Wilderness & Ancient Cultures

    Set sail on an adventure exploring the wilderness and ancient cultures from Iceland to Canada in 2022.

    13 DAYS | MS FRIDTJOF NANSEN | ICELAND TO CANADA

        DEPARTURE: September 5, 2022


          Photo: Torngat National Park, Canada (Photo credit: Karsten Bidstrup)


          Included in your Expedition


          - Cabin category of your choice

          - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including select beverages (house beer and wine, pop, and mineral water) in restaurants at lunch and dinner

          - Complimentary tea and coffee

          - Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.

          - Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations

          - English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore


          Onboard Activities

          - Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics

          - Use of the ship’s Science Centre, which features an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes

          - The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects

          - The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos

          - The ship has hot tubs, a sauna, and an indoor gym

          - Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations


          Landing Activities

          - Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)

          - Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities

          - Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

          - Expedition photographers will help configure your camera settings before landings


          Notes

          - All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions

          - Please ensure you can meet all entry and boarding requirements

          - No gratuities are expected


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          Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

          Settlement Photo credit: Camille Seaman



          DAY 1: REYKJAVÍK

          Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world is both quaint and cosmopolitan. This small city is the perfect for a walking tour, packed full of art, culture, and history. 

          DAY 2: AT SEA

          Ease into your adventure with adayatseaonyourwayto Greenland. Relax, get to know your fellow travelers, and check out the onboard facilities.

          DAY 3: SKJOLDUNGEN

          This is a glorious, vast realm of mountains, fjords, and glaciers. We’ll try to land on the island, where we hope to offer hiking and kayaking as optional excursions.

          DAY 4: PRINCE CHRISTIAN SOUND

          This sound connects the Labrador Sea with the Irminger Sea. You may spot ringed and bearded seals, nesting glaucous gulls and black guillemots, minke and humpback whales.

          DAY 5: AT SEA

          Enjoy informative lectures presented by the Expedition Team. Their topics may include wildlife, Inuit culture, and historic explorers of the Canadian Arctic. 

          DAYS 6-9: NORTHERN LABRADOR

          You’ll spend the next four days exploring Torngat Mountains National Park and northern Labrador. Caribou, black bears, wolves, foxes, peregrine falcons, and golden eagles all call Torngat home. If luck is on your side, you might spot a polar bear. You may also have a chance to tour the area by kayak on an optional excursion.

          DAY 10: MAKKOVIK

          This friendly town of about 400 inhabitants will be more than happy to welcome you, openly sharing their Inuit culture and unique heritage.

          DAY 11: AT SEA

          Nothing brings passengers together like a shared experience. Chat and reminisce about your favorite parts of the expedition or swap other adventure stories.

          DAY 12: ST. ANTHONY

          At St. Anthony, you’ll find a remote town located on a scenic harbor. Whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and perhaps even a few icebergs are common sights in the late summer waters. Good places to whale watch are Fishing Point Municipal Park. The area is also reputed to have the highest density of moose and woodland caribou in the world.

          DAY 13: ST. JOHN’S

          Our journey comes to an end at St. John’s. If you only have time for one thing after disembarking the ship, take a hike up Signal Hill for sweeping views of this picturesque city.