• Baffin Island

Baffin Island  |  15 days

A new, exploratory voyage of this breathtaking wilderness with unique access to two national parks thanks to close links with Parks Canada. We will cover the wild east coast of Baffin Island and Lancaster Sound starting in Iqaluit and sailing across the Arctic Circle up to Resolute.


Ship: Akademik Sergey Vavilov

24 July – 7 August 2017

Guide price:£9,115 per person based on twin cabin (semi-private facilities)

Options:Akademik Ioffe operates a Baffin Island and West Greenland voyage from Iqaluit to Kangerlussuaq 1-14 August 2017. Guide price £9,595 per person twin cabin (semi-private facilities)




High Arctic

Clients’ comments

“Your service was truly exceptional! We have traveled a lot and tried the services of several companies (both in the UK and the US) and you rank right up there at the top (and we have used some good ones). Your responsiveness was very much appreciated, particularly when the 2014 trip was cancelled. This level of personal service really makes a difference. This was one of the best trips we have taken - one of those that was a revelation and will always be remembered (like our first trip to see the wildlife in Southern Africa, for example).  And your service was first rate - we are so glad that we chose you to organize our trip. We would be happy to be a reference/resource for you with any future travelers (particularly from North America) if you would ever want us to.”

Richard and Christine Holdrup, Arctic Explorer, August 2015   

“A brilliant holiday! Franz Josef Land must be the ultimate Arctic experience.”

Barbara Forrai and Margaret Dykes, Franz Josef Land, August 2012


“As Marion promised, I attach a copy of the log from our recent trip to Franz Josef Land. The photos in the log illustrate the quality of the polar bear encounters! Dense sea ice is definitely the place to see bears at close range, and we couldn’t have got into the middle of it without an icebreaker. In one twenty-four hour period we had fourteen bear encounters. Often with two in view at the same time. (That 14 count involved some repeat visits by the same bear, who seemed fascinated by the ship).”

Grant Hutchison and Marion McMurdo, Franz Josef Land, July 2011