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Canadian Arctic and Greenland Journey into the North - Labrador, Torngats & Greenland 11 nights

This voyage links numerous historic locations on Canada’s East Coast before we journey northwards from the more temperate climate found in the Maritimes onto higher latitudes. Subtle changes to vegetation and wildlife species can be noticed and our expert guides will interpret and explain these changes throughout the journey. The region features strong cultural diversity and we encounter the Nunatsiavut people in small communities along the coastline of Labrador. Numerous wildlife species are found along this coastline including bears, seals, whales and both migratory and resident birds.

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Journey into the North - Labrador, Torngats & Greenland

Starting Rate: US$5,995.00+

Number of Nights: 11

Departs from: LOUISBOURG

Returns to: KANGERLUSSUAQ

At the conclusion of the trip, we fly from Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) back to Ottawa on a charter flight.

Experiences:

    Education
    Wildlife Viewing
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Hiking
    Sea Kayaking
    Science
    History
    Ornithology
    Health & Wellness

Available Dates:

2020
August 7 - 18 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Journey into the North - Labrador, Torngats & Greenland

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details. Discover remote coastal ports, soaring mountains, rich culture & history.

On this voyage, we visit numerous historic locations on Canada’s East Coast, including a French-built fortress, a known Viking settlement, remote mission locations and isolated fishing ports. We then journey northwards onto higher latitudes. A particular highlight of our voyage is a visit to Torngat Mountains National Park. Leaving Canada, we navigate across the Davis Strait to the spectacular coast of Greenland - home to colourful villages, rich culture, friendly locals and stunning icebergs that break off the immense glacial systems | Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details.



Day 1

Sydney/Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

Our adventure begins in Sydney, Nova Scotia. We transfer to the historic port town of Louisbourg. During the 18th century, Louisbourg was the third...

Our adventure begins in Sydney, Nova Scotia. We transfer to the historic port town of Louisbourg. During the 18th century, Louisbourg was the third busiest seaport in North America. We board the ship in the late afternoon and sail out past the lighthouse, across the Gulf of St Lawrence towards Newfoundland, Labrador and eventually Greenland




Day 2

Gros Morne National Park

This morning we are anchored off the coastal hamlet of Trout River, the access point into Gros Morne National Park. The Zodiacs take us ashore and ...

This morning we are anchored off the coastal hamlet of Trout River, the access point into Gros Morne National Park. The Zodiacs take us ashore and we are transferred by bus for a visit to the World Heritage-listed Tablelands. This incredible location is noted for its unique geology and exceptional scenery. We visit the Discovery Centre, before arriving at Woody Point, located in Bonne Bay. We meet the ship here and continue our voyage northwards.




Day 3

L'anse aux Meadows

Today tells a story a thousand years in the making. A millennium ago, Viking long-ships would have been found along this same beach. L’Anse aux Mea...

Today tells a story a thousand years in the making. A millennium ago, Viking long-ships would have been found along this same beach. L’Anse aux Meadows is one of Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is where Norseman, Leif Erikson, (son of Eric the Red) - is thought to have founded “Vinland”. As we explore the reconstructed sod huts and Norse ruins with the resident archaeologist, we see evidence that the Vikings discovered North America some five hundred years prior to the arrival of Columbus. Tonight we leave the coastline of Newfoundland, crossing the Strait of Belle Isle towards Labrador.




Day 4

Wonderstrands, Labrador

Overnight, we have arrived along a historic stretch of coastline, named the Wonderstrands. The location appears in the Viking saga of Eric the Red ...

Overnight, we have arrived along a historic stretch of coastline, named the Wonderstrands. The location appears in the Viking saga of Eric the Red – which calls the location ‘furdustrandir’ - the Wonder Strands. Other than one rocky promontory, the beach is almost 50km long – a rarity on the famously rocky east coast of Canada. There are some excellent hiking options along the shoreline and hinterland while Zodiac cruising and exploring in the sea kayaks provides additional means of discovering the area.




Day 5

Hopedale

Today we venture ashore by Zodiac to visit the Hopedale Moravian Mission – built in 1782 and said to be the oldest building east of Quebec. It’s a ...

Today we venture ashore by Zodiac to visit the Hopedale Moravian Mission – built in 1782 and said to be the oldest building east of Quebec. It’s a fascinating place and we learn of the influence of the early Christian missionaries on the Inuit people of Northern Labrador. This location has been designated a Canadian National Historic Site. We plan a visit to the local museum for a deeper insight. The local Inuit produce ornate carvings and other crafts which make for wonderful souvenirs.




Day 6

Torngat Mountains National Park, Saglek Fjord

As we sail into Saglek Fjord, we arrive at the southern gateway to the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve. The Park covers almost 10,000 squar...

As we sail into Saglek Fjord, we arrive at the southern gateway to the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve. The Park covers almost 10,000 square kilometres of Northern Labrador. It is bordered by Quebec on one side, and the Labrador Coast on the other. It is home to Canada’s highest mountains east of the Rockies, and features breathtaking fjords, remnant glacial systems and stunning landscapes.




Day 7

Torngat Mountains National Park, Nachvak Fjord

Nachvak Fjord is exceptionally beautiful. The fjord is deep and narrow and stretches more than 20 kilometres. The rocky walls of the fjord soar alm...

Nachvak Fjord is exceptionally beautiful. The fjord is deep and narrow and stretches more than 20 kilometres. The rocky walls of the fjord soar almost 900 metres above us at several points. Many species migrate through the area during the short boreal summer. Numerous seal species may be encountered including ring, hooded, harp and harbour seals. Minke whales have been known to linger in the fjords, while larger species, including fin and humpback, tend to stay offshore. This is an outstanding location for landscape photography with endless subjects, a dynamic colour range and interesting lighting.




Day 8

Button Island, Nunavut

As we reach the far northern stretches of coastal Labrador, we learn of the remarkable events at Martin Bay. Here a German U-boat made the only kno...

As we reach the far northern stretches of coastal Labrador, we learn of the remarkable events at Martin Bay. Here a German U-boat made the only known armed landing in North America during WWII. Later in the day, we visit the Button Islands, named after Thomas Button who explored the area in 1612. The islands are in the middle of the upwelling of nutrients on the edge of the continental shelf. This action makes it a magnet for thousands of seabirds and other marine mammals.




Day 9

At Sea - Davis Strait

We awaken to the vast expanse of the Davis Strait, which separates Greenland from Canada. Throughout the day our onboard experts educate us with a ...

We awaken to the vast expanse of the Davis Strait, which separates Greenland from Canada. Throughout the day our onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, the wildlife, history and the locations we hope to visit in the coming days. This is an important migration corridor for birds and whales, and we keep our eyes out for signs of wildlife from the outer decks.




Day 10

Nuuk

Nuuk is the small capital of Greenland and home to a population of around 18,000 - almost a third of the entire population of the country. The smal...

Nuuk is the small capital of Greenland and home to a population of around 18,000 - almost a third of the entire population of the country. The small city is a fascinating blend of both the historic and contemporary. The National Museum of Greenland is located right by the harbour and is home to a fascinating collection of artefacts, traditional costumes and textiles and other items. Nuuk is easily explored on foot and there will be plenty of options for you to choose from today.




Day 11

Sondre Stromfjord & Greenland Icecap

By morning we have navigated north and into one of the longest fjords on the planet. At the head of the fjord sits the town of Kangerlussuaq – a ke...

By morning we have navigated north and into one of the longest fjords on the planet. At the head of the fjord sits the town of Kangerlussuaq – a key outpost on the west coast of Greenland. An exciting day lies ahead as experienced guides take us to view and experience the vast expanse of the Greenland ice cap. Our trip takes us through fabulous scenery and there’s a good chance of seeing muskox, reindeer and local birdlife. We return to the ship and tonight our chefs have prepared a special farewell dinner attended by the Captain of the ship. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate and reflect on a memorable journey.




Day 12

Kangerlussuag, Greenland

This morning we farewell our expedition team and make our way to the airport. A special charter flight returns us to Canada’s capital city of Ottaw...

This morning we farewell our expedition team and make our way to the airport. A special charter flight returns us to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa where our journey comes to an end. A transfer is also provided from the airport to a downtown location for those staying on.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Labrador, Torngats & Greenland - Journey into the North
August 7 - 18 2020 11 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$5,995.00+
Charter Flights: US$995.00
One Ocean Suite




US$11,595.00
Shackleton Suite




US$9,595.00
Superior Plus




US$8,395.00
Superior




US$8,095.00
Twin Private




US$7,395.00
Main Deck Triple




US$5,995.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking in the Arctic: USD695
*At the conclusion of the trip, we fly from Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) back to Ottawa on a charter flight.

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