Three expedition cruises in Canada's Arctic and Greenland that should be on your bucket list.


When I was in the Arctic last, an Inuit girl approached our little group of travellers and asked if we wanted to see Arctic poppies. One of us, a botanist, got very excited as it was very early in the season for this particular flower. So we followed the girl to her home. She took us around the back and showed us a nest of new-born... puppies.


It is one of the many memories I carried home from my trip along the Greenland Coast and into the North-West Passage. I recall waking up early one morning to a pod of orcas swimming along the ship; our captain showing off his prowess and circling an iceberg; visiting the graves of the Franklin Expedition on Beechey Island and hiking to an old RCMP outpost in the middle of the mountains.


Exploring the Arctic is something I suggest everyone does at least once. Whether you want to travel in the wake of the explorers of old, get a sense of how large Canada really is, learn about Inuit culture, travel to remote places, see wildlife like polar bear and musk ox, or all of the above, travel to the Arctic should be on your bucket list.


Here are three of the best expedition cruises in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.


Inspirational webinar

Journeys to the Arctic:

Greenland, Labrador and the North-West Passage

Wednesday May12th, 2021, 7 pm

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In the wake of the Vikings - Expedition to Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland

Small-Ship Cruise

15 days from US$6995

Follow in the wake of Leif Erikson on a journey from Greenland to Labrador and down the coast to l'Anse aux Meadows in Canada's Newfoundland. En-route encounter icebergs, polar bear, whales, seabirds and marine wildlife. Land at Torngat Mountains National Park with Canada’s highest peaks east of the Rockies, superb scenery and wildlife such as polar bear, black bear, caribou, falcons, and eagles. Visit the haunting remains of Moravian Mission stations and communities along the Labrador coast. Discover the Norse settlement at l'Anse aux Meadows and explore the picturesque villages and rocky shores on the east coast of Newfoundland before ending your journey in lively St. John’s.


Inspirational webinar

Journeys to the Arctic:

Greenland, Labrador and the North-West Passage

Wednesday May12th, 2021, 7 pm

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Greenland to Resolute -

Into the North-West Passage

Small-Ship Cruise

12 days from US$7,595

Join us for an expedition cruise along the west coast of Greenland and into the entrance of the North West Passage. Enjoy majestic fjords lined by steep mountains, view the Ilulissat Icefjord and glacier, discover incredible wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) and around Devon Island, enjoy Inuit cultural experiences in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) and travel back in time at the graves of the Franklin Expedition on Beechey Island.



Inspirational webinar

Journeys to the Arctic:

Greenland, Labrador and the North-West Passage

Wednesday May12th, 2021, 7 pm

Click here to watch the recording



Franklin's Legacy - expedition cruise through the Northwest Passage

Small-Ship Cruise

17 days from US$10,995

Join this adventure cruise in the wake of Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin's ill-gated expedition through the northwest passage in Canada's high Arctic. Drop in on Inuit settlements for cultural experiences, encounter wildlife such as polar bear, walrus, whales and muskoxen and of course myriad birdlife. Witness arctic glaciers, beautiful fjords and sculpted icebergs, hike the colourful tundra and visit places such as Beechey Island, where three members of Franklin Expedition are buried, and abandoned RCMP and Hudson Bay outposts.


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Join us for an inspirational webinar

Journeys to the Arctic:

Greenland, Labrador and the North-West Passage

Wednesday May12th, 2021, 7 pm

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