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Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Lying at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq, the start of our voyage, has one of the most stable climates in the region. Still, temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer.
Day 2: Sisimiut Coast, Greenland
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands and complex coastal waterways. We will be making an expedition stop here to explore the Greenlandic landscape.
Day 3: Ilulissat, Greenland
Venturing 250km north of the Arctic Circle we find the stunning coastal community of Ilulissat. Ilulissat translates literally into "iceberg", and there couldn't be a more fitting name. Our visit will include time in the colourful town and a chance to hike out to an elevated viewpoint where we can observe the great fields of ice.
Day 4: Karrat Fjord
In Karrat Fjord we will cruise one of Greenland's most spectacular fjords. During ice breakup, narwhals and seals use the long leads created by high winds in this region to hunt the rich waters of the fjord.
Day 5: Upernavik
Upernavik or "the spring place" is populated by 1,100 people most of whom make their living in the fishing industry; thus a few small fish processing plants line the harbor. Part of the population relies on polar bear hunting and sealing.
Day 6: At Sea
We will have a full day of lectures and keep our eyes open on deck for marine life as we cross Davis Strait.
Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
We will sail through Milne Inlet, a narwhal breeding ground, enroute to Pond Inlet. This bustling Arctic community is surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Eastern Arctic.
Day 8: Devon Island
The largest uninhabited island in the world supports significant concentrations of wildlife, including 26 species of seabirds and 11 species of marine mammals.
Day 9: Prince Leopold Island
The tall cliffs of Prince Leopold Island are one of the top bird sites in the High Arctic both during the breeding and summering seasons. It is a breeding site for Thick-Billed Murre, Black-legged Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Glaucous Gull, and Black Guillemot.
Day 10: Beechey Island
In 1845 Sir John Franklin took his expedition of 129 men in two ships into the Wellington Channel. Not a soul returned from the fateful expedition. It was two years before search parties were launched. Aside from the bodies of three souls buried here, only relics were found as clues to the disappearance.
Day 11: Resolute
Arriving in Resolute this afternoon, we disembark the Sea Adventurer and return to our home.
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