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In the Wake of the Great Explorers | Westbound | The Northwest Passage


Departure date
27 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Follow in the footsteps of legendary explorers

27-day Northwest Passage expedition cruise, attempting to follow this epic route from Iceland and Greenland to Nome in Alaska, and onto Vancouver.

Discover UNESCO-listed sites, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and Inuit settlements – guided by our expert Expedition Team.

Explore the breathtaking Bering Strait, navigating ice floes and spotting Arctic wildlife like whales, caribou and even polar bears.

27-day Northwest Passage expedition cruise, attempting to follow this epic route from Iceland and Greenland to Nome, Alaska, and onto Vancouver.

From Iceland to Greenland 

Your adventure begins in Reykjavík, before sailing the Denmark Strait to Prince Christian Sound, a spectacular granite maze of channels. You'll then reach the remarkable fjords and settlements of southern Greenland and the capital, Nuuk. 

Into the Northwest Passage 

We'll sail across the Davis Strait, exploring the islands that dot this fabled route. Continuing west through the Amundsen Gulf and Beaufort Sea, we'll head for the Pacific Ocean through the Bering Strait. Our final port of call is gold-rich Nome, where Roald Amundsen completed three of his great expeditions.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

No available cabins


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

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

Across the Denmark Strait

Day 2-3

Prince Christian Sound

Day 4

Ivittuut: forgotten town

Day 5

Nuuk, Greenland's capital

Day 6

Crossing the Labrador Sea

Day 7-8

The Northwest Passage

Day 9-21

Along the Alaskan coast

Day 22-25

No place like Nome

Day 26

Vibrant Vancouver

Day 27


- - - Attempted route, ice conditions dependent 

Our Attempts are voyages where we challenge the elements in true expedition style. As we explore these remote and captivating areas in a safe way, our adventure will ultimately be guided by nature. If weather, sea or ice conditions do not allow our planned navigation, our experienced crew will deliver an adapted itinerary. Flexibility and our deep knowledge of the area combine to give you an amazing exploration experience.

What's included


  • Economy class flight from Nome to Vancouver 


  • Overnight in Vancouver after the expedition cruise, including breakfast 


  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Nome 
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Vancouver 

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities 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 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


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

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Included Programmes

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

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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