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Kayaking is one of the most engaging ways to witness the natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Your cruise ship offers a great vantage point from above the water, but in a kayak, you are right on the glassy surface of the icy northern ocean. You will experience Iceland just as the marine life does, admiring the towering fjords & ominous icebergs in their full scale. It's also one of the best ways to get up close to the incredible wildlife that has adapted to life on top of the world, including walruses, polar bears, and perhaps even the elusive narwhal! Of course, kayaking isn't the only thing you will experience on these tours, and it will be balanced with an exciting mix of other activities, like trekking across glaciers, getting to know the fascinating Viking culture, and spending time with some locals.
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Iceland Circumnavigation

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
  • Explore Breidafjördur Bay
  • See Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve
  • Visit the Whale Capital of Iceland!
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 10-day journey around Iceland aboard the Ocean Diamond. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes not seen anywhere else on earth. This cruise reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of …
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Hike along the rugged Arctic hills.
$8,695
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Three Arctic Islands

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Join this award-winning tour
  • Explore Greenland's remote coast
  • Experience glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra &cruise in a zodiac
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 14-day expedition cruise takes you to Scorsbysund, on the northeast coast of Greenland, then to Iceland, and high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway. Iconic arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. No other arctic adventure takes in …
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A Musk Ox stares at the camera from the tundra.
$6,790
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Jewels of the Arctic

14 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • Observe amazing wildlife and plants
  • Explore Arctic waters and icebergs
  • Learn about the region's history
  • Enjoy the welcoming locals
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Jewels of the Arctic combines the best of Spitsbergen and Greenland, with a taste of Iceland, on a 14-day expedition cruise on the Polar Pioneer. Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. While crossing the icy waters of the Greenland Sea, onboard experts …
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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$10,270
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Circumnavigation of Iceland

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class. It is highly geologically active with many volcanoes––hundreds of them, in fact. Most famously, the volcano inEyjafjallajökullerupted in 2010. Geologyalone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. When you …
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Stokkur Geyser in Thingvellir
$5,480
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Icelandic Mosaic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover enchanting Reykjavik
  • Admire breathtaking fjords
  • See incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Learn more about Iceland
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Admire Iceland's natural beauty and let it captivate you with its breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place of all the superlatives. Start inReykjavik, the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th …
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Hiking under the Northern Lights
$2,090
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Northern Lights & Whales: Sea & Land

7 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
  • Visit Snaefellnes Peninsula
  • Discover idyllic Isafjördur
  • Hike along a black sandy beach
  • Watch whales in offshore waters
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy the silence and tranquility of Iceland on this 7-day trip that offers you the opportunity to admire the famous and incredible northern lights and unique whale watching. Begin your explorations with a 3-day cruise with shore excursions and interesting lectures before an exciting bus tour along …
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Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland
$14,950
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Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • See polar bears on the sea ice
  • Follow the path of Viking explorers
  • Discover scenic Greenland
  • Explore the Westfjord region
  • Meet intriguing Arctic residents
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Svalbard archipelago on this 16-day Arctic expedition cruise. See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams.Follow in the wake of fearless explorers and colonists to discover the dramatic landscapes and rich traditions of Greenland and Iceland - in particular, …
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Whale Watching
Activity Level: Relaxed
Go by land, sea, and air to discover the thrilling nature of two geologically extraordinary countries! Start by exploring the cuisine and music of metropolitan Reykjavík, soak in Iceland’s thermal baths, and hike to its thunderous waterfalls. Travel to Greenland via charter air, and …
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Observe the picturesque houses of Greenland
$6,995
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Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Kayak around big icebergs
  • Round Cape Farewell
  • Soak in geothermal waters
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore Greenland, home to the world’s great fjords and some of the most active glaciers outside of Antarctica. Come to where the forces of nature still reign supreme when you join this 15-day expedition; brush up on Viking history and immerse yourself in present day Greenlandic Inuit …
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$3,995
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Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
  • Cross the Prins Christian Sound
  • Visit the ancient town Qassiarsuk
  • Tour Greenland's oldest town, Nuuk
  • Experience the Ilulissat Ice Fjord
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 12-day voyage from Iceland to Greenland discover the immense scenic and cultural variety of the world’s largest island. Sail from the beautiful and fertile south with its fascinating Viking history to the modern capital of Nuuk and then continue north to the town of Ilulissat with its …
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Wildlife comes to say hello on your Arctic voyage
$4,395
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West Greenland: Disko Bay

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Visit a typical Greenlandic village
  • Observe an active calving glacier
  • Photograph breathtaking landscapes
  • Attend a kayaking demonstration
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 10-day voyage explore Disko Bay, an area as rich in history and legend as it is famous for icebergs and whales. During your arctic expedition explore the natural wonders of northwest Greenland, from the impressive Ilulissat Icefjord and breathtaking Eqip Sermia glacier to the red …
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Contemplate the vasteness of nature from the top of the world
$5,995
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Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Enjoy stunning Greenland vistas
  • Explore the world’s largest fjords
  • Hike in Greenland National Park
  • Visit Inuit communities
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
With the world’s largest fjord system, Greenland beckons you to explore on this 10-day voyage. As one of our more active adventures, you have the chance to trek along the tundra and at Greenland National Park, climb mountains, and watch grazing musk ox and other arctic wildlife on the …
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Arctic Birds
$13,990
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Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Venture to the Northwest Passage
  • Explore Ilulissat Glacier
  • Observe polar bears and whales
  • Visit an Inuit fishing village
Activities: Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the coastal waters of Greenland and Canada's high Arctic on this 14-day small ship cruise. Venture deep into the far northern reaches of the Arctic on a quest for wildlife and the magisterial scenery of the ice––occurring at an epic scale in Greenland. Share the experience …
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A rare sight, the Northern Lights are worth the wait
$8,395
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East Greenland: Northern Lights

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Atlantic
  • See Greenland’s vast landscapes
  • Visit world's largest national park
  • Spend time in a local community
  • Catch sight of Arctic wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
With the world’s largest fjord system, Greenland beckons you to explore on this 14-day voyage on the Ocean Atlantic. Iceberg-choked fjords, tundra hikes, and the Arctic wildlife of Greenland National Park create picture-perfect scenes every day. See some of the world's best displays of …
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It may be sparse, but color comes to the Arctic too!
$8,995
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Iceland, Greenland, and Baffin Island: Arctic Circle Traverse

18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Atlantic
  • See Kekerten Isl. Whaling Station
  • Visit traditional Inuit settlements
  • Experience an Arctic ghost town
  • Encounter wildlife such as whales
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 18-day Arctic adventure is an in-depth exploration of historic, remote regions of Iceland, Greenland, and Canada, venturing to some of the most picturesque places on the planet. These are untamed lands of glaciers and icebergs, where majestic ice-clad mountains and soaring fjords open …
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Late summer in West Greenland
$3,995
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Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
  • Sail through Evighedsfjord
  • Visit Narsarsuaq
  • Explore Vestmannaeyjar island
  • Discover charming Reykjavik
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
From Disko Bay to Iceland, from majestic glaciers and icebergs floating in deep-blue water to the island’s unique indigenous wildlife, the natural wonders of Greenland are the stars of this soft adventure voyage. Whales and seals often accompany the Ocean Diamond, while musk ox graze ashore. …
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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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