Sail the iconic Northwest Passage with Polartours
The best Arctic expedition cruises that sail this iconic sea
The Northwest Passage is the iconic arctic sea route between the Atlantic and the Pacific. There’s no single defined route through the hundreds of Arctic islands, and many lives were lost trying to navigate through the treacherous, ice-bound narrows. It wasn’t until 1906 that Roald Amundsen made a successful voyage between the oceans.
The Northwest Passage is only accessible by ships between July and September when the ice has retreated enough to make a crossing attempt. Fortunately, this also coincides with the best time to observe arctic wildlife at the peak of activity, including Polar Bears, many species of whales and seals, as well as innumerable birds, thanks to the long summer days above the arctic circle.
Interesting facts about Northwest Passage
Our expert guide says: “The Northwest Passage is a fabulous route, with loads of opportunity to see not only “must-see” arctic animals like polar bears and the arctic whale species, but also to learn about the Inuit people who live along its shores.”
Pictures of Northwest Passage
Our trips to Northwest Passage