After a complete sell-out last year, luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has scheduled another Northwest Passage expedition for 2017. The exclusive charter on board the stunning MV Le Boreal will again travel the legendary seas from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic to the Bering Sea and ending in Alaska. Along the way visits are made to historic and remote islands, fjords and harbours along the elusive Northwest Passage, taking in moving stories of voyages won and lives lost, all in the name of conquering a trade route between the Atlantic and Pacific.
The expedition explores the west coast of Greenland, with opportunities to meet local Inuits in their homes or alongside their dog-sled teams, visiting a traditional hunting village and learning the art of leather tanning. Geological wonders abound too from the “Smoking Hills” of Franklin Bay to the dramatic Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with icebergs. The route through the Northwest Passage follows in the steps of the great polar explorers with stops along the way that may include Beechy Island, Franklin Camp, Fort Ross and Gjoa Haven. The rarely visited Yukon Territory is another highlight, where whaling once thrived and an abundance of wildlife still reigns supreme and finally the spectacular Northern Lights will be a treat to remember.
A&K’s world-class Expedition Team ensures a deeply enriching and captivating journey.
Tour dates: 21 August – 13 September 2017
Book by 31 October 2016 and save US$3,000 per person on Category 1 – 3 cabins.
Prices from: US$26,995 per person twin share (was $29,995)