One incredible 23-day voyage commenced in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and concluded in Nome, Alaska. Onboard the Silver Explorer, we covered a distance of nearly 3,500 nautical miles, following a route through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago similar to Roald Amundsen’s momentous east-to-west expedition of 1903 to 1906, the first successful navigation by boat through the passage.
The Northwest Passage is famous for its shallow channels and floating ice. Although summer ice conditions have permitted a number of successful transits since Amundsen’s expedition, the passage can still present challenges.