Be among the few to sail in the wake of great explorers as we attempt to journey through the legendary Northwest Passage. Experience the raw, daunting beauty of remote Arctic terrain on this rarely-traveled route. Even today, few ships have the capability to navigate this isolated passage between two oceans and provide premium cruising comfort.
Connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Northwest Passage is a beautiful and challenging route. On our Hurtigruten voyage, we intend to sail in the wake of great explorers like Roald Amundsen, the first man to navigate the Northwest Passage, and rediscover these pristine waterways.
Starting in Vancouver before your flight to Nome, we head straight for the icy waters of Arctic Canada. You will be amazed by the vast expanses of pristine wilderness seen from the deck. We aim to visit several sites with traces of earlier expeditions, taking the chance to explore Gjoa haven, and to call at some of the world’s northernmost communities. Our expedition team will look for chances to explore legendary inlets and take you on exciting small boat cruises and landings.
Being at the top of the world means sailing in changing ice conditions. On this Northwest Passage expedition, like the voyages of the explorers before us, we will go where the ice allows. No matter where we sail or what we will see, we can promise a safe and thrilling expedition.
Greenland and Canada
Next, we head for Greenland, a true pearl in the Arctic. We will visit Inuit settlements and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord, before crossing the Labrador Sea towards Canada, where our voyage ends in Halifax.
Sail in the wake of the great explorers on this rarely-traveled expedition
Learn about exploration history and incredible nature
Spot magnificent wildlife, including good chances to see polar bears and walrus
Visit traditional villages
- Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
- One hotel night in Vancouver before the voyage breakfast
- Transfer from hotel to airport in Vancouver
- Coach-class flight from Vancouver to Nome
- Transfer from airport to ship in Nome
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
- A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including small boat cruising and onshore exploration with the expedition team
- Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the regions we sail through
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION
- In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
- Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
- Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
- Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
- Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
- Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers
- Destination-focused onboard library
- Port presentations providing destination insight
- A farewell event
PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT
- All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants
- Coffee and tea included throughout the day
- Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Fredheim restaurant meals included
- A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
- Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
- Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
- Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- No gratuities expected
- International flights
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group adventures with our expedition team such as kayaking (availability pending weather conditions and safety)
- Travel protection plan
- Luggage handling
- Medical questionnaire mandatory
- Visa for U.S. and Canada
- This cruise is not suitable for guests using wheelchairs due to the possibility of using tender boats during embarkation or disembarkation.
For details please see our Entry RequirementsHurtigruten 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.