North West Passage 2018 closed due to the ice

August, 18 2018, after a harsh winter and no summer there is still a lot of “old” ice (1 to 3 years old) blocked in the sounds.

The ice cap is also present in  Beaufort Sea, blocking the exit.

Autumn seems to be already settling. The ice is shaping again and annouce the end  of a possible opening for the passage. We’ll return South via Nuuk  heading to the Azores.

North West Passage 2018 closed due to the ice

North West Passage Map

Baffin Island

Pond Inlet – Baffin Island

Pond Inlet – Baffin Island - Nunavut