• Travel the route that obsessed explorers for centuries
• Enjoy the legendary hospitality of vibrant Inuit communities
• Find and photograph the wild creatures of the Arctic wilderness
• Experience the Arctic with our expert artists, lecturers and hosts
• Visit the historic graves of the ill fated Franklin Expedition
• Visit the largest uninhabited island on earth during our stop at Devon Island
• 17 Days
• Start in Kugluktuk (Coppermine), finish in Kangerlussuaq
• All meals on board included
• Travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour
• Activity Level: 1
An iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains an adventure today. Leaving Kugluktuk, we head east, traversing James Ross Strait en route to Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen honed his polar skills. We sail the Queen Maud Gulf, while stopping daily for hiking and zodiac cruising. Passing through Bellot Strait, we watch for whales, walrus, polar bear and muskox. At Beechey Island we pay our respects at the Franklin Graves. On Devon Island, we visit the ruins of the Dundas Harbour RCMP and HBC posts, before calling in at Canada's most northerly community, Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord).
Continuing north into the wilds of Smith Sound we expect ice, ice and more ice! We trace the routes of famous explorers such as Rasmussen and Peary as we call in at Greenland's northernmost community of Qaannaq. Sailing south admist towering icebergs, we'll witness calving glaciers, explore deep fiords and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Ilulissat Icefjord.