Silversea Luxury Cruises To Expedition Tasiassaq Bay

Expedition Tasiassaq Bay

In the Kalaallisut language, Tasiusaq means 'like a lake', and there is no mystery how this breathtaking location got its name. Despite the harsh climate, the summers in this corner of Northern Greenland are usually calm and tranquil, often with continuous sunshine throughout the brief Summer months. Situated at the northern edge of the Upernavik Archipelago, Tasiusaq Bay sits nestled in a labyrinth of fjords, peninsulas and tiny islands, all in a constantly shifting oceanscape of grinding icebergs. This far North in Greenland, the ice never melts. View more

The rusty red colour of the hills hints the sheer age of this landscape. The rocks making up this corner of Northern Greenland are comfortably over two billion years old, in common with much of the country. Until the end of the last Ice Age, the whole area was covered by ice, stretching as far as the continental shelf. While the rocks are ancient, the landscape itself is surprisingly young, ground by retreating glaciers as the ice began to retreat around twenty thousand years ago, leaving behind the stunning landscape we see today. The area has several small settlements, largely still living a traditional hunting and fishing lifestyle, unchanged for centuries. The area lies at the edge of the North Water Polynya, an area of ocean water between Greenland and Canada kept ice free by the winds during the Winter, making the area a hotspot for some of the most famous animals of the Arctic, including belugas, narwhals and polar bears.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.