A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat is home to the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. In additon to some spectacular Zodiac cruising, there is also a refreshing longer hike in Ilulissat.
Heading further north into the Upernavik Archipelago, you may spot whales and seals. The most northern discovery of any Viking artifacts in the world are at Upernavik; while nearby Kullorsuaq is a small settlement that sustains itself on fishing, whaling and sealing.
Your northern most stops in Greenland are Dundas and Qaanaaq, where glaciers and archaeological sites are found. In Qaanaaq you'll visit the local museum, a great way to gain a deeper appreciation for what it takes to live this far north.
It is also an important bird area, where the cliffs are packed with thick-billed murres, northern fulmars, black-legged kittiwakes, guillemots and glaucous gulls.
Another important bird area, Prince Leopold Island is home to more than 500,000 seabirds, while the Canadian National Historic Site of Beechey Island is the site of a small grave site, with markers for men who died during Sir John Franklin’s tragic expedition in 1845-46.
You may spot polar bears at Radstock Bay, your final Arctic landing site before your journey home.
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