Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland to Newfoundland on National Geographic Explorer
Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland, Baffin Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
Leave the fast-paced, modern world behind
Embark the National Geographic Explorer for a thrilling exploration of the far north’s ice-carved landscapes, sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador. Navigate massive icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and venture into Davis Strait en route to Canada’s legendary Baffin Island. Along the way, encounter historic Viking villages, an abandoned Moravian mission, and the fascinating traditions of the Inuit communities who still live in these remote places. Hike the tundra on the lookout for caribou and arctic foxes; and seek out whales, walruses, and polar bears along the rugged coastlines by sea kayak and Zodiac.
- Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites alongside a team of experts: glide among soaring icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and ponder the remains of the 11th-century Viking village at L’Anse aux Meadows.
- Meet Inuit artisans on Baffin Island and learn about their carving and weaving traditions.
- Join our naturalists to observe polar bears, caribou, arctic foxes, humpback and minke whales, walruses, and more in their natural habitat.
- Explore the untamed coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador, discovering spectacular fjords and cliffs on foot and by kayak and Zodiac.
- Adventure and Active
- Gardens, Foliage, and Nature
- Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
Originally constructed for service along Norway’s coast as part of the famed Hurtigruten, or Coastal Express, she ferried passengers among the fjords of this iconic coast in conditions that could deteriorate into heavy seas in a matter of minutes. She had to be able to handle deep swells and towering waves—and have a high degree of maneuverability. Those traits, and an ideal size, made her a natural choice for addition to the Lindblad fleet.
The plans to completely rebuild her drew on 50 years of pioneering expedition history and expertise. National Geographic Explorer was equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions; a roster of tools for exploration; and a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the environment. Her interior and exterior design embodied the Lindblad expedition ethos—the privilege of wildness and the luxury of comfort.
For many guests she remains their paradigm of an expedition ship. She is devoted to exploration—from her Welcoming Bridge, and the Chart Room below it where you can tuck in to warm up with a hot chocolate, to her high-perched Observation deck with its aqueous light and compelling 24/7 views. Even the art on the walls—from the Hurley prints of Shackleton’s expedition to the stunning National Geographic photos— tells an uber-narrative of globe-spanning travel and a dedication to curiosity and wonder.
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.
Teams that do whatever it take ...
|4||Greenland’s West Coast & Sisimiut|
|5||Disko Bay and Ilulissat|
|6||At Sea/Davis Strait|
|7||Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island, Canada|
|8||Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island|
|9||South Baffin Island|
|10||Button Islands, Nunavut|
|11-14||Exploring The Labrador Coast|
|15||L’anse Aux Meadows|
|17||St. John’s, Newfoundland/ U.S.|