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Seeking our rugged mountains, rolling tundra, icecaps and glaciers, this adventure is entirely north of the Arctic Circle! We'll hug Baffin Island's fjords, surrounded by towering cliffs, and then cross Davis Strait to witness Greenland's epic icescape.

We begin in the High Arctic archipelago at the entrance to the Northwest Passage, and visit Beechey Island to see the graves of crew-members from the ill-fated Franklin expedition. The search for Franklin's ship continues to this day.

During this peak wildlife season, we'll cruise Prince Leopold Island, where thousands of Thick-Billed Murres, Northern Fulmars and Black-legged Kittiwakes summer and call in at Nigingnaniq (Isabelle Bay), a pristine feeding ground for most of the region's threatened bowhead whale population.

On Baffin Island's tip is Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), overlooking the immense beauty of Bylot Island. Here our Inuit hosts will welcome us with creative Inuit games and the unique sounds of throat singing before we set sail for Greenland.

On our route south is Ilulissat Icefjord where most of the Atlantic's icebergs are formed. Our journey comes to an end after sailing the spectacular 168km Kangerlussuaq Fjord.

The 2015 Arctic Explorer departure will be on the Ocean Endeavour.


  • Enjoy a cultural presentation and country food at Kannigiqtugaapik
  • Take in the breath-taking scenery as we cruise Karrat Fjord - one of Greenland's most beautiful
  • Visit Greenland's heart as we explore the colorful town of Uummannaq
  • Visit the site of the famous Greenlandic Mummies
  • Keep watch for bowhead whale as we cruise Isabella Bay
  • Marvel at the Ilulissat icefield, where 90% of the north Atlantic's icebergs are born
  • Seek out the thousands of birds that call the Arctic home during the peek summer season.

What's Included

  • All entry and park fees
  • Your complete itinerary
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Educational program and pre-departure materials
  • All shipboard meals
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Service charges and port fees

What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights
  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10-14 per passenger per day)
  • Visas, or inoculations, if required
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • $250 Discovery Fund fee


  1. $5595 - Quad lower forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window
  2. $6595 - Triple lower deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window
  3. $7995 - Junior double, two lower berths, porthole window
  4. $9295 - Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window
  5. $10495 - Main double, two lower berths, porthole window
  6. $11695 - Deluxe double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window
  7. $12895 - Superior double, two lower berths, picture window
  8. $14195 - Superior double plus, two lower berths, picture window
  9. $15495 - Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window
  10. $16795 - Owner's suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window
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