Overview

Venture far above the Arctic Circle, in a land where the sun never sets and Polar Bears roam, with the Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland itinerary. You’ll be exploring the northerly shores of Canada’s Baffin Island and the western coast of Greenland, searching for the wildlife and visiting the communities that call this mysterious realm home. Zodiac cruising gives you an awe-inspiring perspective of impressive icebergs, glaciers and fjords, while visits to communities immerse you in their traditional and modern way of life. The rugged beauty of these pristine places will have you marvelling at the soaring cliffs of Sam Ford Fjord and the dazzling icebergs dotting the Ilulissat Icefjord. In this remote, wildlife-rich region, you may spot whales in their natural surroundings or get a glimpse of one of the Arctic’s most iconic animals; the Polar Bear.

The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure!

Please note that a Rockjumper leader may not accompany the expedition unless a minimum of 12 participants are signed up through Rockjumper. In the case that a Rockjumper leader is not on board, the professional expedition staff will take care of all participants signed up through Rockjumper. Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Gyrfalcon, Snow Goose, Snowy Owl, Brunnich's & Black Guillemots, Glaucous & Thayer's Gulls, Willow Ptarmigan
Top Mammals
Polar Bear; Walrus; Ringed, Harp & Bearded Seals; Killer, Bowhead, Beluga & Humpback Whales; Musk Ox; Caribou; Arctic Fox; Narwhal (very rare), Arctic Hare,
Habitats Covered
open sea, pack ice, sea shore, islands, rocky cliffs
Expected Climate
cool to cold
Max Group Size
according to ship capacity with expedition leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
very relaxed
Accommodation
comfortable ship cabins
Ease of Birding
easy
Other Attractions
glaciers, icebergs, Inuit people & villages
Photographic Opportunities
brilliant
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The leaders, Lev Frid & George Armistead, were fantastic. We had snow and heavy winds on a few afternoons, and they drove like champions. They tried so hard to get us on birds. The Boreal Forest is tough birding that time of year. Of the 36 species seen, 11 were life birds. Quality vs. quantity on this trip! There were 10 participants on the trip.

The fall colors were spectacular. Lev allowed photo stops to take in the scenery. We had perfect weather for touring, but migration wasn't at a peak on the windless days. I appreciated Lev's eBird talents. We e-birders received all the lists promptly. Despite Lev's characterization of himself as being hindered by his age (!), we found he had boundless energy and was hyper-alert to all bird activity. His enthusiasm for every sighting, new and ""old"", was passed on to all of us. He geared the descriptions of each species to the level of expertise of our amicable group and when I had a taxonomic question, he had detailed answers. He had the birding knowledge of an older leader, but the energy of an almost-30-year-old. I hope to join another Rockjumper trip with him and watch the grey hairs come in.

The leaders, Lev Frid & George Armistead, were fantastic. We had snow and heavy winds on a few afternoons, and they drove like champions. They tried so hard to get us on birds. The Boreal Forest is tough birding that time of year. Of the 36 species seen, 11 were life birds. Quality vs. quantity on this trip! There were 10 participants on the trip.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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