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Heart of the Arctic: An Expedition to Northern Canada & Greenland

Program No. 25006RJ
Voyage into the Arctic by expedition ship and get up close to massive glaciers and expansive tundra while searching for polar bears, whales and more!

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At a Glance

From glaciers and fjords to polar bears and belugas, there’s nothing like the landscapes and ecosystems of the Arctic. Experience the vastness and magnificence of northern Canada firsthand and get a new perspective on geological features and wildlife via expedition ship and smaller Zodiac vessels. Set sail across the region’s bays while keeping your eyes peeled for walruses, whales, seals and more. Then, make land on the world’s largest island — Greenland — and explore its capital on foot, including a stop at the Greenland National Museum. Voyage through Inuit culture, Arctic wildlife and geology on this unforgettable learning adventure.
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.

What You'll Learn

  • In the Canadian territory of Nunavut, visit Akpatok Island, which boasts spectacular limestone cliffs and an abundance of birds.
  • Delve into the area’s Inuit culture as you visit an Inuit art studio and explore Kimmirut, where the Inuit people have lived for thousands of years.
  • Search for arctic wildlife from smaller Zodiac vessels.
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