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Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere & Axel Heiberg Islands on Ultramarine

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Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere & Axel Heiberg Islands

The smattering of islands contained in Canada’s Arctic north are a world away from the more accessible parts of North America. Here, the iceberg-strewn waters are home to walruses and whales and tiny Inuit communities built on permafrost. This 12-day expedition takes you into Nunavut and the Canadian High Arctic Archipelago to explore these incredible lands and waters, following the legendary Northwest Passage with an eye to encountering wildlife, historical sites and resilient people. Unlike the hardy explorers who attempted to map this landscape in days of old, you’ll be travelling in style with an onboard fitness centre, sauna and a wide range of cabin options.

    • With two helicopters on board, you’ll get the chance to take included flights to soar above the Arctic landscape and make landings at otherwise inaccessible spots.
    • Explore parts of the Nunavut region with Inuit guides and learn about the people who have lived in the world’s most difficult environments for thousands of years.
    • Spot incredible wildlife on land and on Zodiac excursions. Canada’s High Arctic is home to fantastic beasts like polar bears, musk oxen, narwhals and caribou.
    • Traverse the waterways of the famed Northwest Passage, which foiled European explorers for hundreds of years, and attempt to reach the otherworldly Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands.
    • Discover the immense beauty of ancient glaciers, house-sized icebergs, granite mountains and epic tundra that extends as far as the eye can see.
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    About Ultramarine
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    We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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    Aug 21, 2022 through
    Sep 01, 2022
    Aug 17, 2022 7:00 PM
    11 Nights from
    $16,690.00 (USD)
    Per Person
    Alternate itinerary
    Aug 19, 2023 through
    Aug 30, 2023
    Aug 15, 2023 7:00 PM
    11 Nights from
    $16,990.00 (USD)
    Per Person
    Alternate itinerary
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    Day Destination
    1 Toronto
    2 Resolute – Embarkation Day
    3-10 Canada’s High Arctic
    11 Resolute – Disembarkation – Toronto
    12 Toronto
    Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.