The Northwest Passage.

From Reykjavík to Cambridge Bay

Price from $22,292

Departure Dates
19 days

Cruise Overview

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.


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

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

Crossing the Denmark Strait

Day 2-3

Prince Christian Sund

Day 4

Explore Kvanefjord

Day 5

Nuuk, Greenland’s Capital

Day 6

Spectacular Sisimiut

Day 7

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat

Day 8

Crossing the Labrador Sea

Day 9-10

The Northwest Passage.

Day 11-17

Wildlife of Cambridge Bay

Day 18

Explore vibrant 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.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 18-day expedition cruise.


  • 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

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna with a view, and a gym.
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programs

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

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