Across the Northwest Passage

22 Days
Anchorage to Copenhagen
From (CAD)
$ 34,321
Dates & Pricing

2023 Anchorage > Copenhagen

In the footsteps of explorers

Follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, as you discover one of the world's last frontiers, the infamous Northwest Passage.
Traversing from Nome in Alaska to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland, you'll encounter wild and remote fjords, glaciers, harbours and uninhabited islands that dot the archipelago of Canada’s High Arctic. Marvel at the pristine landscapes that are worlds away from modern civilisation.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
201G
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Anchorage
Return City:
Copenhagen

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Anchorage

    Arrive into Anchorage for your one-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Anchorage, USA > Nome

    Welcome to Nome, set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula and overlooking the Bering Sea. A world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bering Strait

    Traverse the Chukchi Sea to the Bering Strait. Linking the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, this narrow waterway is only 82 kilometres at its widest point. Alaska and the USA are starboard side and the Chukotka region in Russia port side, with the closest point between the two countries, less than seven kilometres. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bering Strait

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    Spend the day at leisure exploring the various amenities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Enjoy an educational discussion with your expert Discovery Team or tempt your palate at one of the dining experiences. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Herschel Island, Canada

    Sitting on the edge the Beaufort Sea, north of Canada’s Yukon Territory, Herschel Island was first inhabited by the Thule, ancestors of the Inuit. Herschel Island is home to a unique array of Arctic plants, animals and sea life, including the largest colony of Black Guillemots in the Western Arctic. 

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings to explore historic structures. Learn about the Thule and Inuit cultures and explore the melting permafrost. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Exciting days lie ahead as you venture into the Northwest Passage, navigating delicately through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, this once impassable route is a place where few are lucky enough to have travelled. From John Cabot to James Cook and Sir John Franklin, many explorers set out to conquer this fabled route and failed. On board Scenic Eclipse you will go further than these intrepid explorers were ever able to. Due to the extraordinary nature of this very remote Arctic region, our route is dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, with each day a highlight. 

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings for nature walks and visits to remote communities. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Prince Leopold Island > Beechey Island

    Prince Leopold Island is home to over 400,000 birds nesting on the small island, with limestone cliffs stretching up to nearly 870 feet tall. Beechey Island was the winter camp of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition. The final resting place of three of Sir John Franklin’s crew, it has served as the base camp for much of the exploration of the Northwest Passage.

    Discovery

    Explore Beechey Island with our Discovery Team. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Devon Island

    Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on the planet, however it is home to the remnants of the Thule settlement that date back to 1000 AD. This interesting place has been a focus of the research community. With land that remains frozen for almost the entire year, dominated by frost shattered rocks and minimal plants and animals, it is a barren wasteland that has very similar conditions to the planet of Mars. It is also the location of the Haughton impact crater, formed when a meteorite about 2km in diameter crashed into the surface 39 million years ago. Flat top mountains, glacial valleys and a substantial ice caps, Devon Island has a unique and majestic beauty.  

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Pond Inlet, Canada

    On Baffin Island, at the mouth of the famous Northwest Passage lies a small Inuit settlement. Pond Inlet is surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers, and your exploration of this remote region will leave you with lasting memories.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At Sea

    Today, relax on board. With the many choices available, you will be surprised at how quickly time passes. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or unwind in Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Disko Bay, Greenland

    Spectacular days await as you cruise Disko Bay. Renowned for its pristine icebergs and glorious glaciers, stand on the Observation Terrace or your private verandah and listen for the remarkable sound of a calving glacier echoing across the fjord

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Sisimiut

    Sisimiut has the reputation of being the adventure hub of Greenland. With a cool, urban character and brightly coloured houses, it is located in the middle of wild territory. Sisimiut was colonised in 1756, although people have lived here on and off since 2,500 BC. 

    Freechoice

    Walk through town and visit the market and the museum, or taste some of the local delicacies.

    Discovery

    Choose the hike through the mountain landscape or to the Sisimiut viewpoint or go kayaking around the beautiful surroundings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Kangerlussuaq > Copenhagen, Denmark

    Your journey into wonder ends as you fly from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 200 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Up to 20 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots
  • Included night in Anchorage
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

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