Greenland and Canada are both known for extreme nature, beautiful scenery, and amazing wildlife. Greenland is also on top of the list of the world’s least densely populated territory, and the part of Canada visited on this expedition is sparsely populated as well. Although these areas are wild and remote, you’ll be surprised by their rich history. Learn about the fascinating tribes who lived here in the past, and about the people living here today.
The World’s Biggest Island
Starting in Greenland you have an opportunity to discover this rugged, mountainous land with the enormous ice sheet at its center and welcoming people at its core. We will visit lush settlements in the south so you can experience the culture and way of life firsthand. Then we cross the North Atlantic to explore the coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. Visit a national park, several settlements, and some intriguing cities.
Charming Battle Harbour is a wilderness adventure destination with lots of history, icebergs, and wildlife. Immerse yourself in whaling history and great natural beauty in Red Bay after seeing St. Anthony and remains from the 1,000-year-old Viking settlement in L’Anse aux Meadows. Bonne Bay and Gros Morne National Park are two of the highlights of a visit to Newfoundland. The landscape of deep valleys, steep cliffs, sandy beaches, and a spectacular fjord system is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Moose, caribou, fox, black bears, ptarmigans, and eagles are a commonly seen here. This ancient landscape is simply unforgettable.
A Taste of France
Then you will visit a little bit of France – in Canada! The islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon are only 16 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, but they are part of the French Republic. Enjoy the typical French way of life with nice bistros and cafés, as well as delicious wines, cheeses, baguettes, chocolates, and pastries. Then go back in time to experience what life was like in the bustling French-fortified town of Louisbourg in 1744. The expedition concludes in the capital of Nova Scotia – Halifax.