Silversea Expedition Cruises A Ellesmere island

Ellesmere island

Ellesmere Island, 520 miles long and with an area of close to 80,000 square miles, is the third-largest island in Canada, the 10th-largest island in the world and the most northerly island in the Arctic Archipelago. It is very rugged with impressive mountains, vast ice fields, glaciers and a coastline deeply indented by fjords. Technically, it is a polar desert because it gets less than 3 inches of precipitation a year. Vegetation is sparse, but there are small herds of muskoxen and caribou that spread out on the Hazen Plateau. View more

It was these land animals that attracted the Thule peoples to the area about 2000–1000 BC. Later, Vikings on hunting and trading expeditions crossed from Greenland to Ellesmere. Today, about one-fifth of the island is protected as a National Park. There are three settlements on the island with a total of less than 140 people.

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Kangerlussuaq A Kangerlussuaq
  • Arctic & Greenland
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Départ
    août 18, 2018
  • Durée
    16 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Cloud Expedition

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