Into the Northwest Passage: East to West

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• Sail this legendary route aboard a small ice-class expedition vessel
• Photograph birds and wildlife in their stunning natural habitat
• Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, 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

Fact File

• 17 days
• Start in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and finish in Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Canada
• 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, working our way north to spectacular Kap York. Then, crossing Smith Sound, we’ll visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. Melville, Banks, and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot 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 passage to Amundsen Gulf and our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), the end of our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.

To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail living history; join the ranks of the fearless adventurers who have been lured by its spirit. Half the world away is closer than you think.

This is not an ElderTreks operated tour. As such, participants on this tour are not exclusive ElderTreks clients and it may not adhere to ElderTreks' maximum size restrictions of our tours.

FROM: $10595 USD



Travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

Comfort notes

Seas can be rough. Zodiac landings required.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kangerlussuaq
Day 2: Qeqqata Kommunia, Greenland
Day 3: Ilulissat
Day 4: Karrat Fjord
Days 5 - 7: Qaasuitsup Kommunia
Day 8: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), NU
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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