Arctic Explorer 2016
Arctic Explorer 2016
Arctic Explorer 2016
Arctic Explorer 2016
Arctic Explorer 2016

Arctic Explorer 2016 picture Arctic Explorer begins in the land of the midnight sun, in the place with no dawn. After departing Qausuittuq (Resolute), we’ll visit the final resting place of three members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition at Beechey Island and search for polar bears and walrus in far north Baffin Island. In Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay) we will visit a vibrant, traditional community surrounded by towering cliffs and nesting habitates for seabirds, narwhals, and bowhead whales. At Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), our hosts will welcome us with throat-singing and Inuit games, before we explore Baffin’s mighty fjords. We’ll seek bowhead whales in Niqinganiq (Isabella Bay)—the world’s first Inuit-initiated whale sanctuary. Crossing Davis Strait, we’ll encounter Greenland’s stirring icescape. There, we’ll marvel at Uummannaq’s heart-shaped mountain, zip among the freshly calved bergs off Ilulissat in our Zodiacs, and hike around Itilleq Fjord. Spectacular Sondre Stromfjord makes a glorious finale to our trip.

Join us as we explore the far northern reaches of Nunavut and Greenland. See what has been wrought without the hand of man, and learn about the lives carved out in some of the world’s most inhospitable—yet beautiful—places.

day 1
Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU
day 2
Beechey Island
day 3
Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay)
day 4
Devon Island
day 5
Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
day 6
Northeast Baffin Fjords
day 7
Niqinganiq (Isabella Bay)
day 8
Karrat Fjord
day 9
day 10
day 11
day 12
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Qausuittuq is also known the “place with no dawn”. This is truly the land of the midnight sun; it shines twenty-four hours a day from about April 29 to August 13 each year. From archaeological excavations, it has been concluded that there have been at least three stages of occupation at Resolute Bay. The Dorset culture was the first, followed by an early phase of the Thule culture, in which the artefacts found show strong Alaskan affinities. These were probably both short periods of occupation, possibly by only a few families. A late or developed phase of the Thule culture was of longer duration, with a considerably larger population. In 1953, Inuit from Inukjuak (former Port Harrison), Québec and Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) were relocated to Qausuittuq by the Canadian government.

Heart Map
Aug. 15, 2016 - Aug. 26, 2016 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $5795.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $6795.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $8195.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $9495.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $10695.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $11895.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $13095.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $13095.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 8

    $14395.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $15695.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $16695.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Arctic Explorer fee of $250.00 to above prices

    Please call for details regarding charter flight details etc.
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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Dawn Bazely

    Dawn Bazely


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What's Included

  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library

  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations

    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 $15 per passenger per day)

  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights

    Ottawa, ON to Resolute, NU
    August 15, 2016
    Early morning departure
    $928 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON
    August 26, 2016
    Early evening arrival
    $1,267 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Round trip:
    $2,195 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
    Pre and post hotel nights in Ottawa and Toronto are available upon request.
    Overnight accommodation in Ottawa and Toronto recommended.
    • Call at Niqinganiq (Isabella Bay)— a bowhead whale sanctuary, the world’s first Inuit-managed reserve of its kind
    • Marvel at the Ilulissat ice fjord, where 90% of the north Atlantic's icebergs are born
    • Visit the site of the famous Greenlandic mummies’ discovery outside Uummannaq
    • Hike gorgeous Arctic landscapes
    • See the final resting place of the Franklin Expedition