Arctic 2020 Expedition Brochures

Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland & Iceland

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18 DENMaRK ISLaND Encounter stunning icebergs before hiking across Denmark Island, which offers stupendous views of Scoresbysund and Fønord below. FREDERIKSDaL Exploring this valley system on foot may offer views of muskoxen, glaciers and ancient Thule remains. ITTOQQORTOORMIIT Around 500 people call this northern settlement home. Traditional hunting and fishing ways are alive and well here. Heading to Hurry Inlet and hiking from Ittoqqortoormiit, you'll be immersed in arctic flora, with wildflowers coloring the landscape. Ø FJORD One of Scoresbysund's many ords, this deep ord, which is also known as Island Fjord, is truly impressive, flanked by towering mountains and dotted with large icebergs. RØDEFJORD Red Fjord, or Rødeord, is named for the colorful sandstone located on its western side. The stone has been "stained" red by hematite, creating an oddity in this part of Greenland. SCORESBY SUND Revered by many as the most beautiful ord system in the world, Scoresby Sund is definitely the longest and largest. The sound was named by William Scoresby Jr., a whaler, scientist and man of the cloth, who was famed for mapping more than 400 miles (640 km) of Greenland's coastline. Iceland REYKJaVIK Iceland has been ranked by the United Nations as one of the best countries in which to live. Its capital, Reykjavik (which means "Smoky Bay"), was named by the country's first settler, Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson, who was inspired by the geothermal mist rising from the ground. IMPORTaNT REMINDER Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your Expedition Team must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you'll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed. By the same token, wildlife encounters as described are expected, but not guaranteed. Your Expedition Team will use their considerable experience to seek out wildlife in known habitats, but the presence of any particular species of bird or marine wildlife is not a guarantee. Call your Travel Professional or a Quark Polar Travel Adviser at 1.888.892.0073 | Visit QuarkExpeditions.com for additional details

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