The Legendary Northwest Passage: An Arctic Expedition
Set sail for the storied Northwest Passage, the explorers’ Holy Grail that wasn’t discovered until 1906, and witness unbelievable arctic environments on this extraordinary expedition.
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19 days
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At a Glance

As long ago as the Age of Discovery, European explorers dreamed of a northern sea route to the Pacific. This “Northwest Passage” would not be successfully transited, though, until the legendary adventurer Roald Amundsen did it between 1903 and 1906 — spending nearly two of those years immobilized by ice. Soon, the long-hoped-for possibility of using the passage as a shipping shortcut may become reality due to climate change. Now is the time to sail this storied route and experience the otherworldly Arctic environment on an expedition aboard an ice-rated small ship.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles at a time over unmarked, rocky terrain. Embarking and disembarking Zodiacs is required for all shore activities.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit some of Canada's largest and most remote national parks in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial.
  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity as the first expedition voyagers to snorkel the wreck of the HMS Erebus.
  • Cruise the Ilulissat Icefjord via zodiac, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's fastest-moving glacier.
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