Iceland, Greenland and Northwest Passage – Great Explorer Trail

Price from £20,890

Departure date
31 days

Cruise Overview

An expedition cruise sailing from Iceland to the wild fjords of Greenland before penetrating to the heart of Canada’s Northwest Passage. 

Embark on an incredible expedition cruise from Iceland to the wild fjords of Greenland, before heading to the heart of Canada’s Northwest Passage.

Experience the world’s largest fjord system and the glaciers of Scoresby Sund, and get up close to nature on landings with your Expedition Team.

Discover the sights of Greenland and the Northwest Passage, from spectacular scenery and Arctic wildlife to UNESCO-listed sites and Inuit settlements.

31-day Grand Expedition Cruise from Iceland to the fjords of Greenland and Canada’s Northwest Passage in 2024/2025

Greenland’s remote east coast 

The vast wilderness of Greenland’s rarely visited east coast is accessible by ship for only a few months of the year. From Reykjavík, we head to Scoresby Sund, an immense system of fjords and glaciers that fans out over 24,000 square miles. Soak up the beauty and silence, and look out for seals, whales and birds like Greenlandic Gyrfalcons. 

Following a legendary route 

Returning to Reykjavík, we’ll sail to Prince Christian Sound and explore the fjords and settlements of Greenland’s west coast, including the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord. We'll cruise the waterways of the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, and just like the great explorers, we’ll attempt to navigate the channels of the Northwest Passage to Cambridge Bay. Your adventure ends in Montréal.


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

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

At Sea

Day 2

Scoresby Sund fjord system

Day 3-11

Relax at sea

Day 4

Rest in Reykjavík

Day 13

The Denmark Strait revisited

Day 14-15

Prince Christian Sound

Day 16

Exploring Kvanefjord

Day 17

Nuuk, Greenland's capital

Day 18

Spectacular Sisimiut

Day 19

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat

Day 20

Crossing the Labrador Sea

Day 21-22

The Northwest Passage

Day 23-29

Wildlife of Cambridge Bay

Day 30

Explore vibrant Montréal

Day 31

What's included


  • Economy 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 in Montréal to the hotel after the Expedition cruise  

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported. 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included excursions 

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics 
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes 
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats  
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings  

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

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