Out of the Northwest Passage (17 days)
Welcome to a remarkable Arctic expedition, embarking on a journey of a lifetime through the fabled Northwest Passage. This adventure promises to be an unforgettable exploration of some of the world's most pristine natural environments and a chance to encounter the incredible wildlife that calls the Arctic home. The Arctic is a place where nature and wildlife reigns supreme, and you'll have the privilege of witnessing its wonders up close. Be dazzled as the Northern Lights dance across the sky. Be fascinated by history and a visit to the graves of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition on Beechey Island. These historic graves bear witness to the incredible challenges faced by early Arctic explorers and are a poignant reminder of their sacrifices.
As we continue our voyage, we'll navigate the pristine waters of Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area. Here, you'll keep your eyes peeled for marine mammals, including seals, whales, and the elusive narwhal, all thriving in this protected Arctic sanctuary. Our exploration extends to Ausuittuq, also known as Grise Fiord, Canada's northernmost community. This remote outpost offers a glimpse into the lives of the resilient individuals who call this harsh environment home and provides a unique perspective on Arctic culture and traditions. Hop on a thrilling Zodiac cruise amongst colossal icebergs at the breathtaking Ilulissat Icefjord, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Finally, navigate the formidable Kangerlussuaq Fjord, an impressive 190-kilometer-long fjord known as Søndre Strømfjord. As you sail through this majestic waterway, you'll be surrounded by towering cliffs and glaciers, an epic conclusion to an epic Arctic adventure. This journey is not just a voyage; it's an Arctic experience like no other, one that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.