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Iceland, Greenland and Northwest Passage – Great Explorer Trail


Departure date
31 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

An expedition cruise sailing from Iceland to the wild fjords of Greenland before penetrating to the heart of Canada’s Northwest Passage. 

Embark on an incredible expedition cruise from Iceland to the wild fjords of Greenland, before heading to the heart of Canada’s Northwest Passage.

Experience the world’s largest fjord system and the glaciers of Scoresby Sund, and get up close to nature on landings with your Expedition Team.

Discover the sights of Greenland and the Northwest Passage, from spectacular scenery and Arctic wildlife to UNESCO-listed sites and Inuit settlements.

31-day Grand Expedition Cruise from Iceland to the fjords of Greenland and Canada’s Northwest Passage in 2024/2025

Greenland’s remote east coast

The vast wilderness of Greenland’s rarely visited east coast is accessible by ship for only a few months each year. From Reykjavík, we head to Scoresby Sund, an immense system of fjords and glaciers that spans over 24,000 square miles. Soak up the beauty and silence while watching for seals, whales, and birds like Greenlandic gyrfalcons.

Follow a legendary route

Returning to Reykjavík, we’ll sail to Prince Christian Sound and explore the fjords and settlements of Greenland’s west coast, including the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord. We’ll cruise the waterways of the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay. Just like the great explorers, we’ll attempt to navigate the channels of the Northwest Passage to Cambridge Bay. Your adventure ends in Edmonton.

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

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

At Sea

Day 2

Scoresby Sund fjord system

Day 3-11

Relax at sea

Day 4

Rest in Reykjavík

Day 13

Denmark Strait, revisited

Day 14-15

Prince Christian Sound

Day 16

Explore Kvanefjord

Day 17

Nuuk, Greenland’s capital

Day 18

Spectacular Sisimiut

Day 19

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat

Day 20

Crossing the Labrador Sea

Day 21-22

The Northwest Passage

Day 23-29

Wildlife of Cambridge Bay

Day 30

Explore vibrant Montréal

Day 31


- - - 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 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 in Montréal to the hotel after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in the cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • 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 help you configure your camera settings

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

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

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