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Into the Northwest Passage

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Day 1

Kangerlussuaq

Sondre Stronfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world! You may find herds of musk ox, reindeer, arctic foxes as well as peregrine falcons.

Day 2

Siismiut Coast

Blessed with an ice-free harbour year-round, Sisimiut has been inhabited for 4,500 years, and is currently home to 6,000 residents.

Day 3

Ilulissat

Venturing north of the Arctic Circle, we cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilussat Ice fjord to one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world.

Day 4

Ilulissat

Ilulissat is a colourful town famed for its handicrafts.

Day 5

Western Greenland

Today we cruise spectacular fjords, known for plentiful marine life, icebergs and inspiring landscapes.

Day 6

At Sea

We sail from Greenland across to the Canadian province of Nunavut.

Day 7

Qikiqtarjuaq

Qikiqtarjuaq, a community on Broughton Island, is known for its wildlife and whale watching. Qikiqtarjuaq boasts a burgeoning Inuit craft industry.

Day 8

East Baffin

Today we explore the east coast of Baffin Island in Auyuittuq National Park. Baffin is the largest island in Canada and home to 11,000 people.

Day 9

Northeast Baffin

Today we search for belugas and narwhals as we navigate the fjords of northeast Baffin Island.

Day 10

Devon Island

At over fifty thousand square kilometres, Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on earth. The landscape is so barren that NASA tested the Mars rover here.

Day 11

Beechey Island

In 1845, Sir John Franklin took his expedition of 129 men and two ships into the Wellington Channel. Not a soul returned, and the three graves found at Beechey Island left no indication as to the fate of the rest of the party.

Day 12

Peel Sound

Today we search for polar bears. Depending on ice conditions, we may stop to explore the area.

Day 13

Parry Channel

Melville Island is a major breeding ground for a small sea goose, the Western High Arctic Brant, one of the rarest goose stocks in the world.

Day 14

Usqsuqtuuq

Usqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) is home to both the Northwest Passage Territorial Historic Park and Canada’s most northerly golf course. Many traditional Inuit activities are still practiced here, including throat singing and drum dancing.

Day 15

Queen Maud Gulf

The HMS Erebus, was a Hecla-class bomb vessel, built in Wales in 1826. The ship took part in the Ross Expedition from 1839 to 1843, and became icebound in an attempt to locate the fabled Northwest Passage. The wreck was designated a National Historic Site prior to being located in 2014 by a Parks Canada underwater archaeology team.

Day 16

Coronation Gulf

Located between Victoria Island and the Arctic coast of mainland Canada, the Coronation Gulf is linked to the Arctic Ocean via the Dolphin and Union Strait on the west and by the Dease Strait and Queen Maud Gulf on the east. We will be scouting the area for an opportunistic stop.

Day 17

Kugluktuk (Coppermine)

Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the western-most community in Nunavut. The river is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Today we disembark and transfer to the airport.

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