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On an Arctic cruise with Adventure Life, you'll make your way across the land of polar bears and puffins at the top of the world. The only way to experience these majestic, frigid waters is by a hull-hardened ship prepared for Arctic waters. Start your cruise on a world-class icebreaker or expedition ship from ports in Scandanavia, Greenland, Canada and RussiaSvalbard, Norway's northernmost island or continuing on to Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, and even towards the North Pole itself. From northwestern Canada or Alaska, access the Northwest Passage. Get off the boat and into a sea kayak, or take hikes, or even go camping in the ArcticContact one of our Arctic cruise experts for help choosing and planning the perfect cruise to the Arctic.
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Some Arctic view may make you feel like you are standing on top of the world!
$5,795
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Iceland - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
  • Zodiac to Vigur Cliffs
  • Visit the Jan Mayen weather station
  • Explore Andoya Island
  • Cruise along 14th of July Glacier
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the crew of the m/v Sea Spirit in this exciting 12-day Arctic cruise! This expedition includes 3 iconic destinations. It begins with exploring fantastic Western Fjords of Iceland. Then crossing the Arctic Circle, stop at Jan Mayen Island, with its landscapes of breathtaking beauty and …
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Sea kayak with beluga whales during your stay at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
$9,495
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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

10 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the Canadian Arctic by ATV
  • Watch and listen for beluga whales
  • Kayak around Cunningham Inlet
  • Hike to Kayak Falls
Activities: Adventure Options, Fishing, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend a week at this uniqueCanadian Arctic Wilderness Lodgeand world-class beluga whale observation site. Situated 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers fully-guided opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and exploring the Arctic tundra in all-terrain vehicles.Observe muskox, polar …
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Visit historical Arctic settlements on your voyage
$7,995
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Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Search for polar bears
  • Learn about Spitsbergen's history
  • View evidence of past whaling
  • Visit 14th of July Glacier
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. Join the Ocean Nova on this 13-day voyage to attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is unspoiled, wild, and utterly unforgettable. It is also one of the premiere locations to view …
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A musk ox and her calf relax on the arctic plains.
$5,995
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Arctic Safari

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Search for bears, whales & walrus
  • Voyage along Greenland's fjords
  • Cruise seabird colonies by Zodiac
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your 12-day Arctic expedition inKangerlussuaq, Greenland where you board the Ocean Endeavour. The great icefjord at Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and source of the majority of the icebergs in the North Atlantic, is one of many highlights. The Canadian Arctic experience begins in …
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Tasiilaq
$23,495
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Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Extreme Greenland

21 Day Itinerary aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov
  • Attend lectures and workshops
  • Explore Station Nord
  • Zodiac through Dove Bugt
  • Hike in Narsaq Kujalliq
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the crew of the Kapitan Khlebnikov on this amazing 21-day icebreaker expedition around Greenland. Northeast Greenland is one of the most isolated regions in the world. The lush tundra supports herds of musk oxen, and shore landings offer excellent hiking and photographic opportunities. On this …
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A mother bear and her two cubs
$3,900
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Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • View & photograph polar bears
  • Navigate through deep fjords
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend 8 days along the northern coast of Spitsbergen searching for the King of the North - the polar bear. Board the MV Plancius and navigate north along the western coast of Greenland and cruise through fjords to spectacular glaciers, through ice-pack, and into remote regions. There are ample …
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Radstock Bay
$20,695
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Ultimate Northwest Passage Icebreaker Expedition

18 Day Itinerary aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov
  • Visit Aulavik National Park
  • Meet locals in Sachs Harbour
  • Watch for beluga whales
  • Explore Herschel Island
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sail the Northwest passage from Resolut to Anadyr on this 18-day epic Arctic adventure. Visit archaeological sites, watch for polar bears and beluga whales, interact with locals, and view polar desert landscapes. The Kapitan Khlebnikov is specially designed for cruising through remote arctic waters …
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Arctic village
$5,750
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Expedition Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Cruise pristine glacial landscapes
  • Search for Polar Bear, Walrus & Fox
  • Watch for whales including Beluga
  • Observe unique arctic birds
  • Enjoy cruises among bird cliffs
  • Discover whaling operation ruins
  • Explore deep fjords lined with rugg
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Svalbard showcases the earth’s northern limits at their most impressive. Traversing this archipelago is a treat for any intrepid traveler, and this Arctic cruise brings forth its most spellbinding facets. This region teems with vast ice fields, towering icebergs, massive glaciers and a …
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A seal pup waves to the camera
$12,995
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Great Migrations of the Northwest Passage

8 Day Itinerary
  • View beluga, bowhead & narwhals
  • Hike the Arctic landscape
  • Watch polar bears hunt
  • Kayak and snorkel
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Journey on an ultimate scenic and wildlife safari to witness the migratory patterns of some of the most exceptional animals the Arctic has to offer, including the mystical narwhal and beluga.Join this small group adventure of up to 14 persons consisting of high end safari-style ice camping deep in …
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An early morning view of Alesund, Norway
$1,485
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Classic Voyage North

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Lofoten
  • Cruise through Geirangerfjord
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Explore small fishing villages
  • Meet a local Sami family
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the stunning fjords of Norway on this 7-day expedition cruise. Begin in Bergen and make your way north, cruising through remote fjords, stopping in pristine coastal villages, and navigating your way through off-the-beaten-path destinations. Adventure awaits as you sail to Trondheim, cross …
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A beautiful arctic reflection.
$8,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Photograph birds and wildlife
  • Marvel at Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Travel to 3 northern regions
  • Learn about Inuit communities
  • See haunting explorer artifacts
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The Northwest Passage is the Pinnacle of Arctic exploration. Join this 17-day tour to venture where the ice allows. Explore the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Work your way north before crossing Smith Sound to visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fjord), Canada's …
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$5,395
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Around Spitsbergen

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 11-day voyage brings you to Spitsbergen, the ideal site for Arctic adventures. This archipelago has a remarkably mild climate which sustains a lush and vibrant ecosystem and is one of the best places to observe polar bears. With a significant place in the history of exploration, Spitsbergen …
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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day 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 MV Plancius, an ice-strengthened vessel that is ideal for polar exploration,discover the remote shores, …
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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on this 10-day 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, explore the Arctic shores on this polar expedition cruise. Take in the history of the region with …
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Reflection of colorful houses in Greenland
$9,650
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Expedition Greenland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Learn about Inuit culture
  • Explore Norse and Viking sites
  • Cruise along Skoldungen Fjord
  • Admire Qaqortoq's colorful houses
  • See the famous Qilakitsoq mummies
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 11-day journey, take a look around Greenland, an unsullied wilderness that also happens to be the largest island in the world. Discover sites where ancient Vikings roamed, cruise into deep fjords with active glaciers and spectacular icebergs, soak in a natural steaming hot springs, and …
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your 8-day Arctic adventure in Pond Inlet and travel to southeast Bylot Island where your Arctic Safari Camp is set up a few kilometers back from the ice edge. Spend your days observing a wide variety of Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat including narwhals, polar bears, seals, and a …
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Look for Polar Bears and thousands of birds, while you wonder at the spectacular wilderness of the Torngat Mountains National Park. A unique opportunity to see the magnificent Jakobshavn Icefjord by air is not to be missed.
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-fretted coast, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive sheets of ice glowing under the midnight sun. It’s a magnificent polar bear habitat that provides …
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