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Cruises to Monumental Island


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Greenland & The Canadian Arctic

Seabourn Venture 12 Sep 2024 15 nights Fly Cruise Reykjavik

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Itinerary: Reykjavik, Iceland - Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland - Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), Greenland - Eqi Glacier - Uummannaq - Upernavik - Pond Inlet - Dundas Harbour...
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Greenland, Canadian Arctic & Atlantic

Seabourn Venture 12 Sep 2024 25 nights Fly Cruise Reykjavik

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Guided Zodiac, land & sea excursions available*

Itinerary: Reykjavik, Iceland - Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland - Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), Greenland - Eqi Glacier - Uummannaq - Upernavik - Pond Inlet - Dundas Harbour...
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Balcony from £15,697pp

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Indigenous Cultures, Greeland ,The Canadian Arctic

Seabourn Venture 30 Aug 2024 28 nights Fly Cruise Reykjavik

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Itinerary: Reykjavik, Iceland - Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland - Umivik - Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland - Aapilattoq - Qaqortoq, Greenland - Hvalsey - Narsaq - Tugtutok - Brattahlid...
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Balcony from £18,498pp

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What to see in Monumental Island

Monumental Island, in the Canadian Arctic, is a remote and stunning destination known for its dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife. This uninhabited island in Nunavut offers visitors the chance to see polar bears, walruses and seabirds in their natural habitat, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and adventurers.

Wildlife watching is undoubtedly one of the main attractions on Monumental Island. The island is a haven for a variety of Arctic species, offering some of the best opportunities for wildlife observation in the region. Polar bears are the most iconic inhabitants of Monumental Island, and seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is a highlight for any visitor. During the summer months, polar bears can often be spotted along the coastline, hunting for seals or resting on the ice floes. Walruses are another prominent feature of the island's wildlife. These massive marine mammals can be seen lounging on the rocky shores or swimming in the cold Arctic waters. The island also attracts numerous seabirds, including gulls, puffins and guillemots, which nest in the cliffs and feed in the surrounding waters.

Exploring the rugged terrain of Monumental Island is another unforgettable experience. The island's landscape is characterised by towering cliffs, rocky outcrops and expansive views of the Arctic Ocean. Hiking along the coastal trails allows visitors to take in the breathtaking scenery and discover the unique geological formations that define the island. The cliffs offer spectacular vantage points for photography, with panoramic views that capture the vastness and beauty of the Arctic wilderness. The island's interior is equally captivating, with rolling hills and valleys that are dotted with Arctic flora. During the short summer season, the ground is covered with a vibrant tapestry of mosses, lichens and hardy wildflowers, creating a stark contrast to the surrounding ice and rock. Exploring these trails provides a sense of solitude and connection with nature, as the pristine environment remains largely untouched by human activity. Experiencing the pristine Arctic environment through guided tours is a third highlight of a visit to Monumental Island. These tours are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the island's natural and cultural heritage. Guided by experts in Arctic ecology and indigenous knowledge, visitors can learn about the delicate balance of life in the Arctic and the challenges faced by its inhabitants. Tours often include visits to significant landmarks and sites of historical interest, where guides share stories about the island's role in indigenous cultures and its importance in Arctic exploration. Additionally, guided excursions can enhance the wildlife watching and hiking experiences, as guides can point out subtle details and behaviours that might be missed by the untrained eye. These tours also emphasise the importance of conservation and the efforts being made to protect the fragile Arctic ecosystem.


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