Polar

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26845AUD


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Antarctica, Argentina
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Itinerary

Welcome to the port city of Ushuaia for the start of your Antarctic adventure. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel and settle in before meeting your fellow travellers. If you’re arriving earlier there are plenty of activities to choose from. Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park on a full day’s adventure, tackle part of the Martial Mountains for a memorable view over the Beagle Channel, or perhaps just a walk around town and enjoy the cafe scene. Tonight’s all about introductions, and what better place to do it than to try a traditional asado – an Argentinean-style barbecue.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on exactly where and when the meeting will take place.
You’ll jump aboard the Ocean Endeavour for your Antarctic expedition later in the day, so this morning continue to explore Ushuaia. Perhaps check out the Museo Maritimo to brush up on local history, or just enjoy a morning strolling this languid town. Once you’ve boarded the ship, meet your expert crew and take a tour of the amenities and services available on the ship. Wave goodbye to Argentina and say hello to the legendary Drake Passage. Next stop: the Antarctic.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The next two days are all about relaxing and getting to know your team of polar experts as they share their in-depth knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy presentations about the continent’s geography, environment and wildlife to get you up to speed on all things Antarctica. Spot seabirds flying with your ship to the Great White Continent, keeping an eye out for albatross on their migration route. Keep your eyes peeled for breaching whales and other marine mammals in the southern oceans, and cosy up with a drink, getting to know your shipmates at the bar. There are things on at different times of the day, so do as little or as much learning (and chatting) as you like. The Ocean Endeavour is equipped with a gym, library, heated saltwater pool, jacuzzi, sauna and more, so there’s always something to keep you busy while crossing the Drake Passage.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
This is a true exploration so, all going to plan, day five will see the ship’s bow round the eastern end of Antarctic Sound and face you south to the wild coastlines of the Peninsula’s eastern side. The vast Weddell Sea is edged by a seemingly endless coastline of basaltic beaches, islands that tower from the sea, and collections of islands that few humans have laid eyes on. This is where British explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew began their legendary journey north after their ship was crushed and sunk. There are so many potential landing sites from this location, like Paulet Island with its large Adelie penguin rookery and Swedish Antarctic Expedition history; the sweeping Prince Gustav Channel to the south; and the protected and glacier-lined coves of Duse Bay. Spend the next few days exploring on Zodiac boat rides and onshore excursions across a number of potential remote landing sites around the Eagle Island group. Keep an eye out for minke whales and don’t forget about the chance to take an unforgettable polar plunge, to step onto your very own piece of sea ice or any other optional extras. No two days on any expedition are the same, and landing sites are subject to change depending on the elements and potential wildlife-spotting opportunities, but our expert expedition crew will make sure each day is memorable with a sense of exploration unlike anywhere else on earth.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (3 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
After three days exploring the Peninsula’s lesser visited east side, it’s time to cross back through the Antarctic Sound for the better known, but no less spectacular, western shores. Huge icebergs that have broken off from an ice shelf often greet you as the ship makes its way from east to west, and there may be opportunities to land at locations like Esperanza Station (the Argentine research hut) and Brown Bluff – a mass of volcanic rock that towers 678 metres high above the homes of the thousands of Adelie and gentoo penguins. For the next four days, explore well-known sites like Orne Harbour, Paradise Bay or Port Lockroy as you head on wildlife sightings, take to Zodiacs for small-group outings and soak up the unforgettable vistas that greet you at every turn. With multiple landing sites available, your Ocean Endeavour crew will work out the best places to stop, taking into account the elements, accessibility and the possibility for wildlife sightings. You’ll soon notice the contrast with the sense of isolation on the east side, as you won’t find an excursion on the western side lasts long without a parade of penguins or marine mammal sighting. After four memorable days the ship will turn north again and cross the Bransfield Strait and head through the South Shetland Islands. Now’s the perfect time to join your crew and fellow explorers on the aft deck for a final toast to the Antarctic.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (4 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)
Settle back into your comfortable surroundings for the return journey across the Drake Passage. The Ocean Endeavour will track north towards Cape Horn and your destination in Ushuaia, Argentina. This is your last chance to soak up the experience and knowledge of your expert expedition crew before the end of the trip, so make sure you join them on deck with binoculars in hand to spot the surrounding wildlife. Now is also the chance to catch up with your shipmates and share stories about your voyage over a meal or a drink at the bar.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
This morning, farewell the Ocean Endeavour as you disembark in Ushuaia. With no further activities planned for today, you’re free to depart at any time, with short drives to the airport for any afternoon flight departures. Your guides will join you on the dock to say farewell and to wave goodbye to the ship’s team and crew who have shared the journey with you.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
A departure transfer to the airport is included in your voyage fare if you are flying out today. Please speak to an Intrepid booking agent to organise this. If you are flying out today, please do not book your flight to depart Ushuaia before midday in case of any delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

Transport

Accommodation

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Antarctica, Argentina
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Ocean Endeavour boat sailing

Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour is a far cry from the expedition vessels of old and, just quietly, we're tipping it’s the place be in the 2021 Antarctic season.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Nov 2022 to 31 Mar 2023.
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Welcome to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. On arrival at the airport, meet your Peregrine representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Attend a briefing at 7:30 pm to run through the details of the following day’s embarkation. If you arrive early and have some time, feel free to explore Ushuaia as you please. This city, a major port for Antarctica-bound vessels, has quite the dramatic setting, overlooking the Beagle Channel and surrounded by mountains.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
An arrival transfer from the airport on Day 1 is included in your voyage fare. Full details will be sent with your final joining instructions.
Embarking late afternoon, cruise down the gorgeous Beagle Channel. This channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as you depart, and the last glimpse of land disappears into the distance. The next time you see land you will find yourself in the world’s southernmost continent.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The time has come to cross the Drake Passage, the legendary body of water named after the famous English explorer Sir Francis Drake. If the conditions are right, enjoy some time out on deck to spot dolphins, orcas or perhaps albatross. If the waters are a little rough, perhaps relax and partake in some of the superb onboard facilities of the Ocean Endeavour. As well as safety briefings, there will be briefings on what lies ahead. A comprehensive lecture program from onboard experts will run throughout the journey; this will explore the history, geology and biology of the Great White Continent. With any luck we will make it to land by early evening on day 4 – a moment that always brings much excitement.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
As the Antarctic Convergence is left in your wake, the adventure really begins. Four incredible days of exploring the Antarctic Peninsula ensue. Feast your eyes on glaciers, mountains and an extraordinary array of wildlife, as the immensity and beauty of the regions really comes into view. Every day is a new adventure, and each day you will explore landings, bays and channels on excursions by Zodiac. There are a number of potential landing sites, and the crew will decide which are most appropriate based on conditions. A list of sites can be found at https://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/antarctica/landing-sites. While the landscapes themselves dazzle, it is all about the wildlife on these excursions as we encounter penguin rookeries, spot humpback and mink whales, look out for leopard seals. There will also be the chance to see and hear calving glaciers cracking through the Antarctic silence, and you can scramble up snowy tracks to behold 360-degree views.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (4 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)
Say goodbye to the Antarctic Peninsula as we set off for Ushuaia. Take the opportunity to share photographs with fellow travellers, scout for wildlife once again from on deck, enjoy final lectures from the onboard experts, and make use of the Ocean Endeavour’s health and wellness facilities.
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Farewell your shipmates as the adventure draws to a close back in Ushuaia.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
A departure transfer to the airport is included in your voyage fare if you are flying out today. Please speak to a Peregrine booking agent to organise this.

If you are flying out today, please do not book your flight to depart Ushuaia before midday in case of any delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

Transport

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21845AUD


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,
Destinations
Antarctica, Argentina, Chile
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Ages
Min
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Min , Max

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Itinerary

Welcome to Chile! Puntas Arenas is one of the country’s fastest growing cities and the perfect gateway to your Antarctic expedition. You can arrive at any time today, as there are no activities planned until a welcome meeting tonight, usually around 6 pm. Until then, fly in, transfer to your accommodation and get exploring this slice of Patagonian history. After your important briefing tonight, perhaps get together with a few of your fellow travellers for a meal – your local leader will be able to recommend you a restaurant or two.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

An arrival transfer from the airport on Day 1 is included in your voyage fare. Please speak to a booking agent to organise this.
Today, you’ll set off through the picturesque Strait of Magellan on board the Ocean Endeavour towards the Drake Passage, ready for your crossing to the Antarctic Peninsula. Your group leader will confirm with you all the relevant embarkation details at your welcome meeting on Day 1. If you’ve got some spare time this morning, it’s a good idea to stock up on supplies; otherwise, take a walk along Bories Street and check out the shops.
Accommodation
  • Ocean Endeavour (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
With nothing but you and the big blue for the next couple of days, take advantage of all of the amenities and activities on board your fully equipped vessel. Spot seabirds flying with your ship to the Great White Continent, keeping an eye out for albatross on their migration route. Keep your eyes peeled for breaching whales and other marine mammals in the southern oceans, and cosy up with a drink, getting to know your shipmates at the bar. Throughout the day, there will also be a series of lectures and presentations to educate you about the geography, environment and wildlife you’ll expect to see along the Antarctic Peninsula. Knowledge of this part of the world is key for polar explorers, so take it all in!
Accommodation
  • Ocean Endeavour (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
You’re expected to make your first sightings of land this morning as you cruise towards the volcanic South Shetland Islands. Take to the bridge for epic views towards the large icebergs and rugged mountaintops of this archipelago, often frequented by chinstrap penguins, elephant seals and fur seals. This afternoon, take to the ship’s specialised Zodiac boats for a shore excursion at one of the many landing sites around the area. Exploration starts here, so be ready with your polar gear and charged camera.
Accommodation
  • Ocean Endeavour (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Voyage further south across the Bransfield Strait towards continental Antarctica. For the next four days, head on wildlife sightings, take to Zodiacs for small-group outings and soak up unforgettable vistas that greet you at every turn. With multiple landing sites available, your Ocean Endeavour crew will work out the best places to stop, taking into account the elements, accessibility and the possibility for wildlife sightings. There may be the chance for snowshoeing, kayaking and camping adventures, which are weather and timing dependent. Well-known sites like Neko Harbour, Orne Harbour and Skontorp Cove will be on the captain’s radar, as well as a working science base.
Accommodation
  • Ocean Endeavour (4 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)
Special Information
Potential excursions and landing sites in Antarctica are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. For a list of possible landing sites in Antarctica, go to intrepidtravel.com/antarctica-landing-sites.

Kayaking, snowshoeing and other optional extra excursions must be booked in advance. Additional costs apply and space is limited. Please speak to an Intrepid booking agent for more information.

Beginners interested in kayaking should take an introductory course prior to the voyage, including how to complete a wet exit. Regardless of your experience, we recommend you take part in some kayaking practice prior to the voyage to ensure that you are comfortable on the water in icy conditions. Kayaking adventures are only conducted during calm weather.
Settle back into your comfortable surroundings for the return journey across the Drake Passage. The Ocean Endeavour will track north towards Cape Horn and your destination in Ushuaia, Argentina. During this time, you can attend more onboard lectures and workshops, including one on photo editing – sure to make your nature snaps the best they can be. Now is also the chance to catch up with your shipmates and share stories about your voyage over a meal or a drink at the bar.
Accommodation
  • Ocean Endeavour (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
This morning, farewell the Ocean Endeavour as you disembark in Ushuaia. With no further activities planned for today, you’re free to depart at any time. With much to see and do in Ushuaia, including the Museo Maritimo, Avenida San Martin or even an adventurous hike to the Martial Glacier, your adventure doesn’t have to end today. If you would like to spend more time in Ushuaia, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
A departure transfer to the airport is included in your voyage fare if you are flying out today. Please speak to an Intrepid booking agent to organise this.

If you are flying out today, please do not book your flight to depart Ushuaia before midday in case of any delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

Transport

Accommodation

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64200AUD


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,
Destinations
Canada, Greenland
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Min
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Ocean Adventurer boat on adventure cruising tours

Ocean Adventurer

This sturdy expedition ship was built in 1975 and underwent an $8 million refurbishment in 2017 which included new engines and refurbished cabins...

Itinerary

Welcome to Toronto, Canada. You are free to arrive at any time today and make your way to the pre-expedition accommodation. There, you will receive a welcome letter outlining times and further details about your charter flight to the High Arctic tomorrow morning. Tonight, you may like to meet with an expedition representative in the hotel lobby, who can answer any questions you may have about your adventure. Until then, enjoy the sights of Toronto or simply relax in your accommodation.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This morning, board your charter flight to Resolute. Upon arrival, you may have the chance to walk around this small arctic hamlet before enjoying your first of many Zodiac cruises as you’re transferred to your expedition vessel. Meet your crew and settle into your cabin.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Begin your polar voyage in the Northwest Passage as you pass by the same icy inlets, channels and bays that fascinated legendary explorers of long ago and has been home to Inuit communities for even longer. Although no strict itinerary is set, your expedition could include cruising to Beechey Island – the final resting place of three members of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845–46 expedition, learning the local way of life in Arctic Bay, setting foot on Devon Island for a number of hiking opportunities, cruising along the face of an active glacier in Croker Bay spotting walruses in the waters, searching for musk oxen in Dundas Harbour and learning of hunting and fishing traditions in Grise Fjord. As you travel through sections of the Passage, let your expert polar crew take you on unforgettable Zodiac and helicopter sightseeing and landing trips to visit areas that otherwise may not be accessible. In between shore visits, scenic cruising and optional adventure activities, appreciate the onboard amenities of your polar vessel and enjoy a series of lectures presented by Arctic experts.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Please speak to a booking agent when you confirm your expedition for more information on helicopter excursions.

Potential excursions and landing sites are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Destinations mentioned here should be used as a guide only.
Before saying goodbye to Canada, you will cruise as far north as possible, exploring both sides of the spectacular Smith Sound – the uninhabited passage between Ellesmere Island and Greenland.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Today, stop in Qaanaaq, Greenland. Formerly known as Thule – in ancient philosophy, it was Ultima Thule, or ‘edge of known territory’ – this is the main town in north-western Greenland. On shore, you will spend time learning about local Inuit culture and traditions, perhaps visiting the town’s museum.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Back on board, journey south along the coast of Greenland with time spent at sea. During the day, there will be a number of presentations and lectures from your onboard experts to explain some of the incredible geography, wildlife and histories you have experienced, plus prepare you for the adventures and locations that lie ahead. In your leisure time, perhaps get to know your fellow voyagers over a drink in the onboard lounge, or make use of the spa and wellness facilities.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Over the next four days, continue to explore Greenland’s west, with a flexible itinerary to account for the varying weather and ice conditions. You may have the chance to admire the twin peaks of the mountain that towers over Uummannaq, visit the archaeological site of Qilaqitsoq, and cruise towards the impressive blue-hued Eqip Sermia glacier. Take a Zodiac past icebergs such as Sermeq Kujalleq, listening out for breaking ice crashing into the waters below. Air, land and sea excursions are all a possibility here, and your expert team will be monitoring the conditions to ensure wildlife and sightseeing opportunities are maximised.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Please speak to a booking agent when you confirm your expedition for more information on helicopter excursions.

Potential excursions and landing sites are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Destinations mentioned here should be used as a guide only.
This morning, journey towards Kangerlussuaq and farewell your expedition crew as you take a Zodiac ride to shore. Here, you will board your charter flight back to Toronto, Canada. Upon arrival, transfer as a group to your post-expedition accommodation. Depending on timing, you may have the opportunity to visit Toronto at your leisure this evening.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
With no activities planned for today, you are free to depart at anytime as your tour comes to an end.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

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,
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Canada
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Itinerary

Arrive at your leisure in Toronto and make your way to the pre-expedition accommodation, located near Toronto Airport. There will be a welcome letter will be waiting for you, outlining the details of your included charter flight to the remote hamlet of Resolute tomorrow. This evening you will also have the opportunity to ask a representative any questions you may have about your expedition. Otherwise, today and this evening are free for you to explore Toronto.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This morning take an included group transfer to the airport and board a charter flight bound for Resolute. You may have some time to explore this northern hamlet before boarding your vessel via Zodiac boat or helicopter in the afternoon. Once on board, relax into your stateroom and check out the facilities that are on offer, which include restaurant, bar and lounge areas, a spa, fitness centre and sauna.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The next five days are dedicated to exploring parts of the remote Northwest Passage in search of desolate landscapes, rare wildlife and remote polar communities. You might spot a musk ox lumbering across frozen tundra, see a whale breaching as you watch from the deck or take a tour of a tiny settlement with an Inuit local. Along the way, your expert crew will present a series of lectures and seminars designed to equip you with the best knowledge to fully appreciate this region, as well as joining you during your Zodiac cruises and shore landings. While the itinerary is not set, your crew will be working each day to ensure the highest chance of wildlife-spotting and getting you to the most desirable locations. Weather permitting, take the chance to head out on a scenic helicopter flight in one of the ship’s two twin-engine aircraft, either sightseeing or to remote landing sites which would otherwise be inaccessible. Sky high in a helicopter, cruising past towering icebergs in a Zodiac or savouring the view from your private balcony – you’ll see the Canadian Arctic from all angles.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (5)
  • Lunch (5)
  • Dinner (5)
Special Information
Please speak to a booking agent when you confirm your expedition for more information on helicopter excursions.

Potential excursions and landing sites are determined by weather, ice conditions and animal-spotting opportunities and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Destinations mentioned here should be used as a guide only.
Bid your expedition crew a warm farewell as you disembark and transfer to Resolute Airport for your included flight back to Toronto. Upon arrival in Toronto, transfer with your group to your post-expedition accommodation and choose either to relax or explore the city further.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
With no activities or accommodation booked for today, your expedition comes to an end. You are free to leave at any time, provided you comply with the hotel’s internal check-out policy.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

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64200AUD


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,
Destinations
Canada, Greenland
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Min
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Itinerary

Welcome to Toronto – the gateway to your Arctic expedition. You are free to arrive at any time today and independently transfer to your included pre-trip accommodation. On arrival at the hotel, you'll receive a welcome letter outlining the departure information for the following day’s charter flight to Greenland. An expedition representative will be available in the lobby this evening to answer any questions you may have.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
After breakfast, transfer to Toronto Airport and board your charter flight to Kangerlussuaq – a small seaside community on Greenland’s west coast. Enjoy your first Zodiac ride as you transfer from shore to ship. Once on board, settle into your cabin and take in your new surroundings.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
For the next couple of days, your vessel will hug the coastline and you will begin exploring. Cruise around remote settlements of Greenland including Maniitsoq – an archipelago broken by natural canals, and Nuuk – the Greenlandic capital. Here, explore the Hans Egede church and statue, named for the missionary who established the settlement in 1728. You may also enjoy visits to the Greenland National Museum, Nuuk Art Museum or Katuaq Cultural Centre. Marvel in your picturesque surroundings as you explore one of the world’s most remote capital cities.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Potential excursions and landing sites are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Destinations mentioned here should be used as a guide only.
Cruise away from Greenland’s shores as you traverse the Davis Strait in pursuit of the Canadian Arctic. During this time, consider attending a series of onboard lectures and programs presented by your expert crew, preparing you for the Arctic adventures that lie ahead. You may also like to take advantage of the ship’s fully equipped fitness centre and spa facilities.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Today, commence almost ten days of exploration in Canada’s High Arctic, following in the footsteps of explorers past. Your expedition crew will have a tentative itinerary set; however, they will take into account weather, sea and ice conditions to maximise the voyage’s shore landings and wildlife-spotting opportunities. Your course is set for the picturesque Inuit hamlet of Pangnirtung, nestled beneath the peaks of Mt Duval. Here, you can learn about traditional lithographs and tapestries from local craftspeople. Your vessel will traverse the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay north along the east coast of Baffin Island, making use of the ship’s Zodiac and helicopter fleet for cruising, sightseeing and shore visits. Continue onwards to the Northwest Passage, stopping via Inuit communities, ancient Thule remains, reminders of past voyages, and a dazzling array of natural wonders. Expect to cruise pass pods of bowhead and narwhal whales and the soaring mountains of the region’s fjords, as well as glaciers, icebergs, and majestic mountain sites. Keep your eyes peeled for rare bird and polar bear sightings. Your journey will be enhanced with hiking and kayaking opportunities, plus time to simply relax on deck and soak in the purity of the landscape.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Please speak to a booking agent when you confirm your expedition for more information on helicopter excursions.

Potential excursions and landing sites are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Destinations mentioned here should be used as a guide only.
This morning, your ship will cruise towards Resolute, where you will disembark. On land, transfer to the airport and take your included charter flight back to Toronto, then take a group transfer to your accommodation for the evening.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Your Greenland and Canadian High Arctic adventure comes to an end this morning, with no other activities planned. You are free to make your way to Toronto Airport for onward connections or continue to explore Toronto independently.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

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Accommodation

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,
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,
Destinations
Greenland, Iceland
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Min
Group size
Min , Max

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Welcome to Reykjavik – the capital of Iceland. This afternoon, you will be boarding a charter flight to Greenland with Air Iceland at Reykjavik–Keflavik Airport, so please arrive at the airport by 3 pm to allow time for check-in and security procedures. Your flight is bound for Narsarsuaq, and on a clear day, the views from the plane on descent are stunning. Once arrived, board your vessel, settle into your stateroom and meet your expedition crew before embarking this evening.
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
There will be a representative at Reykjavik–Keflavik Airport to answer any questions you have about your flight to Narsarsuaq.
The next six days are dedicated to exploring the remote reaches of Greenland’s southern shores. While there is a tentative route set, your expert crew will ensure the best itinerary is followed so that your expedition will maximise shore landings and wildlife spotting. During this time, cruise through rugged fjords, past glacial waterfalls and snow-capped peaks and to bays dotted with floating icebergs. You will explore the region by Zodiac boat, allowing you to hug the coastline and get as close as possible to ice shelves with walruses basking and polar bears roaming. Weather and ice conditions permitting, your expedition will take advantage of the ship’s fleet of twin-engine helicopters for sightseeing and shore landing experiences otherwise inaccessible. You will go deep in the icy wilderness and set out on hikes for all skill levels. Luckily for you, each day will be different; however, the expedition team will endeavour to explore the best of Narsarsuaq, Tasermiut and Lindenow.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (6)
  • Dinner (6)
Special Information
Please speak to a booking agent when you confirm your expedition for more information on helicopter excursions.

Potential excursions and landing sites are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Destinations mentioned here should be used as a guide only.
Upon arrival, disembark from your ship and, if your group has time, explore the surrounding area and historical sites. Afterwards, return to the airport and board your included charter flight to Reykjavik–Keflavik Airport in the early evening. On arrival, take an included transfer to your accommodation in Keflavik.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
With no activities included for today, your tour comes to an end and you are free to leave the accommodation.
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Greenland, Iceland
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Welcome to Iceland! Your Arctic voyage begins in Reykjavik Iceland’s artistic capital city. You can arrive in Reykjavik any time today and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own so you may want to visit one of the many museums, cathedrals or galleries – or perhaps seek out one of Iceland’s famous hotdogs from a popular street stall.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
After a free morning to continue exploring the city, you’ll make your way to your ship in the afternoon to board your vessel and begin your expedition. After you board the ship and set sail you’ll be able to enjoy a range of activities on board – but don’t forget to keep an eye out for Arctic animals in this wildlife-filled water.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today you’ll cruise across the Denmark Strait, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife and storied history of Greenland, from your Expedition Team. Hear about the fascinating geology, ecology and climate of the area and get a taste of the incredible sights you will soon explore. Staff will also keep watch for the seabirds you’ll likely see soaring above your ship, as well as the whales that can be encountered here.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Your exploration of Greenland begins with East Greenland, one of the least visited and most remote parts of the island. Your days sailing along the coast will be guided by weather and ice conditions, with each day and each excursion presenting new adventures. The region is a sight to behold, boasting a mesmerizing maze of vast glaciers, steep mountains and breathtaking fjords. One location we hope to visit if conditions allow is Skjoldungen, where you’ll cruise between the mountains to view glaciers deep within the fjords surrounding this island. The narrow part of the fjord provides an ideal place to put our Zodiacs in the water for a more in depth exploration.

If conditions allow, you may also visit the site of an abandoned Inuit settlement, whose inhabitants were relocated to larger, more accessible towns around 1961. Exploring ashore, you’ll experience a true Arctic ghost town, complete with abandoned buildings, furniture and even shoes. Take a hike across the rugged terrain for impressive views of snow-capped mountains, deep green waters and the surprisingly colourful Arctic tundra. If you’re feeling even more adventurous perhaps you’ll treat yourself to an optional paddling excursion (extra cost), an unforgettable opportunity to glide past icebergs and glaciers and capture some photographs from a unique perspective.

Another possible destination is Lindenow Fjord, a great spot for Zodiac cruising, if conditions are right. This rarely visited deep fjord is fed by a number of glaciers and offers ample opportunities for your camera to get a workout. You’ll also want to keep watch for bearded seals, as they’re known to haul out on the ice floes.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Sailing on, you’ll explore Greenland’s fertile southern coast. Nicknamed Arctic Patagonia, this region is as rich in spectacular scenery as it is in history and culture. Here, it’s easy to see why Erik the Red gave Greenland its name: everywhere you look rewards you with vistas of icy waters set against a backdrop of soaring mountains, crystal-clear waterfalls and unbelievably lush, green valleys. Scattered around the shores of the fjord systems that dominate the area are several small settlements, both ancient and present day, making South Greenland an ideal place to explore.

The magical Prins Christian Sund, a complex maze of narrow fjords and channels, is a great place for cruising. You’ll explore this stunning sound, home to calving glaciers, jagged mountains and sheer cliffs that plunge dramatically into the water. Sailing this coastline from the vantage point of your ship or a Zodiac is an exhilarating experience. If conditions allow, venturing ashore provides opportunities for all levels of hiking. Steeped in Norse history, the southern coast of Greenland provides plenty of places to learn about this ancient culture. One such landing you’ll hopefully have the chance to make is at Hvalsey, the site of Greenland’s largest and best-preserved Norse ruins. Exploring the remains of the circa 14th century church will feel like stepping back in time, as the building appears much as it did when it was abandoned in the 15th century and the surrounding fells and fjord remain similarly untouched. The little village of Igaliku, home to about 30 inhabitants, is Greenland’s oldest sheep-farming settlement. Together with four other historic farming communities, Igaliku is part of a newly established UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a charming place to go ashore, as sheep peacefully graze on the grass, surrounded by bloom-covered rolling valleys and snow-capped mountains. The area is also known for its storied past, as evidenced by the remarkable red sandstone ruins of the Gardar cathedral (the largest church in Greenland in the Middle Ages) and bishop’s residence, which date back to the early 12th century, when Greenland’s first bishop was appointed. Wandering the foundations that were excavated in 1926, you’ll get to see a bit of history firsthand as you learn about this interesting relic of the Viking period.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Boasting spectacular glaciers, mountainous landscapes, and vibrant communities, the west coast of Greenland will leave you awestruck. Heading north, each day we hope to take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites, discovering some of the quaint villages dotting the islands and fjords in the region and cruising in some of Greenland’s most picturesque places.

The west coast is home to Nuuk, the charming Greenlandic capital. You’ll have time to wander the streets of the historic Old Nuuk neighborhood and see the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede statue near the waterfront, both named after the missionary who founded the settlement. History buffs will want to visit the national museum to view the famous Greenlandic mummies, found under a rock outcrop in 1972 by two brothers who were grouse hunting. Sisimiut is another interesting place to go ashore, as there are more dogsleds here than humans. You’ll have time to wander the town’s historic area, where several 18th-century colonial buildings still stand, including Greenland’s oldest surviving church. You’ll also be treated to a traditional kayaking demonstration. The kayak is Greenland’s national symbol and can be traced back over 4,000 years to the Inuit, who used the vessels for hunting and transportation.

Another beautiful locale, and one of west Greenland’s highlights is the Ilulissat Ice fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to one of the world’s most active glaciers, Jakobshavn Glacier or Sermeq Kujalleq in Greenlandic, this is a great place to enjoy a Zodiac excursion to experience icebergs from a unique perspective not afforded by land. Venturing ashore at the nearby town, Ilulissat (which means iceberg), rewards with its own spectacle: young bergs floating out to Disko Bay. A hike from the town to the ice fjord will allow you to view this unforgettable river of ice from the rocky shore. Given that it’s known for having more sled dogs than people, it’s not surprising that Ilulissat is the birthplace of the first European to traverse the Northwest Passage by dogsled, explorer Knud Rasmussen.

Surrounded by sea and mountains, the fishing community of Itilleq (meaning crossing place) is situated in a scenic hollow on a small island, about 2km above the Arctic Circle. Explore traditional wooden houses painted in a rainbow of colours, chat with the locals and join a customary football match between visitors and residents, and you’ll be experiencing Itilleq’s famous friendly vibe in no time.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (6)
  • Dinner (6)
Today you’ll say goodbye to your ship and Expedition Team before enjoying one more Zodiac ride to the shore of Kangerlussauq to board your charter flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, you’ll be transferred to your included hotel, where you can rest for the remainder of the day. Otherwise, if you’re feeling energetic you can head back out to explore more of Reykjavik and perhaps enjoy a final dinner with your fellow travellers.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today marks the end of your Arctic journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, you’ll be provided with a transfer to a central downtown location, otherwise, you can make your way onward.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

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Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
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Welcome to Oslo – Norway’s modern and museum-stuffed capital. You are free to arrive at any time today and make your own way to the pre-expedition accommodation located near the airport – check-in is at 3 pm. This afternoon is free for you to head into Norway city and explore if you wish. Keep in mind that you will have an early morning flight to Longyearbyen scheduled tomorrow, so relaxing this evening is recommended.
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Early this morning, transfer back to Oslo Airport and board a charter flight bound for Longyearbyen. Once arrived, you may have some spare time in Longyearbyen, so perhaps visit the Svalbard Museum or North Pole Expedition Museum to learn more about the environments you will be exploring (and photographing!) in the coming days. You will embark this afternoon, settle into your cabin and have the chance to explore the amenities of your ship. After receiving your polar gear and joining a safety demonstration, meet your expedition crew over a drink at the Captain’s welcome and enjoy an onboard dinner as you begin your voyage.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
You will be transferred from the airport to Longyearbyen town for some free time until the afternoon. Your luggage will then be transferred directly to the ship to be placed in your cabin. A shuttle will be arranged to pick you up from the centre of town later in the afternoon when the ship is ready to depart. A more detailed itinerary of the day’s events will be provided closer to date as part of your final pre-departure briefing.
Prepare for the next ten days of rugged wilderness, spectacular landscapes and unique wildlife sightings as you explore the wonders of Spitsbergen with your camera in hand. Your expert crew will ensure they track ice, sea and weather patterns to maximise wildlife sightings and shore landings, all for the perfect photo opportunities. This voyage has the opportunity to deviate from a rigid itinerary to allow for any changes in weather or special events that present themselves, such as a polar bear sighting over dinner or a herd of Arctic wolves prowling in the distance. Expect to come across puffins, Arctic terns, reindeer and walruses on multiple Zodiac trips and wilderness hikes, cruising past calving glaciers and strolling by fields of colourful tundra. A typical day usually consists of two excursions with lunch served on board; however, if there happens to be any adverse weather or sea conditions, a range of onboard activities will be available, including wildlife presentations, documentary screenings and photography masterclasses, led by your expert polar team. There may also be the chance to truly take a polar plunge into the icy Arctic waters if you dare! Over the course of the voyage, your crew will be dedicated to curating the perfect itinerary so you can capture the best moments, on film and off. One thing is for certain – be sure to check your camera charge each night so you don’t miss a beat.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (11)
  • Lunch (11)
  • Dinner (11)
Special Information
The exact destinations you visit (and when you visit them) are dependent on factors such as weather conditions, sea ice and wildlife movement.
Your Arctic adventure ends back at the frontier settlement of Longyearbyen at 7–8 am, after an overnight sail. After an early morning breakfast, disembark the vessel and transfer to the airport for your charter flight back to Oslo. With no other activities planned after this, you are free to leave Oslo Airport any time after landing.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
If you wish to organise an onward connection from Oslo, please book flights departing three hours after your charter flight lands. Exact flight details will be sent to you in the final joining instructions. If you wish to spend more time in Oslo, a Peregrine booking agent can help you organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

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Destinations
Finland, Russia
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Ocean Adventurer boat on adventure cruising tours

Ocean Adventurer

This sturdy expedition ship was built in 1975 and underwent an $8 million refurbishment in 2017 which included new engines and refurbished cabins...

Itinerary

Your Arctic adventure begins in Helsinki, renowned for its extraordinary architecture and intriguing mix of eastern and western influences. If you arrive early, explore the many museums, galleries and restaurants, relax at a Finnish sauna or wander the vibrant Design District before retiring at your included hotel for the night.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your private charter flight to Murmansk, Russia. This is where you’ll board the ship that will be your home for the next two weeks. Once aboard, get acquainted with the ship, your fellow travellers and the crew and settle in for your voyage north.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Over the next two days, sail through the Barents Sea and your expedition team will prepare you for the adventures that await. The sea is named after the great Dutch explorer Willem Barents, who led two expeditions to Novaya Zemlya in the 1590s. Learn about the storied history and politics of the region, its fascinating wildlife, geology, ecology and climate, and the incredible sights you will soon be exploring. Your crew will keep a lookout for seabirds, such as kittiwakes, skuas and fulmars soaring above your ship to point out to you. Whale and seal sightings may also be possible in this biologically diverse sea, so keep a close eye out.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
The next few days will be dedicated to exploring the largest of the Eurasian Arctic archipelagos, the rarely visited Novaya Zemlya, or New Land. It’s the third largest wilderness area in Europe and is actually made up of two main islands – Severny (northern) and Yuzhny (southern) – separated by the imposing Matochkin Strait. Each expedition will be unique, depending on the weather and ice, but a few landing sites you'll aim to visit are Inostrantseva Bay, the Oransky Islands, Cape Zhelaniya, Cape Spory Navalok and Russkaya Gavan. Boasting one of the most picturesque glaciers in the entire archipelago, Inostrantseva Bay provides breathtaking panoramic views of pristine arctic wilderness. If conditions allow, you may explore ashore, or Zodiac cruise along the face of the glacier. Encounters with Brunnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres) are likely, owing to a small colony in the coastal cliffs. To the northwest side of Severny Island are the Oransky Islands. Wildlife abounds here, with a variety of animal and plant life to be discovered. Walrus have been sighted here on many previous expeditions. These giant pinnipeds of the Arctic create a raucous as each walrus vies for a choice spot of coastline. Encounters with whales and seabirds are possible, as well as polar bears, a genetically distinct subpopulation here.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
Say goodbye to Novaya Zemlya as you cruise east to explore the Kara Sea, the westernmost Asian sea off Siberia. Weather dependent, there are several sites and small archipelagos along the Siberian coast your expedition crew will consider, tracing the path of polar explorers searching for the Northeast Passage. Hopefully you can visit Russky Island, Troynoy Island and Cape Chelyuskin – both part of the Great Arctic State Nature Reserve. Russky Island is the site of a former polar station, established, in part, to monitor navigation along the Northern Sea Route, the Russian section of the Northeast Passage. Troynoy Island is the largest of the Izvesti Tsik Islands, about 150 km off the coast of the Taymyr Peninsula. The island is uninhabited except for researchers at the weather station. Home to an ivory gull colony, the island is also frequented by polar bears, so this may be an opportunity for a sighting. At the tip of the Taymyr Peninsula is Cape Chelyuskin, the northernmost point of the Russian and Eurasian mainland and the site of another active research station. Here you will hopefully get the chance to explore on foot. Among the possible shore landings, you’ll also aim to visit a number of glaciers, including the Vavilov Ice Cap and those at Marat Fjord. If conditions are favourable, you may cruise the Red Army Strait, flanked by the massive Academy of Sciences Glacier and the smaller Rusanov Glacier. As one of very few people to ever explore this remote area in depth,  have your camera ready to capture these amazing sights.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (6)
  • Dinner (6)
Today there are several activities on board the ship to keep you entertained while at sea. Attend one or more of the lectures presented by onboard polar experts, relax in the vessel's polar library or simply spend some time on deck, admiring the sea and keeping an eye out for wildlife.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sail towards Franz Josef Land – a remote group of 191 islands, many covered in ice, lying entirely within the Arctic Circle and part of the Russian Arctic National Park. Weather and ice conditions will shape your exploration, but hopefully you’ll get to explore historical sites, remote seabird colonies and walrus haul-outs at some notable destinations, such as Cape Flora, Cape Norway, Bell Island and Tikhaya Bukta. Polar bear encounters are also a real possibility! On Jackson Island, Cape Norway is where Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen wintered from 1895 to 1896. The conditions were astonishingly difficult, but they survived until the summer and continued their journey south. The remains of their small hut are still here today, along with a memorial marking the event. Exploring Tikhaya Bukta (Calm Bay) – the site of an abandoned weather station on Hooker Island – will feel like stepping back in time. There is plenty to discover as you wander the ruins, immersed in Russian polar history, and you may even be able to send a postcard from the post office. Otherwise, the Stolichky and Appolonov Islands offer plentiful walrus encounters, as the lumbering giants can be found hauled out here. If ice and weather are in your favour, you will explore the area by Zodiac, at a safe distance, to view these pinnipeds of the Arctic in their natural habitat.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)
As your Arctic expedition winds down, spend a couple of days sailing through this wildlife-rich sea, where whales of various species are often seen. Take in a presentation from the expert crew, reminisce about your incredible journey with your shipmates, relax in the lounge while swapping stories and photos or enjoy the solitude of the sea. Expedition staff will be on hand to answer any remaining questions and spot wildlife while you voyage back to Murmansk.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Returning to Russia’s most northerly city, you’ll have time to bid farewell to your expedition crew before catching your group charter flight back to Helsinki, where you will have another night in this exquisite city. You may want to head out for a final dinner with your group, or simply appreciate being back on dry land by exploring the city further.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
With no activities planned for today, your journey ends today after breakfast. You may like to spend time exploring more of the Finnish capital, or instead organise an onward connection.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

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