Arctic


Norway, nicknamed “Land of the Midnight Sun,” offers its travelers a unique majesty. Its snow-crested peaks and glacier-born fjords symbolize the wilderness culture. Norway is a balanced mix of …
A Svalbard cruise takes you to an Arctic archipelago north of Norway, only about 600 miles from the North Pole. It was most likely discovered by Viking or Russian explorers in the late 12th century, …
Lying to the north along the Baltic Sea is an outdoorsman’s paradise of emerald forests edging up to countless pristine lakes. While Finland is the seventh largest country in terms of land area, …
The isle of Mousa is a small, uninhabited bit of land off the east coast of Shetland’s South Mainland. Most famous for its beautifully preserved broch (stone tower), a cruise to …
Scotland - Mingulay and Berneray A desired destination during a Scotland cruise is Mingulay. Mingulay is the largest of the Bishop’s Isles in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides …
The Flannan Islands lie about 20 miles west of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. They consist of seven main islands, 45 rocks and islets split into two groups: the main eastern …
Nestled in the North Atlantic Ocean are eighteen majestically protruding islands, secluded from any other civilization by miles of water. A tour of these islands spoils travelers with wave-sculpted …
If you are interested in Arctic adventure cruises, you may want to choose a vacation package that brings you to Spitsbergen. Located in the Svalbard archipelago, it is the largest island in the …
Jan Mayen is a tiny volcanic island in the North Atlantic Ocean, 600 miles west of Norway and 350 miles north of Iceland. It is dominated by the 7,470-foot-high Mt. Beerenberg, the northernmost …
Whale sighting in Polar waters!
On a recent voyage of the Plancius, passengers were able to witness an incredible sight. While looking out at the edge of the sea ice between Northeast Greenland and Spitsbergen, they counted …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
We are excited to announce that a true icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov, is returning to service for a series of Arctic expeditions in 2016!  This gives adventurers a chance to take part …
An arctic cruise will give you a rare chance to see and explore the route through some of the best arctic routes in this world. Here are 25 reasons to love these arctic cruises. 1. Exotic …
People Are Freaking Out Over The Fact To Travel Alone to Arctic A trip to the frozen, barren landscape of the Arctic may be a dream come true for you. In fact, many who have created a bucket list of …
Le Soleal sails blue waters
Small ship adventure cruising is not a new way to travel.  However, it has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels.  Upscale ships, such as Le Soleal, reflect a shift …
Marathon on the Sea Adventurer Our Arctic cruise itinerary has been flexible, adjusting due to rapidly changing ice conditions. We end up with a couple of extra days at sea as we navigate the ice …
Northern bottlenose whale greets our ship! I'm talking with our Arctic cruise expedition leader at the bridge, curious about our progress across the Davis Strait from Greenland to Canada. …
The newest members of the Sissimiut dog sled team This morning we stop in Sisimiut, a picturesque village of colorful homes scattered on the hillside over the town. We walk around the town and visit …
Kittiwakes at the Arctic's Sondrestrom Fjord Today during our Arctic adventure, we explore a glacier in the Sondrestrom Fjord via zodiac. The glacier is an impressive wall of ice. Kittiwakes fly …
First Zodiac to Sea Adventure Today we arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and the start of our mother-daughter Arctic cruise. At nearly 70 degrees, we quickly stripped out of our layers and …
Thanks to the last minute adjustments that had to be made to our itinerary to accommodate ice conditions, we end up with a free morning to head inland to the Greenland ice cap before boarding the …
"Nanook!" We spot of polar bears; mother and two cubs! Today we're at the bird cliffs where hundreds of Murres and Kittiwakes nest in the clifftops. The ice we are standing on will be open ocean …
Sunset while kayaking at floe edge
Sea kayaking in the Arctic -- the land of the midnight sun. We're sitting at the floe edge hoping to catch a glimpse of the pods of narwhal that generally travel along the edge in the upcoming …
Komatiks traveling to Floe Edge
Mary crosses the ice on komatiks, enroute to base camp. Today we are traveling across the frozen ocean on komatiks, wooden sledges pulled by snowmobiles, to our Arctic base camp. The ride is …
In flight to the Arctic! Talk about solitude... I'm on my way to northern Baffin Island, specifically Pond Inlet, a small community in northern Nunavut where sightings of narwhal and polar bear …