Exploring the Arctic Land of the Caribou
Explore the coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada on this amazing adventure.
This is a northbound or southbound voyage. This is the itinerary for the northbound voyage that departs from St. Johns on 26 June 2017 and arrives in Narsarsuaq for a transfer to Denmark, Copenhagen (Please note: this is no longer available for booking). The southbound voyage departs 10 July 2017 from Copenhagen and ends in St. Johns, Canada.
St. John’s is the oldest and most easterly city in North America, and it is said that this is where heritage lives. With its narrow streets and hidden alleyways it is a city full of character and experience. We recommend you explore the history of this place with the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist before you embark on your adventure.
Even though Paris is 4000 km away, the people living in St Pierre and Miquelon are very proud of being French. This is France’s oldest overseas territory and a part of the French Republic. So today you can enjoy a visit to a place where you find the typical French way of life with nice bistros, cafés, wine, cheese, baguettes, chocolates and pastries. You might even see people wearing berets.
Enjoy a day at sea. There will be lectures on various topics or you can spend some time on deck enjoying the wildlife we'll see on our journey.
The Gros Morne National Park belongs to the highlights of a Newfoundland trip. The landscape with its deep valleys, steep cliffs, sandy beaches and the spectacular fjord system is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moose, caribous, foxes, black bears, ptarmigans and eagles are a very common sight here. A ride through this ancient landscape in the higher regions will be unforgettable.
Between 1550 and the early 17th century Red Bay was a centre for Basque whaling operations. At the most 2500 whalers on 50 ships from France and Spain came for the whale-hunting season. The discovery of vessels used for whale hunting made Red Bay one of the most exquisite underwater archaeological sites in America. It is now on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In L’Anse aux Meadows you find the first known evidence of European presence in America. This is where a Norse expedition built a small camp thousand years ago. In 1960 two Norwegian archaeologists started the excavation and discovered the fascinating remains of this Viking encampment. In 1979 L’Anse aux Meadows became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the recreated camp you will find original artefacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find.
Located on the edge of the Labrador Sea, Battle Harbour is a nature lover’s paradise. For two centuries it was the economic and social centre of the southeast Labrador coast. Today it is a wilderness adventure destination, where you can encounter whales, dolphins, seabirds, Arctic fox, icebergs and spectacular island scenery on one of our hikes or boat tours.
We will spend three days sailing along the coast of Labrador and exploring this area. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking trails and countless of kilometres of wilderness to explore, while others will appreciate learning more about the history, cultures and traditions at the numerous historic sites and places we will visit.
We might visit Rigolet, a picturesque town, and with a population of 300 it is the southernmost Inuit community in the world.
We are offering several outings here: explore the beautiful waters in a speedboat, try fishing, riding or go whale watching. We might also visit Hopedale that was founded as an Inuit settlement named Agvituk, meaning “place of the whales” and Hebron a former Moravian mission that was the northernmost settlement in Labrador.
The spectacular wilderness of Torngat Mountains National Park comprises 9,700 km2 of the Northern Labrador Mountains natural region. The mountain peaks are dotted with remnant glaciers. The landscape was over formed by the last ice age with seep fjord systems rising up to 900 meters directly out of the sea. It is truly rough and wild. Today, Inuit continue to use this area for hunting, fishing, and travelling throughout the year. Torngait, means “place of spirits,” and the Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors for 7000 years, according to Archaeological sites.
Polar bears hunt seals along the coast, and both the Torngat Mountains and George River caribou herds cross paths as they migrate to and from their calving grounds. But also moose, foxes, wolves and Black bears are native to the park.
As we cruise towards Greenland, you can enjoy lectures, the view from the observation lounge or simply relax with a good book.
Narsaq is located at the beautiful shores of the Tunulliarfik Fjord. This part of South Greenland has been inhabited for thousands of years. It is a great area for optional activities like kayaking, hiking or exploring the town by foot. The voyage stops at Narsaq only on the northbound sailing. On the southbound sailing, we stop at the historic mining town of Ivittuut.
We arrive in Narsarsuaq at noon and this is where our adventure ends. The disembarkation is followed by a boat transfer to Qassiarsuk, a small community with a population of 56 people. Join the guided walking tour before you can enjoy Greenlandic specialties. Walk or transfer to the airport and night flight to Copenhagen.
Your flight arrives in Copenhagen early in the morning.
Woody Point - Journey to the centre of the EarthExcursion North America (3 hours) From 74 €
Woody Point - Lookout Hills HikeExcursion North America (4 hours) From 87 €
L'Anse aux Meadows - Doctor to the North and the Grenfell LegacyExcursion North America (4 hours) From 137 €
L'Anse aux Meadows - Explore the North Coast by boatExcursion North America (4 hours) From 124 €
L'Anse aux Meadows - Viking ExperienceExcursion North America (2 hours)
St. Pierre - Community TourExcursion North America (1,5 hours) From 75 €
St. Pierre - Ile aux Marins Walking TourExcursion North America (2 hours) From 99 €
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