Greenland travelers coming ashore by Zodiac from a small white & blue expedition ship with snowy mountains behind in the sun.
A humpback flukes in front of a Zodiac cruise in calm waters of Iceland, seen on the Gateway to The Northwest Passage cruise.
Horizontal waterfalls flow past verdant green pasture with yellow flowers, seen on a Gateway to The Northwest Passage cruise.
Northwest Passage traveler in red jacket & blue knitted hat stands on deck of small ship photographing polar bear on ice.
Small expedition ship with blue hull & white upper decks cruises past massive iceberg in golden sunset in the Northwest Passage.
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Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada

Explore above 80° north on a soul-stirring journey. Set off on a grand polar adventure that traces the spectacular icy shores of Western Greenland and Arctic Canada. Sail into dramatic fjords, narrow straits and breathtaking bays, and call in on remote villages where Inuit communities have lived off the land for hundreds of years. Heading ever northward, follow leads through the ice to search for the King of the Arctic, the polar bear, along with other iconic wildlife from whales to walrus. Finally, in the farthest reaches of the region, discover the untamed beauty of the storied Northwest Passage and experience the intoxicating thrill of true exploration.

There are numerous high points along this northernmost Baffin Bay itinerary. Travel well above 80º north and learn dramatic stories of the explorers and adventurers who sought this magnificent, icy frontier. Glide between soaring icebergs at the mouth of Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Ellesmere Island with binoculars at the ready to spot polar bears, walruses, ringed seals, belugas, bowhead whales and the elusive narwhal. Visit the “Jewel of the North,” Pond Inlet, a small Inuit community known for its friendly community and world-renowned soapstone carvings. And marvel at the unique volcanic black-sand beaches, hot springs and waterfalls of Disko Island, a Greenlandic island often compared to Iceland.

Passage is aboard the 126-guest National Geographic Endurance, which offers active exploration via hiking, walking, kayaking and Zodiac riding amidst stunning scenery. Options abound to make each expedition as active as you choose, and each day join a different naturalist for more viewpoints. Explore under the sure guidance of expedition leaders, an assistant expedition leader, veteran naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, an undersea specialist, a wellness specialist and a video chronicler. Their collective knowledge and passion ensures an extraordinary experience, plus top shots with the help of the onboard Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor.

Read on for details about this Gateway to The Northwest Passage cruise, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s small ship cruises in Northern Europe, Iceland cruises, Arctic cruises and Arctic trips.



Itinerary

2023 Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada Itinerary

This 25-day itinerary operates round-trip from Reykjavik, Iceland, with charter flights to embark and disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Route map of Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada cruise, cruising Baffin Bay round-trip from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland with bookend charter flights to start & end in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Reykjavik, Iceland & Overnight

Depart on an overnight flight to Reykjavík. Upon arrival, take a tour excursion to see Iceland’s hot springs, beautiful Icelandic Horses and a fascinating power plant. After lunch, check into the centrally located group hotel.

Accommodations

n/a (day 1); Hotel TBA (day 2)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch and dinner (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland & Embark

The morning is at leisure followed by lunch and a tour of the city ending at either the National Museum or the Whale Museum. Transfer to the airport for a chartered flight to Greenland and embark the ship at the head of Kangerlussuaq fjord, a 120-mile-long waterway whose name means “large fjord” in Greenlandic.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Sisimiut

Dozens of deep fjords carve into Greenland’s west coast, many with glaciers fed by the ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of the country. Discover this beautiful and rugged coastline in Zodiacs, keeping an eye out for humpback and minke whales. At Sisimiut, a former whaling port, visit the museum and stroll around a picturesque jumble of historic and modern wooden buildings.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Ilulissat

Sail into Qeqertarsuup Tunua, also known as Disko Bay, to explore the World Heritage site of Ilulissat Icefjord, a tongue of the Greenland ice cap that extends to the sea. Take an extraordinary cruise among towering icebergs at the mouth of the fjord. Visit the town of Ilulissat and walk to the archaeological site in Sermermiut, an abandoned valley previously inhabited by several distinct Inuit cultures.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6 - 8
Exploring Eastern Baffin Island

Continue exploring the Canadian High Arctic with a visit to the small Inuit community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Explore some of the beautiful bays and inlets along Baffin Island’s Lancaster Sound, a favorite Inuit hunting and fishing location for hundreds of years. Carved by Ice Age glaciers, Lancaster Sound is also the eastern gateway to the Arctic Archipelago, where European explorers like William Baffin first ventured in the 17th century to search for the Northwest Passage. Days here will be spent searching for ringed seals, arctic foxes, walruses and polar bears, as well as beluga and bowhead whales. Visit Devon Island and take a walk with the ship’s archaeologist to learn about the Thule people—ancestors of the modern Inuit—that once inhabited this region.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 12
Exploring The Queen Elizabeth Islands

Explore the ice-choked channels and glacier carved islands that stretch for hundreds of miles— a stunning display of raw geology. Delve into the rocky Mars-like terrain of uninhabited Devon Island. Take cues from nature: following wildlife, stopping for hikes on the tundra, dropping anchor in a beautiful fjord or an iceberg-strewn bay to explore and kayak beneath massive ice sculptures and soaring cliffs. Sail past the northernmost part of mainland North America in the Bellot Strait, one of the narrowest and most infamous of the passage. Learn about the Inuit peoples who have hunted and fished here for thousands of years, as well as be on the lookout for the animals that call this region home such as ringed seals, arctic foxes, musk oxen, walruses and polar bears, as well as beluga and bowhead whales.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13 - 17
Exploring Ellesmere Island

Heading ever northward, the ship makes her way up the beautiful and remote east coast of Ellesmere Island. Cruise along scenic Smith Bay (a.k.a. Skog Inlet) bordered by a steep wall of mountains, with a glacial ice tongue which pours down the mountains on either side. Be up on the bridge to search for a patch of “polar bear ice,” the mixture of first-year and multi-year sea ice that is the preferred habitat of the ice bears. Your binoculars seek out any small ivory-colored dot on an otherwise white ice surface, then strain to see the dot move. Yes, it is a bear, spotted at a considerable distance. The ship approaches, ever so slowly, stalking the polar bear much as the bear stalks seals on the ice. At the end of the bay, go ashore to hike or kayak in picturesque surroundings. Ice is always present here.

During the next day, enter Buchanan Bay and turn into Alexandra Fjord to reach the area of Skraeling Island. (“Skraeling” is the word that the Norse settlers of Greenland used for the Inuit.) This is the site of an important archaeological find. Norse artifacts show that the Norse traded with the natives here on Ellesmere Island, far north of their settlements on Greenland. Last summer, quite unexpectedly, the remains of a summer encampment of natives were discovered, possibly of the Thule Culture (the third of the three Inuit cultures to occupy this area.) Travelers saw rings of stones that held down the edges of skin tents against the wind, and stone chambers that might have been constructed for storage. Perhaps the Inuit camped at this very site as they traded with the Norsemen, exchanging skins and walrus ivory for European goods, especially metal.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 18 - 20
Exploring Above 80 Degrees North

On these two days, explore to 80ºN and beyond, ice conditions permitting. Take full advantage of your “human resources”—your experienced captain, expedition leader and naturalists—as well as the ship’s technological resources. Chart where the ice is impenetrable and where there are leads guiding all to exciting discoveries.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 21
Kiatassuaq Island, Greenland

Marking the southern border of Melville Bay, Kiatassuaq Island means “a large torso” in the Greenlandic language and is known as an important area for whaling in the 19th century. Spend the day exploring the southern reaches of Melville Bay and shores of the island, marveling at the ice dispatched from the Greenland Ice Cap as well as being on the lookout for whales and other marine life.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 22 - 23
Disko Island & Exploring

Continue south, stopping to explore the volcanic Disko Island, home to isolated Greenlandic settlements, dramatic cliffs laced with waterfalls and black-sand beaches.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 24 - 25
Disembark Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Fly to Reykjavik, Iceland, Overnight & Depart

Sail back into Søndre Strømfjord to Kangerlussuaq and disembark the ship. Take an evening charter flight to Reykjavík and transfer to the Marriott Keflavik Airport Hotel. On the final morning, choose to enjoy a soak in the Blue Lagoon or take a tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula before transferring to the airport for flights home.

Accommodations

Marriott Keflavik Airport Hotel (day 24); n/a (day 25)

Meals

breakfast, lunch and dinner (day 24); breakfast and lunch (day 25)

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Expedition parka to keep; two hotel nights in Reykjavik; accommodations; meals indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens. Complimentary beer & wine on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, with a complimentary full bar on all other ships.

Exclusions

Air transportation, including round-trip charter flights between Reykjavik, Iceland and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (from $1,520 per person in 2023, subject to change); passport; visa; immigration fees; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For Expeditions departing prior to April 1, 2024:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179-120 days – 100% of deposit
119-90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89-60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59-0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada cruise begins and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), with round-trip charter flights to embark and disembark the ship in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (SFJ). Plan to depart Reykjavik anytime after 5:00pm on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

The charter flights between Reykjavik and Kangerlussuaq are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled charter flights for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. See Exclusions for sample airfare rates, subject to change. There is a strict luggage limit of two checked bags weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 17 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking, Zodiac excursions, photography, morning yoga and stretching, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

2024 Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada Itinerary

This 24-day itinerary operates round-trip from Reykjavik, Iceland, with charter flights to embark and disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Route map of Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada cruise, cruising Baffin Bay round-trip from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland with bookend charter flights to start & end in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Day 1
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland & Overnight

Arrive in Reykjavík. Take a tour excursion to see Iceland’s hot springs, beautiful Icelandic Horses and a fascinating power plant. After lunch, check into the centrally located group hotel.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland & Embark

The morning is at leisure followed by lunch and a tour of the city ending at either the National Museum or the Whale Museum. Transfer to the airport for a chartered flight to Greenland and embark the ship at the head of Kangerlussuaq fjord, a 120-mile-long waterway whose name means “large fjord” in Greenlandic.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Sisimiut

Dozens of deep fjords carve into Greenland’s west coast, many with glaciers fed by the ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of the country. Discover this beautiful and rugged coastline in Zodiacs, keeping an eye out for humpback and minke whales. At Sisimiut, a former whaling port, visit the museum and stroll around a picturesque jumble of historic and modern wooden buildings.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Ilulissat

Sail into Qeqertarsuup Tunua, also known as Disko Bay, to explore the World Heritage site of Ilulissat Icefjord, a tongue of the Greenland ice cap that extends to the sea. Take an extraordinary cruise among towering icebergs at the mouth of the fjord. Visit the town of Ilulissat and walk to the archaeological site in Sermermiut, an abandoned valley previously inhabited by several distinct Inuit cultures.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 5 - 7
Exploring Eastern Baffin Island

Continue exploring the Canadian High Arctic with a visit to the small Inuit community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Explore some of the beautiful bays and inlets along Baffin Island’s Lancaster Sound, a favorite Inuit hunting and fishing location for hundreds of years. Carved by Ice Age glaciers, Lancaster Sound is also the eastern gateway to the Arctic Archipelago, where European explorers like William Baffin first ventured in the 17th century to search for the Northwest Passage. Days here will be spent searching for ringed seals, arctic foxes, walruses and polar bears, as well as beluga and bowhead whales. Visit Devon Island and take a walk with the ship’s archaeologist to learn about the Thule people—ancestors of the modern Inuit—that once inhabited this region.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 8 - 11
Exploring The Queen Elizabeth Islands

Explore the ice-choked channels and glacier carved islands that stretch for hundreds of miles— a stunning display of raw geology. Delve into the rocky Mars-like terrain of uninhabited Devon Island. Take cues from nature: following wildlife, stopping for hikes on the tundra, dropping anchor in a beautiful fjord or an iceberg-strewn bay to explore and kayak beneath massive ice sculptures and soaring cliffs. Sail past the northernmost part of mainland North America in the Bellot Strait, one of the narrowest and most infamous of the passage. Learn about the Inuit peoples who have hunted and fished here for thousands of years, as well as be on the lookout for the animals that call this region home such as ringed seals, arctic foxes, musk oxen, walruses and polar bears, as well as beluga and bowhead whales.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 12 - 16
Exploring Ellesmere Island

Heading ever northward, the ship makes her way up the beautiful and remote east coast of Ellesmere Island. Cruise along scenic Smith Bay (a.k.a. Skog Inlet) bordered by a steep wall of mountains, with a glacial ice tongue which pours down the mountains on either side. Be up on the bridge to search for a patch of “polar bear ice,” the mixture of first-year and multi-year sea ice that is the preferred habitat of the ice bears. Your binoculars seek out any small ivory-colored dot on an otherwise white ice surface, then strain to see the dot move. Yes, it is a bear, spotted at a considerable distance. The ship approaches, ever so slowly, stalking the polar bear much as the bear stalks seals on the ice. At the end of the bay, go ashore to hike or kayak in picturesque surroundings. Ice is always present here.

During the next day, enter Buchanan Bay and turn into Alexandra Fjord to reach the area of Skraeling Island. (“Skraeling” is the word that the Norse settlers of Greenland used for the Inuit.) This is the site of an important archaeological find. Norse artifacts show that the Norse traded with the natives here on Ellesmere Island, far north of their settlements on Greenland. Last summer, quite unexpectedly, the remains of a summer encampment of natives were discovered, possibly of the Thule Culture (the third of the three Inuit cultures to occupy this area.) Travelers saw rings of stones that held down the edges of skin tents against the wind, and stone chambers that might have been constructed for storage. Perhaps the Inuit camped at this very site as they traded with the Norsemen, exchanging skins and walrus ivory for European goods, especially metal.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 18 - 19
Exploring Above 80 Degrees North

On these two days, explore to 80ºN and beyond, ice conditions permitting. Take full advantage of your “human resources”—your experienced captain, expedition leader and naturalists—as well as the ship’s technological resources. Chart where the ice is impenetrable and where there are leads guiding all to exciting discoveries.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 20
Kiatassuaq Island, Greenland

Marking the southern border of Melville Bay, Kiatassuaq Island means “a large torso” in the Greenlandic language and is known as an important area for whaling in the 19th century. Spend the day exploring the southern reaches of Melville Bay and shores of the island, marveling at the ice dispatched from the Greenland Ice Cap as well as being on the lookout for whales and other marine life.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 21 - 22
Disko Island & Exploring

Continue south, stopping to explore the volcanic Disko Island, home to isolated Greenlandic settlements, dramatic cliffs laced with waterfalls and black-sand beaches.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 23 - 24
Disembark Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Fly to Reykjavik, Iceland, Overnight & Depart

Sail back into Søndre Strømfjord to Kangerlussuaq and disembark the ship. Take an evening charter flight to Reykjavík and transfer to the Marriott Keflavik Airport Hotel. On the final morning, choose to enjoy a soak in the Blue Lagoon or take a tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula before transferring to the airport for flights home.

Accommodations

Marriott Keflavik Airport Hotel (day 23); n/a (day 24)

Meals

breakfast, lunch and dinner (day 23); breakfast and lunch (day 24)

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Expedition parka to keep; two hotel nights in Reykjavik; accommodations; meals indicated; beer, wine & full bar; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

Air transportation, including round-trip charter flights between Reykjavik, Iceland and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (from $1,520 per person in 2024, subject to change); passport; visa; immigration fees; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For Expeditions departing April 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more, inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit*
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

*Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking; the certificate does not expire.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada cruise begins and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), with round-trip charter flights to embark and disembark the ship in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (SFJ). Plan to depart Reykjavik anytime after 5:00pm on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

The charter flights between Reykjavik and Kangerlussuaq are not included in the cruise price, but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled charter flights for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. See Exclusions for sample airfare rates, subject to change. There is a strict luggage limit of two checked bags weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 17 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking, Zodiac excursions, photography, morning yoga and stretching, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change. Please contact AdventureSmith for the most up-to-date pricing.

Aug 03 - Aug 27, 2023
National Geographic Endurance • 25 days
From $39990USD
Per Person
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National Geographic Endurance • 24 days
From $36960USD
Per Person
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The Northwest Passage

Explore a coveted route along the Canadian Arctic archipelago, on the 200-guest Ultramarine, with helicopter-assisted adventures on this 9- to 17-day voyage via Toronto.

From $7995USD
Aug Sep
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20 Day Cruise
Best of the Western Arctic

Towering mountains, deep fjords, colorful tundra, Arctic wildlife and Inuit settlements are what you'll see while hiking, riding in Zodiacs and even sea kayaking on the 20-day Best of the Western Arctic small ship cruise aboard 200-guest Ultramarine.

From $18995USD
Sep
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Gateway to The Northwest Passage: Greenland & Canada

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