Beechey Island

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

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Beechey Island

Arctic Wildlife Safari: Northwest Passage

An all consuming introduction to the Arctic, with a strong focus on wildlife, this trip is hard to beat. Search for bears, narwhal, beluga, walrus and musk ox, marvel at Greenland's ‘big ice’ and learn about the early explorers as…

  • 12 Days
  • $7,595
Northwest Passage: In Franklin's Footsteps

The big ice and small towns of West Greenland provide a stunning start to this trip before you sail across the Davis Straight to Baffin Island and enter the Northwest Passage. Blend history, scenery and wildlife; pay your respects at…

  • 17 Days
  • $11,995
The Complete Northwest Passage

Only in 1956 did a ship complete an east to west transit of the Northwest Passage. The smoking cliffs of Cape Bathurst mark your entrance to an icy realm of wild beauty, staggering wildlife, culture and history. Explore the Passage…

  • 29 Days
  • $20,150
Greenland, Baffin & Northwest Passage In-Depth

This comprehensive westbound voyage stands out for its compelling combination of West Greenland, in-depth exploration of the east coast of Baffin Island and the historic Northwest Passage. Jaw dropping scenery, towering icebergs, thrilling wildlife encounters, Inuit community visits and fascinating…

  • 17 Days
  • $15,495
West Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands In-depth

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…

  • 24 Days
  • $25,190