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M/V Polar Star - Remote Coast of

East Greenland

M/V Polar Star - Viking Trail to the Americas
M/V Polar Star - Northeast Canada
M/V Polar Star - Magic of Islands & Fjords

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aboard M/V Polar Star


9 days / 8 nights, Iqaluit - Baffin Island - Akpatok Island -  Northern Labrador -

Hopedale - Battle Harbour - St. Anthony - L’Anse aux Meadows -

Bonavista  - Trinity - St. John’s, Newfoundland



PS56-17, Sep 09 - Sep 17, 2006

North in the Atlantic Ocean lie some beautiful areas of unspoiled nature. M/V Polar Star sets off from Svalbard, islands of Norway far north of mainland Norway and heads west to explore the natural splendor of  East Greenland coming as far north as ice will allow. We travel down the coast of Greenland exploring awesome fjords, then to Iceland. From Iceland we begin a journey following the Viking trail and head to the south of Greenland then over to Labrador and Newfoundland. We then explore Newfoundland and the islands of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. These are beautiful untouched areas with a history of discovery, a life of simpler times and a purity of nature not often found today. Our final destination of this series of travels is Halifax a port city with a cosmopolitan spirit and small town charm.


In 2006 we offer this voyage as two consecutive trips. You can choose whether to make the entire voyage or choose one leg. It is a fantastic trail of Viking exploration and examples of past cultures and the Inuit culture today. Our travels take us through the Arctic environment of Greenland and Baffin Island to possible Polar Bear denning sites, the sub Arctic wilderness of Labrador with boreal forests, fjords and tundra, and the fishing outposts and yesteryear charm of Newfoundland.


Board the M/V Polar Star in the Inuit capital of Nunavut.



As we sail down Frobisher Bay we visit a new archaeological site thought to be of Viking origin, and then Zodiac cruise by the islands at the mouth of the bay where there is a good chance of seeing Polar Bears.




Akpatok Island lies in Ungava Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. The isolated island has towering cliffs and is known as a sanctuary for cliff-nesting seabirds, polar bears and fossils.  Numerous ice floes around the island attract walrus and whales, making Akpatok a traditional hunting ground for native Inuit people.



Our first dramatic view of the mainland is the Torngat Mountains, 3,000 feet above the sea.
Formed from some of the earth's oldest rock, the Torngat Mountains stand to attention as a natural  frontier between the Labrador Sea and the Ungava Peninsula. Images of rugged, wind-swept peaks and untamed valleys, where caribou, wolves, black bear and ptarmigan are undisturbed by human visitors. Enjoy and experience the rich cultural history of the Inuit, the evidence of ancient cultures, Pre-Dorset, Thule and the present day Inuit, who  maintain a deep relationship with the land as hunters and fishermen. We plan landings at Saglek Bay and Hebron.



Farther south we come to this charming community where we will land to explore the remote community and area.



We spend a lovely afternoon ashore learning about the bygone era of the Labrador schooner fishery in this preserved and reconstructed village.



St. Anthony is home to Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a philanthropic physician and missionary. In the afternoon, we visit L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO world heritage site and only authenticated Viking settlement in North America as well as the reconstructed Viking village site of Norsted.



We visit Bonavista with the Matthew replica and a traditional lighthouse, then the Random Passage film set and historical community of Trinity.


Day 9 ST. JOHN’S

We steam by Signal Hill and enter the fine naturally sheltered harbour of St. John’s, north America’s oldest city.




Back to Top     MV Polar Star Cabin Plan

Departure Dates
Lure of Northeast Canada,  9 days / 8 nights
Voyage Date Port Date Port
PS56-17 Sep 09 Iqaluit Sep 17 St. John’s


Prices in US Dollars

Remote coast of Greenland, 13 days

Cabin Category  Description
(# of cabin in brackets)
 Price in USD, per person
 K1-T  Triple - shared facilities (4) 1,996
 K1-D  Double - shared facilities (4) 2,386
 K2 - D  Double - private facilities (15) 2,726
 K3 - D Double - private facilities ( 16) 2,856
 K4 - T Triple - private facilities (4) 2,386
 K4 - D  Double - private facilities (4) 3,036
 K6 - D Mini suite - private facilities (5) 3,296
 K7 - D  Suite- private facilities (2) 3,452
SGL  Single passenger supplement 1.6 times the double

Prices quoted in USD per passenger in cabin categories as described. Subject to availability and change



  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as per itinerary

  • Cabin category of choice

  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship incl. snacks, coffee and tea

  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac

  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff

  • Expedition guide service

  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program

  • Access to medical services when available onboard at posted prices

  • Pre-departure information and briefing

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from M/V Polar Star

  • Airport taxes

  • Visa, passports and vaccination charges

  • Hotels and Meals ashore

  • Personal items such as laundry, postage, telecommunication charges, medical expenses, alcoholic beverages

  • Optional tours and excursions

  • Baggage, cancellation and personal trip insurance (strongly recommended)

  • Emergency evacuation charges

  • Gratuity for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided)

  • $ 25 Service fee

Fuel Surcharge:

Due to the continuous increases of fuel prices a fuel surcharge of US $ 22.00 per night per passenger has been added to the cruise rates.

Please note:

Detailed Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are automatically include with booking correspondence.

We highly recommend that passengers purchase cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property, medical and emergency evacuation insurance.



All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.



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