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14.07.2024

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Abfahrt
14.07.24
Oslo, Norwegen
16:00

Seit dem Jahr 1299 die Hauptstadt Norwegen, ist Oslo die größte Stadt der Nation. An einem von Inseln übersäten Fjord gelegen mit von Wäldern bedeckten Hügeln und Seen im Hinterland bietet Oslo unzählige Möglichkeiten für Sie, Ihre Zeit angenehm zu verbringen; so viele, dass fast keine andere Hauptstadt mithalten kann. Laut Historikern wurde die Stadt im Jahre 1050 von Harold III gegründet. In späteren Jahren erklärte Hakon V Oslo zur Hauptstadt Norwegens und erbaute das Schloss Akershus. Als die Hauptstadt des Landes ist Oslo gleichzeitig der Wohnsitz der Königsfamilie, der Sitz der Regierung und des Obersten Gerichtshofs, außerdem ist dort die älteste Universität Norwegens beheimatet. Während seiner 950-jährigen Geschichte hatte die Stadt unter vielen Feuren zu leiden, zu denen unter anderem eines zu zählen ist, dass im Jahre 1624 unsäglich wütete und viele Bauten zerstörte. Direkt daraus resultiert das Aussehen Oslos, das aus vielen verschiedenen architektonischen Stilen besteht. Besucher werden eine riesige Anzahl an Aktivitäten erleben können, zu denen unzählige Galerien, Museen, Restaurants, Nachtclubs und Theater zu zählen sind. Mit einem ziemlich kompakten Stadtzentrum können viele der Attraktionen der Stadt zu Fuß erreicht werden; Fähren, die vom Hafen auslaufen, können ohne Probleme die Bygdøy Halbinsel anfahren.

15.07.24
Svalbard Northern Region

Svalbard’s northern region is less influenced by the Norwegian Current coming through the Greenland Sea than the southern region and shows more ice. The northern part of the island of Spitsbergen shows quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. The Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve includes Spitsbergen’s east coast, the Hinlopen Strait, Nordaustlandet and some islands further east like Kvitoya and Storoya. View less Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

16.07.24
Svalbard Northern Region

Svalbard’s northern region is less influenced by the Norwegian Current coming through the Greenland Sea than the southern region and shows more ice. The northern part of the island of Spitsbergen shows quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. The Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve includes Spitsbergen’s east coast, the Hinlopen Strait, Nordaustlandet and some islands further east like Kvitoya and Storoya. View less Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

17.07.24
Svalbard Northern Region

Svalbard’s northern region is less influenced by the Norwegian Current coming through the Greenland Sea than the southern region and shows more ice. The northern part of the island of Spitsbergen shows quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. The Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve includes Spitsbergen’s east coast, the Hinlopen Strait, Nordaustlandet and some islands further east like Kvitoya and Storoya. View less Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

18.07.24
Svalbard Southern Region

Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. View less Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

19.07.24
Svalbard Southern Region
17:00

Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. View less Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

20.07.24
Auf hoher See
21.07.24
Jan Mayen
09:30
18:00

Wir halten Ausschau nach neugierigen Buckel- und nördlichen Zwergwalen, wenn wir uns der Vulkaninsel mit ihren ebenholzfarbigen Gipfeln und den breiten schwarzen Lavastränden nähern. Die ursprüngliche Landschaft wird durch den 2.300m hohen Beerenberg dominiert, einem aktiven Vulkan, der mit einer Gletschereisschicht bedeckt und im Jahr 1985 zum letzten Mal ausgebrochen ist. Mit Erlaubnis der norwegischen Landesbehörde dürfen wir an diesem selten besuchten Außenposten landen und die Forschungs- und Wetterstation sowie die Überbleibsel einer niederländischen Walfangstation aus dem 17. Jahrhundert besuchen. Vogelbeobachtungen von Papageientauchern, Eissturmvögeln, Alken und Schneeammern sind möglich.

22.07.24
Auf hoher See
23.07.24
Akureyri, Island
06:00
19:00

Akureyri ist die größte Stadt Nordislands und hat ungefähr 16.000 Einwohner. Sie liegt an der südlichen Spitze des 50 km langen Fjordes Eyjafjordur und nicht einmal ganz 100 km südlich des Nördlichen Polarkreises. Südlich des Fjordes erstreckt sich ein langes Tal. Dies ist eine der fruchtbarsten Gegenden Islands, in der es einige große Bauernhöfe zu sehen gibt. Die hohen Berge des Fjordes bieten dem Tal Schutz vor den starken Winden. Akureyri entwickelte sich um das Jahr 1600 herum zu einem Handelszentrum. Es erhielt im Jahre 1862 das Stadtrecht und die Bevölkerung begann auch in dieser Zeit zu wachsen. Das Zentrum der Stadt ist kompakt genug um es zu Fuß besichtigen zu können. Sie werden Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants und sogar ein Internetcafe zu vorfinden. Die Hauptkirche in Akureyri befindet sich auf einem Hügel direkt über dem Stadtzentrum und sie müssen zuerst eine 112-stufige Treppe erklimmen, um sie erreichen zu können. Schon allein der Innenbereich der Kirche ist den Besuch aber wert, denn es wird Sie unter anderem ein von der Decke hängendes Boot erwarten. Dieses soll die Kirchenbesucher an ihre Liebsten erinnern, die auf hoher See sind. Außerdem werden Sie dort ein Fenster besichtigen können, das ursprünglich aus der Coventry Cathedral in England stammt. Im wunderschönen botanischen Garten werden Sie zusätzlich zu jeder in Island heimischen Art auch Pflanzen aus weit entfernten Gegenden wie Neuseeland, Tansania und Kalifornien finden. Der Garten wurde im Jahre 1912 eröffnet. Obwohl Akureyri nur 100 km vom Nördlichen Polarkreis entfernt liegt, lassen sich dort einige der wärmsten Sommer des Landes genießen, wobei die Temperaturen oft bis zu knapp über 20 Grad erreichen.

24.07.24
Vigur (Insel)
12:00
18:00

Die Stadt Ísafjördur ist das kommunale Zentrum der Halbinsel Vestfirðir, was auf Deutsch so viel heißt wie Westfjorde. Die Vestfirðir sind die am wenigsten bevölkerte Region Islands, wobei hier auf einer Fläche von fast 9520 km² etwa 9600 Menschen leben. Ísafjörður, mit einer aktuellen Bevölkerungszahl, die etwa 3500 Menschen umfasst, war einst eine der wichtigsten Handelsstützpunkte Islands und als solcher wurde ihm im Jahre 1886 der Status einer Gemeinde verliehen. Einige der ältesten und am besten erhaltenen Gebäude Islands, die bis ins 18. Jahrhundert zurück reichen, lassen sich in Ísafjörður finden. Die Stadt ist überwiegend immer noch ein Zentrum für Fischerei. Auch eine energische und vielfältige kulturelle und künstlerische Szene konnte hier wundervoll gedeihen. Ísafjörður wird von drei Seiten von Bergen umgeben und auf der vierten Seite grenzt es ans Meer. Die antike Siedlungsstätte Eyri im Stadtinneren wird vom schmalen Skutulsfjordur Fjord eingeschlossen, welcher den Hafen gegen alle Wetterlagen schützt.

25.07.24
Flatey Island, Island
06:00
12:00

Flatey is the ‘flat island’ just as the name sounds. These days Flatey is mainly seasonally populated with many brightly painted, wooden summer cottages to be found here. Like many other small islands around Iceland though, Flatey was once a hub for fishing and trade. This particular island prospered so much that it was the center of commercial and cultural life in the 19th century for this part of Iceland.

25.07.24
Stykkisholmur
14:45
20:00

Stykkishólmur, located in western Iceland at the northern end of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, is the commerce center for the area. Its natural harbor allowed this town to become an important trading center early in Iceland’s history. The first trading post was established in the 1550s, and still today fishing is the major industry. The town center boasts beautiful and well-preserved old houses from earlier times. View less Stykkisholmur is very environmentally conscious – it was the first community in Europe to get the EarthCheck environmental certification, was the first municipality in Iceland to start fully sorting its waste, and was the first town in Iceland to receive the prestigious Blue flag eco-label for its harbor. It has also been a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN), since 2011.

26.07.24
Reykjavik, Island
07:00

Feuer, Frost und Wasser, die durch die Farben rot, weiß und blau auf der isländischen Flagge symbolisiert werden, werden in Form von Eis und Schnee der Gletscher, den heißen Schlammbecken, den Geysiren und den glühenden Lavaströmen in der vulkanischen Region des Landes manifestiert. Die Besiedlung Islands lässt sich bis ins Jahr 874 zurückverfolgen, als ein Norweger namens Ingolf Arnarson dort, wo heute Reykjavik ist, ankam. Im Jahre 930 formten die Siedler eine Legislative, die Alting, die der Anfang des Staatenbundes von Island war. Vom 10. bis zum 14. Jahrhundert konnte Island eine eigene literarische Form entwickeln, die isländische Saga, die sich durch die nordische Kultur zieht und bis in die englische und deutsche Sprache vordringen konnte. Diese wurde benutzt, um Geschichten von Göttern zu spinnen, historische Ereignisse festzuhalten und Helden zu glorifizieren. Als die Hauptstadt Islands und als das wichtigste Zentrum der Bevölkerung des Landes, ist die Stadt Reykjavik eine faszinierende Mischung von Traditionen und Moderne. Genauso wie Island ein einzigartiges Land ist – zerklüftet und abgelegen und doch technologisch fortschrittlich und nordischen Überfluss genießend – ist Reykjavik eine höchst ungewöhnliche Hauptstadt. Sie dominiert das Leben Islands in fast jedem Aspekt. Fast die Hälfte der Bevölkerung des Landes (in etwa 270,000) lebt in und um der Hauptstadt und die Wirtschaft der gesamten Nation hängt von Reykjavik ab. Fast 60 Prozent der Importe Islands werden hier aufgenommen und verschickt und 40 Prozent der Exporte des Landes werden hier zur Verschiffung durch den Hafen von Reykjavik beladen. Außerdem ist sie das Hauptquartier der vielleicht fortschrittlichsten Fischindustrie, die auch die wichtigsten Exportartikel Islands hervorbringt.

27.07.24
Auf hoher See
28.07.24
Skjoldungen Fjord, Grönland
09:00
17:00

LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

29.07.24
Lindenow Fjord
08:30
23:00
30.07.24
Kristiansund

The transit through the Sound is one of this voyage’s highlights. Connecting the Labrador Sea with the Irminger Seat, Prince Christian Sound or “Prins Christian Sund” in Danish is named after Prince (later King) Christian VII (1749-1808). 100 km (60 miles ), long and at times just 500 m (1500 ft) wide, this majestic and spectacular fiord throws you back into a Viking era – flanked by soaring snow-topped mountains, rock-strewn cliffs and rolling hills, it is as if time has stood still and one easily forgets that this is the 21st century. As you marvel at the sheer size of the mountains that surround you, with the Arctic waters lapping deceptively at the hull, revel in the silence enveloping you. Icebergs float serenely by, carrying with them the ages of time. Be sure to wear warm clothing as this is one spectacle that you do not want to miss.

30.07.24
Aapilattoq, Grönland
15:00
21:00

If you’re looking for remote and remarkable then you have found it. Cruise through Prince Christian Sound to the western end and you’ll find Aapilattoq, a (very) small Greenlandic village of just 100 inhabitants. The name of the village means “sea anemone” in the local Greenlandic language, and the fact that the village has retained its Inuit name is a good indication of what you can expect; traditional village life much as it has been for the past 100 years. Hunting and fishing are the main occupations here, and it is not unusual when taking a stroll through Aappilattoq, past the small school (where 22 pupils from ages 3-16 are enrolled) and church, to come across a polar bear skin drying in the wind behind a local dwelling. The village is hidden behind a prominent red rock and towering mountains, which make the village virtually inaccessible by land. Naturally, the Aapilattoq and its surrounding area are phenomenally rich in Arctic wildlife: Arctic fox and Arctic hare live in the countryside around the village while marine mammals include ringed seal, harbour seal, hooded seal, bearded seal, harp seal, humpback whale (typically in summer), minke whale, fin whale, narwhal, and beluga.

31.07.24
Nanortalik
06:30
11:30

There is a wonderful legend that the Vikings named Greenland Green and Iceland Ice in order to confuse potential attackers. Because it is quite the opposite; if Iceland is full of emerald forest, then expect ice in Greenland. Lots and lots of ice. Thus one shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that the name Nanortalik means “place of polar bears”. Although, as Nanortalik is Greenland’s most southerly town, don’t be too disappointed if you don’t see any. In truth, Greenland’s polar bears typically live much further north. View less What you will see however is Mother Nature at her finest. Vertical cliff walls, sheets of floating sea ice and a plethora of Arctic wildlife that amount to an adventurer’s wonderland. As Nanortalik itself is located on a small island in the southern tip of Greenland, nature is never far away, wherever you find yourself. The optimistically named city centre is surrounded by the pristine waters of Tasermiut Fjord and dotted with the colourful houses you would expect this far north. Traditionally, artisans’ houses were painted different colours to showcase what they did, i.e. commercial houses were red; hospitals were yellow; police stations were black; the telephone company was green and fish factories were blue. Today it is more a case of anything goes! Nanortalik locals are warm and welcoming, and are known to extent the art of Kaffe-Mik to its visitors. This old tradition is where a family invites guests into their home to drink coffee and taste their famous Greenlandic cake.

31.07.24
Uunartoq Island, Greenland
16:00
23:00

In the local Kalaallisut language, Uunartoq means ‚hot‘, and there is no mystery why. Several warm springs exist in Greenland, but Uunartoq Island is the only site where the waters form a pool warm enough to bathe in. Although not as well known as the famous springs of Iceland, nowhere can challenge Uunartoq for scenery. The picturesque series of steaming pools are backed by some of the best scenery Greenland has to offer. View less

Icebergs larger than city blocks drift through the labyrinth of fjords which make up Southern Greenland, passing as they drift towards the ocean. Mountains pierce the clouds, and the tundra blooms in the long summer days; and there is no better way to appreciate the spectacular wilderness of South Greenland than from the perfectly warmed natural comfort of the Uunartoq hot spring. The ancient crystalline rock of Southern Greenland is nearly two billion years old. A fault in the rock allows water to sink down into the ground, where Earth’s internal heat warms it, causing it to rise again. Uunartoq Island is the site where this water escapes, forming a sandy pool heated constantly from below. Basic changing facilities and a grass walkway to the stone-lined pool allow visitors comfort, while reconnecting with nature. It is believed that the Norse settlers in Greenland knew of and made use of the pool, but the island has never been inhabited, excluding a few summerhouses belonging to local residents.

01.08.24
Qaqortoq
07:00
13:30

LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

01.08.24
Hvalsey
15:30
22:00

18 kilometers northeast of Qaqortoq, Hvalsey is part of Qaqortukulooq, one of the five sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Arctic farming complex Kujataa. Between Eriksfjord to the north and Einarsfjord to the south, the Hvalseyfjord branches off from Einarsfjord. Although Hvalsey is better known for the well-preserved ruins of one of the sixteen churches in the Norse’s Eastern Settlement, the church was in a farmstead known as Thjodhild’s Stead. View less This farmstead at the northeastern end of the fjord included a large building with living quarters, a hall and livestock pens, as well as other livestock pens, a storage building and a warehouse –the ruins of which can still be seen. The Norse farming laid the foundation for the Inuit farming in later centuries, leading to the UNESCO World Heritage status in 2017. In the 14th century account “Descriptions of Greenland” the abundant fish, a reindeer farm on Reindeer Island and Hvalsey’s name “Whale Island” clearly indicate that the Norse had ample food sources at that time. The church was built in the Anglo-Norwegian style of the 13th century, but is known to have been built over an older graveyard. The farmstead is mentioned in the Icelandic “Book of Settlements” as property of the Kings of Norway, and the last documented event of the Norse in Greenland is a wedding which took place in the church in September 1408. After almost 600 years of abandonment, conservation work had to be done to prevent the seaward wall from collapsing.

02.08.24
Auf hoher See
03.08.24
Nuuk
06:30
16:00

LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

04.08.24
Evighedsfjord
04:00
04:00

Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord) is a large fjord northeast of Kangaamiut in southwest Greenland. The fjord has a length of 75 kilometers and several branches with numerous glaciers coming down from the Maniitsoq Ice Cap to the north can be seen. The Evighedsfjord has several bends and whenever the ship reaches the supposed end the fjord continues in another direction and seems to go on forever. Qingua Kujatdleq Glacier is at its southeastern end. At the northwestern end a U-shaped valley has seven glaciers coming down from the mountains but not reaching the water. The glaciers had their maximum extent around the year 1870 and have gone through several cycles of advance and retreat. The mountains on either side of the fjord can reach in excess of 2,000 meters and the fjord has a depth of up to 700 meters. Evighedsfjord’s snowline is at 1,100 meters and the Evighedsfjord region is famous as one of Greenland’s best heli-skiing areas.

04.08.24
Evigheids Glacier
07:30
12:00
05.08.24
Ilulissat
09:00
17:30

Ilulissat is a coastal town in western Greenland. It’s known for the Ilulissat Icefjord and for huge icebergs Disko Bay, shed by the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. Trails run to the Sermermiut settlement for dramatic views over the ice. The Ilulissat Museum traces the area’s history and the life of local-born explorer Knud Rasmussen. The area is home to thousands of Greenland dogs, used for dogsledding.

06.08.24
Sissimiut
08:00
14:00

Sisimiut (‚The People of the Fox Holes‘) is Greenland’s second city, the largest Arctic City in North America, and a hub between the warmer South and the frozen North of the country. With a young, dynamic population, including students from all over the country, Sisimiut is one of the fastest growing cities in Greenland. View less Inhabited for more than four and a half thousand years, the Danish Colonial Era saw the rapid development of the city into a trade centre, and the old buildings and artefacts can be seen at Sisimiut Museum, a collection of beautifully restored buildings displaying everything from ancient turf houses to modern Inuit art. The local artisans are considered some of the best in Greenland, and often sell their wares direct from their communal workshop in the harbour, where they barter with hunters for raw materials. Today, modern industry focussed on processing sea food and shipping; KNI, the state-run chain of general stores operating in even the most remote settlements is based in Sisimiut. Most residents still live in the colourful wooden houses Greenland is so well known for. Sisimiut’s vast back country offers excellent opportunities for hiking and fishing, and the locals often use sled dogs or snowmobiles to get around their vast mountainous playground during the long winters. In the summer, one can walk as far as Kangerlussuaq International Airport, a trail also used for the gruelling Polar Circle Marathon, one of the toughest endurance events in the world.

07.08.24
Kangerlussuaq
05:30
19:00

LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

08.08.24
Sermilinnguaq
07:30
12:00

Some 60 kilometers southeast of the entrance to Kangerlussuaq Fjord and halfway between Maniitsoq and Kangaamiut is Sermilinnguaq, one of the smaller fjords leading to the Greenland Icecap’s westernmost valley glaciers in South Greenland. Northeast of Maniitsoq’s rugged scenery with peaks rising hundreds of meters into the sky, the narrow fjord with its steep mountainsides is one of the preferred halibut fishing areas for the local fishermen from Maniitsoq and Kangaamiut. View less In 2019, the Greenland Environment Fund granted resources to clean up and remove derelict fishing gear which had washed up along the Sermilinnguaq Fjord based on the fishermen’s request. Razorbills, Brünnich’s Guillemots (Thick-billed Murres), Common Guillemots, and Black Guillemots, Glaucous Gulls, and Black-legged Kittiwakes –all attracted by the rich fishing grounds- have formed eight bird colonies in Sermilinnguaq. As a result, 3,000 hectares of the fjord are considered an Important Bird Area.

08.08.24
Maniitsoq
14:30
19:00

LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

09.08.24
Nuuk
07:00
18:00

LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

10.08.24
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11.08.24
Iqaluit
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Iqaluit is the capital of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, which is Inuktitut for “our land”. The community is located at the head of Frobisher Bay, an inlet of the North Atlantic extending into southeastern Baffin Island. The Bay is so long that it was first taken to be the possible entrance of a Northwest Passage. In Iqaluit, the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum and the Nunavut Legislative Assembly Building both house incredible collections of Inuit artwork with interesting local prints for sale in the museum shop.

12.08.24
Lower Savage Islands
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The Lower Savage Islands are an uninhabited offshore island group of Baffin Island, located in the Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. The islands lie in the Gabriel Strait, an arm of Davis Strait, northwest of Resolution Island, and west of Edgell Island.

13.08.24
Monumental Island
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Monumental Island is a splinter of ancient metamorphic rock, hunching in the frigid waters of the Davis Strait, defying the ocean and ice around it. Named to honour the legendary Polar Explorer Sir John Franklin, the island displays at times displays everything Nunavut has to offer, in an ocean studded with vast icebergs drifting across from Greenland. View less Monumental Island is a well known den site for polar bears, the icon of the Arctic; there is a good chance to see mother bears with cubs on the island, as the bears become trapped by the lack of summer ice, using the island as a base to hunt until the ice returns in the Autumn. Seeing the white silhouette of a polar bear against the ancient black rock and autumn tundra colours is an experience that will remain long after returning on board. Groups of harp seals are a common sight in the waters around Monumental Island, and can be very curious, often swimming very close to investigate new objects such as boats. There are several sites on the island also used as haul out sites for the charismatic Atlantic Walrus. These vast animals are surprisingly gentle and skittish, and can often be observed caring for their calves on the rock bluffs while keeping a careful watch for polar bears. Almost nowhere else in Nunavut can the charismatic wildlife of the Arcticbe observed in such a stunning setting.

13.08.24
Lady Franklin Island
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Named in honour of Sir John Franklin’s widow, the lonely and uninhabited Lady Franklin Island lies off of Baffin Island’s Hall Peninsula at the entrance to Cumberland Sound. The island is named for the wife of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer who died trying to discover the Northwest Passage. The geology of the island is striking with vertical cliffs of Archean rocks, likely to be some of the oldest stone in Canada. The waters around Lady Franklin Island offer an abundance seabirds, ducks, seals, and walrus. View less With a bit of luck it is possible to see Atlantic Puffins here and perhaps even a rare Sabine’s Gull.

14.08.24
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15.08.24
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Kanada
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The area around Cambridge Bay was seasonally used by Pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and Copper Inuit to hunt and fish. It was only after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Hudson’s Bay Company decided to set up posts on Victoria Island in the 1920s that outsiders settled, while the Inuit community only came to live at Cambridge Bay in a more permanent way after World War II when a LORAN tower was built. Today Cambridge Bay is one of Canada’s northernmost villages with close to 1,800 residents. It is the administrative center for the Kitikmeot region and an important transportation hub for cargo by sea and air. Arctic char, which is caught in rivers nearby, is Cambridge Bay’s major export article. For many years Cambridge Bay was the home to Roald Amundsen’s ship Maud. Having served in the Arctic for several years, the ship was brought to Cambridge Bay by the Hudson’s Bay Company where she was beset by ice in 1926 and sank in 1930. The Maud was eventually raised and transported to Norway where she is to be exhibited in a museum.

16.08.24
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Kanada
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The area around Cambridge Bay was seasonally used by Pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and Copper Inuit to hunt and fish. It was only after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Hudson’s Bay Company decided to set up posts on Victoria Island in the 1920s that outsiders settled, while the Inuit community only came to live at Cambridge Bay in a more permanent way after World War II when a LORAN tower was built. Today Cambridge Bay is one of Canada’s northernmost villages with close to 1,800 residents. It is the administrative center for the Kitikmeot region and an important transportation hub for cargo by sea and air. Arctic char, which is caught in rivers nearby, is Cambridge Bay’s major export article. For many years Cambridge Bay was the home to Roald Amundsen’s ship Maud. Having served in the Arctic for several years, the ship was brought to Cambridge Bay by the Hudson’s Bay Company where she was beset by ice in 1926 and sank in 1930. The Maud was eventually raised and transported to Norway where she is to be exhibited in a museum.

17.08.24
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Kanada
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The area around Cambridge Bay was seasonally used by Pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and Copper Inuit to hunt and fish. It was only after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Hudson’s Bay Company decided to set up posts on Victoria Island in the 1920s that outsiders settled, while the Inuit community only came to live at Cambridge Bay in a more permanent way after World War II when a LORAN tower was built. Today Cambridge Bay is one of Canada’s northernmost villages with close to 1,800 residents. It is the administrative center for the Kitikmeot region and an important transportation hub for cargo by sea and air. Arctic char, which is caught in rivers nearby, is Cambridge Bay’s major export article. For many years Cambridge Bay was the home to Roald Amundsen’s ship Maud. Having served in the Arctic for several years, the ship was brought to Cambridge Bay by the Hudson’s Bay Company where she was beset by ice in 1926 and sank in 1930. The Maud was eventually raised and transported to Norway where she is to be exhibited in a museum.

18.08.24
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19.08.24
Upernavik, Grönland
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Upernavik, home to around one thousand people, sits on a low island in an iceberg jewelled sea, surrounded by sea ice for much of the year. The hub for the many small villages in the area, Upernavik is surprisingly cosmopolitan, proudly the northernmost true town in Greenland. A runic inscription dated to around 1300 was found outside the town in the 1850s, marking the northern limit of Norse exploration in Greenland. View less But the Inuit history of the area goes back far longer, with waves of Palaeo-Inuit settlers from Canada inhabiting the prey-rich area for almost five thousand years, and inhabited by the modern Thule Inuit (ancestors of modern Greenlanders) continuously for the last nine hundred years. Upernavik is a city at peace with it’s wealth of history. Founded in 1772, the town is one of the oldest in Greenland, and the excellent local museum proudly displays a stunning collection of artefacts and artwork from all over Northwestern Greenland in several period buildings, including the Old Church. Nearby is the larger New Church, a constant hub for the local community; weddings, christenings and confirmations are commonly an excuse for the whole town to celebrate and wear their intricate national costumes. With the only airport in the area, Upernavik is also a commercial centre for North Greenland, with fresh food and mail going North, while fish and furs are exported South, and the local artisans are among the best in Greenland, proudly displaying their work to visitors.

20.08.24
Qeqertarsuaq
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During the morning Silver Cloud will ply the Disko Bay en route to our destination along Disko Island’s east coast. Our exploration of the Disko Bay area will head to an area north of the village of Qeqertarsuaq, which is named after Disko Island’s local name –meaning “large island”. With more than 3,300 sq. miles Disko Island is Greenland’s second-largest island.

21.08.24
Ilulissat
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Ilulissat is a coastal town in western Greenland. It’s known for the Ilulissat Icefjord and for huge icebergs Disko Bay, shed by the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. Trails run to the Sermermiut settlement for dramatic views over the ice. The Ilulissat Museum traces the area’s history and the life of local-born explorer Knud Rasmussen. The area is home to thousands of Greenland dogs, used for dogsledding.

22.08.24
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23.08.24
Kangerlussuaq
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LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

24.08.24
Kangaamiut, Grönland
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Kangaamiut (the People of the Fjords) is a settlement which clings to the shoreline of Greenland’s Arctic Circle region, backed by some of the country’s most spectacular fjordlands. The nearby pinnacle-shaped mountains gave the Danish-Norwegian colonial settlement its original name of Sukkertoppen (Sugarloaf) and the town recently celebrated its 250th anniversary. Here, one can experience small-town Greenlandic culture at its most authentic. The town is scattered across a small hill, displaying all the colourful buildings of the town at once; it is impossible to take a bad photo here. View less A system of staircases and boardwalks leads to the top of the hill, an area used to helicopter transport which offers jaw-dropping vistas of the wilderness around the settlement. The locals are proud of their Inuit history and culture, and the people of Kangaamiut are friendly and welcoming to vistors. Depending on the day, one could see local men selling fresh fish or reindeer meat from the surrounding fjords or flensing their catch on the rocks of the harbour, local women selling intricate homemade beaded necklaces and carvings, or even be invited into a local home to share a pot of coffee with some of the friendly residents, who are always happy to have visitors. Although the scenery is world-class, as in many towns in Greenland, wonderful memories of the welcoming residents are the most treasured.

24.08.24
Evighedsfjord
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Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord) is a large fjord northeast of Kangaamiut in southwest Greenland. The fjord has a length of 75 kilometers and several branches with numerous glaciers coming down from the Maniitsoq Ice Cap to the north can be seen. The Evighedsfjord has several bends and whenever the ship reaches the supposed end the fjord continues in another direction and seems to go on forever. Qingua Kujatdleq Glacier is at its southeastern end. At the northwestern end a U-shaped valley has seven glaciers coming down from the mountains but not reaching the water. The glaciers had their maximum extent around the year 1870 and have gone through several cycles of advance and retreat. The mountains on either side of the fjord can reach in excess of 2,000 meters and the fjord has a depth of up to 700 meters. Evighedsfjord’s snowline is at 1,100 meters and the Evighedsfjord region is famous as one of Greenland’s best heli-skiing areas.

25.08.24
Nuuk
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LAND DER POLARBÄREN – GRÖNLAND & LABRADOR Mächtige Eisberge die von den gewaltigen Gletschern Grönlands kalben und Richtung Süden driften. Einsame Inuit-Siedlungen, mit Orten deren Namen kaum auszusprechen sind und Bewohner die der rauhen Natur trotzen und Ihnen ihre Lebenskultur nahebringen erwarten Sie. Ein reiches maritimes Tierleben mit imposanten Walen, agilen Robben und behäbigen Seelöwen und nicht zuletzt imposante Eisbären begleiten Ihre Grönland- Reisen und die Passage nach Labrador. Dieses rauhe Land ist von Menschen nahezu unbewohnt, während einzelne Inseln Millionen von Seevögeln im Sommer als Brutstätte dienen. Die erste Siedlung der Wikinger auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent in „L’Anse Aux Meadows” wartet mit historischen Funden auf der Weiterreise auf dem St. Lorenz Strom bis nach Halifax in Kanada.

26.08.24
Sissimiut
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Sisimiut (‚The People of the Fox Holes‘) is Greenland’s second city, the largest Arctic City in North America, and a hub between the warmer South and the frozen North of the country. With a young, dynamic population, including students from all over the country, Sisimiut is one of the fastest growing cities in Greenland. View less Inhabited for more than four and a half thousand years, the Danish Colonial Era saw the rapid development of the city into a trade centre, and the old buildings and artefacts can be seen at Sisimiut Museum, a collection of beautifully restored buildings displaying everything from ancient turf houses to modern Inuit art. The local artisans are considered some of the best in Greenland, and often sell their wares direct from their communal workshop in the harbour, where they barter with hunters for raw materials. Today, modern industry focussed on processing sea food and shipping; KNI, the state-run chain of general stores operating in even the most remote settlements is based in Sisimiut. Most residents still live in the colourful wooden houses Greenland is so well known for. Sisimiut’s vast back country offers excellent opportunities for hiking and fishing, and the locals often use sled dogs or snowmobiles to get around their vast mountainous playground during the long winters. In the summer, one can walk as far as Kangerlussuaq International Airport, a trail also used for the gruelling Polar Circle Marathon, one of the toughest endurance events in the world.

27.08.24
Ilulissat
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Ilulissat is a coastal town in western Greenland. It’s known for the Ilulissat Icefjord and for huge icebergs Disko Bay, shed by the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. Trails run to the Sermermiut settlement for dramatic views over the ice. The Ilulissat Museum traces the area’s history and the life of local-born explorer Knud Rasmussen. The area is home to thousands of Greenland dogs, used for dogsledding.

28.08.24
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29.08.24
Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Kanada
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Located in northern Baffin Island Pond Inlet is a small predo¬minantly Inuit community with a population of roughly 1 ,500 inhabitants. In 1818 the British explorer John Ross named a bay in the vicinity after the English astronomer John Pond. Today Pond Inlet is considered one of Canada’s „jewels of the North“ thanks to several picturesque glaciers and mountain ranges nearby. Many archaeological sites of ancient Dorset and Thule peoples can be found near Pond Inlet. View less The Inuit hunted caribou, ringed and harp seals, fish, polar bears, and walrus, as well as narwhals, geese, ptarmigans and Arctic hares long before European and American whalers came here to harvest bowhead whales. Pond Inlet is also known as a major center of Inuit art especially the printmaking and stone carving.

30.08.24
Dundas Harbour, Devon Island, Nunavut, Kanada
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Austere, remote and a rather severe, Devon Island is as close the closest thing to Mars on planet Earth. The rocky terrain, dry, cold climate and 14-mile wide crater on the north of the island have made it home for a team of research scientists from NASA, who live in the small research station during the Arctic summer. Other than these few men and women, Devon Island is completely unpeopled, and the largest uninhabited island in the world. There was human habitation as recently as 1951, when a Canadian Mounted Police post that had been on the island since 1924 to monitor illegal activities such as whaling closed. At 320 miles long and 80–100 miles wide, it is the largest of the Parry Islands. Dundas Harbour is found in the south of the island. Then island is set in the icy Arctic Ocean, south of Ellesmere Island and west of Baffin Bay. This make it Canada’s sixth largest island. Discovered by English explorer William Baffin in 1616, the island did not make it on to any maps until William Edward Parry’s exploration of the Arctic in 1820. Despite the desolate conditions, the island does show signs of having sustained human life as many as 3,000 years ago, with the remains of a Thule settlement dating back to 1000 A.D., including tent rings, middens and a gravesite providing testament to the fact. The island is named Talluruti in local Inuktitut language, literally translating as “a woman’s chin with tattoos on it”, as from a distance the deep crevasses resemble traditional facial tattoos.

31.08.24
Devon Island Canada
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Devon Island is Canada’s sixth largest island and was first seen by Europeans in the early 17th century. The Thule culture had already settled there many centuries before, and left behind qarmat homes, made of rocks, whale bones, rock and sod walls, and skins for roofs that tell a story of over 800 years of human habitation. Other striking finds in this area are the many fossils of corals, crinoids and nautiloids that can be seen.

Just across Lancaster Sound is Prince Leopold Island, a Canadian Important Bird Area, a federally listed migratory bird sanctuary, and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site with large numbers of Thick-billed Murres, Northern Fulmars and Black-legged Kittiwakes that breed there.

31.08.24
Beechy Island, Nunavut, Kanada
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Beechey Island is a small island off the southwest coast of Devon Island, separated by a narrow waterway called the Barrow Strait. Captain William Edward Parry was the first European to visit the island in 1819. His lieutenant, Frederick William Beechey, named the island after his father, the artist William Beechey (1753–1839). Beechey Island played a significant role in the history of Arctic Exploration. During the winter of 1845-46, Sir John Franklin and his men camped on the island as part of their ill-fated quest to find the Northwest Passage. Mummified remains of three of Franklin’s crew were discovered, giving a better understanding of what happened before the disappearance of the expedition. In 1850 Edward Belcher used the island as a base while surveying the area. Later, in 1903, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen stopped at the island at the beginning of his successful voyage in search for the Northwest Passage. Subsequently, Beechey Island has been declared a „Territorial Historic Site“ by the Northwest Territories government in 1975 and a National Historic Site of Canada in 1993. It now is part of Nunavut.

01.09.24
Resolute, Nunavut, Kanada
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Resolute is one of the northernmost communities in Nunavut and Canada with slightly more than 240 inhabitants. The name goes back to HMS Resolute which was trapped and abandoned in the ice in 1850 while searching for traces of the lost Franklin Expedition. On the southern coast of Cornwallis Island it has long winters and as such is known as Qausuittuq (place with no dawn) –with darkness from early November to early February. View less Although Pre-Dorset, Dorset and Thule remains indicate the area had been used for some 2,500 years, it was only in 1953 and the government enforced High Arctic relocation of Inuit that residents were not related to the weather station or the Royal Canadian Air Force base. Immediately north of Resolute’s strategically important airport is Tupirvik Territorial Park where fossils can be found on the beach, a former old seabed. The waters south of Resolute are part of the core area for migrating beluga whales, while neighboring Bathurst Island has the Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area, permitting polar bear travel in spring and summer. Rocky coastal bluffs, rolling hills, moraines and small lakes are habitat for arctic birds, including King Eider Ducks and Greater Snow Geese.

02.09.24
Cruise Peel Sound

Peel Sound is a 30 mile wide, 125 mile long channel separating Prince of Wales Island to the west and Somerset Island to the east. It was named in 1851 by explorer Vice Admiral Horatio Austin in honour of Sir Robert Peel, a former prime minister of Great Britain. Austin, however, was not the first person to sail through the sound. Five years earlier, in 1846, Sir John Franklin had passed through the strait, just before his ships became icebound. Peel Sound is not always open. Several explorers, including Francis Leopold McClintock in 1858 and Allen Young in 1875, were unable to pass because it was blocked by ice.

03.09.24
Gjoa Haven (Nuvanut)
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04.09.24
Jenny Lind Island, Nunavut, Kanada
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Southeast of Victoria Island and in Queen Maud Gulf, Jenny Lind Island is roughly 20 kilometers in diameter and covers an area of 420 square kilometers. The uninhabited island is named after a famous Scandinavian opera singer and was put on European maps in 1851 when Dr. John Rae of the Hudson’s Bay Company was searching the Canadian Arctic for indications of the fate of Sir John Franklin’s Northwest Passage Expedition. View less The island is a Canadian Important Bird Area with large numbers of Lesser Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese breeding there and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat recognized by the Canadian Wildlife Service. The island has a mix of flat and undulating terrain with low-lying wetlands and sedge meadows and supports a small herd of muskoxen. The island has been the site of a Distant Early Warning Line radar station until the 1990s and still is part of the North Warn System.

05.09.24
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Kanada
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The area around Cambridge Bay was seasonally used by Pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and Copper Inuit to hunt and fish. It was only after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Hudson’s Bay Company decided to set up posts on Victoria Island in the 1920s that outsiders settled, while the Inuit community only came to live at Cambridge Bay in a more permanent way after World War II when a LORAN tower was built. Today Cambridge Bay is one of Canada’s northernmost villages with close to 1,800 residents. It is the administrative center for the Kitikmeot region and an important transportation hub for cargo by sea and air. Arctic char, which is caught in rivers nearby, is Cambridge Bay’s major export article. For many years Cambridge Bay was the home to Roald Amundsen’s ship Maud. Having served in the Arctic for several years, the ship was brought to Cambridge Bay by the Hudson’s Bay Company where she was beset by ice in 1926 and sank in 1930. The Maud was eventually raised and transported to Norway where she is to be exhibited in a museum.

06.09.24
Cruise Dease Strait

Found north of Kent Peninsula and south of Victoria Island, Nunavut’s roughly 160 kilometer long Dease Strait was named after Peter Warren Dease of the Hudson Bay Company. Sir John Franklin, who had been sent on an early attempt to map northern Canada and to search for the Northwest Passage, had received useful information from Dease at Fort Chipewyan before heading north during his first expedition. Traveling down the Coppermine River, Franklin then took 3 canoes entering Coronation Gulf heading northeast. Reaching Cape Flinders and continuing on to Point Turnagain in August 1821, he had effectively entered Dease Strait which continues on east to Cambridge Bay, Victoria Strait and Queen Maud Gulf. Seals, white foxes and rabbits were hunted on Kent Peninsula and 73 bird species recorded. Musk oxen as well as the endemic Dolphin and Union Caribou, which are different from the wide-spread Barren-ground caribou, can be occasionally seen on both sides of the strait.

07.09.24
Kreuzfahrt ducrh den Amundsen-Golf, Kanada

At the northwestern end of Amundsen Gulf and the Northwest Passage, the Amundsen Trough is a submarine glacial trough leading into the Beaufort Sea. South of Banks Island and its Migratory Bird Sanctuary, northeast of the Anderson River Delta Bird Sanctuary, and north of Tuktut Nogait National Park, all within the Northwest Territories, the submarine feature and gulf are named after Roald Amundsen. Plough marks of iceberg keels with a width of up to 150 meters and a depth of up to 10 meters have been identified on the sea floor. Seismic research in 2014 has shown that at least nine Quaternary ice streams advanced through the Amundsen Trough, implying it was a major route for ice and sediment towards the Arctic Ocean.

08.09.24
Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, Kanada
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Sachs Harbour is a small community of some 130 residents on the southwestern side of Banks Island, Canada’s fifth-largest island. It is the only settlement on Banks Island and the northernmost community in the Northwest Territories. The name goes back to the 30-ton schooner Mary Sachs, one of three ships in Stefansson’s Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1916. Sachs Harbour is surrounded by the Banks Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary No 1. View less To the west dry mud cliffs can be found, while the tidal mud flats, river deltas, wetland meadows and barren grounds with Dryas are used by some 95% of the Western Arctic’s Lesser Snow Geese, apart from Ross’s Geese, Black Brants, an estimated 25,000 King Eiders, several thousands of Long-tailed Ducks, Tundra Swans and Sandhill Cranes as key species. Banks Island is also home to more than half of the world’s muskoxen, found mainly on the northern side, and Sachs Harbour has been called the “Muskox Capital of Canada”. For the Inuvialuit Sachs Harbour’s indigenous name is Ikaahuk „Place to which you cross“ or “Place where one crosses”. The community was started in 1929, when Inuit families from the Mackenzie River Delta came to settle hunting mainly white foxes.

09.09.24
Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories, Kanada
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The Northwest Territories’ Smoking Hills show a natural phenomenon which has probably been active for thousands of years. The hills close to the Beaufort Sea were seen by John Franklin in 1826 during his second Canadian expedition looking for indications of a Northwest Passage. Franklin observed that the rocks and soil around Cape Bathurst seemed to be on fire and produced acrid white smoke. They were therefor named “Smoking Hills”. View less The reason behind this phenomenon is neither human-induced burning nor volcanic activity, but the subsurface exothermic reaction between the bituminous shale, the sulfur and the iron pyrite of the area. The heat being released through the oxidation of pyrites in the Cretaceous mudstones along the sea cliffs leads not only to high ground temperatures, but also to hot sulfurous gas being driven off and the possibility of spontaneous combustion. The fumes that are seen contain sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid and are noxious.

10.09.24
Cruise Beaufort Sea

Take advantage of the brief summer thaw and enjoy the spectacular peculiarities of the Beaufort Sea. Frozen for most of the year, the Beaufort Sea is only navigationally possible during the short summer months of August and September when a channel near the Canadian and Alaskan shore opens up. Despite the sea being frozen for a sixth of the year, it is home to a myriad of wildlife, so lucky Northwest Passage travellers will be richly rewarded. Be on deck with binoculars and cameras at the ready for sightings of fish like Arctic char, birds like the king eider, marine mammals like beluga and bowhead whales, and, if you’re lucky, predators like the polar bear. However, circumstances in the rapidly changing Arctic might soon change the species habitations and have many scientists and ecologists are worried that the future of the wildlife of the Beaufort Sea hangs in the balance. Dispute has arisen regarding how long the shores have been populated by humans. Some say that the Beaufort Sea supported human life as long as 30,000 years ago, while others disagree, saying that the livelihoods and cultures of the Inupiat, Inuvialuit and Gwich’in peoples who live on the shores is much more recent. In any case, recorded discovery is less than 200 years old. The sea is named after Sir Francis Beaufort, the British 18th century naval officer whose observation of the wind and sea state resulted in the Beaufort scale.

11.09.24
Herschel Island, Yukon Territory, Kanada
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Three kilometers off Yukon’s north coast, only Workboat Passage separates Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk from Ivvavik National Park. The low-lying treeless island of 116 square kilometers was Yukon’s first territorial park. View less Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk has been declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1972, classified as a Nature Preserve in 1987, designated a Natural Environment Park in 2002 and as an example of the technologies and techniques used for living and construction over the past several millennia it is now on the tentative UNESCO WHS list! The island is also an important area for Ice Age fossils. Normally snow-covered from September to June, the island shows abundant and diverse wildlife, with many migratory birds, including the largest colony of Black Guillemots in the Western Arctic, caribou, muskox, polar bear, and brown bear on land and bowhead and beluga whales, ringed and bearded seals, and occasionally walrus in its surrounding waters. Seasonal hunting possibilities from spring to fall have led the Inuvialuit using the area for hundreds of years. When Franklin arrived in 1826 he saw three of their camps. Remains of their old dwellings are still visible near Simpson Point. This is where in the late 1800s, American whalers established a now abandoned station. At the height of the Beaufort Sea whale hunting period there were 1,500 residents. Several of the historic buildings by whalers, and later missionaries, traders and the RCMP are still standing –although some had to be moved further inland to escape the rising sea level.

12.09.24
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14.09.24
Point Hope, Alaska
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Whales dominate life at Point Hope (Tikiġaq) settlement in the extreme Northwest of Alaska. Tikiġaq, the Inuit name of the settlement, means finger. It describes the shape of the point jutting out into the sea upon which the settlement sits. It is a good location for hunting as Bowhead Whales and other marine mammals swim close to the shore as they round the point on migrations. The Inuit people of Point Hope still rely on hunting for much of their food.

15.09.24
Port Clarence, Alaska
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16.09.24
Nome, Alaska
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Nome is located on the edge of the Bering Sea, on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula. Unlike other towns which are named for explorers, heroes or politicians, Nome was named as a result of a 50 year-old spelling error. In the 1850’s an officer on a British ship off the coast of Alaska noted on a manuscript map that a nearby prominent point was not identified. He wrote „? Name“ next to the point. View less When the map was recopied, another draftsman thought that the “?” was a C and that the “a” in „Name“ was an o, and thus a map-maker in the British Admiralty christened „Cape Nome.“ The area has an amazing history dating back 10,000 years of Inupiaq Eskimo use for subsistence living. Modern history started in 1898 when „Three Lucky Swedes”, Jafet Lindberg, Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson, discovered gold in Anvil Creek…the rush was on! In 1899 the population of Nome swelled from a handful to 28,000. Today the population is just over 3,500. Much of Nome’s gold rush architecture remains.

17.09.24
St. Matthew Island, Alaska, USA
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St. Matthew Island is an extremely remote island in the middle of the Bering Sea more than 200 miles from the nearest Alaska village. Even by Alaskan standards it is a lonely place. At the most southerly point of the 32 mile long island at Cape Upright the black sand and gravel beaches give way to massive sea cliffs that exceed heights of over 1000 ft. These are home to countless nesting murres kittiwakes cormorants and other sea birds.

18.09.24
St Paul Island, Alaska, USA
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The city of Saint Paul is located on a narrow peninsula on the southern tip of St. Paul Island, the largest of five islands in the Pribilof Islands. These islands are located in the middle of the Bering Sea between the United States and Russia. St. Paul lies 240 miles north of the Aleutian Islands, 300 miles west of mainland Alaska, and 750 air miles west of Anchorage. The city of St. Paul is the only residential area on the island. The first non-natives to ‘discover’ St. View less Paul were Russian fur-traders in the late 1780s, led by the navigator, Gavriil Pribylov. Today, this small city has one school (K-12), one post office, one bar, one small general store, and one church, a Russian Orthodox Church that is registered as a National Historic building. In summer, this island is teeming with wildlife, including about 500,000 northern fur seals and millions of seabirds, including Tufted Puffins.

19.09.24
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Kiska Harbor, Alaska
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Kiska Harbor is an inlet on the east coast of the island of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. Kiska Harbor is bounded by North Head on the north and by South Head on the south. Little Kiska Island lies off the coast of Kiska Island immediately east of Kiska Harbor

21.09.24
Tanaga, Alaska
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22.09.24
Atka Island, Alaska, USA
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Atka Island is the largest island in the Andreanof Islands of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The island is 50 miles east of Adak Island. It is 65 miles long and 2–20 miles wide with a land area of 404.6 square miles, making it the 22nd largest island in the United States.

23.09.24
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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Die Aleuten sind eine Kette bestehend aus mehr als 300 kleinen vulkanischen Inseln, die sich in Bogenform von der Kamchatka Halbinsel zu Alaska hin erstrecken. Diese Inseln wurden zu einem Meilenstein der Geschichte, die russische Entdecker im 18. Jahrhundert nach Alaska führten. Entlang der baumlosen, vom Wind gepeitschten Inseln können Kirchen mit Zwiebeltürmen und immer wieder hinein gestreute Wellblechbaracken, mit Stroh bedeckte Bunker und Patronenhülsen gefunden werden; all dies sind Mahnmale, die an die bitteren Schlachten erinnern sollen, die hier zwischen den amerikanischen und den japanischen Truppen während des Zweiten Weltkriegs ausgetragen wurden.

24.09.24
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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Die Aleuten sind eine Kette bestehend aus mehr als 300 kleinen vulkanischen Inseln, die sich in Bogenform von der Kamchatka Halbinsel zu Alaska hin erstrecken. Diese Inseln wurden zu einem Meilenstein der Geschichte, die russische Entdecker im 18. Jahrhundert nach Alaska führten. Entlang der baumlosen, vom Wind gepeitschten Inseln können Kirchen mit Zwiebeltürmen und immer wieder hinein gestreute Wellblechbaracken, mit Stroh bedeckte Bunker und Patronenhülsen gefunden werden; all dies sind Mahnmale, die an die bitteren Schlachten erinnern sollen, die hier zwischen den amerikanischen und den japanischen Truppen während des Zweiten Weltkriegs ausgetragen wurden.

25.09.24
Unga Spit, Alaska, USA
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Unga is a ghost town on the southern end of Unga Island in the Aleutian Islands. It was once a bustling town of over 100 people originally settled by Aleuts in 1833 and named Delarov, for Evstrat Delarov, the first Greek explorer and merchant to visit Alaska. In 1836 it had a name change to Ougnagok, and the post office was established in 1888. The name was changed again to Unga in 1894. Life was challenging in Unga, and the population decline gradually over time.

25.09.24
Unga, Alaska, USA
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The Aleutian island of Unga holds an ancient petrified forest and a more recent ghost town that was the site of a small gold rush in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The village was eventually abandoned in the 1960’s and now has a somewhat somber appearance. Many of the houses have collapsed and are overgrown with brilliant fuchsia fireweed wildflowers. From a distance the church looks intact, but up closer it is apparent that the roof is standing on the ground, and the walls have completely collapsed. View less Great Horned Owls nest near the church and in the bay kittiwakes, Double-crested and Pelagic Cormorants, Common Murres and Tufted Puffins can be seen.

26.09.24
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26.09.24
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
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Hubbard Glacier, off the coast of Yakutat, Alaska, is the largest glacier in North America, with a calving front that is more than six miles wide. One of the main sources for Hubbard Glacier originates 76 mi inland. It has been a very active glacier, experiencing two major surges in the past 30 years. This glacier was named after Gardiner Greene Hubbard, a U.S. lawyer, financier, and philanthropist. He was the first president of the National Geographic Society.

29.09.24
Elfin Cove
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Elfin Cove sits snugly on the southern shore of Cross Sound, which leads in eastwards to the Inside Passage. Northwards and across the Sound from the small community lies Glacier Bay National Park and the Fairweather Mountain range. Elfin Cove is a quaint little harbor clustered with attractive timber houses built into the wooded hillsides on stilts. The population swells to about 200 during the summer months, from a rather meager 6 or so during the snowy and isolated winters. Its commercial hub consists of a Post Office, mini-Museum, a General Store, the Coho Bar and numerous sports fishing businesses. In the summer months Rufous-backed Hummingbirds visit feeders scattered around the community.

29.09.24
Point Adolphus

On the northern tip of Chichagof Island Point Adolphus, is a well-known area for humpback whale watching. Enjoy an aperitif or a hot cup of tea while you are on the outer decks, looking for humpback whales as well as orcas, or simply enjoying the landscape.

30.09.24
Sitka, Alaska, Vereinigte Staaten
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Sitka war zu Anfang ein wichtiges Dorf der Tlingit Indianer und wurde „Shee Atika” genannt, was übersetzt in etwa soviel heißt wie „die Siedlung außen an der Shee”. „Shee” ist der Name der Tlingit für die Insel Baranof. Im Jahre 1799 entschied sich der Generaldirektor der Russian American Company, Alexander Baranof, dafür, seinen Wirkungsstützpunkt von Kodiak wegzuverlagern und lies sich an einem Ort nieder, der heutzutage als Alt Sitka bekannt ist und ungefähr 12 km von der heutigen Stadt entfernt liegt. Er nennte diese Siedlung St. Archangel Michael, was auf deutsch „Heiliger Erzengel Michael” bedeutet. Die Tlingit Indianer dieser Gegend konnten sich der Belagerung widersetzen und, im Jahre 1802, als Baranof nicht mehr hier war, brannten sie die Festung nieder und massakrierten die russischen Siedler. Zwei Jahre später kam Baranof zurück und belagerte die indische Festung. Die Tlingit zogen sich zurück und die Gegend war ein weiteres Mal in russischer Hand. Dieses Mal erbauten die Russen diese Stadt an einem anderen Ort und nannten sie New Archangel („Neuer Erzengel”). Seit über sechs Jahrzehnten war New Archangel die Hauptstadt des russischen Reiches in Alaska. Bis zum Jahre 1867 wurde die Kolonie Alaska eine zu große Bürde für Russland. William Seward, der amerikanische Staatssekretär, verhandelte mit dem russischen Zar, um daraufhin das Territorium Alaska für 7,2 Millionen Dollar zu kaufen. Die amerikanische Presse machte sich über Seward und die amerikanische Regierung lustig, weil sie etwas erstanden hatten, das sie gemeinhin als „Sewards Spinnerei”, „Sewards Eisbox” und „Walrussia” bezeichneten. Am 18. Oktober 1867 wurde die russische Flagge in New Archangel abgenommen und die amerikanische Flagge „Stars and Stripes” wurde über dem neu benannte Sitka gehisst. Der Name stammt vom Wort der Tlingit für „in diesem Platz”, nämlich “Sheetkah”. Allen russischen Bewohner, die in dieser ehemaligen Kolonie lebten, wurde es ermöglicht, amerikanische Bürger zu werden. Viele machten sich daraufhin auf den Weg nach Hause, einige jedoch blieben auch oder zogen nach Kalifornien um. Sitka blieb von 1867 bis 1906 die Hauptstadt des Territoriums Alaska, bis dann Juneau zur neuen Hauptstadt gemacht wurde. Der Umzug war ein direktes Resultat des Goldrausches. Einfach gesagt: Sitka hatte keines, Juneau schon. Nach dem japanischen Angriff auf Pearl Harbor wurde Sitka ein voll ausgestatteter Marinestützpunkt. Einst, während des Krieges, hatte Sitka eine Einwohnerzahl von etwa 37,000. Nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges jedoch konnte sich die Stadt in einen ruhigeren Lebensabschnitt begeben. Der größte Boom für Sitka in moderner Zeit kam im Jahre 1959, als die Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company ein Zellstoffwerk an der Silver Bay nahe der Stadt errichtete. Heutzutage ist das malerische Sitka für seine Fischereimöglichkeiten und natürlich für seine vielen historischen Sehenswürdigkeiten bekannt.

01.10.24
Behm-Kanal
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Mountaineer John Muir (aka „Father of the National Parks”) said of Alaska “To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world”. If you don’t believe him, then one trip along the Behm Canal will change your mind. Separating Revillagigedo Island from the Alaskan mainland, the roughly 100 miles long Behm Canal is located within the Tongass National Forest. The National Forest supports abundant wildlife, so keep your eyes on the skies for Bald Eagles, Northern Goshawks, and Marbled Murrelets, not forgetting to scan the shores for brown bears, wolves and Sitka black-tailed deer. All five species of Pacific salmon call Behm Canal home. Tongass extends over a massive 16.9 million acres and is the largest wilderness area in Alaska’s forests and the second largest forest in the nation. Originally charted in 1793 by George Vancouver, the Behm Canal is the western border of Misty Fjords National Monument. The “Mistys” take their name from the eponymous shroud of near constant mist that crown the towering mountains. Although this does not detract from it dramatic beauty: with 3 million acres of breathtaking fjords, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and towering ancient forests with snow-capped peaks, it is unsurprising that the Misty Fjords National Monument is considered as the “Yosemite of the North.”

01.10.24
Rudyerd Bay, Misty Fjords
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Painstakingly sculpted by the slow grind of colossal glaciers, the fjords of Rudyerd Bay are some of the Inside Passage’s most spectacular and humbling. Gouged to the south-east of Alaska, just 40 miles from Ketchikan, hordes of salmon splash in the region’s streams, while basalt pillars – left behind by ancient volcanoes – puncture the slow flow of the waters. A litany of plunging waterfalls gives sheer, monolithic cliff faces added life and vitality. View less With crowds of pine trees and snow-tipped mountains surrounding you everywhere you look, Rudyerd Bay is one of the Misty Fjords‘ most precious and inspiring locations. One of the best ways to survey this magnificent landscape is to take to the skies in a floatplane. Look down as you skim just below the clouds, over an immense scene of snow-coated mountain peaks, and deeply etched fjords. If you’d rather stay grounded, cruise through the majestic setting on a boat journey, to be dwarfed by the gigantic granite walls and cascading waterfalls. The abrupt cliffs of Punchbowl Cove rocket upwards, 900 metres above sea level, with forest clinging on desperately and smudging various shades of green across them. Cloudy-blue glacier lakes add to the spectacular palette of natural colours. Be sure to keep an eye out for the area’s majestic wildlife – as orcas surface, and black bears and wolves slip between the dense banks of forest on the shore.

02.10.24
Metlakatla, USA
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Since the late 19th century, Metlakatla has been the major settlement of the Metlakatla Indian Community of the federally recognized Annette Islands Reserve, the only remaining reservation in Alaska. It is located on Annette Island, and in 2010 had 1,405 residents. Membership in the community is primarily by lineage and is comprised primarily of Tsimshian people. Metlakatla comes from a Tsimshian word meaning „Salt Water Passage“. View less In 1886, William Duncan, an English tannery employee and lay member of the Church Missionary Society, along with a devoted group of Tsimshian followers, decided to leave his home village in British Colombia. Duncan went to Washington, D.C., asked the U.S. government to give his group land in Alaska. The U.S. gave them Annette Island after a Tsimshian search committee in seagoing canoes discovered its calm bay, accessible beaches and abundant fish. The group arrived in 1887 and built a settlement laid out in a grid pattern like a European town. They named the town New Metlakatla, after the town they had left behind, but later dropped the „New.“

03.10.24
Fahrt auf der Inside Passage

Navigate through the intricate outlays of some of Alaska’s most staggering winter scenery, threading a needle between craggy, snow-dusted islands, and slipping glacial giants. To cruise this 500-mile stretch of Alaskan beauty is to sail through a living work of natural art – with perfectly sculpted mountains soaring from the shoreline, and clutches of islands scattered across the dark waters with delicate attention to detail. A common sailing route due to its calm sheltered waters, gorgeous natural set pieces constantly play out here – whether it’s killer whales accompanying you through the breathtaking icy passages, harbour seals catching a break on floating hunks of ice, or wisps of cloud clinging to distant mountain peaks. Witness Mother Nature at her most dramatic and elaborate along this Alaskan coastline, where glaciers groan and creak melodramatically, before finally releasing colossal shelves of ice, allowing them to free fall into the waters below, and explode with angry booms and thunderous splashes. While fundamental displays of nature’s power always awe and amaze, it’s the tranquil beauty of this passage – amid still waters, splitting only to reveal the smooth backs of breaching humpback whales – that is relentlessly moving. A journey of glaciers, remote hidden villages, and carved fjords – the Inside Passage is a breathtaking voyage through the intricate mesh of Alaska’s fractured, raw and spectacular coastal landscapes.

04.10.24
Vancouver, Kanada
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Vancouver ist die drittgrößte Stadt in Kanada. Diese junge Stadt wurde im Jahre 1871 in die Canadian Confederation, also den kanadischen Staatenbund, aufgenommen. Ihre Geschichte ist für das bloße Auge nach wie vor sichtbar; an der Küste entlang können Besucher alles zu sehen bekommen, vom kopfsteingepflasterten Gastown aus dem späten viktorianischen Zeitalter bis hin zur glänzenden, postmodernen Glaskathedrale. Im Jahre 1792 erforschte der Kapitän George Vancouver die Burrard Bucht während einer Untersuchung von dem Teil der Küste, der heutzutage unter dem Namen „Inside Passage” bekannt ist. Aber erst in den 1860er Jahren, als im Fluss Fraser Gold gefunden wurde, wurde Vancouver tatsächlich zu einer Stadt ernannt. Zu dieser Zeit war die Stadt unter dem Namen Gastown bekannt, nach dem Saloonbesitzer „Gassy Jack” Deighton benannt, der im Jahre 1867 die erste Bar in ganz Vancouver eröffnet hat. Ein Feuer zerstörte die Siedlung nur zwei Monate nachdem sie gegründet wurde. Die meisten der Gebäude in Vancouver können zu dem Wiederaufbau der kleinen Stadt im Jahre 1886 zurückdatiert werden. Die kanadisch-pazifische Eisenbahnlinie wurde im Jahre 1889 fertig gestellt, wobei Vancouver die Endhaltestelle der Linie war, und des Weiteren konnte sich die Stadt als der wichtigste Hafen, was den Handel mit dem Orient angeht, etablieren. Heutzutage ist der Hafen von Vancouver immer noch der größte Hafen ganz Kanadas und dient gleichzeitig als ein Tor nach China und Japan. In den frühen Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts konnte Vancouver einen enormen Boom erleben, der auf die Fischerei- und Holzindustrie zurückzuführen ist. Der Zweite Weltkrieg katapultierte die Wirtschaft der Stadt in das moderne Zeitalter und sehr erfolgreiche Versuche, die Ziele Stadt neu auszurichten, haben Vancouver zu einer äußerst lebenswerten modernen Stadt gemacht. Diverse neue Gebäude wurden für die Expo, die Weltausstellung im Jahre 1986, errichtet. Der Canada Place Pier, der im Moment die Heimat des Vancouver Trade and Convention Centres ist, wurde im Jahre 1985 dazu erbaut, als kanadischer Pavillon für die Expo zu dienen. Er wurde den alten Segelschiffen nachempfunden und sieht von hinten betracht den spanischen Galeonen sehr ähnlich. Ein polyeder-förmiges Gebäude, das wie ein gigantischer silberner Golfball aussieht, wurde außerdem für die Expo erbaut und ist mittlerweile die Heimat des Vancouver Science Centres.

SILVER CLOUD & SILVER WIND

Die Silver Cloud und Silver Wind sind klein genug, um auch verschwiegene Häfen und Buchten an den schönsten Plätzen der Meere anlaufen zu können.
Auf allen Schiffen wird Sie der einzigartige Service des Personals 24 Stunden am Tag gleichermaßen verwöhnen. Die internationale Crew an Bord bemüht sich insbesondere auch um deutschsprachige Gäste.
In unserer langen Tradition verbinden beide Schiffe den Luxus privater Jachten mit mit den Einrichtungen eines Country Clubs und dem herausragenden Service eines exklusiven Hotels.
148 Außensuiten von 23 bis 122m², davon 75% mit eigener Veranda, luxuriös ausgestattet, begehbarer Kleiderschrank, separater Wohnbereich, Minibar, Safe, Telefon, Flachbildfernseher/DVD, Radio, Haartrockner, Bademäntel, Marmor-Bad mit WC und Badewanne.
Silver Cloud & Silver Wind – Ihr Geschmack

Dem Großen Geschmack gewidmet
Tag für Tag, Abend für Abend verbinden sich feine Speisen, herrliche Blicke aufs Meer und die freie Platzwahl zu einem außerordentlichen Erlebnis. Genießen Sie unsere exzellente Küche, inspiriert von den international anerkannten Chefs von Relais & Chateaux, einer exquisiten Vereinigung von Boutique-Hotels und -Restaurants. Drei hervorragende, gemütliche Restaurants laden zu den Mahlzeiten, zum Treffen neuer Freunde, einem stillen Abend zu zweit oder einer Feier zu einem besonderen Anlass. Überall können Sie frei den Platz wählen und auch alleine sitzen, erscheinen, wann es Ihnen recht ist oder mit Freunden Ihrer Wahl speisen.
The Restaurant
The Restaurant umgibt seine Gäste mit Eleganz und bestem Service. Jeden Abend wird moderne, internationale Küche von unseren kreativen Chefs zubereitet und durch „La Collection du Monde“ gekrönt, den von Relais & Chateaux exklusiv für Silversea entworfenen Menüs.
La Terrazza
Oder wählen Sie à la Carte servierte beste italienische Küche in La Terrazza. Authentische Rezepte ausgeführt mit frischesten Zutaten und mit Leidenschaft und Stil gekocht. Geschmackvoller Ausdruck des speziellen italienischen Erbes von Silversea.
Weinrestaurant von Relais & Chateaux
Das einzige Weinrestaurant von Relais & Chateaux auf See finden Sie an Bord der Silversea Schiffe. Gönnen Sie sich einen Abend mit feinsten Weinen, begleitet von einem speziell komponierten Menü von Speisen aus einer bestimmten Region. Mit diesem 6-Gänge-Menü feiern Sie die besten Weinregionen der Welt. Die Restaurants Saletta an Bord der Silver Cloud und Silver Wind bieten eine ansprechende gemütliche Umgebung für ein solches Dinner.
Pool Grill
Genießen Sie frische, leichte Speisen an Deck, nach Wunsch in der Sonne oder im Schatten.
Speisen in Ihrer Suite
Ein Snack um Mitternacht, eine Süßigkeit am späten Abend oder ein Dinner, das in der provaten Umgebung Ihrer Suite Gang für Gang serviert wird. Das Speisen in Ihrer Suite und der Suitenservice rund um die Uhr stehen Ihnen immer kostenlos zur Verfügung.
Silver Cloud & Silver Wind – Gesund Leben

Silverseas Wellness-Programm zielt, während Sie auf See sind, auf gesundes Leben und eine Wiederbelebung von Geist, Körper und Seele ab.

Das Spa bei Silversea
Erfrischen Sie Ihre Sinne und Ihr Gefühl fürs Wohlbefinden in stiller Umgebung mit einer breiten Auswahl an Anwendungen wie Gesichtsbehandlungen, beruhigende Körperwickel und Massagen sowie ein volles Programm im Schönheitssalon.

Das Fitnesszentrum
Entwerfen Sie mit Hilfe eines geprüften Fitness-Trainers an Bord ein tägliches Übungsprogramm. Das Fitnesszentrum bietet u.a. Aerobics, Zirkel- und Balltraining an. Im Pool gibt es Wasseraerobic, und früh am Morgen empfiehlt sich ein Power Walk auf der Strecke an Bord. An weicheren Übungen werden Yoga, Pilates, Dehnübungen und Meditationsgruppen angeboten. Nach den Übungen können Sie an zwei Whirlpools an Deck Ihre Muskeln entspannen. Wellness-Seminae präsentieren Themen wie bessere Fettverbrennung, weichere Haut, Aromatherapie und Ernährung. Alle Gruppenseminare sind kostenfrei. Persönliche Serviceleistungen wie Spa-Therapien, Einzeltraining und spezielle Fitness-Programme werden gesondert berechnet.

Cruiselite Dining
Ob SIe Ihre Gesundheit verbessern oder Ihr Gewicht kontrollieren wollen, Silversea bietet Ihnen täglich besondere Speisen an. Bei vorheriger Mitteilung können auch Sonderwünsche berücksichtigt werden.
SILVER CLOUD & SILVER WIND – SUITEN
Raum und Privatsphäre stehen an oberster Stelle. Die Silversea Schiffe sind wie kleine, exklusive Resorts. Sie können sich in Ihre Suite mit genügend Platz, Privatheit und schönen Einrichtungen zurückziehen. Die meisten Suiten verfügen über Teak-Veranden, von denen man die vorbeiziehende Welt beobachten kann.
In den verschiedenen Räumen an Bord können Sie sich mit anderen Gästen treffen. Überall ist die Atmosphäre einladend und entspannend, wie bei guten Freunden.
Zusätzliche Leistungen in den Medallion und Silver Suiten:
Spezieller Schoko-Willkommensgruß, auf Anfrage Canapés am Nachmittag, Abendessen am Offiziers-Tisch.
Zusätzliche Leistungen in den Royal, Grand und Owner´s Suiten:
Laundry Service während der gesamten Reise, Trockenreinigung und Bügelpressen, auf Anfrage Canapés am Nachmittag, spezieller Schoko-Willkommensgruß, Lavazza-Espresso-Maschine, Abendessen am Offiziers-Tisch, Dinner für zwei im Le Champagne an einem Abend pro Voyage, zwei Stunden Internet-Service pro Voyage und Suite, zwei Stunden pro Voyage weltweites Telefonieren aus der Suite.

Boutique
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Konferenzraum
Duty-free-Shop
Reservierungen & Verkauf künftiger Kreuzfahrten
Büro für Guest Relations
Aussichts-Lounge
Empfang
Sicherheitstresor
Wäscherei mit Selbstbedienung
Büro für Landausflüge

Internetzugang-Lounge
Internet Cafe
Satelliten-TV in den Kabinen

Kartenraum
Bibliothek
Outdoor-Pool

24-Stunden-Speisen-im-Zimmer
Bar
Cafe
Grill
Le Champagne
Saletta Restaurant

Connoisseur Club
Dance Floor
Panorama-Lounge
Show-Lounges

Aerobic
Fitness-Center
Fitnessgeräte
Joggingstrecke
Persönliches Training
Pilates
Yoga

Schönheitssalon
Gesichtsbehandlungen
Maniküre
Massage
Pediküre
Pool-Deck
Sauna
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Dampfbad
Whirlpool

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