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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$4,900
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Around Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Visit an important research center
  • Discover former whaling settlements
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Encounter a vast array of wildlife
Board the MV Plancius for an exciting 10-day Arctic expedition cruise around Spitsbergen. Visit former whaling sites, a research center, and historical sites to learn about the treacherous past of arctic exploration. Marvel at the dynamic landscapes of the region and observe the unique wildlife that call the arctic home.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Ahlstrandhalvøya, Andoya, Freemansundet, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Laagoya, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Phippsoya
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A zodiac landing on remote shores
$4,900
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Around Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Discover unspoiled wilderness
  • Spot iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic's landscapes
  • Watch for the elusive beluga whale
Voyage around Spitsbergen on this unforgettable 10-day arctic expedition cruise aboard the Ortelius. Look for reindeer as you walk across the tundra, spot polar bears on glaciers, and whale watch on Zodiac excursions. The wild lands and waters of Spitsbergen offer breathtaking vistas and ample opportunity to learn, explore, and wildlife watch.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, 14th of July Glacier, Ahlstrandhalvøya, Andoya, Freemansundet, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Krossfjorden, Laagoya, Longyearbyen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Ny Alesund, Phippsoya, Sorg Fjord
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Photograph the blue waters reflecting off the glacial formations
$6,950
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Expedition Greenland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Greenland is an unsullied wilderness that also happens to be the largest island in the world. On this journey, take a look around this rarely visited wilderness: discover sites where ancient Vikings roamed, explore deep fjords, steaming hot springs and impressive icebergs. While here, chat with residents of remote Greenlandic towns and learn about …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Kangerlussuaq, Maniitsoq, Nanortalik, Nuuk, Prince Christian Sound, Qaqortoq, Qassiarsuk, Reykjavik, Skoldungen, Uunartoq
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Narwhals amongst the ice.
$9,995
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Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

8 Day Itinerary
  • Travel by traditional qamutik
  • Camp close to the ice floe edge
  • Look for icebergs and drifting ice
  • Observe narwhals and polar bears
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 camping, kayaking, and hiking.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bylot Island, Iqaluit, Ottawa, Pond Inlet, Sirmilik National Park
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Caribou antler laying on ground of Baffin Island
$9,350
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North Atlantic Adventure

16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cruise among floating icebergs
  • Learn about Inuit culture
  • Visit Torngat National Park
  • See polar bears
Float effortlessly amidst nature’s works of art in ice and stone, and experience European culture meshed with Inuit tradition.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Akpatok Island, Cap-aux-Meules, Ilulissat, Iqaluit, Kangerlussuaq, L'Anse aux Meadows, Lower Savage Islands, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saqqaq, Sisimiut, St. John's, Torngat Mountains National Park, Woody Point
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A young polar bear snuggles up to its mother
$10,220
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Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops
Go deep into the Arctic on this 10-day voyage to experience wildlife in its natural habitat: discover and observe polar bears, walrus, reindeer, and the other unique creatures of the ice. This Arctic itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Longyearbyen, Oslo
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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$6,250
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Around Spitsbergen

16 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Visit whaling and hunting stations
  • Observe distinctive arctic wildlife
  • Learn about the region from experts
  • Marvel at breathtaking scenery
Set sail for a 16-day Arctic expedition on the two-mast sailing vessel the Noorderlicht. Discover the region's rugged terrain and the multitude of wildlife that inhabit the tundra, cliffs, beaches, and Arctic waters. Visits to former whaling and hunting settlements showcase the treacherous history of past Arctic expeditions.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Forlandsundet, Fuglehuken, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Kong Ludvigøyane, Longyearbyen, Smeerenburg, Trygghamna, Ytre Norskøya Island
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A mother bear and her two cubs
$3,900
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North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
  • Navigate through pack ice
This 8-day voyage takes you in search of the King of the Arctic, the polar bear. Board the Ortelius for a scenic expedition cruise in North Spitsbergen. The experienced crew and on-board naturalists guide you through ice floes and pack ice to get a close look at the iconic polar bear. As you sail, watch for more wildlife and enjoy the scenery.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Andoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Prins Karls Forland, Raudfjord
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Explore Alkhornet on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen
$6,495
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Spitsbergen Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Cruise stunning fjords and glaciers
  • Learn about history and geology
  • Walk or hike to explore further
  • Experience the Arctic via kayak
Explore Spitsbergen, the "wildlife capital of the Arctic", on this 11-day voyage aboard the Ocean Nova. Unique arctic wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and reindeer, can be spotted while Zodiac cruising, tundra hiking, snowshoeing, or kayaking. Take advantage of continuous daylight for your polar desert exploration.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Longyearbyen
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Hiking through the arctic tundra.
$6,000
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Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
Embark on a 12-night Arctic voyage starting in Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), sailing along the Northeast coast of Greenland, and ending in Akureyri (Iceland). Aboard the expedition vessel, the Plancius, explore the amazing colors of Greenland, hike the Greenland tundra, and view abundant wildlife on this Arctic cruise.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Antarcticahavn, Blomster Bugt, Cape Hofmann Halvø, Illoqqortoormiut, Longyearbyen, Myggebugten, Raudfjord, Reykjavik, Scoresby Land, Scoresbysund
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Travelers standing next to the North Pole.
$27,995
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North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure

14 Day Itinerary aboard 50 Years of Victory
  • Helicopter over the Arctic
  • Reach the North Pole
  • Search for polar bears
  • Explore Arctic expedition remains
Board your vessel, 50 Years of Victory for the ultimate Arctic and North Pole voyage. Crushing through the ice, admiring soaring seabirds and visiting Franz Josef Land, your North Pole voyage will be one that you won’t soon forget. Add the excitement of helicopter excursions and an optional hot air balloon ride at the top of the world!
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Franz Josef Land, Helsinki, Murmansk, North Pole
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Rugged mountains juxtspose the icy waters of the Arctic
$11,995
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Northwest Passage: Franklin's Legend

20 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
For centuries, fortune-seekers risked their lives to find the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route running between Europe and Asia. During this active 20-day adventure, cruise through the heart of the Northwest Passage. Experience first-hand those islands, waterways and wilds that still yield a gratifying sense of achievement for all those who …
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Baffin Island, Canada, Greenland, North America, Northwest Passage, Baffin Bay, Bathurst Inlet, Beechey Island, Bellot Strait, Cambridge Bay, Devon Island, Ilulissat, Itilleq, Kangerlussuaq, Kugluktuk, Pond Inlet, Sisimiut, Somerset Island, Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Uummannaq
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The breathtaking scenery of Iceland
$7,395
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Iceland - Norway - Svalbard

Voyage to the Arctic - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
  • Explore Iceland and Norway
  • Witness vast ice & Northern Lights
  • Learn and practice photography
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife
Join the crew of the m/v Sea Spirit in this exciting 15-day Arctic cruise! This expedition includes 3 iconic destinations. It begins with exploring fantastic Western Fjords of Iceland. Then crossing the Arctic Circle, explore the coast of Norway, which is a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its splendor. The last port of call is Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard. 
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Longyearbyen, Reykjavik
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Polar bear and cub
$7,995
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Polar Bear Migration Fly-in Photo Safari

7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in a bear-proof cabin
  • Observe and photograph polar bears
  • Enjoy daily guided hikes
  • Delight in magical northern lights
Get as close to polar bears in the wild as possible so that you can literally walk with them in their natural environment. Join this 7-day expedition, considered one of the best polar bear tours. Follow the path that polar bears take when they migrate in search of the first sea ice to form on the bay.
Activities: Photography Seminars, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Arviat, Churchill, Winnipeg
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An old run down building with the Hudson's Bay Company sign on it.
$5,895
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Northwest Passage - Finding Franklin

9 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
Explore the breathtaking wilderness and wildlife of Canada's High Arctic. Visit one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in Canada and a number of locations where encounters with polar bears, seals, whales, and narwhal are frequent. The principal focus of this expedition is the history of Arctic exploration and the early quest for the …
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Beechey Island, Cambridge Bay, Fort Ross, Prince Leopold Island, Prince of Wales Island, Resolute, Victory Point
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Hike along the coastal Russian mountains
$19,800
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Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route

28 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Be part of a history-making voyage
  • Cruise between the Pacific & Arctic
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife
  • View archaeological sites
  • Journey to remote islands
Few expedition vessels have ever transited the route through the Northwest Passage. Be a part of history as you explore remote and uninhabited islands, encounter abundant Arctic wildlife, enjoy the hospitality and culture of indigenous peoples, and learn about early exploration attempts on this 28-day voyage.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Russia, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Anadyr, Cape Dezhnev, East Siberian Sea, Franz Josef Land, Kolyuchin Islands, New Siberian Islands, Severnaya Zemlya, Uelen Village, Whale Bone Alley, Wrangel Island
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Greenland ice cap
$20,040
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The Mythical Northwest Passage

23 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
Set sail for the Far North from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska on board L'Austral. Well beyond the Arctic Circle, explore the legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Beechey Island, Bering Strait, Disko Bay, Fort Ross, Franklin Bay, Herschel Island, Kangerlussuaq, Little Diomede, Melville Bay, Nome, Pond Inlet, Savissivik, Sisimiut, Ulukhaktok (Holman), Upernavik, Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)
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A view of the North American arctic.
$5,795
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Arctic Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
This epic 12-day adventure begins at the entrance to the Northwest Passage. Visit the final resting place of the ill-fated Franklin expedition and Beechey Island and search for polar bears and walrus in far north Baffin Island. At Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), your hosts welcome you with throat-singing and Inuit games before you explore Baffin's …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Arctic Bay, Beechey Island, Bylot Island, Ilulissat, Iqualirtuuq (Isabella Bay), Itilleq, Kangerlussuaq, Karrat Fjord, Pond Inlet, Prince Leopold Island, Resolute, Uummannaq
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