STUNNING SAM FORD FJORD

Granite peaks rise from the sea, making the Sam Ford Fjord on the east coast of the island a spectacular sight and a popular destination for climbers. Stretching 68 miles (110 km) inland, this rugged fjord is stark and beautiful.

SPECTACULARLY DIVERSE ARCTIC WILDLIFE

Year-round, common species on Baffin Island include arctic hare and fox as well as lemmings and polar bears. The ringed seal is the lone year-round marine inhabitant. In summer, the island is filled with the sounds and activity of nesting birds. Additionally, it’s possible to catch a glimpse of whales and walrus in the water.

ZODIAC CRUISING THE RUGGED SHORELINE

There’s no better way to experience the rugged wildness of the largest island in Canada than by Zodiac. You’ll visit isolated inlets and other areas inaccessible to bigger vessels, and listen carefully as our expert guides share their insights about life in the Far North. Intimate and exciting, this is one adventure you won’t want to miss.

Written for and originally published by Quark Expeditions. Read the destination guide online or download here.