Out of the Northwest Passage: Canada to Greenland

17 Days | Spot whales and polar bears, discover Inuit culture and sail the Northwest Passage

USD $16,690
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On this expedition aboard the Ocean Endeavour, you’ll sail through the famed Northwest Passage north of the Arctic Circle, from Canada to Greenland. Learn about explorers of the past, visit historical sites on daily Zodiac excursions, learn about the area from onboard experts, rub shoulders with the local Inuit peoples as you learn their stories, hike the tundra in Canada and Greenland, visit UNESCO World Heritage site Ilulisaat where you’ll sail among huge icebergs, look out for polar bears, beluga whales and abundant birdlife, explore Lancaster Sound and take the opportunity for hiking, walking and photography excursions on land. With this epic adventure, you’ll learn, explore and travel further north than you ever have.

Trip overview

Map of Out Of The Northwest Passage: Canada To Greenland including Canada and Greenland
Yellowknife, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Polar, Wildlife
Canada, Greenland
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Min 2
Group size
Min 1 - Max 198
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take an epic journey aboard the Ocean Endeavour, where experts will guide your adventures with in-depth workshops and presentations that enrich your understanding of this complex corner of the world.
  • Sail the Northwest Passage as you hear stories about past explorers and their expeditions here. Look for abundant marine wildlife and birdlife, like ivory gulls, narwhals and bowhead whales.
  • Explore Lancaster Sound (Tallurutiup Imanga), one of Canada’s newest National Marine Conservation Areas and cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of beluga whales, polar bears and glacial valleys before hiking the tundra of the largest uninhabited island on Earth.
  • Learn about Inuit culture and history as you rub shoulders with the locals on Zodiac excursions. Sail into Grise Fjiord (Ausuittug) or ‘the place that never thaws’ and learn about the origin of Canada’s northernmost community.
  • Hike the tundra of Greenland and take part in whatever adventure takes your fancy – whether it’s hiking, walking or photography in this surreal landscape. Then, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat – which literally translates to ‘iceberg’.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Believe it or not, temperatures in the Arctic can be freezing, but it can also get surprisingly warm when the sun comes out. It’s best to dress in layers when you journey outside. You’ll be provided with waterproof boots that are sturdy and warm. Please see the trip notes for information about what to bring.
  • Polar bears are one of the most incredible animals on the planet, but they are also powerful predators with little fear of humans. Therefore, it’s necessary to know the guidelines surrounding any contact with polar bears. Follow your leader’s instructions and do not stray from your group – your leader carries equipment to protect you. We may need to adjust our plans to visit alternate arctic landing sites.
  • Weather and sea ice play a pivotal part in this adventure, and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything planned. Flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in remote areas.


Ocean Endeavour - Arctic
Ocean Endeavour - Arctic
The Ocean Endeavour - Arctic is a comfortable and spacious ship with a gym, library and wide range of cabin types.
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16 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 16 dinners


Expedition cruise ship, zodiac


Expedition cruise ship (16 nights)

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Important notes

This trip includes an early morning charter flight from Yellowknife,NT, Canada to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU, Canada on day one of the trip. We recommend you book one nights hotel accommodation in Yellowknife the night prior to starting your trip.

This trip also includes a charter flight from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON, Canada on the last day of the trip. We recommend you book one nights hotel accommodation in Toronto on the last day of the trip as the charter flight arrives into Toronto in the evening of the last day.

This trip is operated by our partner Adventure Canada on board the Ocean Endeavour ship.

You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD3000, USD2000, EUR1800, NZD3200, GBP1700, CAD2800, CHF2000 or ZAR34,900 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.

Final payment is due 120 days before your trip departure date.

If a booking is cancelled up to 120 days before departure, 50% of the non refundable deposit per person per cruise will be held as a future Travel credit.
If a booking is cancelled from 91 days to 120 days before departure, a 65% cancellation fee will apply.
If a booking is cancelled at 90 days or less before departure, a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Please refer to our "Booking terms and conditions" page on our website for all Adventure Canada terms and conditions.

All customers must be fully vaccinated against covid19 to join this trip. Adventure Canada also strongly recommends all customers to keep up to date with their booster shots to maximise your own personal safety.

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Out of the Northwest Passage: Canada to Greenland
USD $16,690