Alaska and British Columbia Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Southbound)

Resort: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Operator: Hurtigruten Expeditions
Destination: Alaska
Price From: £6500.00

Cruise Overview: Alaska Cruise | Alaska and British Columbia Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Southbound) 2025/2026

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Nome to Vancouver, immersing yourself in the pristine wilderness and vibrant cultures of Alaska and British Columbia. Cruise through the remote Aleutian Islands and picturesque towns of the Inside Passage, encountering the untamed beauty of the region.

Scenic Wonders and Wildlife Encounters: Explore the untouched landscapes of Misty Fjords National Monument and remote islands where nature reigns supreme. Keep watch for majestic brown bears in Katmai National Park and on Kodiak Island, while scouting for whales, seals, sea otters, and rare bird species like the Red-legged Kittiwake.

Wild Pacific Coastal Beauty: Marvel at the rugged coastline of Alaska and the Inside Passage of Canada as you journey through misty fjords and pristine waters. Experience the unique charm of the Aleutian Islands, where breathtaking scenery awaits at every turn.

Discover a Living History: Delve into the rich cultural heritage of the region by meeting indigenous Tlingit and Unangan peoples, exploring ancient petroglyphs in Wrangell, and tracing the footsteps of gold prospectors and explorers. Visit the historic ghost town of Unga and uncover stories etched in mossy totem poles at Chief Shakes Tribal House, gaining a deeper understanding of the region’s culture, ecology, and history.

Experience the raw beauty and rich heritage of Alaska and British Columbia on this extraordinary expedition cruise.


Day 1: Start of the Expedition – Vancouver

Your expedition begins in the vibrant city of Vancouver, nestled amidst stunning mountain scenery and the waters of English Bay. Take some time to explore this cosmopolitan city before your cruise departure. From world-class dining in diverse neighborhoods to panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout, there’s plenty to discover. Relax in your centrally located hotel and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Day 2: Theres No Place Like Nome

After a restful night, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Nome, Alaska. Situated on the Seward Peninsula, Nome is steeped in gold rush history and served as the endpoint for several of Roald Amundsen’s expeditions. Explore remnants of the gold rush era and immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of this frontier town.

Day 3: Crossing the International Date Line

As you sail south into the Bering Sea, enjoy the thrill of embarking on your expedition. Keep watch for humpback whales and seabirds as you navigate through the Bering Strait, marking the international date line. Spend time onboard with the Expedition Team, attending lectures and getting to know your fellow travelers.

Day 4: Deserted Island in the Bering Sea

Discover the remote island of St. Matthew, an isolated haven for nesting seabirds and foxes. Explore its rugged terrain and abandoned settlements, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

Day 5: Birdwatching Haven

Arrive at St. Paul Island, home to a diverse array of bird species and the northern fur seal. Explore the village and observe the island’s unique wildlife, including the endemic red-legged kittiwakes.

Day 6: Lectures and Relaxing

Take a day to unwind and enjoy the serenity of the open sea. Relax onboard, soak in the panoramic views, and attend informative lectures by the Expedition Team.

Day 7: Largest Fishing Port in the US

Arrive at Dutch Harbor, a bustling fishing port known for its commercial seafood industry and historic significance during World War II. Explore the local museum and learn about the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Day 8: Alaskan Ghost Town

Visit the picturesque ghost town of Unga Village on Unga Island, a reminder of Alaska’s pioneering past. Explore its abandoned buildings and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this remote destination.

Day 9: Where the Aleutian Mountains meet the Gulf of Alaska

Explore the charming fishing village of Chignik Bay, known for its vibrant salmon fishing industry and stunning natural surroundings. Take in the scenic beauty and meet the welcoming locals.

Day 10: Seeking out Brown Bears

Embark on a wildlife excursion in Katmai National Park, renowned for its population of brown bears. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, alongside other wildlife such as sea otters and humpback whales.

Day 11: Emerald Isle City

Arrive in Kodiak, the largest fishing port in Alaska, nestled amidst lush forests and picturesque landscapes. Explore the town’s rich history, visit museums, and discover the abundant wildlife of Kodiak Island.

Day 12: Serenity at Sea

Enjoy a day at sea, relaxing onboard and reflecting on your expedition experiences. Take advantage of onboard amenities and engage with fellow travelers and the Expedition Team.

Day 13: Tidal Glaciers

Discover the stunning landscapes of Icy Bay and marvel at its tidewater glaciers. Explore the area by small boat or kayak, and keep watch for wildlife such as humpback whales and harbor seals.

Day 14: Sitka, Blended Cultures

Explore the historic town of Sitka, blending Tlingit, Russian, and American cultures. Visit landmarks such as the Russian Bishop’s House and the Sitka National Historic Park, immersing yourself in the region’s fascinating history.

Day 15: Soul of Alaska

Step back in time in Wrangell, one of Alaska’s oldest towns, known for its ancient petroglyphs and rich indigenous heritage. Explore the town’s historic sites and scenic surroundings.

Day 16: Unspoiled Wilderness

Immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of Tongass National Forest, home to towering mountains, deep fjords, and abundant wildlife. Explore the Misty Fjords and take in the breathtaking scenery.

Day 17: Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage

Navigate the scenic channels of the Canadian Inside Passage, surrounded by majestic landscapes and serene waters. Relax onboard and share memories with fellow travelers.

Day 18: End of the Expedition – Vancouver

Your expedition concludes back in Vancouver, where you can continue to explore this vibrant city or embark on optional post-program activities. Reflect on your journey through the untamed beauty of Alaska and British Columbia, filled with unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.