The Northwest Passage – In the Wake of the Great Explorers

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Departure date
August 13, 2023
27 days

Follow in the footsteps of legendary explorers

  • 27-day Northwest Passage expedition cruise, attempting to follow this epic route from Iceland and Greenland to Nome in Alaska, and onto Vancouver.

  • Discover UNESCO-listed sites, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and Inuit settlements – guided by our expert Expedition Team.

  • Explore the breathtaking Bering Strait, navigating ice floes and spotting Arctic wildlife like whales, caribou and even polar bears.

From Iceland to Greenland

Your adventure begins in Reykjavik, before sailing the Denmark Strait to Prins Christian Sund, a spectacular granite maze of channels. You'll then reach the remarkable fjords and settlements of southern Greenland, and its capital, Nuuk.

Into the Northwest Passage

We'll sail across the Davis Strait, exploring the islands that dot this fabled route. Continuing west through the Amundsen Gulf and Beaufort Sea, we'll head for the Pacific Ocean through the Bering Strait. Our final port of call is gold-rich Nome, where Roald Amundsen completed three of his great expeditions.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Great views from Reykjavik´s cathedral.

Day 1

Cosmopolitan Reykjavik

Science center

Day 2-3

Across the Denmark Strait

Day 4

Prins Christian Sund

Day 5

Ivittuut: forgotten town

Day 6

Nuuk, Greenland's capital

Day 7-8

Crossing the Labrador Sea

Day 9-21

The Northwest Passage

Day 22-25

Along the Alaskan coast

Day 26

No place like Nome

Day 27

Vibrant Vancouver

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Activities

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

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage – In the Wake of the Great Explorers