TravelWild Expeditions, small ship experts for travel to off-the-beaten path destinations introduce their Arctic Safari. Beginning in Resolute Bay which is considered the northernmost town in Nunavut which is Canada’s northernmost Province, this small Inuit settlement marks the northern end of the Northwest Passage. Arriving by charter flight, guests board the Ocean Endeavor for the 12 days of adventure.
Search for bears, whales, and walrus in their Arctic feeding grounds; view the magnificent fjords of Greenland’s coast; photograph exquisite Arctic flowers at the height of summer bloom; cross the Arctic Circle by sea—twice! Cruise the Disko Bay by zodiac. This is located at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s fastest-moving glacier and watch belugas and narwhals in Lancaster Sound, a proposed National Marine Conservation Area.
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England on an attempt to sail through the Northwest Passage for the first time. Not a soul returned from the fateful expedition. The visit to the graves at Beechey Island and nearby ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting reminder of the danger early explorers faced.
For culture explorers and photographers alike, the stop at Mittimatalik is another highlight. This bustling Arctic community is surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the eastern Arctic. Explore the town, including its excellent library, and meet many local citizens who love sharing their culture. A cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed. The Northern and Co-op stores offer a unique perspective on daily life in the Arctic along with arts and crafts for sale.
The ship sails across Davis Strait to the spectacular Coast of Greenland where passengers will watch for humpback and minke whales. The fjords of Greenland are the setting for the final days of the cruise. Icebergs, marine life, rocky coastlines and dramatic scenery define the setting. This amazing trip will end by sailing up the Sondre Stromfjord as the sun rises to greet the ship! Arriving at Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head and Greenland’s only international flight hub where travelers will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and transfer to the airport for the return charter flight.
TravelWild Expeditions is committed to finding the perfect ship or itinerary for each traveler. Their travel planners have “been there, done that” and have endless patience for learning the travel style and wishes of each client. With a high repeat clientele, they’re doing something right.
Only a few spaces remain on 2018 departures and 2019 bookings are filling the books. Give TravelWild a call or an email today to start dreaming of your great exploration.