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 a chance to discover this rugged, mountainous land with the enormous Ice Sheet at its centre and welcoming people at its core. We will visit lush settlements in the south so you can experience the culture and way of life first hand. 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 1000-year-old Viking settlement in L’Anse aux Meadows. Bonne Bay and Gros Morne National Park are two of the highlights of a Newfoundland trip. The landscape of deep valleys, steep cliffs, sandy beaches and the spectacular fjord system is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moose, caribou, fox, black bears, ptarmigans and eagles are a common sight here. This ancient landscape is simply unforgettable.
A taste of France
Then you will visit a slice of France! The island St. Pierre and Miquelon is only 25 km off the coast of Newfoundland, but is a part of the French Republic. Enjoy the typical French way of life with nice bistros, cafés, wine, cheese, 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.