Be among the few to sail in the wake of great explorers as we attempt to cruise through the legendary Northwest Passage. Experience the raw, daunting beauty of the remote Arctic on this rarely-traveled journey. Even today, few ships have the capability to navigate this isolated sea passage that slices through stunning far northern wilderness.
19 days

In the Wake of Great Explorers

On this Northwest Passage expedition, we sail in the wake of the great explorers like Roald Amundsen, the first man to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage.  Join us to rediscover these remote and beautiful waterways on board MS Fram.

Starting in easily-accessible Reykjavik, we set sail towards Greenland.  We intend to visit colorful Inuit settlements and the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ilulissat Icefjord, before crossing Davis Strait and venturing into the Canadian Arctic archipelago, Nunavut.

Heart of the Passage

We explore deep into the heart and history of the Northwest Passage.  Subject to favorable conditions, we will attempt to make our way through the icy waters of Arctic Canada.

Throughout the journey, admire vast expanses of pristine wilderness.  We hope to visit several sites with traces of past expeditions, and some of the world’s northernmost communities. We will attempt to explore legendary inlets and channels and take you on exciting small boat cruises and landings. 

A True Expedition

Cruising this far north means sailing through challenging ice conditions. Like the voyages of explorers before us, we will go where the ice allows. No matter where we sail or what we see, we promise you a safe and thrilling expedition. 





Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the purest and most remote waters of the world. As with all expeditions, nature prevails. Safety is always our top priority. We continuously evaluate our cruises to adapt to unexpected weather, ice and sea conditions, and exciting nature opportunities. That’s why we call it an expedition.