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Inuit Arctic & Newfoundland


Explore Iceland, South Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland by kayak

21 day voyage 13 days kayaking

  • Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

    Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

  • Paddling in Greenland

    Paddling in Greenland

  • Seakayak Greenland

    Seakayak Greenland

  • Greenland paddling

    Greenland paddling

  • Sea Cliffs, Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

    Sea Cliffs, Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

  • The Battery, St John's, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

    The Battery, St John's, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

  • Northern Lights, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

    Northern Lights, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

  • Inuit children

    Inuit children

  • Battle Harbour, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

    Battle Harbour, Newfoundland/Labrador Coasts

  • Greenland landscapes

    Greenland landscapes

From the world’s youngest volcano to some of the oldest rocks found anywhere on Earth, you’ll encounter traditional Inuit communities whose strong cultures have remained relatively unchanged for tens of thousands of years and discover the history and hear stories about ancient Viking cultures that inhabited the region.

We begin our paddling odyssey exploring Westman islands in Iceland before striking for SE Greenland.

We kayak and explore the dramatic landscapes and inner fjords and sounds of South Greenland. Steep mountains and glaciers rise 2200m  straight up from the water offering superb paddles in the deep fjords.  We say goodbye to Greenland and cross to Canada's most remote northern settlements of eastern Labrador and Newfoundland.

We begin our Canadian paddles in Nunavik, eastern Quebec before venturing to the nearby Torngat Mountains, home to polar bears and caribou. Experience mid-Autumn in this wild and remote corner of the world where the dark night sky could very well reward you with a dazzling display of Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. Join us on our first expedition from Iceland to South Greenland, and all the way down East Coast Canada. Our final days offer great paddles exploring isolated Newfoundland fishing villages and the thousands of islands in NE Newfoundland.

We’re excited about this trip and we can’t wait to share it with you.




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Grade

Moderate

2020 Departure

23 September - 13 October

Cost

From AU $16,300

Includes

Overnight accomodation pre trip in Reykjavik. Group sightseeing tour of Reykjavik. Luggage transport from airport to ship. Accommodation and meals aboard ship, kayak guide, all paddling equipment including dry suit. Airport or city transfer in St. John's at end of trip.

Excludes

All international and domestic airfares.

  • * Cost depends on cabin chosen
  • * All trip costs are listed in Australian dollars

Itinerary

Meet at Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 2
Tour of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall. Late afternoon, transfer to our ship, Greg Mortimer. Evening kayak briefing.
Day 3
Paddle and explore Westman Islands, Iceland.
Day 4-5
Cross the Greenland Sea. Enjoy series of informative onboard lectures.
Day 6-9
Explore south coast of Greenland kayaking in Prince Christian Sound, Tasermiut Fjord, Nanortalik and Klosterdal. Visit Narsarsuaq Peninsula, Hvalsey Church and Qaqortoq.
Day 10 - 11
At sea to Canada’s spectacular and remote East Coast.
Day 12
Paddle and explore George River (Kangiqsualujjuaq), Newfoundland and Labrador, East Coast Canada.
Day 13 and 14
Sea kayak at the base of Torngat Mountains National Park and inland tours of majestic wilderness.
Day 15
At sea as we sail south to Nain.
Day 16
Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador. Kayak and explore the bay.
Day 17
Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador. Paddle the inner harbours and visit the historical settlement.
Day 18
Battle Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Kayak the inner harbours of scenic fishing village.
Day 19
L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador. Kayak and visit historical Viking archeological sites.
Day 20
Explore Twillingate, known as the “Iceberg Capital of The World”.
Day 21
Ship transits to St John's where the trip concludes.

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