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Explore Nunavut on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Beechey Island, Pond Inlet, Iqualirtuuq (Isabella Bay), Lancaster Sound, and Resolute, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Nunavut on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to Nunavut start at $4,995 for a trip of 9 to 27 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Nunavut and our team of Nunavut travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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First views of Baffin Island
$7,595
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High Arctic Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Hike on Devon Island
  • Enjoy a cultural welcome at Pond
  • Watch Greenland’s glaciers
  • Marvel at the tundra
Starts/ Ends in:
Resolute Bay / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Tallurutiup Imanga, a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik; try your hand at Arctic games. Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and …
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$17,495
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Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Canadian wildlife sanctuary
  • Visit and learn the Inuit culture
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic on a Zodiac
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture far above the Arctic Circle, in a land where the sun never sets and polar bears roam, with Ocean Adventurer. On this 20-day cruise, explore the northerly shores of Canada’s Baffin Island and the western coast of Greenland, searching for the wildlife and visiting the communities that …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$11,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit ancient sites and villages
  • Meet the stunning Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Inuit culture first hand
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavour. On this 17-day journey, experience quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, cross the Davis Strait, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. …
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Views aboard the ship
$15,495
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Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Greenland and Canadian Arctic
  • Explore colorful Greenland villages
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
OnUltramarine, guests benefit from two twin-engine helicopters that will provide spectacular views of the Arctic landscape, the most extensive portfolio of adventure options in the industry, more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than any other expedition ship its size, and 20 quick-launching Zodiacs …
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Musk Ox roaming the Northwest Passage
$10,495
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Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Experience the Canadian Arctic
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landing
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this exciting itinerary, follow the natural guides of sea and ice to showcase the region’s cultural, historic and geographic treasures, aiming to approach the farthest stretches of this rugged, rarely visited landscape.Ultramarine’sunprecedented range of adventure options, including …
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Zodiac cruising on Sunneshine Fjord, Baffin Island
$7,495
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Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Experience the Canadian Arctic
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landing
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Nature and wildlife are the guides on this voyage as you explore the region’s diverse treasures. The Arctic’s stark beauty offers an unforgettable backdrop, while the cruise’ world-class team provides the knowledge and insight to help you connect with the region’s unique …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$40,580
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The Northwest Passage

25 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit a traditional Inuit village
  • Discover the Aulavik National Park
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart from Reykjavik and set sail along the south coast of Greenland, before reaching theHudson Strait, named after the English sailor Henry Hudson, who mapped the region for the first time in the early 17th Century. Then chart a course towards theFury and Hecla Strait, named after the ships of …
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Iceberg near floe edge
$20,900
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Expedition to the Thule Region

17 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Sail between the ice floes
  • Discover traditional villages
  • Explore the wildlife of Arctic
  • See the largest icebergs
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
FromKangerlussuaq, set off aboardL’Australon a17-day expedition cruiseto the far reaches of the planet.North of the Baffin Sea, in theregion of Thule, experience a tricky but spectacular sail between driftingicebergsandsheets of ice floe. From Greenland's west coast with its mountains …
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The edge of Greenland's ice cap
$21,500
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Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Explore Greenland's capital, Nuuk
  • Walk through Aappilattoq
  • Relax in steaming hot spring waters
  • Enjoy Nanortalik's culture
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the heart of the Arctic on this unforgettable 17-day cruise roundtrip from Kangerlussuaq aboard Silver Cloud. Discover highlights of Greenland's western coast and Arctic Canada. Visit Indigenous communities to learn about their traditional ways of life. Watch the sculptural icebergs of …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$18,270
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on this 14-day Baffin Bay & Greenland journey aboard luxurious L'Austral. In the remote northern reaches of the planet, see a land abundant with hardy fauna like seals, whales, polar bears, musk oxen, walruses, and sea birds. Zodiacs allow you to get up …
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A polar bear wanders onto an iceberg in Greenland
$18,295
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Northwest Passage

Toronto, ON - Calgary, AB - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Discover Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Explore Devon Island
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Spot iconic Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Calgary
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The icy and labyrinthine channels of the legendary Northwest Passage have enchanted explorers and adventurers for centuries. Get a glimpse into the world that captivated early explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen, and Larsen by exploring a portion of the fabled Northwest Passage. Visit the final …
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Views of the Ilulissat Icefjord
$15,495
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Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Canada Arctic and Greenland
  • Visit Greenlandic communities
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
The fabled sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Northwest Passage continues to grip the collective imagination. On this captivating 17-day voyage, you are invited aboard the game-changing new vessel,Ultramarine, to explore this fascinating waterway with an incredible range of …
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An arctic fox looks across the tundra.
$4,995
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Heart of the Arctic

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
  • Spot polar bears, walrus, and more
  • Mingle with Kinngait Inuit carvers
  • Learn about Inuit history & culture
  • Appreciate Inuit life
Starts/ Ends in:
Iqaluit / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit three distinct Arctic regions on this voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Explore the deep fjords and vibrant communities of Greenland, including the world’s smallest capital, Nuuk. Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers, searching for marine life and seabirds. South Baffin …
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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$50,030
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Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska

25 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
  • Watch for wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of explorers seeking the Northwest Passage, beginning with Frobisher in the 1570s and ending with the world's most important modern-day explorer: you. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran of the region, you can count on the raw beauty to …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$21,839
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The Northwest Passage – Cambridge Bay to Halifax

20 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Sail through the Northwest Passage
  • Discover Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Observe polar bears
  • Explore the Canadian Arctic
Starts/ Ends in:
Edmonton / Halifax
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be among the few to sail in the wake of great explorers as we attempt to cruise through the legendary Northwest Passage. Experience the raw and daunting beauty of the Arctic on this rare adventure. Our advanced expedition ship is one of the few in the world capable of navigating the fabled passage …
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A caribou antler found while exploring Baffin Island
$16,360
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Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland To Newfoundland

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Meet Inuit artisans at Baffin
  • Observe polar bears
  • Discover Newfoundland and Labrador
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark theNational Geographic Explorerfor a thrilling exploration of the far north’s ice-carved landscapes,sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador. Navigate massive icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and venture into Davis Strait en route to Canada’s legendary …
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Northern Lights in Greenland
$8,290
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Into the Northwest Passage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Photograph birds and wildlife
  • Marvel at Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Travel to 3 northern regions
  • Learn about Inuit communities
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your journey in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Cruise to the Inuit land of Nunavut on Baffin Island to visit several small settlements and learn about everyday life for the people who have called this harsh region home for generations. As the ship continues toward the entrance to the Northwest …
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Aurora borealis, Norway
$25,680
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The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of the Great Explorers

27 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Tour Iceland's capital, Reykjavik
  • Visit Nuuk, Greenland's capital
  • Travel to Greenland and North Sea
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart Reykjavik and sail along the Denmark Strait to Prince Christian Sound, the Inuit homeland of Nunavut on Baffin Island. This voyage takes you across the Davis Strait and into the Northwest Passage. Explore the islands that dot this famously difficult nautical passage. Discover potential sites …
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