This one-time offering will be led/hosted by Senior Tour Leader, Martin Charlton, who in 2025 celebrates his 30th anniversary with Adventures Abroad. He invites you to join him on this spectacular journey.
One of the world's greatest voyages is calling! Witness pristine fjords, coastal communities, looming glaciers, jagged icebergs, grand vistas and historic sites. Search for marine mammals, bears, and birds.
Find a warm welcome in Nunavut's communities, and enjoy Greenland's geology, geography, and culture with a European flair.
Every day is a new adventure: hiking, beachcombing, photography, birding, botany & geology. Explore and discover with your tour leader and the onboard experts, and meet the people who call the Arctic home.
The spirit of exploration is what draws us to visit places seldom seen, off the beaten path... and even off the map! That means visiting new places as often as possible. It means travelling with experts and local cultural ambassadors.
This journey from Iqaluit in Nunavut to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland is set to be an unforgettable journey.
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to below Prices & Dates table. For general information on flights to/from the tour, click here.
Select a date below to reserve your spot:
$3000 PER PERSON DEPOSIT REQUIRED. The final payment date for this journey is 150 days prior to tour start date (March 2025). Contrary to our usual terms & conditions governing payments, for this trip your deposit is 100% non-refundable non-transferable once the tour becomes 'guaranteed.' SINGLES - We have a limited quantity of single cabins with no single supplement. Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee (in order to secure a cabin to yourself) is as listed below.
Optional Single Supplement: $4630 USD (number of singles limited).
Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour, one night of accommodation in Ottawa & one night of accommodation in Toronto, complimentary expedition jacket, special access permits, entry and park fees, all guided activities, sightseeing and community visits, all Zodiac excursions, all port fees, pre-departure materials, educational program, interactive workshops, evening entertainment, all shipboard meals, including water, tea & coffee (other meals as per tour itinerary); Adventures Abroad Tour Leader and Expert on-board expedition team. Prior to departure, all participants will receive a detailed pre-departure guide booklet.
SINGLES - We have a limited quantity of single cabins with no single supplement. Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee (in order to secure a cabin to yourself) is as listed above.
Taxes - Any taxes applicable to the expedition portion of the tour are included in the tour price (see also 'exclusions').
Adventures Abroad will also include gratuities for ship's crew at a level commensurate with satisfactory service. You are, of course, welcome to augment directly yourself should you feel the service warranted.
Our tour price also includes the charter flights Ottawa to Iqaluit & Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto (a US$2400 per person value).
Flights to Ottawa/From Toronto.
Program Enhancements/optional excursions (see pre-trip notes sent after reservation); personal expenses, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on board the ship, additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes, possible fuel surcharges.
Optional single supplement fees - We have a limited quantity of single cabins with no single supplement. Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee (in order to secure a cabin to yourself) is as listed above.
It is customary to offer your Adventures Abroad Tour Leader a gratuity upon conclusion of the trip.
Taxes - Any taxes applicable to the expedition portion of the tour are included in the tour price; however, the two hotel nights (Ottawa & Toronto) are subject to an additional Canadian tax (GST) which we are required to list separately on your bill.
Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance: All travellers must obtain Medical and Emergency Evacuation Insurance (not included), including without limitation, emergency medical evacuation insurance in a minimum amount of USD$500,000 per passenger, which includes evacuation by air ambulance.
Seasonality and Weather
Greenland and Nunavut are vast, and therefore the climate throughout these regions is subsequently hugely varied, reflecting the variation in latitude.
Greenland’s west coast (including the Disko Bay region) tends to have a cooler but more stable climate than the south of the country. Expect temperatures between 8-12°C (46-54°F). These temperatures can be exceeded in sheltered areas, especially far up fjords – Kangerlussuaq, situated 160km inland for instance regularly records summer temperatures in excess of 20°C/68°F. The weather is generally calm and sunny, although cool rainy or foggy days do occur. It is very rare for snowfall or sub-zero temperatures to occur in summer, although this does occasionally happen.
Nunavut does not benefit from the same warm ocean currents as Greenland, and even southern Baffin Island is cooler and much more stark than similar latitudes in Greenland. While summer days are still long and bright, expect temperatures to be slightly colder on the western side of the Davis Strait.
We therefore remind our guests to be prepared for all weather conditions! We highly recommend to our guests to dress in layers (ideally in woolen or synthetic fibers) so that layers can be adjusted as the weather dictates.
Transport and Travel Conditions
This expedition is best suited for people with an adventurous spirit, who still want comfortable accommodations and good food!
We will be cruising aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top-deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to explore throughout the Arctic summer.
Capacity - 198 passengers
Registry - Bahamas
Year built - 1982, Szczecin, Poland
Refurbished - 001, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2018
Length - 137m (450 ft); Breadth - 21m (69 feet); Draft - 5.8m (19 feet)
Stabilizers - Gyrofin stabilizers
The ship also offers laundry service, a medical clinic, panoramic top-deck observation platform, elevators.
Our Excursions & Activities:
Weather-permitting, we get off the ship at least once, and sometimes twice a day. We may visit communities, go exploring in our Zodiacs to look for wildlife, or hike where possibly no one has been before. On shore, when possible, we will break into guided groups depending on interest and physical ability, so you will never be left behind. This is not a strenuous trip, but it is busy; you'll need to be sure on your feet and able to manage getting into/out of small boats and bravely face a wide range of weather conditions. Though we travel mostly in protected waters and the ship has stabilizers, we have some open water crossings; you should be comfortable with wave motion in the event that we encounter weather and/or swells.
Zodiacs are the favoured means of transportation for all our expeditions and, indeed, wherever shallow waters and beaches ring the shoreline. Zodiacs are inflatable, rigid-hulled watercraft, powered by outboard motors.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Life aboard the Ocean Endeavour is as relaxed or as engaged as you want it to be. The onboard library, lounges, gym, sauna, gift shop, and viewing areas offer comfort and ease. Programming is designed to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the regions we visit. Presentations, workshops, entertainment, and special events complete the excursions.
Buffet-style breakfasts and lunches include a wide variety of fresh and healthy choices. Globally inspired a la carte dinners offer options to suit every taste, including fish and vegetarian options. Desserts, made fresh daily, are a highlight! Food sensitivities, special diets, and personal choices can be accommodated with advance notice. Early-bird breakfast, afternoon tea, late-night snacks, and treats round out the offerings. And tea, coffee, and cookies are always available!
Private bath, telephone, flat screen TV, intercom, hair dryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products.
Category 6, 'Comfort Twin'
Twins will be accommodated on Deck 4: Two porthole windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths - approx. 175 sq ft.
Singles will be accommodated on Deck 7: Picture windows, partial obstruction, two lower berths – approx 135 sq ft.
For the expedition we have a limited quantity of single cabins with no single supplement! Yes, you read that right; but once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee (in order to secure a cabin to yourself) is 1.5 times the berth cost. A single supplement will apply for single hotel accommodation requested in Ottawa & Toronto (2 nights total).
For more information, please click on the 'Map & Hotels' tab elsewhere on this page.
Staff and Support
The ship is, of course, fully-crewed, including wildlife/cultural specialists, medical personnel, expert Zodiac captains, and local cultural ambassadors.
This tour will be lead/hosted by senior Tour Leader, Martin Charlton, who in 2025 celebrates 30 years of leadership for Adventures Abroad.
Maximum 16 plus Tour Leader
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.