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Explore the remote Antarctic via zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram

In the Wake of Great Explorers

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This is an expedition for true explorers. ––– History is full of attempts to sail this legendary route from the Atlantic to the Pacific, cutting through the icy Canadian Arctic, past colorful Inuit villages. Join us as we sail far above the Arctic Circle, into the heart of the Northwest Passage and out again – an epic journey in the wake of Amundsen and other great explorers. The explorer Sir John Ross named Pond Inlet in 1818 after John Pond, a renowned British astronomer. Today this picturesque hamlet is a traditional Inuit community near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Montreal
Day 2 : Montreal | Fly to Cambridge Bay | Embark
Day 3 : Gjoa Haven
Day 4 : James Ross Strait
Days 5-6 : Victoria Strait | Conningham Bay
Day 7 : Bellot Strait
Day 8 : Beechey Island
Day 9 : Devon Island
Day 10 : Pond Inlet
Days 11-12 : Davis Strait
Day 13 : Ilulissat
Day 14 : Sisimiut
Day 15 : Kangerlussuaq | Disembark | Fly to Copenhagen

Highlights

  • Discover the spectacular city of Montreal
  • Visit Cambridge Bay, meaning a 'good fishing place' in Inuinnaqtun
  • Sail across James Ross Strait, named after British explorer
  • Explore Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth

Ship

MS Fram

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the remote Antarctic via zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram Charming port cities of the Arctic New friends! A sunburst appears over the mountain

Day 1 Montreal

Discover the spectacular city of Montreal and enjoy an overnight at a hotel. 

Day 2 Montreal | Fly to Cambridge Bay | Embark

Cambridge Bay means a 'good fishing place' in Inuinnaqtun, and this is where the expedition starts. 

Day 3 Gjoa Haven

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gjoa Haven is popular with Arctic history fans. Amundsen and his men spent two years at Gjoa Haven collecting scientific data, hunting caribou, and exploring the area.

Day 4 James Ross Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail through James Ross Strait, named after British explorer James Clark Ross. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen also sailed here on the Gjoa Expedition.

Day 5-6 Victoria Strait | Conningham Bay

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Cross Victoria Strait and arrive at Conningham Bay, a hotspot for belugas and polar bears.

Day 7 Bellot Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Bellot Strait is a narrow passage with fierce currents and the added navigational challenge of ice in the water.

Day 8 Beechey Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stop at Beechey Island, which is closely linked to the exploration history of the Northwest Passage.

Day 9 Devon Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth and rich in wildlife. We may see walrus, belugas, narwhals, and polar bears.

Day 10 Pond Inlet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explorer Sir John Ross named Pond Inlet in 1818 after John Pond, a renowned British astronomer. Today this picturesque hamlet is a traditional Inuit community near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage.

Day 11-12 Davis Strait

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Cross Davis Strait, named for English explorer John Davis, who led three expeditions in the late 1500s searching for the Northwest Passage.

Day 13 Ilulissat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ilulissat is in the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Witness the birth of icebergs, marvel at how the ice changes color under the midnight sun and hear the ice crack and rumble.

Day 14 Sisimiut

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Watch for whales en route to Sisimiut, a modern settlement with ancient traditions, and where the Gjoa Expedition obtained dogs and gear on their way to the Northwest Passage.

Day 15 Kangerlussuaq | Disembark | Fly to Copenhagen

  • 1 Breakfast
Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen and continue your independent trip home. 

MS Fram

Montreal

Per person starting at
$16,407
Cabin I MS Fram
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Polar Inside I
113-140 square feet. Inside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc
Cabin FJ MS Fram
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Polar Outside FJ
172-226 square feet. Outside cabin: Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc, limited or no view. (FJ 503 with twin beds).
A comfortable twin cabin on the MS Fram
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Polar Outside N
113-140 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc. (N-352 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin U MS Fram
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Arctic Superior U
118-252 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc. (U-526 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin F MS Fram
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Arctic Superior F
183-248 square feet. Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc.
Cabin M MS Fram
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Expedition Suite M
172-215 square feet. One room with seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.
Cabin MG MS Fram
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Expedition Suite MG
260-420 square feet. One room with private balcony, seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.

Notes

YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES:
-Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis
-Wind- and water-resistant jacket
-Landings with small boats and activities aboard and ashore
-Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
-Complimentary tea and coffee
-Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
-Economy flight Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq 
-Transfer airport to ship in Kangerlussuaq
-Transfer ship to airport in Cambridge Bay
-Economy flight Cambridge Bay to Montreal
-Transfer airport to hotel in Montreal
-Overnight in Montreal hotel including breakfast after the voyage

NOT INCLUDED:
-International flights
-Travel insurance
-Luggage handling
-Optional excursions and gratuities.

NOTE: Prices are in $ per person. All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions. All itineraries are subject to change.
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