• Sail the waters where Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and Terror, were recently discovered
• Enjoy Greenland’s unique European approach to Arctic life
• Visit ancient sites of the Thule and Dorset people with our onboard archaeologist
• See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC, and RCMP
• Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, where 90% of the North Atlantic’s icebergs calve
• Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard our ice-strengthened expedition ship
• Experience Inuit communities, culture and worldview first hand
• Photograph rare birds and Arctic wildlife in their stunning natural habitat
• 17 Days
• Start in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and finish in Kugluktuk
• All meals on board included
• Travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour
• Activity Level: 1
The Northwest Passage represents the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. On this trip, like the explorers before us, we’ll experience the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, crossing Davis Strait, we’ll visit Qikiqtarjuaq, the iceberg capital of Nunavut, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. Somerset and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus, and muskoxen—and for visits to ghostly RCMP and Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Parry Channel and Peel Sound afford a passage to Queen Maude Gulf and onward to our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), the end of our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.
To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail living history. Meet the Inuit who have called this remarkable place home for generations, and join the ranks of the adventurers who have been lured by its legend.