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Setting sail from Kangerlussuaq
Founded in 1941 as a US Air Force base, Kangerlussuaq is home to Greenland's main airport and a place that most visitors to the country will pass through at some point. The town also offers easy access to the magnificent Greenland Ice Cap, and the surrounding countryside is a great place to see the Northern Lights.
The name Sisimiut means ‘the people living in a place where there are fox dens’, though these days the town is better known for being Greenland’s northernmost year-round ice-free port. Around 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle, it’s a common stop for ships making the journey north to Disko Bay.
Greenland: Disko Bay
Disko Bay is one of Greenland’s most spectacular sights, where calving glaciers send huge icebergs floating out across the water. These bergs can be several kilometres in length, and are sculpted into weird and wonderful shapes by the weather. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!
Greenland: Paul-Émile Victor Base Camp (Eqi Glacier)
Eqi Glacier is one of the largest and most active in Greenland, calving several tonnes of ice into Eqi fjord daily. The sight and sound of the huge slabs crashing down into the sea creates a truly dramatic spectacle, and the surrounding iceberg-strewn waters are also home to humpback whales.
31 July - 1 August
Greenland: Nuliarfik Island, Akulleq, Kullorsuaq
The little Inuit village of Savissivik, home to fewer than 100 people, is the only settlement on Meteorite Island, named after the Cape York Meteorite which crash landed here thousands of years ago. The island is surrounded by vast glaciers that calve icebergs into the sea, and the locals survive by hunting seals, narwhal, beluga whales and polar bears.
Canada: Pond Inlet
The small Inuit settlement of Pond Inlet sits at the entrance to the fabled Northwest Passage, on the north coast of Baffin Island. A dramatic landscape of fjords, glaciers and icebergs provides a habitat for wildlife including whales, seabirds, seals and narwhals, the otherworldly ‘unicorns of the sea’.
Canada: Icy Arm Fjord
Canada: Isabella Bay
Isabella Bay is part of the Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area on the northeast coast of Baffin Island, and is home to Canada’s largest concentration of bowhead whales. It's also a great spot for birdwatching, with species including king eiders, long-tailed ducks, little auks and northern fulmars.
Canada: Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti (Sam Ford Fiord)
Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti, formerly known as Sam Ford Fiord, is an isolated fjord on the northeast coast of Baffin Island that stretches for nearly 70 miles, lined by towering granite cliffs that attract the world’s most daring rock climbers. Look out too for marine mammals including narwhals and seals.
Greenland: Evighedsfjorden Fjord
Arriving in Kangerlussuaq
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