Sailing from United States
Setting sail from Nome
Only accessible by air or sea, the remote Alaskan town of Nome sits overlooking the Bering Strait, surrounded by miles of largely featureless tundra. This was once a boomtown; the discovery of easily extractable gold in 1898 led to a gold rush, and you can still see the remnants of the mining industry which thrived here.
24 August - 3 September
Canada: The Northwest Passage
Follow in the wake of the explorers of old as you navigate the Northwest Passage, the elusive route through the ice between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This extraordinary journey is particularly exciting because you can never be completely sure it will be successful. Cruise ships monitor the ice - which can change its patterns daily - closely, and can call upon ice-breakers to help them through the passage.
The spectacular Ilulissat ice fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's the source of the many icebergs that float out across Disko Bay. The town of Ilulissat itself is Greenland’s third largest settlement, and activities on offer here include dog sledding and whale watching.
The name Sisimiut means ‘the people living in a place where there are fox dens’, though these days the town is better known for being Greenland’s northernmost year-round ice-free port. Around 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle, it’s a common stop for ships making the journey north to Disko Bay.
Greenland’s capital and largest town, Nuuk is positively cosmopolitan compared to the rest of this remote and isolated country. The setting amongst mountains and fjords is striking, and attractions include the Greenland National Museum and the picturesque Old Harbour.
Canada: Red Bay (Labrador), Corner Brook (Newfoundland)
Arriving in Halifax
The natural harbour at Halifax is the second largest in the world after Sydney, and this charming city has a proud maritime heritage. Take a stroll along the historic waterfront, delve into the vibrant arts scene or explore the beautiful coastal scenery of Nova Scotia.
Your home from home
Hurtigruten's pioneering hybrid vessels, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, offer a more sustainable way to explore the polar regions.
What we love
Hurtigruten's groundbreaking hybrid technology reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 20%, a bold step towards a more sustainable future for the expedition cruising industry. The ship is designed specifically for exploring the polar regions, and the inviting suites and public areas represent a significant evolution of the Hurtigruten onboard experience.
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