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On a small ship Arctic cruise you'll experience a magical land of icy fjords, jagged mountains, & immense glaciers. Comfortable small ships 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. Hull-hardened ships cut through the polar ice to access areas previously visited by only the most adventurous explorers and even to the North Pole. A cruise of the Arctic offers rare wildlife, natural beauty and unique cultures that have survived in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Choose from cruises that visit the Arctic landscapes of Northern Canada's Baffin Island, the Northern Passage, AlaskaGreenland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, & RussiaContact one of our Arctic cruise experts for help planning your trip.

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The Saga of Erik The Red33%$991213RelaxedStep aboard Le Soléal in Reykjavik for a 13-day expedition cruise to the remote and beautiful southern Greenland. Cruise across the Arctic and discover Viking ruins on this incredible voyage following in the footsteps of Norwegian explorer Erik the Red.
Iceland, Greenland, and Baffin Island: Arctic Circle Traverse40%$1289518RelaxedOn this 18-day Arctic Circle Traverse cruise venture to remote and untamed lands of breathtaking vistas, massive icebergs and majestic mountains, fjords and glaciers. Join the Ocean Atlantic on an unforgettable Arctic small ship cruise to Iceland, Greenland, and Baffin Island, where rare wildlife-viewing opportunities abound.
East Greenland: Northern Lights40%$1209514RelaxedExplore Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, on this 14-day Greenland voyage. Enticing you with some of the best displays of the northern lights, visit the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit and learn about their traditions. Experience Greenland’s vast landscapes, spot Arctic wildlife, and hike the tundra on this active adventure.
Into the Northwest Passage33%$899517RelaxedOn this 17-day cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavor, you will cruise from Greenland to the Northwest Passage, where you'll witness amazing northern wildlife, cross through breathtaking fjords, and visit destinations including Amundsen Gulf, Kugluktuk copper mine, Prince of Wales Strait, and other historic, archaeological, and natural sites.
Out of the Northwest Passage33%$899517RelaxedEmbark on the Ocean Endeavour for a 17-day voyage to the Northwest Passage. Spend time above the Arctic Circle exploring Qausuittuq, Simirlik and Auyuittuq National Parks, with activities like snorkeling, visiting the graves of the fated Franklin Expedition, and witnessing the impressive Icefjord. You'll also meet local Inuit communities as well.
Greenland & Wild Labrador33%$499515RelaxedThe splendor of Greenland meets the charm of Newfoundland on this 15-day cruise beginning in Sondre Stromfjord in Greenland, then through northern Canadian, exploring French, Basque, and Viking influences. Visit four distinct Canadian National Parks, awe-inspiring landscapes & gain a deep understanding of the cultural connections to the land.

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Any of our small ship Arctic cruises will provide you with a variety of opportunities to experience the ice-capped top of the world in an engaging and active way. The most popular Arctic activities included on most cruises are:​
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Your cruise will take you across various Arctic landscapes, featuring impressive glaciers & fjords, oceanic fields of ice, and snow-covered tundras, where evergreens have amazingly rooted sparce lives.

As you journey across this rugged & windswept landscape, you will have the chance to see the natural phenomenon of Aurora Borealis and some of the most breathtaking wildlife on the planet. 

The Arctic is an intercontinental region with the land masses of North America, Europe, and Asia surrounding the Arctic Sea's churning icebergs and fridgid waters.

Popular regions to visit on an Arctic cruise include the Faroes Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Norway, Svalbard and Russia.

The Arctic Circle is made up of countries like Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, US (Alaska) and Canada

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