Leading and teaching
During your discovery of the Northwest Passage, your Expedition Team will lead the way on landings, short hikes and small boat cruises.
Our experts are here to safeguard both explorers and the pristine environment. They serve as your invaluable hosts throughout your expedition cruise.
For 500 years, adventurers and scientists searched for the polar sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But it was legendary Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, who was the first to find the famed Northwest Passage in the early 20th century.
While the first era of expeditionary exploration is over, the modern era of expeditions has begun. The Northwest Passage is still a rare destination, iced over, and inaccessible for most of the year; but travel there is possible with an expedition company like Hurtigruten.
Aboard both MS Fram and MS Roald Amundsen, follow in the footsteps of the latter's namesake and journey through the Northwest Passage. You’ll pass historical landmarks such as Fram Fjord, Baffin Island, and Gjøa Haven, and search for the stunning wildlife of the region: whales, belugas, caribou, seals, and perhaps the elusive polar bear. You’ll even visit small, colorful Inuit communities, known for their wood carvings and exquisite needlework.