The Northwest Passage

In the Wake of Great Explorers (Itinerary 1)

Price from

Departure date
18 days

Emulate great explorers as we attempt to cross the Northwest Passage

  • Epic 19-day expedition cruise from Reykjavik in Iceland via Greenland, through the Northwest Passage to Cambridge Bay, ending in Montréal, Quebec.

  • Follow the route of great explorers, as we navigate the channels of the Northwest Passage, visiting Pond Inlet, Dundas Harbour, Radstock Bay, Fort Ross and Gjoa Haven.

  • Watch for whales and other wildlife, and discover UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord and the Inuit settlements of Greenland.

Following an legendary route 

From Reykjavík we cruise to Greenland, taking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Icefjord. We'll then attempt to navigate the icy channels of the Northwest Passage to Cambridge Bay, like the great explorers before us. We'll explore the famous waterways of Prince Christian Sound, Baffin Bay, and the Davis Strait all the way to Cambridge Bay, before finishing off in lively Montréal. 

Extraordinary scenery and wildlife 

A highlight of this cruise is the extraordinary beauty of the landscapes we pass through – and the wildlife they support. You’ll seek out Arctic animals and birdlife in their natural habitat, such as polar bears, musk oxen, caribou, ringed seals and perhaps minke and humpback whales in the seas. And don’t forget to scan the skies above you too for birds such as Glaucous Gulls and Black Guillemots.

What's Included


  • Economy class flight from Cambridge Bay to Montréal  


  • Overnight in Montréal after the expedition cruise, including breakfast  


  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Cambridge Bay after the expedition cruise.  
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Montréal after the expedition cruise  

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Cosmopolitan Reykjavik

Day 1

Crossing the Denmark Strait

Day 2-3

Prins Christian Sund

Day 4

Exploring Kvanefjorden

Day 5

Nuuk, Greenland's capital

Day 6

Spectacular Sisimiut

Day 7

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat

Day 8

Crossing the Davis Strait

Day 9-10

The Northwest Passage

Day 11-17

Wildlife of Cambridge Bay

Day 18

Arrive in lively Montréal

Day 19

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages