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EXPLORER 23 Days in NW PASSAGE

Departure: Sunday, August 17, 2025
Nights: 23 nights
Departs: Nuuk
Returns: Nome
+ Club Members - Bonus EUR180/Suite Credit
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
23
Nights
Days at Sea
10
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    EXPLORER 23 Days in NW PASSAGE

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, August 17, 2025 Nuuk, Greenland Embark 10:00 PM
    View of Nuuk, Greenland

    Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland, as well as being the northernmost capital in the world, though 2 degrees south of the Arctic Circle. It’s a place where the old and the new are united in a unique and dynamic way. The missionary Hans Egede founded Nuuk in 1728 as the very first town in Greenland. Read more about Nuuk, Greenland

    2 Monday, August 18, 2025 Evighed Fjord
    3 Tuesday, August 19, 2025 Sisimiut, Greenland 6:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Sisimiut, Greenland

    Sisimiut is a town in central-western Greenland, located on the coast of Davis Strait, approximately 320 km north of Nuuk, and about 42km inside the Artic Circle (April 2017). It is the administrative center of the region and the second-largest town in Greenland. As the northernmost year-round ice-free port in the country, it is an important shipping hub for outlying settlements. Read more about Sisimiut, Greenland

    4 Wednesday, August 20, 2025 Ilulissat, Greenland 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Ilulissat, Greenland

    Ilulissat (the Kalaallisut word for "Icebergs"), the third largest settlement in Greenland, is located on its west coast 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is a most popular tourist destination in Greenland on account of its proximity to the picturesque Ilulissat Ice fjord 3km to the south, named a World Heritage Site in 2004. Giant icebergs calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier flow into Disco Bay thence David Strait, and ships have to navigate between these mountains of ice. Read more about Ilulissat, Greenland

    5 Friday, August 22, 2025 At Sea
    6 Saturday, August 23, 2025 Pond Inlet, Canada 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Pond Inlet, Canada

    Pond Inlet is a small, modern, attractive Inuit community (population 1550) located on northern Baffin Island above the 72nd parallel. The town is particularly picturesque hamlet, surrounded by massive icecapped mountains, dozens of glaciers, ice floes and explorable ice caves. No wonder Pond Inlet is considered one of Canada's "jewels of the North". Read more about Pond Inlet, Canada

    7 Sunday, August 24, 2025 Dundas Harbour, Canada 8:00 AM 1:00 PM

    Dundas Harbour is an abandoned settlement on the southern coast of Devon Island, Canada’s 6th largest island. Dundas Harbour lies on the eastern shore of the harbour of the same name, and is situated 880 km north of the Arctic Circle. Croker Bay is immediately to the west. Read more about Dundas Harbour, Canada

    7 Sunday, August 24, 2025 Dundas Harbour, Canada 4:00 PM 8:00 PM

    Dundas Harbour is an abandoned settlement on the southern coast of Devon Island, Canada’s 6th largest island. Dundas Harbour lies on the eastern shore of the harbour of the same name, and is situated 880 km north of the Arctic Circle. Croker Bay is immediately to the west. Read more about Dundas Harbour, Canada

    8 Monday, August 25, 2025 Beechey Island, Canada 10:30 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Beechey Island, Canada

    Beechey Island is located in the Wellington Channel of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago of Nunavut, Canada. It is separated from the southwest corner of Devon Island by Barrow Strait. The island is best known for being the place where members of Sir John Franklin’s party searched for the Northwest Passage in 1845-46. Read more about Beechey Island, Canada

    8 Monday, August 25, 2025 Prince Leopold Island, Canada 10:00 PM 11:00 PM

    The spectacular Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which occupies the entire island, is located near the High Arctic Nunavut communities of Arctic Bay and Resolute in the Qikiqtaaluk region. At 31,000 hectares in size, this island sanctuary is a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site and classified as a Canadian Important Bird Area. It is the most important station for breeding marine birds in the Canadian Arctic, having larger numbers and a greater diversity of species than any other location. Read more about Prince Leopold Island, Canada

    9 Wednesday, August 27, 2025 Fort Ross
    9 Wednesday, August 27, 2025
    9 Wednesday, August 27, 2025 Conningham Bay
    10 Thursday, August 28, 2025
    11 Friday, August 29, 2025 Gjoa Haven, Canada 7:00 AM 3:00 PM

    Gjoa Haven meaning "lots of fat", referring to the abundance of blubbery sea mammals in the nearby waters, is a hamlet in Nunavut, above the Arctic Circle. It is the only settlement on King William Island. The name Gjoa Haven was named after the ship of polar explorer Roal Amundsen. Read more about Gjoa Haven, Canada

    12 Saturday, August 30, 2025 At Sea
    13 Sunday, August 31, 2025 Cambridge Bay, Canada 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Cambridge Bay, Canada

    Situated on the SE coast of Victoria Island - part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago - Cambridge Bay is the largest stop for passenger and research vessels traversing the Arctic Ocean’s Northwest Passage. The area is the location of traditional hunting and fishing. Archaeological sites, such as the remains of a nearby Dorset culture stone-longhouse, are often found. Read more about Cambridge Bay, Canada

    14 Monday, September 1, 2025 At Sea
    15 Tuesday, September 2, 2025 Ulukhaktok, Canada 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Ulukhaktok, Canada

    Ulukhaktok (aka Ulukhaqtuuq, Holman) lies 460km north of the Arctic Circle on the west coast of Victoria Island, in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The small hamlet has a population of around 500. Hunting, trapping, and fishing are major sources of income. Read more about Ulukhaktok, Canada

    16 Wednesday, September 3, 2025 At Sea
    17 Thursday, September 4, 2025 Ulukhaktok, Canada 4:00 PM 11:00 PM
    View of Ulukhaktok, Canada

    Ulukhaktok (aka Ulukhaqtuuq, Holman) lies 460km north of the Arctic Circle on the west coast of Victoria Island, in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The small hamlet has a population of around 500. Hunting, trapping, and fishing are major sources of income. Read more about Ulukhaktok, Canada

    18 Monday, September 8, 2025 At Sea
    19 Tuesday, September 9, 2025 Nome, USA 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Nome, USA

    Nome is a seaport used by freighters and cruise ships, located on the southern side of the Seward Peninsula in Norton Sound, Alaska, just 250km across from Siberian Russia. It was a small Inupiat Eskimo settlement until the discovery of gold in 1898 brought over 20,000 fortune seekers, but most left after 10 years, and today there are approximately 4000 residents with half being Native Americans. Interestingly, Nome is the finish line of the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race covering over 1680km across the wilderness from Anchorage. Read more about Nome, USA

  • Ship

    MS Fridtjof Nansen Overview

    MS Fridtjof Nansen

    Welcome aboard the magnificent Hurtigruten MS Fridtjof Nansen, a true marvel of modern expedition cruising. This state-of-the-art vessel offers an extraordinary voyage that seamlessly combines comfort, adventure, and sustainability. Named after the famous Norwegian explorer, this ship provides a remarkable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The MS Fridtjof Nansen boasts an elegant Scandinavian design, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for its fortunate passengers. With a capacity for just 530 guests, this small expedition ship provides an intimate and personalized experience, allowing you to connect with nature and fellow travelers in a unique way.

  • Cabins

    MS Fridtjof Nansen Cabins

    Balcony Suite

    Balcony Suite

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    Cabin Types

    ME, MD, MC, MA

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    Size approximately: 20 - 28 m2. Suites with private balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

    Outside Suite

    Outside Suite

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    Cabin Types

    MF, MB

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    Size approximately: 22 m2. Corner cabin with large windows. Flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Without balcony.

    Balcony Cabin

    Balcony Cabin

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    Cabin Types

    XTJ, XY, XTD, XT

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    Size approximately: 18 m2. High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea, and coffee. With a limited view.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    RR, RS, TY, TT

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

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    Size approximately: 19 - 23 m2. Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for MS Fridtjof Nansen

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    Hurtigruten Experience

    Hurtigruten Experience

    Your cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions includes:

    • All meals in the main dining room
    • Specially selected wine, beer, sodas and mineral water including during lunch and dinner
    • Tea and coffee available during the day
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Free Wi-Fi (subject to accessibility)
    • No gratuities expected
    • On board and on shore excursions and explorations*
    • A small selection of gear, such as trekking poles and rubber boots, will be available for load depending on the season and the destination
    • Access to in-depth lectures as well as the Advanced Science Center and Citizen Science Program
    • Expert guiding with the assistance of the Hurtigruten expedition team

    Terms & Conditions apply.

    Hurtigruten Club Offer

    Hurtigruten Club Offer

    Clean Cruising Club Members receive EUR180 per cabin onboard credit per stateroom*
    Plus, your cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions includes:
    • All meals in the main dining room
    • Specially selected wine, beer, sodas and mineral water including during lunch and dinner plus tea and coffee available during the day
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Free Wi-Fi (subject to accessibility)
    • No gratuities expected
    • On board and on shore excursions and explorations*
    • A small selection of gear, such as trekking poles and rubber boots, will be available for load depending on the season and the destination
    • Expert guiding with the assistance of the Hurtigruten expedition team

    Terms & Conditions apply.

    Hurtigruten Earlybird Offer

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    Save up to 25% with Hurtigruten's Early Bird discount offer (discount is included in the displayed pricing)*
    Your cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions includes:

    • All meals in the main dining room
    • Specially selected wine, beer, sodas and mineral water including during lunch and dinner
    • Tea and coffee available during the day
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Free Wi-Fi (subject to accessibility)
    • No gratuities expected
    • On board and on shore excursions and explorations*
    • A small selection of gear, such as trekking poles and rubber boots, will be available for loan depending on the season and the destination
    • Access to in-depth lectures as well as the Advanced Science Center and Citizen Science Program
    • Expert guiding with the assistance of the Hurtigruten expedition team

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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Outside Suite

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  • EXPLORER 23 Days in NW PASSAGE

    Cruiseline: Hurtigruten Expeditions Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen Departure: Sunday, August 17, 2025 Nights: 23 nights Departs: Nuuk Returns: Nome

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