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Hurtigruten Group

Alaska and British Columbia

Inside Passage, Bears, and Aleutian Islands (Northbound)


Departure date
18 days
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Cruise Overview

Alaska Cruise | Alaska and British Columbia – Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Northbound)

Explore Alaska’s rugged coastline and the remote Aleutian Islands on this expedition cruise from Vancouver to Nome.  

Scout for bears in Katmai National Park and on Kodiak Island, and look out for whales, seals, sea otters and rare birds such as the Red-legged Kittiwake.  

Discover wildlife havens, untouched scenery and fascinating history at the rarely visited, isolated islands of St Paul and St Matthew. 

Wild Pacific coastal beauty 

Discover the pristine beauty of Alaska’s rugged coast, as well as Canada’s Inside Passage and the Aleutian Islands. In Misty Fjords National Monument and on remote islands you’ll see where nature reigns free. As we go, keep an eye out for brown bears on Kodiak Island and in Katmai National Park, and scout for whales, fur seals and birds including Bald Eagles and rarities like the Kittlitz’s Murrelet as we voyage south. 

Discover a living history  

Meet people belonging to Indigenous Tlingit and Unangan cultures, hunt for petroglyphs in Wrangell and follow in the footsteps of gold prospectors and explorers on your expedition cruise. You’ll visit the picturesque ghost town of Unga and uncover ancient stories on mossy totem poles at Chief Shakes Tribal House, and you’ll go home with a profound sense of knowing the culture, ecology and history of this beautiful region. 

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Your expedition begins

Day 1

Inside Passage

Day 2

Unspoiled Misty Fjords

Day 3

Wrangell’s petroglyphs

Day 4

Blended cultures of Sitka

Day 5

The glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 6

Across the Gulf of Alaska

Day 7

Kodiak’s Brown Bears

Day 8

Brown bears in Katmai

Day 9

Remote bays of the Alaska Peninsula

Day 10

The ghost town of Unga

Day 11

Discover Dutch Harbor

Day 12

Learning and Leisure

Day 13

Aleut life in St. Paul

Day 14

Wild St. Matthew

Day 15

Crossing the Bering Sea

Day 16

No place like Nome

Day 17

Back to Vancouver

Day 18

What's included


  • Flight in economy class from Nome to Vancouver after the expedition cruise Flight surcharge may apply.
  • One night of hotel 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 after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • 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, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and a running track
  • 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 

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings  

  • 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 

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

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