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Ontario/Greenland

Arctic Expedition: Baffin Island and Greenland

Program No. 21407RJ
Journey to the Arctic Circle in summer and bask in the Land of the Midnight Sun as you explore gorgeous fjords, discover incredible wildlife and examine massive glaciers up close.

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DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside Ship Outside
Aug 13 - Aug 28, 2024
SOLD OUT
Ship Inside 15,499
Ship Outside 16,799
Special Offer

The price shown is $1,000 off the original price! Enroll by July 02, 2024 for free air from select cities. Ask about other cities! No added cost for a single cabin in select categories!

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside Ship Outside
Aug 13 - Aug 28, 2024
SOLD OUT
Ship Inside 15,499
Ship Outside 16,799
Special Offer

The price shown is $1,000 off the original price! Enroll by July 02, 2024 for free air from select cities. Ask about other cities! No added cost for a single cabin in select categories!

At a Glance

Embark on an expedition north of the Arctic Circle in summer, when long days allow for plenty of time to absorb the incredible environments around you. Beginning in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and ending in Greenland, this voyage takes you into dramatic fjords, close to actively calving glaciers and through icy waters home to an array of majestic wildlife.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day over hilly, rocky, uneven terrain. Climbing stairs between decks on board as well as external gangway stairs to transfer between the ship and Zodiacs. Most embarkations and disembarkations will be via Zodiac, which require stepping up or down approximately 12 inches. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto rocky or gravelly beaches and in windy weather can make for rather splashy rides.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Search for bears, whales and walrus in their Arctic feeding grounds.
  • Get a close look at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Icefjord by Zodiac, located at the mouth of one of the world’s most active glaciers.
  • Enhance your knowledge with unique access to Adventure Canada's seasoned onboard staff, each professionals in their fields including culturalists, photographers and naturalists.

General Notes

The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions. The program is limited to 24 participants and the Ocean Endeavour holds 198 passengers.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Last Gentleman Adventurer
by Edward Beauclerk Maurice
The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World
by Hugh Brody
In Order to Live Untroubled: Inuit of the Central Arctic, 1550-1940
by Renee Fossett
Native peoples of Quebec. Michel Noel, Redaction
by Sylvain Harvey
Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
by Charles Johnson
Dead Reckoning: the Untold Story of the Northwest Passage
by Ken McGoogan
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
by John Geiger & Owen Beattie
The Future of the Arctic
by Charles Emmerson
Who Owns the Arctic: Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North
by Michael Byers
Across Time and Tundra: the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic
by Ishmael Alunik
Arctic Eden
by Jerry Kobalenko
Uqalurait: an Oral History of Nunavut
by John Bennett and Susan Rowley, eds.
Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga
by William F Fitzhugh
Across the Top of the World
by James Delgado
The Voyage of the Narwhal
by Andrea Barrett
The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole
by Pierre Berton
From Magic Words to Word Processing: A History of the Inuit Language
by Louis-Jacques Dorais
The Last Imaginary Place
by Robert McGhee
True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole
by Bruce Henderson
Arctic Dreams and Nightmares
by Alootook Ipellie
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik the New York Eskimo
by Kenn Harper
Canada's Relationship With Inuit: A History of Policy and Program Development
by Sarah Bonesteel
A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic
by E.C. Pielou
Paper Stays Put: A Collection of Inuit Writing
by Robin Gedalof
What We Know About Climate Change
by Kerry Emanuel
Franklin's Lost Ship: Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus
by John Geiger & Alanna Mitchell
Gossip: a Spoken History of Women in the North
by Mary Crnkovich ed.
Ghosts of Cape Sabine: the Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
by Leonard F Guttridge
The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin's Tragic Quest for the Northwest Passage
by Andrew Lambert
The Right to Be Cold: One Women's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet
by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset
by Odette Leroux, Marion E. Jackson, and Minnie Aodla Freeman
The Legend of Kiviuq as Retold in the Drawings of Nancy Pukirnak Aupaluktuq.
by Nancy Pukirnak Aupaluktuq; Preface by Diane Webster





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