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Experience the wonders of the Arctic with Adventure Life's selection of 18 small ship cruises for 2024 in the Northwest Passage. Join us on a cruise to navigate through the dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife of this remote region. Explore ancient sites, witness stunning Arctic wildlife, and immerse yourself in the local Inuit culture. From visiting marine protected areas to hiking on Devon Island, each moment offers a new adventure. Discover the heart of the Northwest Passage with ease and comfort on a small ship cruise that takes you through quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers. Don't miss this opportunity to sail through the Arctic and witness its beauty firsthand. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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First views of Baffin Island
$9,995
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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:
Resolute Bay / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, 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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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$13,995
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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:
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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Zodiac cruising on Sunneshine Fjord, Baffin Island
$7,195
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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:
Calgary / Calgary
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Musk Ox roaming the Northwest Passage
$12,395
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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:
Calgary / Calgary
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Ilulissat Icefjord at sunset
$44,395
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Traversing the Northwest Passage

Toronto - Anchorage - 29 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Discover Ilulissat
  • Experience Qeqertarsuaq
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Explore Sisimiut
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Anchorage
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 29-day expedition cruise from Toronto to Anchorage aboard the Sylvia Earle. Inspired by Roald Amundsen's journey, navigating the Northwest Passage's intricate waterways across Arctic Canada to the Beaufort Sea. Explore historic sites, encounter locals, and seek unique …
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Kangerlussuatsiaq, Greenland
$18,395
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Northwest Passage: The Legendary Arctic Sea Route

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Toronto
  • Discover Greenland
  • Visit Nuuk
  • Explore Canada's High Arctic
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Calgary
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 17-day cruise from Toronto to Calgary aboard the Ultramarine, tracing the footsteps of the Franklin Expedition in the Northwest Passage and exploring the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. Discover vibrant Inuit communities, hike the colorful tundra, and encounter the region's …
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A polar bear wanders onto an iceberg in Greenland
$24,795
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Northwest Passage

Calgary - Toronto - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Experience Qeqertarsuaq
  • Visit Prince Leopold Island
  • Discover Ilulissat
  • Explore Sisimiut
Starts / Ends:
Calgary / Toronto
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day expedition cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer. Explore a segment of the legendary Northwest Passage, a historic and captivating route cherished by early explorers like Franklin, Amundsen, and Larsen. Visit the resting places of these pioneers and discover Canada's High Arctic …
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An Arctic fox scouts the terrain
$47,100
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The Northwest Passage

25 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Explore the Northwest Passage
  • Discover Nuuk
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 25-day cruise on Le Commandant Charcot to explore remote Arctic destinations. Visit Reykjavik, Iceland, cross the Denmark Strait and Prins Christian Sund, and discover Nuuk, Aappilattoq, Disko Bay, Pond Inlet, Lancaster Sound, Devon Island, Beechey Island, Banks Island, and Nome, …
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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland
$44,339
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High Arctic Archipelago: Canada and Greenland

Roundtrip Reykjavik - 25 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Venture into the Northwest Passage
  • Experience Sisimiut
  • Discover Kangerlussuaq
  • Explore Reykjavík
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 25-day expedition cruise to and from Reykjavik aboard the National Geographic Endurance. Set sail from Reykjavik, Iceland, on an extraordinary expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Discover the rugged beauty of Greenland's west coast, from Sisimiut's cultural richness …
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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland
$21,095
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Northwest Passage

Toronto, ON - Calgary, AB - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Discover Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Explore Devon Island
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Spot iconic Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
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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Aurora borealis, Norway
$33,647
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The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of the Great Explorers

Reykjavik - Vancouver - 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:
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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Kayaking
$49,990
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Transarctic, the Quest for the two North Poles

Nome - Longyearbyen - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Set sail through the ice floe
  • Exploration of Svalbard
  • Watch the arctic wildlife
  • Experience brand new activities
Starts / Ends:
Nome / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Le Commandant Charcot on this 21-day transarctic quest for the two North Poles from Nome to Longyearbyen. Set sail on a never-traveled transpolar maritime route that is inaccessible to traditional ships. From the legendary Bering Strait, a link between the East and the West, to the ice-covered …
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A polar bear wanders onto an iceberg in Greenland
$35,795
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Complete Northwest Passage

Toronto, Canada - Anchorage, - 30 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Discover Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Explore Sisimiut
  • Visit Sillem Island
  • Spot iconic Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Anchorage
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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Disko Bay
$24,990
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The Northwest Passage, in the wake of Roald Amundsen

Kangerlussuaq - Nome, Alaska - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Cross the Northwest Passage
  • Explore with Nick Rains
  • Explore Far North
  • Discover Gjoa Haven and Beechey Isl
  • Discover arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience this 23-day The Northwest Passage, in the wake of Roald Amundsen Cruise aboard Le Boreal, starting from Kangerlussuaq and concluding in Nome. Join renowned Australian photo ambassador Nick Rains, retracing Roald Amundsen's footsteps through the Northwest Passage. Discover the Far …
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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland
$47,143
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High Arctic Archipelago: Canada and Greenland

24 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Venture into the Northwest Passage
  • Experience Sisimiut
  • Sail into Disko Bay
  • Explore Reykjavík
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 24-day expedition cruise to and from Reykjavik aboard the National Geographic Endurance. Set sail from Reykjavik, Iceland, on an extraordinary expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Discover the rugged beauty of Greenland's west coast, from Sisimiut's cultural richness …
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A polar bear wanders onto an iceberg in Greenland
$24,795
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Northwest Passage

Toronto - Calgary - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Experience Qeqertarsuaq
  • Visit Prince Leopold Island
  • Discover Ilulissat
  • Explore Sisimiut
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Calgary
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day expedition cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer. Explore a segment of the legendary Northwest Passage, a historic and captivating route cherished by early explorers like Franklin, Amundsen, and Larsen. Visit the resting places of these pioneers and discover Canada's High Arctic …
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Views aboard the ship
$17,495
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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:
Toronto / Calgary
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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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$41,850
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Arctic - Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska

26 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:
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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