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Day 1: Resolute
Arriving in Resolute this afternoon, we embark the Sea Adventurer and settle into our new home.
Day 2: Beechey Island & Prince Leopold 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 3: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Mittimatalik or Pond Inlet is a bustling Arctic community is surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Eastern Arctic. We will have a chance to explore the town, as well as take in a cultural presentation at the Nattinnak Centre.
Day 4: Exploring Northeast Baffin
The Arctic coastline provides numerous opportunities for landings; our programme will explore the wealth and diversity of the land.
Day 5: Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River)
Perched on a floodplain surrounded by soaring mountains, Clyde River offers excellent views of glacial action.
Day 6: Nigingnaniq (Isabella Bay)
Niginganiq is a 336,000 ha marine region on Baffin Island that is a crucial feeding area for threatened bowhead whales.
Day 7: 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. The cliffs within the fjord should give us good opportunities to see colonies of dovekies.
Day 8: Uummannaq
Despite being situated in the shadow of a mountain, Uummannaq is the sunniest place in Greenland! It is an impressive and imposing 1,175-metre hunk of red gneiss called Uummannaq Mountain.
Day 9: 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.
Day 10: Itilleq
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 11: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Lying at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq has one of the most stable climates in the region though temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer.
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