Silversea Luxury Cruises A GJOA HAVEN (Nuvanut)

King William Island’s flat coastal terrain holds only one settlement. Although the area around Gjoa Haven had already been used by the Netsilik Inuit, the Scandinavian name was given to it by Amundsen during his crossing of the Northwest Passage when he overwintered for two years with his ship Gjøa in the natural harbor on King William Island’s southeastern side. 250 kilometers above the Arctic Circle the average temperature hovers around 0 degrees Celsius in September. View more

Amundsen’s presence (with a ship full of interesting supplies specifically brought for trade) attracted Netsilik from camps in the vicinity. The Netsilik had been here at Usqsuqtuuq -meaning “place of plenty blubber”- because of the fat fish and sea mammals in nearby waters. In 1927 the Hudson’s Bay Company set up a trading post and the community has grown from then on. Today some 1,500 predominantly Inuit inhabitants live in Gjoa Haven. There is a path connecting several sites forming the Northwest Passage Territorial Trail, including the Heritage Centre, the Hamlet Centre where one can learn about the early European explorers and their fate, and places used by Amundsen. Artifacts relating to Franklin’s expedition were found near Gjoa Haven and the wrecks of his two ships Erebus and Terror have recently been located not too far away. Although there are some muskoxen and caribou on the island, a different attraction for some is a nine-hole golf course, known to be Nunavut’s most northerly.

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.

Excursões em GJOA HAVEN (Nuvanut)

Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team

After a dry landing onto a floating pontoon, today we get to visit this Inuit settlement above the Arctic Circle, named as Gjoa's Harbour by the early 20th-century polar explorer Roald Amundsen after he entered the are wit his ship Gjoa. Expect a warm welcome by the locals before roaming free in the village and visiting the Nattilik Museum and Heritage Centre and the Northwest Passage Park which show the history of the Northwest Passage exploration and the first successful passage by Roald Amundsen on the Gjoa.

Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

After a dry landing onto a floating pontoon, today we get to visit this Inuit settlement above the Arctic Circle, named as Gjoa's Harbour by the early 20th-century polar explorer Roald Amundsen after he entered the are wit his ship Gjoa. Expect a warm welcome by the locals before roaming free in the village and visiting the Nattilik Museum and Heritage Centre and the Northwest Passage Park which show the history of the Northwest Passage exploration and the first successful passage by Roald Amundsen on the Gjoa.

Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team

After a dry landing onto a floating pontoon, today we get to visit this Inuit settlement above the Arctic Circle, named as Gjoa's Harbour by the early 20th-century polar explorer Roald Amundsen after he entered the are wit his ship Gjoa. Expect a warm welcome by the locals before roaming free in the village and visiting the Nattilik Museum and Heritage Centre and the Northwest Passage Park which show the history of the Northwest Passage exploration and the first successful passage by Roald Amundsen on the Gjoa.

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.