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South Baffin Explorer  |  16 days

For millennia indigenous people have expressed and kept alive their own cultural heritage through art, and it’s the art scene local to this barely visited area south of Baffin Island which is our focus. Embarking the ship in Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit, we travel east and visit local communities at Cape Dorset, home to migratory caribou, seabirds, whales, seals and walrus and hike through rolling hills to secluded waterfalls and lakes. At Digges Island we find rocky cliffs ideal for seabirds. We end with Akpatok Island and Lower Savage Islands which are known for polar bear and walrus, and enjoy some great Zodiac cruises before disembarking at Iqaluit.


Ship: RCGS Resolute 

28 July – 11 August 2019

Guide price:£12,395 per person based on twin cabin (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

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

Barbara Forrai and Margaret Dykes, Franz Josef Land


“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