the current weather and ice conditions to identify our activity for the day.

Day 5

Exploration Day

On one side of the meandering Evighed Fjord is an ice cap that often crashes massive chunks of ice into the water. Around us are the highest mountains in West Greenland with peaks up to 6,600 feet high, sometimes swirling with mist. Conditions on the day will determine the final program and the range of activities on offer by the Expedition Team.

Day 6

THE VIBRANT CAPITAL OF GREENLAND

Nuuk lies at the mouth of one of the most spectacular fjord systems in the world. Greenland’s capital city is where old and new meet, from historic buildings in “Kolonihavnen” to the modern “Center for Greenland Self Rule.” There’s also the National Museum – home to the famous Qilakitsoq mummies.

Day 7

Labrador Sea

Relax on board and reflect on the experiences of the past few days. Lectures by the Expedition Team will also prepare you for the next days to come, including a bit of history about Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen’s crossing over the Greenland ice sheet.

Day 8

Makkovik

An Inuit and Settler Community

Our first call in Canada is this welcoming town in northern Labrador populated by 360 people from diverse backgrounds and heritage. Visit the White Elephant Museum and learn more about the mixed history here, stroll through the inspiring Poet’s Path, or hike along the boardwalk for stunning views of icebergs and the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 9

Rigolet

The Southernmost Inuit Community in the World

Located on Hamilton Inlet and nestled in a sheltered cove at the entrance to Lake Melville, this picturesque town is the southernmost officially recognized Inuit community in the world and we will learn about its unique traditions and history. Minke (known locally as ‘grumpus’) and humpback whales are also commonly observed in the nearby waters.

Day 10

Red Bay

Canada’s Rich Maritime History

Preserved in the ice-cold waters, the remains of several 17th century Basque whaling ships have led to the town being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the local museum that documents this interesting history or take the trail up to Tracey Hill for scenic views, and where, legends say, pirate captain Kidd buried treasure.

Day 14

Red Bay

Canada’s Rich Maritime History

Preserved in the ice-cold waters, the remains of several 17th century Basque whaling ships have led to the town being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the local museum that documents this interesting history or take the trail up to Tracey Hill for scenic views, and where, legends say, pirate captain Kidd buried treasure.

Day 11

Corner Brook

Canadian Classic

Corner Brook is located at the mouth of the Bay of Islands and Humber River and it is the second largest city in the province and local to the core. Explore the city center or enjoy its many walking trails along the Humber River, decorated at this time of year with vibrant autumn leaves.

Day 16

At Sea

Science Center Day

Enjoy a calm day at sea and share experiences with your fellow adventurers. Look out for wildlife from the outer decks. In the Science Center, observe the tiniest creatures and samples taken during this voyage up close with our state-of-the-art microscopes.

Day 17

Halifax

End of the Line – explore the Vibrant City on the Rise

Your expedition, beginning in Iceland, exploring the extremes of Greenland, across to the coasts and culture of Canada, comes to an end in Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. If you can, we definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on one of our Post-Programs before you head home.

Included in Your Expedition

Flights

  • Flight in coach class from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq

Transfers

  • Transfer in Kangerlussuaq from the airport to the ship

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, sauna with floor-to-ceiling window, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small explorer boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings

NOTES:
All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions

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2021 Greenland and Atlantic Canada – History, Culture & Nature
Duration: 13 Days

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