“Not all those who wander are lost…”
Our adventure will begin in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where 86 high school students and 46 educators and staff will meet for a few days of orientation and getting to know each other. After touring around our Nation’s capital and enjoying our introductions, we’ll hop on a charter flight headed to Kuujjuaq, in northern Quebec. Kuujjuaq is on the coast of Ungava Bay and this is where we will board our icebreaker for our 11 day adventure. The map below shows our planned expedition route although that’s subject to change depending on weather and a whole lot of other factors. But that’s half the adventure, wondering what’s going to happen next!
Our planned expedition route that will take us to the coast of Labrador and Greenland.
Below is an outline of our itinerary. For more details, visit the Students On Ice expedition website:
July 9 – students and staff meet in Ottawa for orientation and introductions and team building exercises
July 12 – fly to Kuujjuag to board our icebreaker
July 13 – Explore Button Islands, Nunavut
July 14 – Arrive in Torngat Mountains National Park
July 15 – Saglek Fiord, Torngat Base Camp & Research Station
July 16 – explore Naffak Brook & Rose Island as well as experience a polar dip in the icy arctic waters
July 17 – Crossing the Davis Straight to Greenland
July 18 – A visit to the town of Nanortalik, Greenland
July 19 – exploring Tasermiut / Prins Christian Sund Fiords
July 20 – exploring the area and wildlife of the Paamiut Area, Arsuk
July 21 – exploring Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and oldest city
July 22 – exploring the fjords of Kangerlussuatsiaq Evighedsfjorden
July 23 – time to head back to Ottawa from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
July 24 – Our end-of-expedition celebration in Ottawa
It’s an absolutely packed itinerary that promises plenty of adventure. I really look forward to sharing my adventures with you through photos and stories on my blog posts. So keep checking back here for updates. And to get a better idea of what the expedition is like, click HERE to see an overview of the Students On Ice 2013 arctic expedition.