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Be among the few to sail in the wake of great explorers as we attempt a journey through the legendary Northwest Passage. Experience the raw and daunting beauty of the Arctic on this rarely-travelled voyage. Our advanced expedition ship is one of the few capable of navigating the Passage in premium comfort for a true adventure.
- Be one of the few to sail out of the Northwest Passage
- Discover the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Great wildlife spotting opportunities – chance of seeing polar bears
- Explore some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery on Earth
- Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in a cabin grade of your choice
- One hotel night in Edmonton, including breakfast
- Flight from Edmonton to Cambridge Bay
- Transfer from Hotel to airport in Edmonton and airport to ship in Cambridge Bay
- Professional English-speaking Expedition Tram
- Wind and water resistant jacket
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities.
- In-depth onboard lectures that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you experience
- Explorer Science Programme
- All meals and drinks with meals
- Coffee and tea included throughout the day
- Free Wi-fi onboard
Day 1: Edmonton
Enjoy the lively and colourful city of Edmonton on one of our Pre-programmes before your expedition begins.
Day 2: Cambridge Bay
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cambridge Bay, where your expedition with MS Fram starts.
Days 3-10: Northwest Passage
We aim to head into the heart of the Northwest Passage. Since the late 15th century, the search for this fabled seaway through the Canadian Arctic was a holy grail for hardy adventurers. Throughout the journey, we will sail in pristine straits that support rich wildlife, so we will be on a constant look out for amazing creatures such as polar bears.
Day 11: At Sea
Cross the Davis Strait, named after the English explorer, John Davis who searched for a route through the passage between 1585-1587.
Day 12: Ilulissat, Greenland
The stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord has earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the mouth of the fjord, you can often see enormous icebergs that have run aground.
Day 13: Sisimiut
Sisimiut is situated 40 km north of the Arctic Circle and is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions. Come ashore to explore the colourful town; visit the small museum, hike in the hills and shop for local handicrafts.
Day 14: Nuuk
Nuuk is the political and social centre of Greenland and is the oldest town in the nation, founded in 1728. It has a beautiful setting, at the mouth of one of most spectacular fjord systems in the world.
Day 15: Kvanefjord
Kvanefjord is a 48 km long fjord on the west coast of Greenland. We will spend the day exploring this amazing terrain.
Day 16: At Sea
We leave Greenland to head for open sea. We will cross the southern part of the Labrador Sea, this time sailing towards Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.
Day 17: Red Bay
In 2013, Red Bay Basque Whaling Station was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander around the former whaling town and learn about its interesting history.
Day 18: Corner Brook
Corner Brook is located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland and has approximately 20,000 inhabitants. The area was first surveyed by Captain James Cook in 1767. Explore the charming town centre or enjoy its many walking trails among vibrant autumn leaves.
Day 19: At Sea
Enjoy the deep relaxation of a day at sea as the Expedition Team leads a recap of our fantastic voyage.
Day 20: Halifax
Enjoy a stroll up to the Citadel-crowned hill overlooking the historic provincial capital. Halifax today is both hip and historic, and well worth an extra day or two before you head back home.
This voyage is departing on the following date:
- 30th August 2020
The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.
In the restaurant on deck 5, you can enjoy the finest cuisine. The floor has different levels, so no matter where your table is placed; there are views to the outdoors. The restaurant is located in the aft of the ship, on your way there you walk through an exhibition of original artefacts from the historic expeditions of Amundsen and Nansen. At the far end of the restaurant there is a balcony for taking pictures when wildlife show up during a meal. On deck 7 you will find a well-equipped fitness room, with its panoramic ocean view there is no better place to exercise. On top of the ship you can get warm and cosy in the sauna or bathe in one of the outdoor hot tubs. Let the warm water surround you while the icebergs float silently past the side of the ship.
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