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Address: Nunavut, Canada
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The world's tenth largest island and the northernmost island in the...

The world's tenth largest island and the northernmost island in the Canadian Arctic.

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One has to experience the isolation of the Canadian Arctic in person.

The only way for tourists to see Ellismere Island is by an Arctic cruise. We took a North West Passage route, the trip we took was from Kugluktuk (Coppermine) along Gjoa Haven... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
Henk W
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The only way for tourists to see Ellismere Island is by an Arctic cruise. We took a North West Passage route, the trip we took was from Kugluktuk (Coppermine) along Gjoa Haven, Fort Ross, Beechey Island, Grise Fjord on Ellismere Island, to Greenland with a stop at Disco Bay where most of the icebergs originate. It was by far the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

At 196K sq.km., Ellesmere Island is Canada's 3rd largest island, the 10th in the world and the most northerly island in the Arctic Archipelago. Ellesmere Island only has one small community, Grise Fjord at the southern coast plus some research station and military bases. According to Wikipedia, the population of Grise Fjord was 130 per 2011 census. We cruised the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We cruised around Ellesmere Island. One interesting stop was Craig Harbour , a former Police Station of the Canadian Mountain Police; it is closed today and you can visit the ruins. At the beach you can find the bones of all sorts of animals. The colours of the rocks and the Tundra are just amazing. If you are lucky you... More 

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