Across the Northwest Passage

Follow in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers as you embark upon the infamous Northwest Passage.

24 Days
Copenhagen to Nome
From (GBP)
£ 21,935
Dates & Pricing

2020 Copenhagen > Nome

In the footsteps of explorers

Follow in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers as you embark upon the infamous Northwest Passage. From Greenland to Alaska, you’ll discover wild and remote fjords, harbours and islands that dot Canada’s High Arctic.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D21G
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Copenhagen
Return City:
Nome

Selected Itinerary

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Copenhagen

    Fly from the UK to Copenhagen, where you’ll start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

  2. Day 2 - Copenhagen > Kangerlussuaq

    Today, you’ll fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq to board Scenic Eclipse. Toast to the start of your adventure at tonight's welcome reception where the captain will introduce the crew and your expert Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Ilulissat - Disko Bay

    A spectacular day awaits as you cruise Disko Bay. At Ilulissat see the immense icebergs float majestically past this small settlement, their enormous size and blue and white tinges starkly contrasting with the colourful buildings.
    Discovery: Take Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiacs to ice formations. Paddle the kayaks, hear the ice cracking, and feeding whales blow or step onshore for landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Greenland

    More than 1,000 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, deep in the land of the Midnight Sun, explore the Upernavik region, a mass of small islands, villages and natural sights.
    Discovery: Enjoy Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings. Discover the small, uninhabited island of Tugtutog or the remote village of Kullorsuaq and see the well-preserved archaeological treasures and ancient peat houses from the Thule civilisation.   

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Greenland

    Continue exploring the Upernavik region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Baffin Bay

    A sensory day of cruising awaits as you cross Baffin Bay's biologically rich waters, which only become navigable in August when the summer temperatures climb above zero. Join the Discovery Team on deck to keep watch for the elusive beluga whales.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Pond Inlet

    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 long lasting memories. 
    Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Beechey Island

    Beechey Island was the winter camp for 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: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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 take this fabled journey 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

  10. Day 10 - Northwest Passage

    Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Northwest Passage

    Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Northwest Passage

    Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Northwest Passage

    Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Northwest Passage

    Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Northwest Passage

    Traverse the Northwest Passage and take a range of discovery excursions dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Franklin Bay

    Discover Franklin Bay, a large inlet at the southern arm of the Amundsen Gulf.
    Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Herschel Island

    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.
    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

  18. Day 18 - Herschel Island

    Continue exploring Herschel Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Point Barrow

    At the meeting point of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Point Barrow is the northernmost town in the USA, a place of extremes and home to the largest indigenous community in Alaska.
    Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings to explore this remote settlement. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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 port side and the Chukotka region in Russia starboard, with the closest point between the two countries, less than seven kilometres.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Bering Strait

    Continue cruising the Bering Strait.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Nome > Anchorage

    Your cruise ends as you disembark and say farewell to the crew and transfer to the airport for your flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival, you’ll be transfer to a luxurious hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Anchorage > UK

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Arrive UK

    Welcome Home.

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