Silversea Luxury Cruises A Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island

Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island

Sirmilik means "place of glaciers" in the Inuit language, which aptly describes the expansive landscape of glaciers, valleys and ice fields found on Bylot Island. The island, located off the northwest end of Baffin Island, has been a protected area and migratory bird reserve since 2001 because it is one of the most diverse areas in the arctic. Narwhals, beluga whales, walrus and seals can be found in the waters, while on land there are caribou, arctic fox, arctic hares, wolves and even an occasional polar bear. View more

It is also a very important seabird colony. More than 70 species of birds have been recorded here, with about 40 species seasonally breeding on the island. The island was surveyed and named in 1610 by the British explorers William Baffin and Robert Bylot during their search for the Northwest Passage

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.