Black Guillemot, Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

You’ll not want to leave the deck for long aboard Zegrahm Expeditions’ Northwest Passage cruise, for fear of missing the breathtaking beauty of this rugged and remote region. Our Northwest Passage expedition makes you a part of Arctic adventure travel history, as we venture along western Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Observe polar bears, seals, and walruses in their natural habitat; cruise beside glittering icebergs and actively calving glaciers; and hike over wildflower-bedecked tundra and the legendary ice sheet of Greenland. Highlights of our Northwest Passage cruise include Kane Basin, just 10 degrees from the North Pole, the Eqip Sermia Glacier, and the world’s northernmost open-air museum, in Upernavik. Recap each day of your Northwest Passage cruise with our expert Arctic expedition team.

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