The southwestern coast of Greenland – the world’s largest island, is home to numerous towns and fishing ports. Colourful houses and buildings dot the sparsely vegetated landscape. The scenery can truly be described as awesome and we explore a maze of iceberg-filled fjords navigating south on our journey towards Canada. We enjoy daily excursions off the ship, exploring in the Zodiac boats to witness glaciers and icebergs, observing wildlife, and strolling through the colourful villages or on longer hikes.
Greenlanders are friendly by nature and meeting the locals and learning about their culture and traditions is a highlight. History surrounds us and we learn about the earliest inhabitants, the arrival of the Vikings and the Danish colonial period. Crossing the Davis Strait from Greenland to Canada, more Viking history awaits in Newfoundland. A visit to Red Bay in Labrador tells the story of the arrival of Basque whalers and fisherman from southern Europe in the mid15th century. We come face to face with natural history in
Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site where 485 million years of natural history comes to the Earth’s surface.
Legendary Newfoundland hospitality awaits when we visit several remote locations along the western and southern coastline of the island, providing yet another highlight. This outstanding small-ship expedition provides fantastic diversity in scenery, history, culture and activity and packs a lot into a relatively compact timeframe.
Please Note: This trip commences in Ottawa – Canada’s elegant capital city. We recommend you arrive in
Ottawa at least one day prior to the scheduled voyage departure date. This gives you a buffer in the event of any unexpected travel delays between home and trip departure time. From Ottawa we fly to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland via a charter flight. We transfer to the ship for embarkation via Zodiac. At the conclusion of the trip, we arrive into Sydney, Nova Scotia in the morning. Transfers are provided to a central location and to nearby Sydney Airport for onward flights to Halifax and Toronto.