Path of The Vikings – Reykjavík to Quebec (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Zegrahm Expeditions
Ship: Le Champlain
Reykjavík, Iceland to Québec City, QC, Canada
Dates: 27 Aug 2019 - 12 Sep 2019

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27 Aug 2019
Air travel

Board your independent flight to Iceland.

28 Aug 2019
Reykjavík, Iceland

Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and transfer to the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica. Lunch and the remainder of the day are at leisure to enjoy this fascinating and colorful city. Gather this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner and overnight at our hotel.

29 Aug 2019
Þingvellir, Iceland
Gullfoss, Iceland
Geysir Area, Iceland
Friðheimar Farm, Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland

After breakfast, set out to explore Iceland's classic scenic wonders known as the Golden Circle. Begin with Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by mountains and encompassing a vast lava plain of green moss and wildflowers. Continue to Gullfoss waterfall where the Hvítá River drops 96 feet in two voluminous cascades. The Geysir Center is a huge geothermal field of both boiling and tranquil multi-hued hot springs and bubbling mud pools. After lunch, visit Friðheimar Farm, which produces tomatoes and cucumbers year-round in their impressive greenhouses and breeds Icelandic horses, then embark Le Champlain.

30 Aug 2019
Vigur Island, Iceland
Isafjördur, Iceland

After breakfast, take a walking tour of small, verdant Vigur, the summer home to vast numbers of puffins, black guillemots, Arctic terns, and eiders. The tiny community dates back to the late 1800s and boasts Iceland's only windmill. During lunch onboard, cruise northward to Ísafjörður, the trading and cultural center of the West Fjords. A cultural tour reveals the history and daily life of one of Iceland's oldest fishing settlements and visits the region's scenic highlights. This afternoon, enjoy free time in town to browse the local shops.

31 Aug 2019

Attend lectures on the natural and historical highlights ahead.

01 Sep 2019
Tasiilaq, Greenland

The small settlement of Tasiilaq is part of the municipality of the same name which covers an area five times the size of Denmark. Ashore, enjoy a cultural performance and stroll through the town's brightly-colored buildings to visit the excellent local museum. After this, there is free time to browse handicraft shops, or take a stroll around town. Those who wish may continue on a hike to Flower Valley, accompanied by naturalists who point out the varieties of local vegetation enjoying their brief seasonal bloom.

02 Sep 2019
Napasorsuaq Fjord, Denmark, Greenland

Today cruise along the southeastern coast of Greenland. Now uninhabited, the region recalls its past civilization in skeletal sites of old Scandinavian and Inuit camps and settlements. Watch for seals, whales, and polar bears and, conditions permitting, go ashore in Napassorssuaq Fjord via Zodiac to explore this remote expanse of shoreline. Farther south, witness the portion of Greenland that fully lives up to its name. This is the most fertile part of the country; unlike the northern hunting and fishing villages, agriculture and farming are an important part of economic life.

03 Sep 2019
Prins Christian Sund (Cruising), Denmark

The 55-mile-long channel near the southern tip of Greenland offers breathtaking vistas as you cruise among a flotilla of ice. Volcanoes rise from the barren landscape, and icebergs, like tiny atolls, sit in pools of aquamarine waters. Steep, glacier-cut cliffs border the fjord; frozen waterfalls cling to their edges like freeze-framed photographs. By Zodiac and aboard the ship, cruise the bays and finger-like offshoots of this truly spectacular display of geology and geography.

04 Sep 2019

Spend your time at sea attending informative lectures, searching for wildlife from deck with naturalists, and enjoying the amenities of Le Champlain.

DAY 10
05 Sep 2019
DAY 11
06 Sep 2019
L'Anse aux Meadows, NL, Canada

Considered by some to be the long-sought-after Vinland depicted in the Norse sagas and settled by Leif Ericson in AD 1000, L'Anse aux Meadows was only officially rediscovered in 1961. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, it remains the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America and represents the earliest evidence of a European presence in the New World. Visit the living history Viking trading settlement of Norstead.

DAY 12
07 Sep 2019
Bonne Bay, NL, Canada

In Gros Morne take a hike to the Tablelands, a landform that resembles the surface of the moon. Much of Gros Morne's fame comes from this huge extrusion of the earth's mantle thrust violently to the surface over 450 million years ago. The park is also rich in wildlife—caribou, Arctic hare, fox, weasel, lynx, and an occasional black bear. Alert spotters may observe fin, minke, humpback, and pilot whales in the offshore waters.

DAY 13
08 Sep 2019
Gaspé, QC, Canada
Bonaventure Island, QC, Canada
Gaspé, QC, Canada

Be on deck as the ship approaches Gaspé to view stunning Percé Rock, an imposing limestone sea stack with a large arch "piercing" the rock. On nearby Bonaventure Island, step ashore for nature walks to observe interesting geology and over 300 species of birds, including black-legged kittiwakes, common murres, and a large colony of northern gannets.

DAY 14
09 Sep 2019
Havre-saint-pierre, QC, Canada

Havre St. Pierre is the gateway to the spectacular Mingan Archipelago, a chain of islands, islets, and monoliths of element-sculpted limestone. Whales and seals are often spotted frolicking among these bizarre formations, and seabirds nest along the sheer rock cliffs.

DAY 15
10 Sep 2019
St. Lawrence River (Cruising), Canada

Enjoy the passing coastal scenery, spend time sorting through your photos, and attend lectures recapping your experiences.

DAY 16
11 Sep 2019
Saguenay River (Cruising), QC, Canada

The Fjord of Saguenay offers some of Canada's most breathtaking scenery. As the ship cruises along this narrow waterway, you are surrounded by cliffs that tower from 500–1,000 feet. Keep an eye out for resident wildlife, including peregrine falcons, black bears, seals, and beluga whales.

DAY 17
12 Sep 2019
Québec City, QC, Canada
Air travel

Transfer to the airport for your independent flights homeward.

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