Explore the islands, fjords and glaciers of Greenland and Baffin Bay on this Arctic voyage
Experience the far-flung wilderness of Greenland and Baffin Island on this unforgettable Arctic voyage. Led by a team of experts, cruise north of the Arctic Circle to some of the most remote fjords, islands and settlements on Earth. Heading out on regular Zodiack trips, prowl for polar bears on Monumental Island, visit an abandoned whaling station on Kekerten and explore the Inuit hamlet of Pangnirtung, before continuing onto breathtaking Sam Ford Fjord, the Eqip Sermia Glacier and the fishing and hunting community of Itilleq. In the icy reaches of the world’s northern tip, the scenery, wildlife and history are one-of-a-kind. Just like this seaborne adventure.
Explore the World Heritage-listed Ilulissat Icefjord. Cruise past icebergs and hear the thunderous roar of ice calving from Sermeq Kujalleq, the world’s fastest moving glacier
Visit some of the most beautiful and isolated places on the planet, including Sam Ford Fjord, where rocky mountains loom from the sea
Led by a team of experts, get close to a unique array of wildlife – such as walruses, sea birds and perhaps even polar bears – on regular Zodiac trips
Mingle with welcoming locals in far-flung Greenlandic and Inuit communities. Learn how humans have used hunting and fishing to survive the extreme climate of the Arctic for so long
As you’d expect, temperatures in the Arctic are very cold. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.
Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.
The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area.
This trip takes place during the time of year that Greenland enjoys 24-hour daylight. Just one of the benefits of this is that incredible wildlife can be seen at any time of the day – be prepared to be woken at any time so as to not miss out on exciting animal sightings.
Polar bears are one of the most incredible and appealing animals on the planet, but they are also powerful predators with little fear of humans. Therefore it’s necessary to be aware of the guidelines surrounding any contact with Polar bears. Follow your leader’s instructions and do not stray from your group – your leader carries equipment to protect you.
On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Ocean Atlantic
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Canada to Greenland trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
Kayaking is available to book on all Arctic voyages except on Icebreakers. Kayaking must be booked prior to departure and incurs an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. Some previous, recent experience is essential. Snowshoeing and hiking is also offered on some itineraries. These activities are at no additional cost and do not need to be pre-booked. See the itinerary for Adventure options available on this voyage.
Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.
Strict luggage limits apply. Please see Trip Notes (What to Take) for more information.