Iceland, Greenland and Northwest Passage – Great Explorer Trail

Price from
£14,838

Departure date
August 2, 2023
Duration
31 days

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

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

Majestic and wild East Greenland  

From Reykjavik, we sail across the Denmark Strait to the spectacular east coast of Greenland. Our destination is Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system. In total, this vast pristine region fans out over 14,000 square miles. Under the expert guidance of our Expedition Team, you’ll get an intimate look at this precious ecosystem on landings, nature walks, and kayaking tours.  

Wildlife abounds in this peaceful haven. As we glide through dark, placid waters beneath soaring mountains, you’ll be watching out for whales and other marine wildlife. Birding enthusiasts will be on the lookout for species including Brünnich's Guillemots, Snowy Owls and Greenlandic Gyrfalcons. 

Southern Greenland and onto the Northwest Passage 

From here, you’ll sail south to Prince Christian Sound, a remarkable maze of granite rock channels filled with ice floes and glaciers. We’ll spend four days exploring the fjords and settlements, including the capital Nuuk and the stunning UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord.  

The next part of your voyage takes us across the Davis Strait to cruise into Canada’s Northwest Passage.  Only passable a few weeks of the year, navigating this icy waterway safely involves challenging the elements, some flexibility and a sense of adventure. All routes include breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife, with Thule and Inuit settlements. Your adventure ends in cosmopolitan Montréal.

What's Included

Flights

Hotel

Onboard activities

Landing activities


Route overview

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

Day 1

The start of the adventure

Day 2

Crossing the Denmark Strait

Day 3-11

Largest fjord system on Earth

Day 4

Heading back to Iceland

Day 13

The start of your next adventure

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Day 14-15

The Denmark Strait revisited

Day 16

A river of melted ice

Day 17

Expedition day in an icy place

Day 18

The capital of Greenland

Day 19

Fur, fox holes and outdoor fun

Day 20

Icefjord - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 21-22

Crossing the Davis Strait

Day 23-29

The heart of the Northwest Passage

Day 30

A fitting place to end the expedition

Day 31

Say au revoir in Quebec’s premier city

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

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers

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Iceland, Greenland and Northwest Passage – Great Explorer Trail