Baffin Island: Floe Edge – Hiking to High Ground of Bylot Island
To get a better perspective of the flow edge, we hiked to a high ground promontory on the edge of the uninhabited Bylot Island, about 100m/300ft above sea level. Absolutely stunning and spectacular views of the ice edge with the air still and the Arctic Ocean mirror-calm with the beautiful evening night. The sun never sets here in the summer as you are well above the arctic circle, but it goes down toward the horizon and shines less bright as the temperature radically drop below freezing. The distant views of the Baffin Island are equally surreal – mountains covered with glaciers – like ice cream balls – almost blue and metallic in color in the evening light. Oh and saw a snow bunting – an iconic arctic bird.