Baffin Island is one of the last great wilderness regions on the planet and the focus of this outstanding expedition. From Iqaluit, situated at the head of Frobisher Bay, we explore up the wild east coast of Baffin Island discovering the deep fjords, soaring mountains and immense glacial systems.
Moving towards the southwestern coast of Greenland – the world’s largest island, we will come across colourful houses and buildings that dot the sparsely vegetated landscape. Daily excursions are plentiful; exploring in the Zodiac boats to witness glaciers and icebergs, observing wildlife, and strolling through the colourful villages or stretching our legs on longer hikes.
Visits to remote Inuit communities provide a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of the people who call this remote wilderness their home. A highlight will be a visit to Beechey Island, the final resting place for some of the men of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in 1845-46. This remote and desolate place is home to several small grave markers, which we see on our shore excursion.
We eventually reach the remote town of Resolute where our adventure comes to an end. This is small ship expedition cruising at its best.
Please Note: This trip commences in Ottawa – Canada’s elegant capital city. We recommend you arrive in Ottawa at least one day prior to the scheduled voyage departure date. This gives you a buffer in the event of any unexpected travel delays between home and trip departure time. From Ottawa we fly north to
Iqaluit and after a tour of the town, we transfer to the ship for embarkation via Zodiac. At the conclusion of the trip, we fly from Resolute back to Edmonton (Alberta) via special charter flight. Upon arrival in Edmonton, a transfer is provided from the airport to a central downtown location. This flight arrives in the early evening and we advise staying the night in Edmonton and making your onward travel plans for the following day. Flights are not included.