10 Cool Experiences That You Can Expect on WWE’s High Arctic Explorer
Our High Arctic Explorer small ship expedition lets you experience countless things that you simply can’t do anywhere else, or all at once! This 12-day itinerary is a perfectly curated combination of extreme landscapes, unmatched wildlife encounters, hands-on workshops, Inuit culture, educational opportunities and Wild Women camaraderie. Don’t let this ship sail without you!
For example, in no particular order, here are 10 awesome things to expect…
1. Throat singing! In Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut, you’ll feel the powerful reverberation of the powerful vocalization techniques performed by a local theatre troupe. Throat singing was banned by Christian priests a century ago and the younger Inuit population wants to turn the volume back up on the tradition!
2. Wear your sunglasses at night, just like Corey Hart. This song will be your ship soundtrack. You can also hum Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” because this is the land of the midnight sun, baby!
3 . Listen to the Sound. Spend four captivating days in one of Canada’s newest National Marine Conservation Areas, Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound). It’s a vital part of the world’s “Last Ice Areas” and 75% of the planet’s narwhal population depend on it.
4. Look for the “unicorns of the sea.” The spiral-tusked narwhal loves the marine life picnicking grounds found at the confluence of Lancaster Sound and Baffin Bay ocean currents. You should also be on high alert for humpback whales, ptarmigans, muskox, polar bears, ringed seals, common eiders and red-throated loons!
5. Become a citizen scientist! Our partners at Adventure Canada operate a Scientist-in-Residence program on the Ocean Endeavour for researchers gathering intel on microplastics, bird colonies and more. It’s kinda like bring your kid to work day–but you get to be the kiddo and participate!
6. Hike on the largest uninhabited island on Earth. Devon Island (in Baffin Bay) is over 50,000 square kilometres in size (think Croatia). There’s not a single Airbnb or Starbucks for an iced capp. Check it out on Google Earth and you’ll see why NASA researchers land here each summer for simulated Mars exploration.
7. See the world’s fastest moving glacier! According to Atlas Obscura, the speedster Jakobshavn glacier travels an average of 130 feet in 24 hours and calves more than 45 cubic kilometers of icebergs each year into the Ilulissat Icefjord. It’s faster than watching grass grow
8. Channel your inner Annie Liebovitz. Guided by expert photographers, you can borrow professional caliber cameras and lenses through the onboard Nikon Camera trial program and have a basement slideshow that your friends and family will be happier to attend.
9. Have dessert in the desert! The average annual precipitation here is 150-250 mm which designates the arctic basin, Canadian Arctic Archipelago and the north pole technically a desert due to the minimal rainfall.
10. Learn about Dorset and Thule culture. People have resiliently inhabited the Sisimiut area for more than 4,500 years. Sisimiut means “the people living in a place where there are fox dens.” How beautiful is that?
WWE’s High Arctic Explorer itinerary is a perfectly curated combination of extreme landscapes, unmatched wildlife encounters, hands-on workshops, Inuit culture, educational opportunities and Wild Women camaraderie. Ready to expedition with us?
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