• Join the select few who have travelled this legendary route
• Photograph birds and wildlife in their remote wilderness habitat
• 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
• Learn about Inuit communities, culture and worldview first hand
• See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC and RCMP
• 17 days
• Start in Kangerlussuaq, finish in Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
• All meals on board included
• Travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour
• Activity Level: 1
The Northwest Passage is the pinnacle of Arctic exploration; on this tour, we go where the ice allows. We'll explore the quaint villages, dramatic fjords and calving glaciers of Greenland, working our way north to spectacular Kap York. Crossing Smith Sound we'll visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada's northernmost community. The bird cliffs at Coburg Island National Wildlife Area teem with kittiwakes and murres.
At Beechey Island, the Franklin expedition gravestones stand watch. Melville, Banks and Devon Islands offer opportunities for Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus and musk ox—and visits to ghostly RCMP and Hudson's Bay Company posts. Prince of Wales Strait affords a striking, narrow passage to Amundsen Gulf and our destination: Kugluktuk
(Coppermine), the end to our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.