Island in clouds northwest passage

Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

Into the Northwest Passage

August 16 to September 1, 2023

From $12,995 to $27,495 USD

Save 15% until January 31, 2022

Applies to berth cost only.


Into the Northwest Passage 2022 Map
  • Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Day 2: Sisimiut Coast
  • Day 3: Ilulissat
  • Day 4–5: Western Greenland
  • Day 6: At Sea – Davis Strait
  • Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada
  • Day 8–10: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island
  • Day 11: Beechey Island
  • Day 12–13: Prince Regent Inlet
  • Day 14–16: Kitikmeot Region
  • Day 17: Kugluktuk, NU, Canada


  • Kangerlussuaq

    Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    The Adventure Begins

    Kangerlussuaq is a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. After our charter flight from Toronto, ON we will transfer to the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac.

    With 190 kilometres of superb scenery, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is one of the longest fjords in the world. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go.

  • Sisimiut Coast

    Day 2: Sisimiut Coast
    Glaciers, Islands, and Fjords

    Today we sail west Greenland’s complex coastal waterways, which include glaciers, islands, and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop that we'll explore by ship and by Zodiac. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location. Abundant fauna and marine life have supported human habitation here as far back as 4,500 years.

  • Ilulissat Fishing Ship Iceberg

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 3: Ilulissat
    Zodiac Cruise Around Towering Icebergs

    Ilulissat translates literally to “iceberg”—an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, a source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

    Here, we will cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs and visit the town of Ilulissat with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

  • Western Greenland 1

    Day 4–5: Western Greenland
    Tundra Hiking

    Exploring by ship and Zodiac along the west coast of Greenland, we have numerous options for expedition landings to make the most of weather conditions and wildlife sightings. Departing Greenland, we cross the Davis Strait toward Nunavut.

  • Davis strait

    Day 6: At Sea – Davis Strait
    Onboard Learning

    As we steam toward Nunavut, our expedition team will deepen your understanding of the Arctic. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, or get out on deck. Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.

  • Mittimatalik 3

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada
    Inuit Cultural Experiences

    Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting, a fascinating place to wander. The cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed—handcrafted goods may be available here too.

  • Devon Island 21

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 8–10: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island
    Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears

    We will spend three days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of the newest National Marine Conservation Areas in Nunavut. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. We’ll cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife.

    On the northern border of Tallurutiup Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over 50,000 square kilometres. Flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character.

    We will hike the tundra, cruise a glacier face, and seek wildlife from ship and on shore. Archaeological sites with expert interpretation allow us to learn about the Inuit history of this now-abandoned island. We’ll visit the remains of an RCMP and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.

  • Beechey Island Franklin Expedition Graves

    Day 11: Beechey Island
    Franklin Expedition Historical Site

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. His crew overwintered at Beechey Island, where three of his men died.

    Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried here in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

  • NWP Prince Regent Inlet

    Day 12–13: Prince Regent Inlet
    Birdwatching & Zodiac Cruising

    This passage marks an area rich in marine and avian life. Thick-billed murres, ivory gulls, beluga, narwhal, and bowhead whales reside in the ice-strewn waters. In addition to abundant wildlife, we’ll delve deeper into the exploration of the Northwest Passage and mercantile efforts of the Hudson's Bay Company.

  • Gladman Point Shelters

    Day 14–16: Kitikmeot Region
    Sailing the Northwest Passage

    The traditional territory of the Netsilik Inuit, the Kitikmeot Region consists of parts of Victoria Island, the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, King William Island, and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in the news since the finding of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut’s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land. We will spend our time navigating the ice-strewn waters in search of wildlife.

    We’ll also call in at Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) home of the Guardians of Terror Bay. The European name, Gjoa Haven, honours Roald Amundsen, who overwintered in the bay for two years while searching for the Northwest Passage. Amundsen became the first European to cross the Northwest Passage, thanks to the knowledge and largesse of Inuit. The community has an excellent cultural centre and is well known for carvings and wall hangings.

  • Inuit Traditional Costume

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 17: Kugluktuk, NU, Canada
    A Fond Farewell

    Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut.

    Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), NU, is an alternate disembarkation point, and may be used based on sea, ice, and weather conditions.

    Today we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and make our way to the airport to meet our charter flights to Yellowknife, NT.

Pricing and Cabins

Canadian residents may opt to take advantage of Adventure Canada's in-house exchange rate and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars, if desired. Contact us for more details.


Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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  • Small-Ship Expedition

    Into the Northwest Passage

    August 16 to September 1, 2023

    From $12,995 to $27,495 USD

    Save 15% until January 31, 2022

    Applies to berth cost only.

  • Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

  • Starts: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Ends: Yellowknife, NT, Canada

  • Flights

    • Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON, Canada to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

      Price: $1,375 USD

    • Southbound Charter Flight: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU, Canada to Yellowknife, NT, Canada. Evening arrival.

      Price: $1,320 USD

Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial and charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation


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    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and 2023 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

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    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one 2023 Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica). Can be combined with the Early Booking Bonus, Free Single Supplement, and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Price Guarantee

    If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit

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    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on the berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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