MS Roald Amundsen
14 days

Alaska and British Columbia – Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound)

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$ 6586
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
14 days

Alaska and British Columbia – Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound)

Price from
$ 6586
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Alaska and British Columbia - Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound) 2022
Departures
20 May 2022
13 June 2022
  • Explore Alaska’s wild landscapes, such as Misty Fjords, College Fjord, and Icy Bay
  • Scenic bus ride from Seward to Anchorage with stop at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • A chance to see Alaskan wildlife, such as the bald eagle and brown and black bears
  • Learn Native and early settler history in frontier towns Haines, Sitka, and Cordova

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Itinerary

We sail north from Vancouver to the Misty Fjords, William Henry Bay, and the dramatic glaciers of College Fjord, looking out for eagles, bears, and whales along the way. You’ll also visit Haines, Sitka, and Cordova, authentic Alaskan frontier towns that are a mix of Native and early settler cultures. We end the journey with a train ride from Seward to Anchorage.
Day 1
Vancouver, Canada
Start of the Expedition
Vancouver
Photo: Tom Hill / Hurtigruten

Vibrant Vancouver boasts waterfront parks, nearby mountains, multitudes of cafes, shops, galleries, museums, and a diversity of cultural neighbourhoods to explore. Enjoy a scenic journey into the Canadian wilderness aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train with an optional Pre-Programme.  

Vancouver
Photo: Tom Hill / Hurtigruten
Vancouver´s spectacular setting.
Vancouver´s spectacular setting.
Photo: Shutterstock
Share your experiences with your fellow explorers.
Share your experiences with your fellow explorers.
Photo: Nils Lund Svai
Scan for Orcas in the blue waters.
Scan for Orcas in the blue waters.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 2
At sea
Cruising through British Columbia
Share your experiences with your fellow explorers.
Share your experiences with your fellow explorers.
Photo: Nils Lund Svai

Sailing north into the open ocean, we make our way towards the narrow channels of Canada’s Inside Passage. Join our Expedition Team in the onboard Science Center for fascinating lectures, spend time getting to know your fellow travellers, or go on deck to look out for dolphins, porpoises, orcas, and whales in the nearby waters.

Day 3
Misty Fjords National Monument
Unspoiled Wilderness
Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Photo: shutterstock

Misty Fjords National Monument is a realm of thick evergreen rainforests, granite cliffs adorned by strings of waterfalls, mountain rivers 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. 

Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Photo: shutterstock
Explore the mysterious beauty of the fjord.
Explore the mysterious beauty of the fjord.
Photo: shutterstock
Discover petroglyphs on the beach near Wrangell.
Discover petroglyphs on the beach near Wrangell.
Photo: shutterstock
Traditional tribal house at Reliance Dock.
Traditional tribal house at Reliance Dock.
Photo: shutterstock
Get to know this off the beaten track fishing town.
Get to know this off the beaten track fishing town.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 4
Wrangell, Alaska
Soul of Alaska
Traditional tribal house at Reliance Dock.
Traditional tribal house at Reliance Dock.
Photo: shutterstock

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

Discover the scenic Endicott Arms fjord.
Day 5
Tracy / Endicott Arm Fjords, Alaska
From Rainforests to Glaciers
Day 5
Tracy / Endicott Arm Fjords, Alaska
From Rainforests to Glaciers
Discover the scenic Endicott Arms fjord.
Discover the scenic Endicott Arms fjord.
Photo: shutterstock

True gems of Southeast Alaska, the Tracy and Endicott Arm Fjords feature lush Alaskan greenery on towering cliffsides as well intricate icebergs in the water and rugged, radiant-blue glaciers at the end of the fjords. It is also home to mountain goats and Harbor seals. If sea conditions are right, we’ll explore the area aboard our small expedition boats or kayaks.

Harbor seals sun on an ice floe in Tracy Arms.
Harbor seals sun on an ice floe in Tracy Arms.
Photo: shutterstock
South Sawyer glacier shines in the sun.
South Sawyer glacier shines in the sun.
Photo: shutterstock
Welcome to “little Norway” - Petersburg, Alaska.
Welcome to “little Norway” - Petersburg, Alaska.
Photo: Shutterstock
Scan for local sea lions.
Scan for local sea lions.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 6
Petersburg, Alaska
Little Norway in Alaska
Welcome to “little Norway” - Petersburg, Alaska.
Welcome to “little Norway” - Petersburg, Alaska.
Photo: Shutterstock

Nicknamed `A little Norway´, rarely-visited Petersburg is a thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage, scenery that will take your breath away and an abundance of marine life all around. Proud of their Scandinavian roots, local residents even celebrate Norwegian holidays, and the heart of the community is the “Sons of Norway Hall”.

Day 7
Haines, Alaska
Art in the Wilderness
Seward historical landmark in Haines.
Seward historical landmark in Haines.
Photo: Shutterstock

Framed by mountains, Haines was the home of the Chilkat Tlingit people for centuries, before Europeans arrived in the late 19th century, followed by gold rush settlers. Known for its community of artists in modern times, Haines remains at heart a small Alaskan town at the edge of wilderness.

Seward historical landmark in Haines.
Seward historical landmark in Haines.
Photo: Shutterstock
Encounter rich indegenous culture.
Encounter rich indegenous culture.
Photo: shutterstock
Scan for powerful brown bears.
Scan for powerful brown bears.
Photo: shutterstock
Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Photo: shutterstock
Look out for moose in the shadow of powerful mountains.
Look out for moose in the shadow of powerful mountains.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 8
William Henry Bay, Alaska
Wilderness Exploration
Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Photo: shutterstock

We head ashore with our expedition boats and explore this anchorage with local guides. Nestled against the Chilkat mountain range, the wilderness here features old growth forest, home to brown and black bears, wolves, moose, and Sitka black-tailed deer. In the evening, the ship passes through Point Adolphus, a renowned whale watching area. 

Day 9
Sitka, Alaska
Sitka, Blended Cultures
Wander the streets of colourful Sitka.
Wander the streets of colourful Sitka.
Photo: shutterstock

Sitka enjoys views of The Sisters Mountains and of Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano. The former capital of Alaska when it belonged to Russia, this historic town is now a blend of cultures. Wander around the Russian Orthodox St. Michael’s Cathedral, or visit nearby Stika National Historical Park, which has many ornate Tinglit totem poles on display.

Wander the streets of colourful Sitka.
Wander the streets of colourful Sitka.
Photo: shutterstock
Sitka National Historic Park features Tinglit totem poles.
Sitka National Historic Park features Tinglit totem poles.
Photo: Hurtigruten
Experience the dramatic icescape of Prince William Sound.
Experience the dramatic icescape of Prince William Sound.
Photo: shutterstock
Glaciers and rugged beauty throughout the area.
Glaciers and rugged beauty throughout the area.
Photo: shutterstock
Watch for harbor seals resting on ice in the sound.
Watch for harbor seals resting on ice in the sound.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 10
Icy Bay
Tidal Glaciers
Glaciers and rugged beauty throughout the area.
Glaciers and rugged beauty throughout the area.
Photo: shutterstock

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.

Get close to local culture in Cordova.
Day 11
Cordova
Alaska’s Little Secret
Day 11
Cordova
Alaska’s Little Secret
Get close to local culture in Cordova.
Get close to local culture in Cordova.
Photo: shutterstock

Cordova is an authentic Alaskan salmon fishing town surrounded by a vast forests, and only accessible by boat or plane. Thanks to this remoteness, Cordova has preserved its small-town, old-school vibe more than many other communities here. Sea otters, eagles, and tundra swans are easily seen while moose, beaver, wolf, and bears are rarer sights.

Sea otters frequent local waters.
Sea otters frequent local waters.
Photo: Hurtigruten
Superb fishing in the Copper River.
Superb fishing in the Copper River.
Photo: shutterstock
Mountain, ice, sea and sky in Alaska.
Discover the dramatic College Fjord glacier.
Photo: shutterstock
Bryn Mawr glacier is reflected in smoothe fjord waters.
Bryn Mawr glacier is reflected in smoothe fjord waters.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 12
College Fjord
Ivy League Glaciers
Mountain, ice, sea and sky in Alaska.
Discover the dramatic College Fjord glacier.
Photo: shutterstock

We spend the day in the northern sector of Prince William Sound exploring College Fjord surrounded by the snow-capped Chugach Mountains. The area is home to five magnificent tidewater glaciers and a dozen smaller ones, most named after famous Ivy League East Coast colleges. 

Day 13
Seward
Alaska Scenery and wildlife
Explore Kenai Fjords national park.
Explore Kenai Fjords national park.
Photo: shutterstock

After disembarking the ship drive from the lively fishing town of Seward through amazing scenery to Anchorage for an overnight stay. Along the way stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.  Surrounded by mountains and glaciers, this sanctuary in Portage Valley is dedicated to preserving Alaska´s wildlife and rehabilitate orphaned or insured animals. You can view bears, bison, moose, caribou, elk, eagles, owls, musk oxen and a variety of birds.

Explore Kenai Fjords national park.
Explore Kenai Fjords national park.
Photo: shutterstock
Learn at the Native Heritage Center.
Learn at the Native Heritage Center.
Photo: shutterstock
Enjoy a Post-Programme in Denali National Park.
Enjoy a Post-Programme in Denali National Park.
Photo: shutterstock
Discover the hidden treasures of Anchorage.
Discover the hidden treasures of Anchorage.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 14
Anchorage
‘Big Apple of the North’
Enjoy a Post-Programme in Denali National Park.
Enjoy a Post-Programme in Denali National Park.
Photo: shutterstock

Situated between the 5,000-ft peaks of the Chugach Mountains, this city contains more than 40% of the state's population. Locals fish salmon from Ship Creek downtown and 1,500 moose wander free. Extend your stay with a Post-Programme.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Hotel  

  • One night in Anchorage, including breakfast at the end of your voyage    

Transfer

  • Transfer from pier in Seward to hotel in Anchorage with a stop at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center including admission fee, English-speaking guide, and a packed lunch

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
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