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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland

Venture high above the Arctic Circle and explore the northerly shores of Canada's Baffin Island and the western coast of Greenland on this spectacular expedition voyage, with exciting Zodiac cruising

Cruise Only
19 nights from £12200pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Ice cruising - Credit David Merron
  • Ilulissat - Credit Acacia Johnson
  • Ummannaq - Credit Acacia Johnson
  • Meet the locals - Credit Acacia Johnson

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Discover the outstanding natural beauty and wildlife of Baffin Island and Greenland's west coast on this expedition voyage above the Arctic Circle.

The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition will show you why. Zodiac cruising gives you an amazing view of glistening icebergs, glaciers and fjords, while visits to communities immerse you in traditions.

After an overnight hotel stay in Reykjavik, fly to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland to board your ship and begin your Arctic adventure. Cross the Davis Strait and spend three days exploring Baffin Island in Canada. Visit the Inuit community of Qikiqtarjuaq and the rarely-explored Sam Ford Fjord, one of the most isolated places on the planet. Continue to Lancaster Sound, gateway to the Northwest Passage. Enjoy Zodiac cruising around the beautiful bays and inlets, keeping an eye out for wildlife including walrus, seals and polar bears.

Head to the northwest coast of Greenland, a land of majestic icebergs and grand glaciers, and on to the west coast, with potential visits including Uummannaq, Itilleq and the magnificent Illulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Share memories of this amazing voyage with your fellow travellers as you cruise back to Kangerlussuaq and disembark for a flight to Reykjavik, where there is a hotel stay.

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Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland Itinerary

Day 1 - Reykjavik (Iceland)

Arrive in Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel for an overnight hotel stay. (Please note mandatory transfer package including overnight hotel stay in Reykjavik is an additional £1400pp)

Day 2 - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland)

This morning, transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland, where you'll embark your ship.

Day 3 - At sea

Cross the Davis Strait and enjoy onboard lectures on wildlife, geology, ecology and climate.

Days 4-6 - Baffin Island (Canada)

Baffin Island is the fifth-largest island in the world, and named after William Baffin who ventured in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. Sailing will be dictated by weather and ice conditions, and each day will be different. Meet the locals in the Inuit community of Qikiqtarjuaq, and visit the rarely-explored Sam Ford Fjord one of the most isolated places on the planet.

Day 7 - At sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Days 8-11 - Lancaster Sound

Lancaster Sound is the gateway to the Northwest Passage. It is an important summer feeding area for whales and other marine wildlife. Enjoy Zodiac cruising around some of the sound's beautiful bays and inlets, keeping an eye out for wildlife including walrus and seals. You may be able to visit Radstock Bay, Beechey Island and Coburg Island.

Day 12 - Smith Sound

Explore both sides of Smith Sound before bidding farewell to Canada.

Days 13-14 - Northwest Greenland (Greenland)

Explore the remote northwest coast, a land of impressive icebergs and glaciers. Visit Qaanaaq, one of the northernmost towns in the world, where Inuits share their culture. You may be able to discover Melville Bay, a former whaling site, which opens up to Baffin Bay, perfect for Zodiac cruising. There is an optional paddling excursion.

Day 15 - At sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Days 16-18 - West Greenland

With spectacular glaciers, dramatic fjords and lively communities, the west coast of Greenland will leave you speechless. Potential visits include Uummannaq with its colourful houses, Itilleq and the UNESCO-listed Illulissat Icefjord. This fjord is home to Jaokbshavn, one of the most active glaciers in the world and a great spot for Zodiac cruising.

Day 19 - Kangerlussuaq - Reykjavik (Iceland)

Enjoy a Zodiac ride to shore, where you'll board your charter flight back to Reykjavik for an overnight hotel stay. (Please note mandatory transfer package including overnight hotel stay in Reykjavik is an additional £1400pp)

Day 20 - Reykjavik

Check-out of the hotel.

Price Includes

  • 17-night full board cruise
  • 1-night pre and post-cruise hotel stay in Reykjavik
  • Charter flights between Reykjavik and Kangerlussuaq
  • Wine and beer with dinner during the cruise
  • Soft drinks during bar opening hours during the cruise
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water at all times during the cruise
  • Zodiac landings and shore landings, walks and hikes
  • Lectures by the Expedition Team
  • Quark Parka to keep
  • Loan of waterproof knee-high boots
  • Port charges and taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights – we can arrange these for you
  • Overseas transfers
  • Optional excursions such as paddling and kayaking
  • Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Compulsory Transfer Package - £1400pp
  • Overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Reykjavik
  • Overnight post-cruise stay in Reykjavik
  • Return charter flights between Kangerlussuaq and Reykjavik
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

  • Please note dates shown are based on departure in Kangerlussuaq. Compulsory transfer package including hotel stays and charter flights is not included in above prices - additional £1400pp
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