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Experience the magical land of icy fjords, jagged mountains, and immense glaciers on an Arctic adventure cruise. Icebreakers cut through the dense polar ice to access areas previously visited by only the most daring explorers. Comfortable expedition vessels glide travelers beyond the Arctic Circle through dramatic ice floes to walk in the footsteps of the Vikings or marvel at the breaching of a humpback whale. A trip to the Arctic offers rare wildlife, intense natural beauty and unique cultures that have survived in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. During a cruise of the Arctic enjoy the celebrated landscapes of Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Finland, Russia, Scottish Isles, as well as a trip to the distant and remote North Pole, Svalbard and Norway's volcanic Jan Mayen island.

Arctic Cruises & Tours

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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari
If polar bears top your list of must-see Arctic wildlife, choose this small ship expedition to Spitsbergen. This remarkable island hosts an astonishing array of Arctic wildlife, protected within six national parks. The island itself is a UNESCO World …
  • 9 days
  • $4295 - $10995 USD
Ship:
Sea Spirit
Passions:
Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Bellsund, Smeerenburg
Narwhals amongst the ice.
Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari
Embark on this fascinating 8-day Arctic tour in search of narwhals and polar bears! This exciting itinerary takes you through the wilderness of the Arctic tundra via kayak and hiking.
  • 8 days
  • $10390 USD
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Kayaking, Light Hiking
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Ottawa, Iqaluit, Pond Inlet, Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island
Travelers studing local plants in the tundra.
Arctic Safari
Midnight sun, marvelous creatures and endless landscapes are part of the lure of the North. This classic Arctic expedition explore the North's unique cultural, historical and natural legacy. This Arctic cruise is a busy one, with visits to communities …
  • 11 days
  • $3995 - $13395 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer (AC)
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Pond Inlet, Prince Leopold Island, Beechey Island, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Resolute, Devon Island, …
$1000 OFF
Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
Arctic Explorer - Crossing the Circle
The Arctic has an allure that grips many adventurers. Whether it’s the Inuit culture of the Canadian North, the incredible wildlife along the fringe of the ice, or the riveting exploration history that captivates many a reader. The Arctic Circle is also …
  • 11 days
  • $5795 - $11395 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Kayaking
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Iqaluit, Monumental Island, Davis Strait, Lower Savage Islands, Kimmirut, Akpatok Island, Pangirtung, …
Explore the Arctic aboard a sea kayak
Arctic Quest: Greenland to Churchill
Embark on one of the most diverse Arctic expedition aboard the Sea Explorer, an ice strengthened small ship expedition vessel. In addition to wildlife excursions by Zodiac and tundra hikes, you’ll spend time visiting Arctic fishing villages and Inuit …
  • 15 days
  • $7995 - $16995 USD
Ship:
Sea Explorer (QU)
Passions:
Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Denmark, Canada, Churchill, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Monumental Island, Davis Strait, …
Snowshoeing remote polar destinations
Spitsbergen - Basecamp Plancius
Basecamp Plancius - where all adventure activities are free of charge. The ship becomes your base camp for these polar voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. Activity modules are …
  • 10 days
  • $4900 - $8850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Multisport, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Camping, Kayaking, Light Hiking
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Ytre Norskøya Island, Raudfjord, …
Sea kayak with beluga whales during your stay at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Arctic Watch Discovery Week
Experience the wild Arctic tundra on this 8-day Arctic tour! View the shy beluga whales, muskox, and polar bears as your explore the Arctic via raft, kayak, and ATV. Abundant in adventure, this tour will delight and thrill travelers time and time again.
  • 8 days
  • $7495 USD
Passions:
Kayaking, Fishing, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Trekking & Hiking, Multisport, Whitewater Rafting
Places:
Arctic, North America, Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
Polar Bear Migration Fly-in Photo Safari
Fly-in to a remote polar bear cabin camp set along the coast of Hudson Bay for an almost private polar bear viewing and photography experience like none other. Join this unique opportunity to photograph one of the world’s most magnificent predators from …
  • 5 days
  • $7980 USD
Passions:
Photography, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Winnipeg, Churchill, Polar Bear Observation Complex
A zodiac landing on remote shores
Around Spitsbergen
Embark on this voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the Ortelius, cruise the Arctic shores on this polar expedition cruise.
  • 10 days
  • $4900 - $9400 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Laagoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Freemansundet, …
Travelers standing next to the North Pole.
North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure
To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavors. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south. Crushing through the ice, admiring soaring seabirds and visiting Franz Josef Land, your North …
  • 14 days
  • $24995 - $40995 USD
Ship:
50 Years of Victory
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Russia, North Pole, Helsinki, Murmansk, Franz Josef Land
Kayaker's wandering through the beautiful waters.
Jewels of the Arctic
Jewels of the Arctic combines the best of Spitsbergen and Greenland, with a taste of Iceland. Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. While crossing the icy waters of the Greenland Sea, onboard experts share their …
  • 14 days
  • $7700 - $13500 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography, Light Hiking
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Longyearbyen, Scoresbysund, Blossevill Coast, Isafjordur
Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
This Spitsbergen Explorer Arctic cruise is perfect if you prefer short sea voyages with frequent shore landings and Zodiac cruises. On this exciting polar tour you'll find enough polar bears, reindeer, walrus and whales to keep your camera constantly …
  • 11 days
  • $5795 - $14995 USD
Ship:
Sea Spirit
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Hornsund, 14th of July Glacier, Bellsund, Smeerenburg
Hiking the arctic tundra.
East Greenland, Scoresby Sund & Basecamp Ortelius
A voyage to the Scoresby Sund and witness the Aurora Borealis while cruising the shores of East Greenland and more. This Basecamp Ortelius departure offers the opportunity to ski, hike, snowshoe and more the tundra of Greenland on an epic Arctic cruise.
  • 8 days
  • $3850 - $7400 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Cape Hofmann Halvø, Scoresby Land, Akureyri, Itoqqortoormitt, Danmarkso, Volquart Boons Coast, Sydkap, …
Take a zodiac tour around glaciers.
Canada's Northwest Passage
Join this Arctic cruise through Canada's Northwest Passage and along the Arctic Circle. Sail these fabled waters in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the first single-season transit of the Northwest Passage. Celebrate this achievement as the …
  • 13 days
  • $7795 - $13795 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Kayaking
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Iqaluit, Pond Inlet, Lancaster Sound, Prince Leopold Island, Beechey Island, Monumental Island, Bellot Strait, …
15%-25% OFF
My daughter finds a caribou antler as we hike the terrain
In the Footsteps of Franklin: Greenland & Canada's High Arctic
Explore the best of Greenland’s west coast on this 13 day Arctic small ship voyage, including one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. Crossing into the Canadian waters en route to Resolute, you’ll encounter spectacular limestone bird …
  • 13 days
  • $5995 - $15495 USD
Ship:
Sea Explorer (QU)
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, History, Kayaking
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Denmark, Canada, Lancaster Sound, Prince Leopold Island, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Resolute, …
Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
The Mythical Northwest Passage
Embark Le Soleal for a five-star expedition to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Set sail for the Far North to a legendary, highly-coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage. Once the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific, the …
  • 23 days
  • $18820 - $51290 USD
Ship:
Le Soleal
Passions:
Luxury & Indulgence, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Canada, Pond Inlet, Beechey Island, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Upernavik, Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), …
Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland
East Greenland 2014: Northern Lights
Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, beckons you to explore Greenland on this exciting Arctic cruise. Enticing you with some of the world’s best displays of the Northern Lights, the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit also offers you a rare …
  • 14 days
  • $6995 - $17995 USD
Ship:
Sea Spirit
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Scoresbysund, Reykjavik, Cape Hofmann Halvø, Akureyri, King Oscar Fjord, Ella Island, Uunartoq Qeqertaq, …
View groups of caribou as you explore the north
Torngat Mountains Safari
Explore the Canadian north on this 8-day Arctic safari. The wilderness is yours to explore as you hike to pristine lakes, relax beside streams and rivers, and encounter the wildlife of the region. Each day is unique in the Torngat Mountains on this …
  • 8 days
  • $8300 USD
Passions:
Trekking & Hiking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Goose Bay, Torngat Mountains Base Camp
Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
Circumnavigation of Iceland
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations––glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty––is world-class. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. …
  • 9 days
  • $7990 - $15980 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Kayaking, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Heimaey Island, Lake Myvatn, Husavik, …
A local in native dress dances in traditional style.
Newfoundland and Wild Labrador
Canada’s easternmost province is a living lesson in botany, history, geology, zoology, anthropology, and hospitality. This spring trip is timed to make the most of the bloom of the early season, and you’re likelier to see ice and icebergs at this time of …
  • 14 days
  • $3595 - $11395 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer (AC)
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Kuujjuaq, Torngat Mountains National Park, Okak, Hopedale, L'Anse aux Meadows, Red Bay, Gros Morne National Park, …
Giant whale jaw in the arctic
Around Spitsbergen
An Arctic voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the expedition vessel, the Plancius, explore the remote shores of Spitsbergen on …
  • 10 days
  • $4900 - $8850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Laagoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Freemansundet, …
Hiking in Norway.
Exploration of Svalbard
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom visited eastern parts. During this expedition you will explore the …
  • 11 days
  • $7090 - $14890 USD
Ship:
Quest
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, 14th of July Glacier, Krossfjorden, Alkefjellet, …
Unique houses in Greenland.
Umanak 2014
Embark on a fascinating Arctic voyage to Umanak (Uummannaq) where seal hunting and fishing is still an important source of income for the locals. Aboard the 34-passenger Rembrandt van Rijn, cruise the Arctic on this unforgettable polar exploration.
  • 12 days
  • $4100 - $4900 USD
Ship:
Rembrandt van Rijn
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Uummannaq, Aasiaat, Jakobshavn Glacier, Svartenhuk Halvo, Upernivik, Hunde Ejlands, Bjornefaelden, Nugarssuk, …
Travelers walking on a boardwalk in the winter arctic tundra.
Northwest Passage 2014 - East to West
From the soaring shores of Greenland, to the mouth of the Coppermine River, the legendary Northwest Passage is pure inspiration. Even today, few venture in to this remote route through Canada’s Arctic. In the Arctic, nature reigns supreme, and go only …
  • 17 days
  • $8195 - $17895 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer (AC)
Passions:
Luxury & Indulgence, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Beechey Island, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Devon Island, Coburg Island, Grise Fiord, Smith Sound, …