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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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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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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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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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Coastal village in the arctic
$9,950
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Expedition North

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Learn Viking lore and legends on this voyage north to the Arctic Circle. Behold the majesty of the silent landscapes as you search for Polar Bears, walrus, Arctic fox and seals. Explore deep fjords and lava caves, sulfur pits and boiling mud pools. A trip to the remote Jan Mayen Island completes this fascinating and unforgettable cruise.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Edgeøya, Grimsey Island, Hornsund, Husavik, Isafjordur, Jan Mayen, Kongfjord, Longyearbyen, Reykjavik, Siglufjordur, Vigur Island
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$7,750
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Experience a journey into one of the last major European wilderness areas with pristine mountains, fauna, deep fjords, picturesque icebergs, and massive ice sheets. The goal on this voyage is to explore the eastern and least-visited sections of Svalbard’s breathtaking and dramatic Spitsbergen. Once there, locate wildlife and spend the …
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Bear Island, Edgeøya, Longyearbyen, Tromso
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Coastal village in the arctic
$7,650
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Remote Isles On the Way to Iceland

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Observe various seabird species
  • Visit Neolithic and medieval sites
  • Experience the unique Faroe Islands
  • See dolphins, seals and porpoises
  • See Neolithic Heartland of Ork
  • See Europe’s largest bird cliff
The captivating history of these remote islands will astound, as you discover Neolithic sites, medieval ruins, and historic homes. Perhaps spot puffins, Grey seals, or even Orcas as you travel northwards to the Faroe Islands. Zodiac cruises, stunning natural parks and delicious local cuisine are all just parts of this multi-faceted trip.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Akureyri, Bass Rock, Djupivogur, Grimsey Island, Isafjordur, Isle of May, Kirkwall, Latrabjarg, Leith, Lerwick, Mykines, Reykjavik, Torshavn
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Icebergs in Greenland
$10,950
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Svalbard & Scoresby Sund

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Discover the majestic icebergs and glacier-filled bays of the largest fjord system in the world during this unforgettable 2-week adventure. Ice cruise by Zodiac® and search the shoreline for polar bears. With 24-hour daylight, jagged peaks and glacier filled bays as your backdrop, this is a voyage filled with wonder and exhilaration.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Bellsund, Hornsund, Longyearbyen, Prins Karls Forland, Reykjavik, Scoresbysund
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Coastal village in the arctic
$7,545
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Greenland's West Coast

11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Anchor at remote ports of call
  • Hike the Arctic tundra
  • Tour Greenland's capital, Nuuk
  • Navigate the Ilulissat Icefjord
Explore the edge of the Polar Circle on this luxury 11-day Arctic cruise of Iceland and Greenland from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq. Luxurious Le Boreal brings you to the landscapes of these radiant, virgin lands.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Narsasuaq, Nuuk, Reykjavik
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A local boy carries the flag of Greenland.
$8,995
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Out of the Northwest Passage 2017

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Travel the enchanted NW route
  • Enjoy vibrant Inuit communities
  • Visit historic graves
  • Find and photograph Arctic wildlife
  • Explore Devon Island
  • Cruise the Ilulissat Icefjord
The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers. Embark on the Ocean Endeavour for a 17-day voyage to the far reaches of the north. The crown jewel of Arctic expedition travel, a trip through the Northwest Passage leaves one forever changed.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Cambridge Bay, Ilulissat, Itilleq, Kangerlussuaq, Kugluktuk, Lancaster Sound, Pond Inlet, Queen Maud Gulf, Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)
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Barneo Ice Camp
$19,995
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North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp

3 Day Itinerary
  • Land on a polar ice airstrip
  • Visit the North Pole
  • Spend the night at Barneo Ice Camp
The pinnacle of this three-day expedition is spending one night at 89° north at Barneo Ice Camp. This seasonal, fly-in camp site is truly the most unique North Pole experience and is ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world.
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Wilderness Lodge
Places: Arctic, Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Barneo Ice Camp, Longyearbyen
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A natural arch of basalt in Iceland.
$9,130
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Experience Iceland's unique geology
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Travel with an expert team
Embark on a 9-day Iceland circumnavigation voyage aboard the National Geographic Orion. Experience glaciers, geysers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock- and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty in one irrestibile 360º expedition.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Djupivogur, Heimaey Island, Husavik, Isafjordur, Latrabjarg, Reykjavik, Siglufjordur
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Arctic Reindeer
$6,995
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South & West Greenland and Disko Bay

Home of Vikings and Icebergs - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
  • Enjoy seabird and whale sightings
  • Explore Greenland's Norse ruins
  • Visit the capital city Nuuk
  • View the huge icebergs of Disko Bay
Find yourself among some of the most magnificent sceneries in the world on this inspiring 16-day expedition through South and West Greenland! While sailing on the m/v Sea Spirit, admire icebergs the size of city blocks and soaring mountains. The juxtaposition of glittering icebergs and verdant hillsides in one scene may strike you as unreal.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Nanortalik, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Qassiarsuk, Reykjavik, Uunartoq
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Spitsbergen Compagnie du Ponant
$6,075
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Set Sail for Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Observe numerous sea birds
  • Experience Spitsbergen's summer
  • Explore Bear Island
  • Spot polar bears and whales
Explore Spitsbergen, a great white desert where the polar bear reigns, on this 8-day Arctic adventure on board the elegant and luxurious Le Boreal. Observe bears, whales, and the coast glittered with ice as you navigate through Spitsbergen's most iconic locations.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bellsund, Hornsund, Longyearbyen, Magdalenafjord, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Ny Alesund, Tromso
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$7,490
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Endurance
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Cruise the fantastic fjords of Svalbard on this 11-day cruise on the Sea Endurance. Make daily landings with Zodiac craft to find remnants from the bustling activity during the 17th-century whaling period, view arctic wildlife such as polar bears and walrus, and explore magnificent landscapes and vast tundra.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, 14th of July Glacier, Alkefjellet, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Krossfjorden, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Palanderbukta
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$9,390
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Sjoveien
  • Embark on daily Zodiac cruises
  • Cruise along fjords and glaciers
  • Discover Eastern Svalbard
  • Explore Southwest Spitsbergen
Explore the Arctic island Svalbard in beautiful autumn, and enjoy an 11-day voyage aboard the M/S Sjoveien encountering wildlife, spectacular fjords, and towering mountain peaks.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alkefjellet, Krossfjorden, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Palanderbukta, Raudfjord, Sundneset (Barentsøya)
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Disko Bay
$6,990
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Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Feel the contrasts of fire and ice
  • Sail among massive icebergs
  • Dine on Viðey Island
  • Meet Greenlanders & their culture
  • Hike, kayak, swim & horseback ride
Discover the true natures of geologically extraordinary Iceland and Greenland on this 8-day adventure. See epic ice—by air & sea, search for wildlife, and fall under the spell of urban Reykjavik.
Activities: Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Whale Watching
Places: Disko Bay, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Reykjavik, Sisimiut
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