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2 East Greenland: Northern Lights Scoresbysund, the world s largest fjord system, beckons you to explore Greenland. Enticing you with some of the best displays of the northern lights, the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit and its inhabitants offer you a rare connection to the past with their tradition of living off the land, just as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Starting from $10,915 CAD Program Highlights Experience Greenland s vast landscapes Explore the world s largest fjord system Visit the largest and most remote national park on the planet Possibly catch sightings of muskoxen and whales Cruise in a Zodiac Hike the tundra Visit a local community Take advantage of optional kayak adventure

3 Your 14 Day Itinerary 16 Aug 29 Aug, 2017 from $10,915 CAD DAY 1 Reykjavík, Iceland Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in the modern city of Reykjavik, the world s northernmost capital city. DAY 2 Embarkation Day in Akureyri, Iceland You ll fly from Reykjavík to the northern Iceland town of Akureyri to begin your expedition to Greenland. As you sail out to sea, your first wildlife sightings will be seabirds above and whales below. DAY 3 At Sea Sail through the Denmark Strait en route to mysterious Greenland. Your Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about Greenland s wildlife, history and geography. DAY 4 7 Northeast Greenland National Park Fjords and colourful tundra punctuate the scenery of Northeast Greenland National Park, where arctic fox and muskoxen roam free. Your days will be spent exploring and learning about the unique history and geology of Greenland. DAY 8 11 Scorsbysund Fjord Arriving at Scoresbysund, you ll find yourself mesmerized by the largest, longest and some say most beautiful fjord system in the world. DAY At Sea Our journey back to Iceland has us re-crossing the Denmark Strait, allowing a couple of days for whale watching. During our crossing, you may see white-beaked dolphins and humpback, minke, and blue whales. Birders will enjoy spotting kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, fulmars, and razorbills. DAY 14 Disembarkation Day in Akureyri, Iceland Your Greenland adventure comes to an end as you enter port in Akureyri and board your flight to Reykjavik. We provide a transfer to downtown Reykjavik. Consider taking advantage of an Iceland pre- or post-cruise option to explore this great city.

4 Adventure Options Every Quark Arctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking, and some also offer snowshoeing. Kayaking is available on most of our voyages, a great way to experience the beauty of the Arctic in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements. Iceland Experience Package Pre and Post Trip Options From the charming city of Reykjavik, to the therapeutic waters of the Blue Lagoon, and the bubbling hot springs of Thingveller National Park, you will be mesmerized by the unique beauty and striking geography of this Nordic island. Iceland offers adventures for every activity and skill level ask about the other options available to enjoy the fresh air and explore the dramatic landscape.

5 Sea Adventurer Designed to carry travellers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Sea Adventurer carries up to 117 passengers and features a spacious forward lounge and bar, window-lined dining room and promenades. BRIDGE Main Deck Twin Window CLINIC POLAR LIBRARY OBSERVATION DECK Main Deck Twin Porthole DINING ROOM 304 CLIPPER CLUB WC EL OFFICE PURSER S OFFICE MAIN LOUNGE RECEPTION POLAR BOUTIQUE Deluxe ZODIAC BOARDING ROOMS GYM STERN BOW Suite

6 Dear Alumni & Friends, Iceberg-choked fjords, tundra, and the arctic wildlife of Northeast Greenland National Park create picture-perfect scenes every day. McGill University, Queen s University, and the University of Toronto are collaborating to offer this unique itinerary to alumni and friends. We invite you to come explore with us! Greenland is the second largest ice-cap in the world next to Antarctica. Rife with glaciers and icebergs, each day reveals more amaz ing scenery, while nights entice visitors with some of the best displays of aurora borealis, the northern lights. The Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit and its inhabitants offer a rare connection to the past with their tradition of living off the land, just as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Scoresbysund, the world s largest fjord system, beckons with stunning vistas. This is pure wilderness at its finest: the untouched Arctic as it was thousands of years ago. In partnership with our friends at Quark Expeditions, we invite you on this trip of a lifetime to explore one of the most pristine environments in the world! Contact your Alumni Relations office today for more information. Cha Gheill! Melanie McEwen, Artsci 87 Manager, Alumni Education & Travel Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Queen s University

7 EAST GREENLAND Northern Lights 16 Aug 29 Aug, days Sea Adventurer CABIN CATEGORY RATE Triple... $10,915 Lower Deck Twin... $14,295 Main Deck Twin Porthole... $15,725 Main Deck Twin Window... $17,415 Superior... $19,235 Deluxe... $21,185 Suite... $23,395 *Conditions: Prices in CAD and based on shared occupancy rates. Secure your reservation by credit card East Greenland: Northern Lights $ (Program deposit) A deposit of 20% will be charged to the credit card below. Credit card: MasterCard Visa American Express Card # CVV Code # Exp. Date: Name (as it appears on your passport): Passenger #1 Passenger #2 Phone: Billing address: City: Province: Postal Code: Cabin Category Preference: We have read, understood, and agree to the full Terms & Conditions at and detailed program documents to charge my credit above and take a deposit for this program FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Queen s Alumni Educational Travel office Toll-free in Canada and the US Direct ext * A deposit of 20% of final payment will be due upon booking with Quark Expeditions. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Visit

8 Alumni Education and Travel Office of Advancement, Queen s University Summerhill, 55 Stuart St. Kingston, Ontario, Canada BOOK YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME TODAY! QuarkExpeditions.com Photos courtesy of Quark passengers.