Heart of the Arctic 2017
Heart of the Arctic 2017
Heart of the Arctic 2017
Heart of the Arctic 2017

Heart of the Arctic 2017 picture This journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from the capital of Nunavut, south into Quebec’s Nunavik region and, finally, to the coast of Greenland across the Davis Strait. We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be near its zenith. There are also chances of seeing wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and musk ox. This expedition is far and away our most community- and art-focused Arctic itinerary; throughout, we will meet highly reputed creators and their creations. Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is widely hailed as the Inuit art capital and is home to some of the most celebrated stone carvers in the Arctic.

Crossing into Greenland, we are often treated to humpback whales as we approach the capital city of Greenland, Nuuk. Here, we'll have a chance to explore Greenland’s culture on a visit to one of the smallest capital cities the world.
Steeped in a culture all its own, the heart of the Arctic will stay with you long after you return home.

day 1
Iqaluit, NU
day 2
Akpatok Island
day 3
Ungava Peninsula
day 4
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
day 5
South Baffin Island
day 6
Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
day 7
South Baffin
day 8
day 9
East Baffin Island
day 10
At Sea—Davis Strait
day 11
day 12
Qeqqata Kommunia
day 13

Located at the end of historic Frobisher Bay and sitting amid gentle rolling hills is the transportation hub of the Arctic, Iqaluit. A major transfer point between flights to other northern communities, Iqaluit is also the smallest capital city in Canada with a population of just over 7,000! At one time dotted with Inuit huts, the beaches are now adorned with modern houses, shops, and public buildings reflecting Iqaluit’s importance as a government town. We will have time to tour the town before embarking the Ocean Endeavour.

July 18, 2017 - July 30, 2017 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $3995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $5395.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $6795.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $8095.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $9295.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10495.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11695.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $12995.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $14295.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $15595.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Heart of the Arctic fee of $250.00 to above prices

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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Aaron Spitzer

    Aaron Spitzer


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  • Alex Preston

    Alex Preston

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • Billy Gauthier

    Billy Gauthier


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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Expedition Support

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  • Cam Gillies

    Cam Gillies


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  • Danny Catt

    Danny Catt

    Photographer & Naturalist

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  • Dawn Bazely

    Dawn Bazely


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  • Dawson Freeze

    Dawson Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Deanna Leonard-Spitzer

    Deanna Leonard-Spitzer

    Marine Biologist

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  • Dr. Lisa Rankin

    Dr. Lisa Rankin


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  • Ella Swan

    Ella Swan

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • Genevieve Cote

    Genevieve Cote

    Expedition Team

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  • George Sirk

    George Sirk

    Naturalist and Ornithologist

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  • Heather  Beecroft

    Heather Beecroft

    Expedition Support

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  • Jennifer Kilabuk

    Jennifer Kilabuk

    Expedition Team

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  • Jerry Kobalenko

    Jerry Kobalenko


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  • John Blyth

    John Blyth

    Expedition Team

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  • Kristian Bogner

    Kristian Bogner

    Photographer, Nikon Ambassador

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  • Les Stroud

    Les Stroud

    Filmmaker & Musician

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  • Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood


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  • Martin Aldrich

    Martin Aldrich

    Expedition Team

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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Leader

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  • Milbry Polk

    Milbry Polk


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  • Myna Ishulutak

    Myna Ishulutak


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  • Paul  Mortensen

    Paul Mortensen


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  • Phil  Fontaine

    Phil Fontaine

    Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

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  • Rob Saley

    Rob Saley


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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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  • Tanya Budimlic

    Tanya Budimlic

    Registered Massage Therapist

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  • Vladimir Rajevac

    Vladimir Rajevac


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What's Included

  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library

  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations

    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights 

  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day)

  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights

    Outbound: Ottawa, ON to Iqaluit, NU

    July 18, 2017

    Early morning departure

    $895 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees


    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON

    July 30, 2017

    Early evening arrival

    $1,300 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Round trip:

    $2,195 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
    • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of a spectacular Greenlandic fjord
    • Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals, and bird colonies during our cruise of the Hudson Strait
    • Mingle with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
    • Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
    • Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
    • Visit a colourful Greenlandic settlement