The Northwest Passage – From Reykjavík to Cambridge Bay

Price from $22,292

Departure Dates
18 days

Emulate great explorers as we attempt to cross the Northwest Passage

This expedition cruise sails from Iceland to Greenland’s southern coast before making an attempt to sail to the heart of the Northwest Passage at Cambridge Bay.

Epic 19-day expedition cruise from Reykjavík, Iceland, along Greenland’s south coast and through the Northwest Passage to Cambridge Bay

Following a 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

One highlight of this cruise is the extraordinary beauty of the landscapes we pass and the wildlife they support. Spot Arctic animals and birdlife in their natural habitat, such as polar bears, musk oxen, caribou, ringed seals, and maybe even minke and humpback whales in the seas. Don’t forget to scan the skies above 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


Our attempts to transit the Northwest Passage are expeditions in the truest sense of the word. We challenge the elements and the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean to circumnavigate these remote and icy waterways—safely, of course. Our deep knowledge of the area, our flexibility, and the multiple alternative routes available are key factors to giving you the most amazing experience possible. If we manage to circumnavigate Baffin Island or sail through the entire Northwest Passage, it will be one for the books.

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