Melville Bay (or Qimusseriarsuaq in Greenlandic), one of the Arctic’s last sanctuaries, is a vast area where travelling is only done by foot, ski, or sledge. It is the land of the northern polar region’s last hunters.
Following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents, they invite you to share their daily lives on a sledge expedition and discover this place at the ends of the earth.
Discovered in the 1800s, this land remained unexplored for a long time due to abundant icebergs blocking the passage for ships. The decisive point during multiple attempts to conquer the Northwest Passage, it was the place of great discovery and the resting ground for terrible tragedies.
Melville bay is the third spout of the Greenland ice sheet. Its glaciers flood Baffin Bay with huge icebergs and create extraordinary landscapes in the high Arctic. It is covered in sea ice from December to July, offering exceptional views.
It is also a tragic symbol of global warming and the retreat of the glaciers.
Thanks to the presence of sea ice, Melville Bay is a haven of peace for the rulers of the Arctic: polar bears and narwhals. Our expedition will be a chance to follow in the tracks of Nanuk (the polar bear)—an emblematic figure of the Arctic for Europeans and a demigod for the people of the Arctic.
Each encounter will be a unique opportunity to observe the animals (bears, foxes, birds), who manage to survive in an extreme environment.
We will use our adventure to bring back data on the state of the sea ice and glaciers to teams of scientists working on the area via satellites, for whom organising an expedition would be too complex and expensive. We will be their eyes and hands in the field at these high latitudes