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Baffin Island & Greenland: Circling the Midnight Sun | Ocean Endeavour

12 Days
From AUD 13,325

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACADBIG

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Ottawa, Canada

Finish: Toronto, Canada

SHIP: Ocean Endeavour (Arctic)

DestinationDestination

Canadian Arctic & Greenland

DestinationDeparture Date

05/08/2025

MealsMeals

All meals on board

TransportTransport

Charter Flights (additional cost) & transfers to/from the ship

TransportAccommodation

Cabin On board a Ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Daily Excursions in location, Zodiac Cruising, Onboard Expert Lectures & Briefings by the Experienced Expedition Team

 

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather & ice conditions 

OVERVIEW

Gain a deeper comprehension of the local landscape, customs, and history as we navigate the Davis Strait in the direction of Greenland. Take advantage of this unique chance to interact with and learn from Inuit people in their homeland. 

Start your adventure in Nunavut's capital, Iqaluit Harbour, which is located at the head of Frobisher Bay. Admire Nunavut's astounding geology. Discover the shoreline while keeping an eye out for marine life, polar bears, and seabirds. As you traverse the rolling tundra in the height of Arctic summer, take in the full seasonal blossoms. Visit the Uqqurmiut Inuit Arts Centre to immerse yourself in famous Inuit art where skilled Inuit artisans craft exquisitely woven prints and tapestries. Learn more about the history, culture, and ecosystem of the area as we hear from Inuit people living in their homeland.  Discover the stunning majesty of the Ilulissat Icefjord, known for its massive icebergs, and the untamed splendour of the Cumberland Peninsula. Discover West Greenland's intricate coastal waterways, which offer plenty of hiking and zodiac cruising options and are surrounded by towering mountains, glaciers, islands, and fjords.

 

Mandatory charter flight information and cost:
2025 DEPARTURE:
Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit, NU, Canada -  Early-morning departure. Price USD$950 per person.
Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON, Canada - Evening arrival. Price USD$1,450 per person.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Iqaluit, NU, Canada

Begin your journey by transferring to the ship by Zodiac through Iqaluit harbour. Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s capital.

A population of nearly 8,000 calls the city home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

Kitigtung (Lady Franklin Island)

Journey to Lady Franklin Island, one of the many rugged and wildlife-rich islands dotting the south Baffin Island coast. Explore the coastline by Zodiac keeping watch for seabirds, polar bears, and marine life.

A wonderful introduction to the geology of Nunavut, examine the rock formations from the sea. With Inuit expedition team members by your side, you'll gain an intimate perspective on the captivating wildlife and geological wonders that cross your path.

Southeast Baffin Island

Spend time on the nuna—the Inuktitut name for land. Take a hike that best suits your interest accompanied by our expert expedition team who offer insightful interpretations of the surroundings.

Soak in the full seasonal blooms at the height of Arctic summer as you explore the rolling tundra. A stop here will give you a unique opportunity to connect with nature on a profound level.

Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung)

Experience Panniqtuuq, nestled on a coastal plain amidst stunning mountains and a winding river valley. Meaning “the place of the bull caribou” in Inuktitut, this charming community is embraced by snow-capped peaks and the ocean.

Immerse yourself in renowned Inuit art at the Uqqurmiut Inuit Arts Centre. Step inside the print and weave shop, where talented Inuit artists create beautifully woven tapestries and prints.

Get the opportunity to purchase the acclaimed "Pang" hats—colourfully patterned crocheted toques—at the centre's gift shop.

Cumberland Peninsula - Days 5 to 6

Spend two days exploring the Cumberland Peninsula, a stunning Arctic region steeped in cultural heritage.

Jutting from the southeastern coast of Baffin Island, this peninsula encompasses Cumberland Sound, whose profuse wildlife sustained Inuit and their predecessors for thousands of years. We hope to experience the same natural wonders as we sail through the marine-rich waterway.

It was even considered a potential missing link in the early search for the Northwest Passage. While exploring, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the captivating maritime history of the region, gaining a deeper understanding of its past and present significance.

We'll make the most of every opportunity to hike the vast tundra and Zodiac in the ice-strewn waters. Make sure to keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that calls this region home, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, and beluga whales.

At Sea - Davis Strait

Deepen your understanding of the environment, cultures, and history of the region as we sail across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Get the privileged opportunity to engage with and learn from Inuit in their homeland.

Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck! Try your hand at athletic feats during an interactive cultural performance of Inuit games.

Through shared experiences and interactions, develop a deep appreciation for the culture and gain a profound connection to the stunning landscapes we traverse.

Keep your binoculars ready to spot whales and seabirds who follow in our wake.

Western Greenland - Days 8 to 9

Welcome to Kalaallit Nunaat, or Greenland! Choose the activity you like best during an expedition landing on Greenland’s spectacular west coast.

Whether you prefer hiking, walking, photography, or sitting contemplatively, you’ll be delighted!

Alongside our team of knowledgeable naturalists, marine biologists, and geologists, embrace every opportunity to learn and deepen your connection to the landscapes we explore.

Admire the mighty mountains and the tiniest tundra flowers—a stop in this area will offer many outstanding features to pique your interest.

Ilulissat

Experience the remarkable beauty of Ilulissat Icefjord, renowned for its enormous icebergs. Ilulissat means “iceberg”—an apt name for this site at the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

Marvel at the sheer grandeur of the towering ice formations as you take a stroll along the boardwalk—truly a sight to behold!

Visit the town, with its museums, charming cafes, craft shops, and bustling fishing harbour. Be sure to make your way to the Ilulissat Icefjord Centre, where you can delve into the fascinating narratives surrounding the ice and gain a deeper appreciation for this awe-inspiring natural wonder.

Sisimiut Coast

Explore West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways that include glaciers, islands, and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop, with plentiful opportunities for hiking and Zodiac cruising.

Learn about the Saqqaq, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit cultures that have called the Sisimiut region home for the past 4,500 years.

The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

End your journey by sailing up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way.

Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former US Air Force base.

We will disembark in the morning and transfer by Zodiac for our return charter flight to Toronto, ON.

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Ocean Endeavour (Arctic)

Ocean Endeavour (Arctic)

With her ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for expedition cruising to the Polar regions. It's designed to adventure travellers who want to get off the ship and explore, with a wide range of expedition activities and opportunities to learn about the history and biology of the Arctic regions you will be travelling in from passionate guides.

The ship carries 20 zodiacs for exploration and remote landings and offers additional adventure activities. This small, well-appointed expedition ship allows you to explore the world’s remotest regions while enjoying the class and comfort of a hotel.  

There are spacious lounge and bar areas and a top deck observation room with panoramic windows, as well as lecture theatres, a library and a polar boutique. The ample deck areas are equipped with comfortable lounge chairs and feature a saltwater pool, saunas and even a hot tub. Travellers can also enjoy health and fitness amenities including a gym and spa facilities. 

Onboard, the extensive range of cabin options includes dedicated single cabins for solo travellers, suites and triple cabins that feature two bathrooms. The ship offers an unmatched sense of space with plenty of both interior and exterior areas, where you can enjoy the company of your fellow travellers or enjoy the Arctic in quiet solitude. It's a truly immersive Arctic adventure for explorers of any age. 

 

 WHY CHOOSE THIS SHIP 

  • We offer carbon offset departures. 
    We quantify our carbon usage and then purchase carbon credits from various projects to offset our impact.
     
  • We have a fleet of 20 zodiacs and multiple loading points.
    With a large fleet of 20 zodiacs, our large team of boat drivers allows small groups to hit the water and venture onto the ice in smaller congregations.
     
  • We offer a large variety of activities.

SHIP LAYOUT

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Ice Class: Length: 137.10 M
Breadth: 21.00 MMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 16.0 knots
Electricity: 380 / 220 V, 50 Hz a.c. Passenger
Capacity:
16.0 knots

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Baffin Island & Greenland: Circling the Midnight Sun | Ocean Endeavour from AUD 13,325
Departing Ending Duration
05 Aug 2025 16 Aug 2025 12

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    Cabin aboard the Ocean Endeavour
    All meals on board
    Applicable taxes and credit card fees
    Complimentary expedition jacket
    Special access permits, entry, and park fees
    Expert expedition team
    Guided activities
    Sightseeing and community visits
    All Zodiac excursions
    Port fees
    Pre-departure materials
    Educational program
    Interactive workshops
    Evening entertainment
     

    EXCLUSIONS

    Mandatory Charter flights (please see notes for more details)
    International Flights
    Program enhancements/optional excursions
    Gratuities
    Personal expenses
    Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
    Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
    Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
    Any pre or post land arrangements

     

    Mandatory charter flight information and cost:
    2025 DEPARTURE:
    Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit, NU, Canada -  Early-morning departure. Price USD$950 per person.
    Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON, Canada - Evening arrival. Price USD$1,450 per person.

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Subject to availability upon request. Contact us for more details. 

    No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3-7.
    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.
    Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. 
    Subject to cabin availability.

  • Mandatory charter flight information and cost:
    2025 DEPARTURE:
    Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit, NU, Canada -  Early-morning departure. Price USD$950 per person.
    Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON, Canada - Evening arrival. Price USD$1,450 per person.

     

    Prices are based on per person, may be based on quad/triple/twin share.

    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time. 

    Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

  • Departure date, fuel surcharges, cabin category, currency fluctuations, seasonality and availability.