This is an expedition for hardy explorers. History is full of attempts to sail this legendary route from Greenland and the Atlantic, through the icy Canadian Arctic Archipelago and its 35,000 islands, past colorful Inuit villages, all the way to the Pacific. In the past, the Northwest Passage has been virtually impassable because it was covered by thick, year-round sea ice. However, in the past few years, climate change is allowing commercial traffic to pass through the Arctic Ocean via this once-impossible route.
Cruising Waters - Northern Atlantic point of view, the sea route to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic Ocean
Bordering Countries - Russia, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the United States.
Best time to visit - only open to visitors from July to September. Temperature in July is average temperatures during this brief window are +4 to -4 °C (40 - 25 °F). September departures benefit from better chances of experiencing the Northern Lights here.
Currency – NOK on board Hurtigruten