Exploring the North West passage – High Canadian Arctic
Our third Arctic expedition began in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, an absorbing polar expedition aboard the MV Sea Adventure, exploring the North West Passage between Canada and Greenland with Allan and Judy van der Veen. It was an exciting and action packed cruise experience in one of the most famous and stunningly beautiful regions of the Arctic.
The itinerary was challenging- navigating the labyrinth of seas, bays, straits and islands in one of the most remote wilderness regions of the world – the North West passage between Canada and Western Greenland. Altogether an incredible experience sailing from Baffin Island, through Nunavut and the coast of Greenland, following in the “footsteps” of the early explorers!
One of the memorable aspects of this trip and another “out of the ordinary” experience was visiting the Iceberg paradise and quaint Inuit settlements of Ilulissat. One marveled at the dynamic sculpture of these colossal icebergs and icefields that are shed from the world’s most active glacier – the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier in Western Greenland.