High Arctic Explorer
Top 5 Wonders on High Arctic Explorer
Visit Beechey Island National Historic Site
Pay your respects at one of the most notorious sites in the Arctic: Beechey Island.
Learn about the famed site where the ill-fated Franklin Expedition overwintered from 1845–1846.
See the graves of three of Franklin’s men (along with one of a fourth man from a later Northwest Passage expedition) that are a haunting memorial to the heyday of European Arctic exploration.
Marvel at enormous icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit the fastest-calving glacier in the world, which spills thousands of enormous icebergs into the spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord in Disko Bay, Greenland every year.
View the icebergs from the shore on a hike along the boardwalk—then board a Zodiac to cruise your way among them!
Cruise pristine natural areas to spot amazing Arctic wildlife
Seek seabirds, marine mammals, and polar bears in this unique, protected habitat.
Tallurutiup Imanga, the entrance to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic archipelago, is home to Canada’s newest National Marine Protected Area.
See the glacier-fed waters, mountain landscapes, and rugged coastlines that define this vast and beautiful place—and the plentiful marine wildlife.
Visit unique cultural historical sites from the Thule period and the European explorer era that dot the region’s coasts.
Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet)
Enjoy the warmth of an Inuit welcome as drum dancers, throat singers, and cultural ambassadors share their stories, songs, and connections to the land.
See the stunning views of Bylot Island, try your luck against a local athlete at Inuit games, and look for handicrafts and carvings for purchase at the cultural centre.
Explore the spectacular west coast of Greenland
Hike, kayak, stroll, and Zodiac cruise at stops along the west coast of Greenland, a region deeply cut by spectacular fjords.
Soak in this stunning scenery, where glaciers are spawned from the enormous Greenland ice cap and produce the mighty icebergs that ride their way north on currents before being carried southbound for Newfoundland.
Watch them on their journey—it’s one of the world’s most amazing sights!
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