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Canadians who dream of visiting the Arctic region can depart from downtown Toronto in summer 2025 aboard a Viking expedition ship.
Viking has announced three new summer season expedition voyages in the Arctic, debuting in July 2025. Ranging from 13 to 27 days, the trips will explore the polar north in Canada and Greenland, with two of the three voyages visiting the Canadian High Arctic.
The 13-day Into the Northwest Passage itinerary sails roundtrip from Nuuk, Greenland and features destinations including the pristine waters of the Ilulissat Icefjord and the eastern entrance of the famed Northwest Passage in Pond Inlet, Canada.
Guests can also discover stunning natural beauty and dramatic landscapes during the 15-day Canada & Greenland Explorer itinerary, which sails between Toronto and Nuuk.
Those interested in more in-depth exploration can choose a combination of the two itineraries, the new 27-day Canada & the Northwest Passage voyage.
"From the time of Leif Eriksson and the original Vikings, Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic have fascinated intrepid explorers," said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. "Today, there is no better way to experience this pristine area of the world than from the comfort of our purpose-built expedition ships."
Here's a more in-depth look at the new 2025 Viking Arctic voyages:
Into the Northwest Passage (13 days; Nuuk to Nuuk) - Guests will discover the diverse landscapes and rugged shores of the world's largest island. They will immerse in Inuit traditions, exploring towns dotted with colourful wooden houses. Active adventures include kayaking on the fjord or partaking in a Zodiac landing to witness stunning displays of nature, from towering peaks to blue-tinged glaciers. Sailing dates are available from July through September 2025.
Canada & Greenland Explorer (15 days; between Toronto and Nuuk) - Cruisers will explore Canada and Greenland's rugged shores on a journey through one of the most fascinating corners of the world. The Viking ship will sail amid floating icebergs as they drift in blue-tinged waters. Guests will learn about the Inuit traditions that still thrive in remote communities and experience the stark beauty of the Arctic beneath the skies of the midnight sun. Sailing dates are available in July and September 2025.
Canada & the Northwest Passage (27 days; between Nuuk and Toronto) - Travellers will wtness the majesty of floating icebergs and rugged lands on this journey to the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. Sailing dates are available in July and September 2025.
Viking is also offering travellers the opportunity to travel between the Great Lakes and "the end of the world" at the tip of South America. The Viking Octantis will begin an epic journey from Milwaukee to Ushuaia on the 70-day Longitudinal World Cruise III in September 2023 - offering guests a variety of impressive travel milestones in a single journey from the heart of North America through engineering wonders like the Welland and Panama Canals, into the Chilean fjords and finally to Antarctica.
Similarly, the Viking Polaris will embark on the 71-day Longitudinal World Cruise II from Duluth to Ushuaia in September 2023; she will also sail the 62-day Longitudinal World Cruise IV from Milwaukee to Ushuaia in October 2024. Viking also offers a similar voyage in reverse, from Buenos Aires to Milwaukee, with the 65-day Longitudinal World Cruise I, which embarks in February 2024.
Viking Expedition Ships
The Polar Class Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris each host 378 guests in 189 staterooms. The vessels are purpose-built for expeditions, at an ideal size for safety and comfort in remote destinations. With more indoor and outdoor viewing areas than other expedition vessels, guests are as close as possible to the magnificent scenery they pass through.
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