Northwest Passage East to West

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• Sail some of the most remote waterways and least explored areas in Canada
• Marvel at the Ilulissat icefield, where 90% of the north Atlantic's icebergs are born
• Travel to Greenland, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories within one sailing
• Visit the northernmost community in Canada at Grise Fiord and the westernmost community in Nunavut.
• Voyage Prince of Wales Strait while seeking out muskox on Banks Island
• Follow the route to the North Pole during our journey into Smith Sound

Fact File

• 17 days
• Start in Kangerlussuaq, finish in Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
• All meals on board included
• Travel aboard the Sea Adventurer
• Activity Level: 1


From the soaring shores of Greenland, to the mouth of the Coppermine River, the legendary Northwest Passage is pure inspiration. Even today, few venture in to this remote route through Canada’s Arctic. In the Arctic, nature reigns supreme, and we will go only where the ice and weather conditions permit. We recommend this expedition to our most adventurous guests!

Travelling the shores of the world’s largest island, we’ll marvel at icebergs and fjords and enjoy Greenlandic culture, in the quaint town of Upernavik and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat. Crossing from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic, we will continue our journey as conditions permit, exploring legendary locations swathed in ice and bathed in northern light: Smith Sound, the Beaufort Sea, Prince of Wales Strait, Amundsen Gulf, and Melville Island among them.

Lancaster Sound is famous for its beluga whales and other marine mammals. Beechey Island holds the graves of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Along the coast of Ellesmere Island, we’ll follow the route to the North Pole. How many can say they have visited Canada’s northernmost community? Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord) is ‘the place that never thaws’, but visitors are warmly welcomed by our eager local hosts.

FROM: $10195



Travel aboard the Sea Adventurer.

Comfort notes

Seas can be rough. Zodiac landings required.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Day 2: Sisimiut Coast, Greenland
Day 3: Ilulissat, Greenland
Day 4: Karrat Fjord
Day 5: Upernavik
Day 6: Kap York
Day 7: Smith Sound
Day 8: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
Day 9: Coburg Island
Day 10: Devon Island
Day 11: Beechey Island
Day 12: Bathurst Island
Day 13: Melville Island
Day 14: Banks Island
Day 15: Prince of Wales Strait
Day 16: Ulukhaktok (Holman)
Day 17: Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
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