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Arctic West Greenland and Baffin Island Explorer 10 nights

This celebrated Arctic cruise explores the icebergs, glaciers and colourful fishing villages of West Greendland, before crossing the Davis Strait to the stunning fjords of Baffin Island, Canada's largest island. We are constantly on the lookout for variety of birdlife and marine wildlife - including polar bears, beluga whales and seals. This voyage gives fascinating insights to the life above the Arctic circle. Sea kayaking, plenty of photography opportunities and hiking excursions are only some of the highlights of this Arctic expedition cruise.

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West Greenland and Baffin Island Explorer

Starting Rate: $6,695.00+

Number of Nights: 10

Departs from: KANGERLUSSUAQ

Returns to: IQALUIT

This voyage starts from Ottawa on a flight. The voyage ends with a flight to Ottawa.

Experiences:

    Wildlife Identification
    Sea Kayaking
    Photographer in Residence
    Education
    Enhanced Photography
    Family
    Fitness & Yoga
    Photography
    Polar Bear Watching
    Trekking/Hiking
    Whale Watching
    Zodiac Cruising

Available Dates:

2018
September 5 - 15 Akademik Sergey Vavilov Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: West Greenland and Baffin Island Explorer

Discover the stunning wilderness of Canada's jewel - Baffin Island and Greenland's west coast.

Explore colourful Inuit communities in Greenland and stunning glaciers before you make your way to Canada's largest island - Baffin Island. We are looking for arctic wildlife such as polar bears, beluga whales and seals.



Day 1

Ottawa - Kangerlussuaq

We depart Ottawa this morning on our charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, situated on the west coast of Greenland. Upon arrival in Kangerlussuaq we en...

We depart Ottawa this morning on our charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, situated on the west coast of Greenland. Upon arrival in Kangerlussuaq we enjoy a short tour before boarding the ship in the afternoon. After settling into our cabins and exploring the vessel, we meet our expedition team and fellow passengers.




Day 2

Sisimiut, Greenland

We will explore the fjord behind the colourful town of Sisimiut before going ashore to visit this beautiful location in the afternoon. We hope to m...

We will explore the fjord behind the colourful town of Sisimiut before going ashore to visit this beautiful location in the afternoon. We hope to meet a few of the traditional Greenlandic kayakers and perhaps see a demonstration of ‘Eskimo Rolling’ by one of the former champions of the Greenland Kayaking Championships.




Day 3

Ilulissat & Jacobshavn Icefjord

If one word could sum up today’s experience, it would be ‘ice’. Truly one of the wonders of the world, the Jacobshavn Icefjord - a UNESCO W...

If one word could sum up today’s experience, it would be ‘ice’. Truly one of the wonders of the world, the Jacobshavn Icefjord - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - spews giant tabular icebergs out into Disko Bay. Our approach to Ilulissat is always dependent on the amount of ice in and around the mouth of the fjord. Our Captain and officers are skilled ice navigators and our ship has one of the highest ice ratings of any expedition cruise ship exploring Arctic waters.




Day 4

Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland

A very large island in the mouth of Disko Bay, Qeqertarsuaq is a site of both geologic and historic interest. A possible summer fishing camp for t...

A very large island in the mouth of Disko Bay, Qeqertarsuaq is a site of both geologic and historic interest. A possible summer fishing camp for the Viking colonists in Greenland, mineral deposits containing native iron and hot springs are all part of the allure of this island. We will visit the southern coast, cruising the spectacular rock arches before visiting the town of Qeqertarsuaq.




Day 5

Davis Strait

We leave the rugged coastline of Greenland to cross the Davis Strait towards Canada. As we transit Davis Strait we are always on the lookout for fi...

We leave the rugged coastline of Greenland to cross the Davis Strait towards Canada. As we transit Davis Strait we are always on the lookout for fin, sperm, sei and humpback whales, as well as the numerous species of Arctic seals and seabirds that inhabit these waters. Our on board experts will deliver fascinating presentations focusing on the wildlife, history, geology and culture of the Arctic.




Day 5

Davis Strait

We leave the rugged coastline of Greenland to cross the Davis Strait towards Canada. As we transit Davis Strait we are always on the lookout for fi...

We leave the rugged coastline of Greenland to cross the Davis Strait towards Canada. As we transit Davis Strait we are always on the lookout for fin, sperm, sei and humpback whales, as well as the numerous species of Arctic seals and seabirds that inhabit these waters. Our on board experts will deliver fascinating presentations focusing on the wildlife, history, geology and culture of the Arctic.




Day 6

Sunshine Fjord

Sunshine Fjord straddles the Arctic Circle at 66˚ degrees, 33 minutes north of latitude. Depending on the weather, we might cruise across the Arct...

Sunshine Fjord straddles the Arctic Circle at 66˚ degrees, 33 minutes north of latitude. Depending on the weather, we might cruise across the Arctic Circle on the ship, cross it in the zodiac boats or the more active option maybe to cross the circle on foot. Whichever way, it’s a thrill to be above the Arctic Circle at last! Sunshine Fjord offers terrific hiking opportunities and we have a number of great routes in mind.




Day 7

Cape Mercy, Canada

Protecting the northern entrance to Cumberland Sound, Cape Mercy is an exposed headland jutting out into the Davis Strait. As the Baffin Bay middl...

Protecting the northern entrance to Cumberland Sound, Cape Mercy is an exposed headland jutting out into the Davis Strait. As the Baffin Bay middle ice recedes throughout the summer, the stretch of Baffin coast from Cape Mercy to Cape Dyer is a great place to look for polar bears coming ashore. We will have all eyes searching as we sail this region.




Day 8

Pangnirtung

Nestled in the heart of Cumberland Sound and the western gateway to Auyuittuq National Park, the village of Pangnirtung is beautifully situated bet...

Nestled in the heart of Cumberland Sound and the western gateway to Auyuittuq National Park, the village of Pangnirtung is beautifully situated between the mountains and the sea. This remote Inuit community is a well-known centre for traditional and contemporary arts and crafts including carvings, prints and textiles. In addition the Angmarlik Visitor Centre has a wonderful interpretive display featuring the lifestyle of the Thule and of the modern Inuit.




Day 9

Monumental Island

Situated in the Davis Strait, the rocky dome of Monumental Island can be seen from a distance. We explore by zodiac along the rocky shoreline and ...

Situated in the Davis Strait, the rocky dome of Monumental Island can be seen from a distance. We explore by zodiac along the rocky shoreline and hope to encounter polar bears in this vicinity. In good weather a complete circumnavigation of the island is possible.




Day 10

Lower Savage Island

At the mouth of Frobisher Bay on the southeast tip of Baffin Island, the Lower Savage Islands are a geological wonder. A maze of channels criss-cro...

At the mouth of Frobisher Bay on the southeast tip of Baffin Island, the Lower Savage Islands are a geological wonder. A maze of channels criss-cross the islands and provide superb zodiac cruising opportunities. It's possible to navigate from one side of the island to the other where the ship will collect us. The islands are ideally situated between the dynamic flow of the Hudson Strait and this mixing of nutrient-rich waters makes for a diversity of Arctic wildlife, including polar bear.




Day 11

Iqaluit - Ottawa

Our expedition comes to an end as we arrive in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. We disembark the ship and bid farewell to our crew and fellow passe...

Our expedition comes to an end as we arrive in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. We disembark the ship and bid farewell to our crew and fellow passengers. We transfer to the airport for our flight to Ottawa. A transfer is also provided from the airport into a central downtown location.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Dates

Nights

Ship

Starting Rate

Charter Flights Options
September 5 - 15
2018
10 Akademik Sergey Vavilov $6,695.00+ Charter Flights: $1995.00
One Ocean Suite
$12,295.00

Shackleton Suite
$10,895.00

Superior
$9,495.00

Twin Private
$8,995.00

Semi Private
$7,595.00

Triple Share
$6,695.00



All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).

Sea Kayaking in the Arctic: USD695

*This voyage starts from Ottawa on a flight. The voyage ends with a flight to Ottawa.

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