Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Alaska and British Columbia

Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound)


Departure Dates
14 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Alaska Cruise | Alaska and British Columbia - Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound) 2025/2026

Journeying from Vancouver to Seward and on to Anchorage, discover Alaska’s captivating fjords, Gold Rush-era history, and rich culture. 

Experience rugged wilderness, the glaciers of Icy Bay and College Fjord, and authentic fishing towns such as Sitka and Cordova.  

Seek out wildlife such as whales, eagles, moose, bears and much more on landings and small expedition boat cruising with your Expedition Team. 

Epic scenery and iconic wildlife 

Voyaging from Vancouver to Seward and then overland to Anchorage, this expedition cruise showcases the marvels of British Columbia and Alaska. You’ll see towering mountains whose flanks are clad in old growth rainforest, and you’ll also see glittering glaciers and deep blue fjords. As we progress, we’ll be on the lookout for some of Alaska’s many wild species, including Bald Eagles, moose, bears, Steller sea lions, otters, orca, humpback whales and many, many seabirds.  

A land many cultures call home 

Alaska has a rich and complex history and is home to numerous cultures. From native peoples including the Tlingit and Haida, to the Russian settlers and the American Gold Rush pioneers – there's so much to discover on your voyage. Activities such as kayaking up to waterfalls in the Misty Fjords, small boat cruising near glaciers, and authentic cultural experiences will ensure Alaska is imprinted onto your very soul.  

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(2-15 years)

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

A taste of Vancouver

Day 1

Your expedition begins

Day 2

Canada's Inside Passage

Day 3

Unspoiled Misty Fjords

Day 4

Wrangell's petroglyphs

Day 5

The wonders of the southeast

Day 6

Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm

Day 7

Tlingit crafts in Haines

Day 8

William Henry Bay

Day 9

Blended cultures of Sitka

Day 10

Glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 11

Remote Cordova

Day 12

Ivy League glaciers

Day 13

Seward’s stunning beauty

Day 14

What's included


  • Overnight in Vancouver, including breakfast, before the expedition cruise


  • Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Vancouver, including a city tour

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

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 expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • 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 
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

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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