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Epic High Arctic – Baffin via Fury and Hecla  |  14 days

Follow a truly epic route explored by very few on this High Arctic voyage that navigates the challenging Fury and Hecla Strait between Resolute and Iqaluit. An exploration of historic Canadian sites in the Arctic combined with abundant wildlife makes for a special expedition. This in-depth adventure provides fantastic opportunities for seeing all of the Arctic’s iconic creatures, including polar bears.


Ship: Sea Explorer

When: 26 August – 8 September 2015 

Guide price:From £8,535 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities)




High Arctic

Clients’ comments

“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