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Across the vast expanses of ice and snow at the top of the world, there is great adventure to be had. Whale watching, trekking across fields of snow and ice, and kayaking among icebergs and narwhals are just a few of the exhilarating activities that these action-packed itineraries feature. Our adventure experts have put together a list of the best tours and cruises that explore Canada's Arctic, including expeditions aboard research vessels like the Akademic Sergey Vavilov and stays in safari lodges like the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge or the Premium Safari Camp, which adapt African-style safari camps to the Arctic tundra. Whether by land or sea, you will have unique opportunities that can only be experienced here, like watching polar bears or snorkeling among the fascinating marine life that inhabit the Baffin Sea.
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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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Polar bear
$6,995
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Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Visit remote Inuit villages
  • Cross the Arctic Cricle
  • Visit Auyuittuq National Park
  • Watch for walrus, whales and bears
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Journey up the wild east coast of Baffin Island, discovering deep fjords, soaring mountains and immense glacial systems. A variety of birdlife and marine wildlife – including sometimes even polar bears – are daily companions to your voyage. Visits to remote Inuit provide a fascinating …
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A polar bear sniffs the Arctic air
$6,495
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High Arctic Explorer

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Learn about Franklin's voyage
  • Discover towering bird cliffs
  • Learn the history of Grise Fiord
  • Watch wildlife in Lancaster Sound
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The first vessel to circumnavigate North America was the Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol vessel, the St. Roch. Trace parts of her sovereignty patrols through the High Arctic while taking in some of the wildlife super-spots of the High Arctic. A visit to one of the largest migratory bird …
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Ice diving in the Arctic
$11,995
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Baffin Island Dive Safari

8 Day Itinerary
  • Travel by snowmobile and qamutik
  • Have progressive diving experiences
  • See the Arctic's vast wildlife
  • Stay in a safari-style base camp
Activities: Adventure Options, Land, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Imagine yourself under the vast and silent skies of the high Arctic with the midnight sun bathing passing icebergs in a warm glow as narwhal whales pass by. Settle into a safari-style ice camp, the only one of its kind, and enter into a world even more unlike anything you can ever have imagined. …
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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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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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$3,495
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Labrador and Torngat Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore Torngat National Park
  • See viking site L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Visit a Moravian mission at Hebron
  • Watch for whales, walrus & seals
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The coast of Labrador and Torngat Mountains amaze with their wild mountain ranges, rich history of more than three different cultures, and breathtaking wildlife viewings.Numerous wildlife species are found along this coastline, including bears, seals, whales, and migratory and resident birds. A …
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Sable Island wild horses
$3,195
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Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Visit the ponies on Sable Island
  • Celebrate Canada's 150 anniversary
  • Watch for a variety of wildlife
  • Kayak, hike, paddle board and cycle
Activities: Adventure Options, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the islands of Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces, starting and ending in the historical town of Louisburg, on Cape Breton Island. A rich and diverse culture is found in the small fishing communities and remote out ports, in an area well-known for its Celtic traditions, music, and …
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On the ice floe
$7,595
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Polar Bears & Glaciers of Baffin Island

7 Day Itinerary
  • Search for bowhead whales
  • Admire all-night Arctic sunsets
  • Visit Auyuittuq National Park
  • Explore ancient Thule sites
Activities: Adventure Options, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Journey to just outside of one of Canada’s most stunning national parks, Auyuittuq National Park, located along the rugged and awe-inspiring glacier-capped and iceberg-studded coastline of southeastern Baffin Island. Enjoy the long days of the Arctic summer and seemingly ‘all …
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Polar bear and Arctic fox
$7,495
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Kings of the Arctic: Polar Bears, Whales and Walrus Safari

7 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter Foxe Basin's wildlife
  • Look for hunting polar bears
  • Experience the Arctic spring
  • Listen to the whales' songs
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the majesty of rare Arctic animals and the beauty of polar landscapes while boating through Foxe Basin around the island of Igloolik on this 7-day journey. Foxe Basin makes for a perfect home for huge pods of walrus, endangered bowhead whales, and polar bears.When not in boats observing …
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Take a ATV ride across the Arctic tundra at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
$6,295
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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to Kayak Falls
  • Watch and listen for Beluga Whales
  • Explore the Canadian Arctic by ATV
  • Kayak around Cunningham Inlet
Activities: Adventure Options, Fishing, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Whitewater Rafting, 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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Playful Polar bears
$8,890
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Polar Bear Mother & Newborn Cubs Photo Safari

10 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Churchill´s museum and park
  • Observe polar bear mothers and cubs
  • Enjoy dog sledding in Churchill
  • Witness the legendary aurora lights
Activities: Adventure Options, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 10-day wildlife experience,available to only a few dozen people per year,takes you to the world’s largest polar bear denning area in Manitoba. Watch with baited-breath as baby polar bear cubs emerge from their dens and greet their new world.This unique and exclusive polar bear tour is …
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Zodiacs give a new perspective on this rugged terrain and bring you closer to the wildlife
$9,695
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Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Hike the arctic tundra
  • Tour colorful Greenlandic villages
  • Meet iconic arctic wildlife
  • Join Zodiac and kayak excursions
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the history of the High Arctic on this 17-day voyage cruisingthrough the maze-like, icy channels of the legendary Northwest Passage. Sail through the fabled sea route and explore the waters that have enchanted adventurers for hundreds of years, tracing their footsteps.Visit …
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Take a zodiac tour to see polar bears.
$6,495
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Pathways to Franklin

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Discover Franklin's voyage
  • Observe the multitude of wildlife
  • Land at historic maritime sites
  • View polar bears in Conningham Bay
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This voyage appeals to both lovers of wildlife and the dramatic history of early polar exploration. Trace the routes of the early explorers who sailed – and perished – in these waters as they sought a way through the fabled Northwest Passage. Your itinerary includes a visit to one of …
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Kayakers come into close contact with icebergs
$9,695
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Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Tour traditional Inuit communities
  • Observe arctic wildlife
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Enjoy Zodiac and hiking excursions
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this new, 17-day voyage aboard the Ocean Adventurer, journey back in time to the height of arctic exploration. As a modern-day adventurer, navigate the same waters and visit the same sites that played an important role in the discovery of the sea route—all from the comfort of your small …
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A beautiful arctic glacier.
$7,495
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Baffin Island & West Greenland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Hike, paddle, and cruise to explore
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Walk on Greenland's ice cap
  • Visit remote Inuit communities
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The Arctic has an allure that grips many adventurers - whether it's the Inuit culture of the Canadian North, the incredible wildlife along the ice fringe, or the riveting history of exploration. Over the course of this 11-day voyage, cross the Arctic Circle as you explore, search for polar …
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Take a zodiac tour around glaciers.
$9,195
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Classic Northwest Passage

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Sight polar bears in Conningham Bay
  • Discover the culture of Pond Inlet
  • Navigate through massive iceburgs
  • Hear stories of Franklin's voyage
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, exploring the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic region. …
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Walrus and her pup
$25,990
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Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands

23 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike
  • Trace the fjords of NW Greenland
  • Encounter cultural legacies
  • Explore Iceland's capital Reykjavík
  • Follow in the wake of explorers
  • Observe a variety of wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 23-day voyage on the National Geographic Explorer and journey deep into the far reaches of the Arctic, a land where polar bears roam and hardy Inuit communities maintain their traditional way of life.Canada’s Ellesmere Island stretches farther north than any other land in the world, …
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