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Alaska and British Columbia

This 17-night Alaska expedition cruise from Nome to Vancouver explores the magnificent Inside Passage and the famous Aleutian Islands. Includes overnight hotel stay in Vancouver

Expedition Holiday
  • Brown Bear
  • Vancouver

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Discover the remote Alaskan coast's fascinating cultures, dramatic fjords and amazing wildlife on this expedition cruise.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada's third largest city, then fly to Nome to embark brand new expedition ship Roald Amundsen. Sail through the Bering Sea to Saint Matthew Island, situated between Alaska and Siberia, then the wildlife lovers' paradise of St. Paul, an important place for northern fur seals and migratory birds. Reaching the Aleutian chain, the first stop is Dutch Harbour, home to the fishing fleet featured in the "Deadliest Catch". At Unga village there is the chance to walk in a 25 million-year-old forest of petrified trees which were preserved by a volcano. There will hopefully be the opportunity to see brown bears in Geographic Harbour in the Katmai National Park.

Kodiak has a history of fur traders from Russia and the Russian influence can be seen here in the beautiful Russian Orthodox Church. Explore Icy Bay, located in Prince William Sound, and Sitka which enjoys views of The Sisters Mountains and of Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano. Visit Wrangell, one of the oldest island towns in Alaska and see the Misty Fjords National Monument before cruising the Inside Passage.

NE483 Operated by Hurtigruten Expeditions


Alaska and British Columbia

Day 1 - Vancouver (Canada)

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Vancouver. This friendly city has a range of museums, shopping opportunities, beaches, parks, and gardens. Vancouver is a delicious mix of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure.

Day 2 - Nome (Alaska)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Nome where you embark your ship

Day 3 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - St Matthew Island

Explore uninhabited St Matthew Island in the Pribilof Archipelago, part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge which is known for its excellent birding and resident fur-seal population.

Day 5 - St Paul

St Paul is populated by the descendants of Aleut slaves who were forced to move to the island by Russian fur traders. Half the world's northern fur seal population live in the waters around the island and is a bird lovers' paradise.

Day 6 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Dutch Harbour

Discover rich indigenous culture, fascinating WWII history and an abundance of wildlife in picturesque Dutch Harbour.

Day 8 - Unga

Explore the eerie ghost town of Unga Village, where only a collection of wooden buildings remain from the village that was settled here in 1833.

Day 9 - Chignik

In the small village of Chignik Bay, red salmon fishing has been the core of the community’s economy for over a century. Stop in at the fish factory, meet the welcoming locals, or explore the salmon streams in the scenic surroundings. Scan the shores to spot the 20-or-so waterfowl species, or the skies for bald eagles.

Day 10 - Geographic Harbour

Dock in Geographic Harbour at the head of Amalik Bay in Katmai National Park. The park is an active volcanic landscape, home to 9000 years of human history. It is also an important habitat for salmon and thousands of brown bears.

Day 11 - Kodiak

Kodiak is magnificently green and is a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers with many splendid trails through Kodiak's National Wildlife Refuge. Optional excursions allow you to scout for bears in this scenic mix of tundra, deep fjords and mountains.

Day 12 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 13 - Icy Bay

Icy Bay lives up to its name. Located in Prince William Sound, the spectacular scenery here formed in the past 100 years with the retreat of three prominent glaciers which still feed ice into the bay. Our aim is to explore Guyot Glacier. The weather and glacier ice conditions on the day will dictate which areas we will be able to visit.

Day 14 - Sitka

Sitka was once the capital of Russian Alaska and its blend of native, Russian and American history can be seen in the town including the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Russian Bishop's House and Sheldon Jackson Museum.

Day 15 - Wrangell

One of the oldest island towns in Alaska, Wrangell has been governed by four different nations – Tlingit, Russian, British and United States. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles manifest to the distant past of this area. Outside of the main cruise ships routes, nowadays it remains a simple fishing town.

Day 16 - Misty Fjords National Monument

Misty Fjords National Monument is a realm of thick evergreen rainforests, mountain rivers, granite cliffs adorned by strips of waterfalls, and wetlands along the coast, often with milky fog filling the bays and coves. Weather permissible, you will explore the area on our small expedition boats or kayaks.

Day 17 - Cruising the Inside Passage

Sailing south into the open ocean, we spend a few hours journeying through the Inside Passage, such as Grenville Channel and Princess Royal Channel. Enjoy exceptional views of tranquil fjords and mountains covered in evergreen forests. Unlike other cruise ships that normally pass through the area at night, you’ll be able to see this sublime summer scenery during the day.

Day 18 - Vancouver (Canada)

Disembark in Vancouver.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 16-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • 1-night hotel stay in Vancouver (pre-cruise on the forward itinerary, post-cruise on the reverse itinerary)
  • Economy flight between Vancouver and Nome
  • Overseas transfers
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board in Aune and Fredheim
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Landings with Polarcirckel boats and activities ashore
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team giving lectures onboard and accompanying landings ashore
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board (please note signal is limited)
  • Wind and water resistant jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities (at guests' discretion)