Night in Copenhagen.
Transfer and embark on La Louise late afternoon. Navigation in the Ummannaq Fjord.
Our trip begins with a hike on the Green Coast in the Ummannaq Fjord with views of the vast Ice Sheet.
We begin the crossing to Baffin Island: 3 days sailing to Pond Inlet on the North Island where we will check in to Canada.
Throughout our exploration of Baffin Island, we will alternate navigations, cabotages and hikes along the NE coast of the island between Bylot Island and Isabella Bay.
We will discover the Bylot Nature Park where you can see polar bears and narwhals.
We will pass by the impressive fjords: Buchan Gulf and Sam Fjord, known for their huge and imposing rock walls carved thousands of years ago by ancient glaciers that make these fjords one of the most impressive sites in the world .
We will end at Niginganiq (Isabella Bay), a very special area that attracts a large number of bowhead whales. The shallow shelf at the entrance to the bay is supposed to protect the bay from orca whale predators, which explains this concentration of bowhead whales. This bay has recently been designated a National Wildlife Area by the Canadian government.
Our exploration ends with 2 days sailing to Sisimiut in Greenland.
Night in Copenhagen.
The Louise is a schooner built between 2003 and 2010, specially designed to navigate the Arctic regions with a French crew of great experience. It is one of the few boats to explore Baffin Island from Greenland.
The sailboat allows us to hike every day in different places while having access to our daily comfort equivalent to that of a shelter. Each evening the ship is anchored in a sheltered bay to appreciate the best landscapes.
This trip to Baffin Island is more than just a trip, it's a real adventure and exploration is the key word. In the heart of the Arctic the weather will not always be lenient and the conditions of navigation can be difficult. We recommend very good hiking equipment including shoes and a marine suit for observations on the bridge. During the hikes we will move more often off the trail.
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