2015/2016 Itineraries, Dates, & FeesPlease click on the dates below to see the specific dates, fees, map, itinerary, inclusions, and exclusions.
Greenland Explorer: Valley and FjordsPicture yourself in Greenland, home to the world’s great fjords and some of the most active glaciers outside of Antarctica. You’ll be dwarfed by the sheer size and scale of nature in Greenland, where the forces of nature still reign supreme. Join this expedition and brush up on Viking history and immerse yourself in present day Greenlandic Inuit culture. Tundra hiking for all levels is available throughout the voyage. For thrill seekers, try an optional glacier helicopter excursion over Ilulissat icefjord, the fastest moving glacier in the world. For those who like to get up close and personal and feel the elements, there will be plenty of Zodiac cruising among the glaciers and of course, optional kayaking adventures.
- Aug 6-20, 2015 ($6,995-$13,495)
Northwest Passage: Franklin's Legend
For centuries, fortune-seekers risked their lives to find the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route running between Europe and Asia. The greatest geographical problem of the last three centuries, according to the New York Times of November 25, 1852.
During this active adventure, cruise through the heart of the Northwest Passage. You will experience first-hand those islands, waterways, and wilds that still yield a gratifying sense of achievement for all those who make the voyage, including Beechey Island, made famous by explorers such as Roald Amundsen and Sir John Franklin. As recently as 2013, searchers from Parks Canada were still looking for the ships lost in the mid-19th century Franklin Expedition.
- Aug 18-Sep 6, 2015 ($11,995-$20,995)
The Untamed North: Iceland to Greenland
Discover the ethereal beauty of Iceland—element sculpted landscapes, mighty glaciers, and geothermal hotspots—while offshore, rock pinnacles serve as the seasonal home for thousands of nesting seabirds. Meet the citizens of colorful fishing villages; cruise by Zodiac beneath emerald hillsides laced with waterfalls; and walk among ruins that recall the heyday of Viking exploration. In the capital of Reykjavík explore the fabled Golden Circle—Thingvellir National Park; Gullfoss waterfall; and the Geysir Center. Your exploration of Greenland begins in Scoresbysund where, for two days, (weather permitting) search for the wildlife that lives among the glittering icebergs or on the wildflower-carpeted tundra. Sailing southward, explore coves and inlets of the pristine coast by Zodiac and visit millennia-old Norse sites and thriving local villages, including Nuuk, the world’s smallest capital. Prins Christian Sund is a photographer’s heaven with cliff-hugging frozen waterfalls and towering volcanoes. And, as you sail the length of Kangerlussuaq Fjord, witness the breathtaking spectacle of sheer vertical cliffs, massive glaciers, and elegant icebergs.
- Jul 27-Aug 11, 2016 ($11,980-$22,680)