Greenland and Wild Labrador: Expedition Cruise - September 22, 2020 - Atlas Obscura Trips
Photo Credit: Scott Sporleder
Photo Credit: Dennis Minty
Photo Credit: Dennis Minty
Photo Credit: Dennis Minty

Greenland and Wild Labrador: Expedition Cruise

from $9,395 USD per person for 16 days, 15 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Easy
  • On the Water

Join us aboard the Ocean Endeavor expedition ship as we trace the route of Norse explorer Leif Erikson from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to St. John’s, Newfoundland, via coastal Labrador. Along the way, we’ll see incredible landscapes and wildlife, and stop to explore Canadian National Parks and fascinating towns. Sailing south along the coast of Greenland from the Arctic Circle, we’ll be surrounded by towering mountains and glaciers. Stop over in Nuuk, the world’s smallest capital and one of its most northern. Crossing the Davis Strait to Canada, we’ll visit Torngat Mountains National Park before continuing our southerly journey along the rugged Labrador coast. Across the Strait of Belle Isle in Newfoundland, we’ll roam North America’s only authenticated Norse site before sailing down the picturesque coast of northeast Newfoundland, and ending in St. John’s. Every day throughout this trip, there will be workshops, talks, guided hikes, and many opportunities to immerse yourself in the history, science, and traditions of this unique region. 

Note: This trip is not exclusive to Atlas Obscura. Our small group of Atlas Obscura travelers will be joining a group of 186 adventurers from all across the world. We look forward to delving into the history and science of the Arctic, learning its unique stories and mysteries, and getting to know our shipmates.

Highlights
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by ship
  • Visit Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, on Québec’s Arctic coast
  • Enjoy an Inuit welcome in the administrative capital of Nunatsiavut
  • Hike among the peaks and fjords of Torngat Mountains National Park
  • Visit the restored Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info

Activity Level

This expedition can be as leisurely or active as you’d like it to be. Excursions off-ship are optional, but they’re often the most exciting part of the day. Anyone with a medium level of mobility can come aboard the inflatable boats (Zodiacs) used for on-shore excursions—it is comparable to getting in and out of a pick-up truck. For any biking and kayaking (available at a supplementary cost), basic experience is required and physical fitness is essential. All final decisions on excursions will be made by the Expedition Leader.

Arrival & Departure

We recommend arriving in Toronto, Ontario, on September 22; the group’s charter flight departs in the early morning on September 23. Your hotel room for September 22 is included in the trip cost, and the hotel will serve as the location for an evening meet-and-greet. At the end of the trip, we’ll arrive by ship in St. John’s in the late afternoon on October 7. For returning home after the trip, we recommend that you depart from St. John's on October 8 or later, and reserve your own hotel night for October 7. The private charter flight from Toronto, Ontario, to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, is an additional cost of $1,295 and will be booked through Atlas Obscura and Adventure Canada. 

Additional Activities

Kayaking: Explore at water level in small groups with our experienced kayak guides. We offer both single and double kayaks, as well as the essential gear for safety and comfort.

Biking: Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, an independent explorer, or are keen to cover more ground, bikes offer an opportunity to experience communities and landscapes at your own pace. We carry a fleet of Kona mountain bikes. These multi-geared, all-purpose bikes are available during select community excursions.

Onboard Accommodation

There are 10 cabin types available to choose, including quads, suites, and twins. We strongly recommend recommend the twin cabin types listed below, which offer a range of options and prices. All cabins have private baths. Exterior cabins have windows while interior cabins do not. If you’d like more detailed information and/or photographs of the different cabin types, or would like to book a cabin type not listed below, please email us at trips@atlasobscura.com.

Dates and Prices

Sep 22–Oct 07, 2020
Interior Twin
$9,395 USD per person
Exterior Twin
$10,695 USD per person
Main Twin
$11,995 USD per person
Comfort Twin
$13,295 USD per person
The total cost of your trip depends on the type of cabin you select. Please see the table below for additional pricing details. Note that the price of the trip does not include the charter flight, which costs an additional $1,295. A $1,000 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment will be due by May 26, 2020. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip's Terms & Conditions
Included
  • Comfortable cabin accommodation and use of all public areas on cruise.
  • All meals aboard the ship.
  • All workshops, sightseeing, and shore excursions, including presentations and guide services.
  • Service charges, port fees, and Canadian GST tax.
  • Reading packet and pre-departure information.
  • Hotel accommodation for the night of September 22.
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • If applicable, applying for a Canadian visa.
  • Pre-trip and post-trip hotel accommodations. 
  • Transportation and flights to Toronto and from St. John's.
  • Charter flight from Toronto, Ontario, to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Trip FAQ

Because of the exploratory nature of these voyages, we do not have a set itinerary. The final decisions on our daily program will make the best use of local ice and weather conditions, spontaneous opportunities, and wildlife. The notes in this itinerary are designed to give you a good idea of our intentions, and what your days will look like.