Beechey Island is the site of several very significant events in the history of Arctic exploration. For example, the explorer Sir John Franklin, carried out an ill-fated search for the Northwest Passage, but in so doing chose Beechey Island as his first winter encampment.
Map of Beechey Island
Trips that visit Beechey Island
An epic High Arctic adventure into regions largely unknown. From the towering icebergs of Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord to the gates of Canada’s historic Northwest Passage, encountering The Arctic’s rich wildlife on a daily basis, this trip’s list of highlights will…
This comprehensive westbound voyage stands out for its compelling combination of West Greenland, in-depth exploration of remote Baffin Island and the historic Northwest Passage. Jaw dropping scenery, towering icebergs, thrilling wildlife encounters, Inuit community visits and fascinating history pervade this…