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Weigh anchor and head for one of hte northernmost inhabited archipelagos on the planet - Svalbard (Spitsbergen) in Norway. Just 600 miles from the geographic North Pole and due north of the Scandinavian destinations of Norway, Sweden, and Finland, the frigid waters of the Arctic give you access to wonders like the Northern Lights or the towering fjords that characterize this region. An exploration of the expansive tundras will get you up close (but not too close!) to the polar bears, whose thick fur protects them from the chilling winds. These giant creatures blend right into their glacial habitat, but with a keen eye, you'll be able to spot whole families. These polar islands also provide an excellent starting point for cruises to other destinations in the Arctic Circle, like Iceland & Greenland.
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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
Begin your 8-day polar exploration in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen provides the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic, the polar bear, while on this expedition cruise aboard the small ship, MV Plancius.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Alkefjellet, Andoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Kongfjord, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Prins Karls Forland, Raudfjord
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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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A mother bear and her two cubs
$3,900
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North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
  • Navigate through pack ice
This 8-day voyage takes you in search of the King of the Arctic, the polar bear. Board the Ortelius for a scenic expedition cruise in North Spitsbergen. The experienced crew and on-board naturalists guide you through ice floes and pack ice to get a close look at the iconic polar bear. As you sail, watch for more wildlife and enjoy the scenery.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Andoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Prins Karls Forland, Raudfjord
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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
Voyage around Spitsbergen on this unforgettable 10-day arctic expedition cruise aboard the Ortelius. Look for reindeer as you walk across the tundra, spot polar bears on glaciers, and whale watch on Zodiac excursions. The wild lands and waters of Spitsbergen offer breathtaking vistas and ample opportunity to learn, explore, and wildlife watch.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, 14th of July Glacier, Ahlstrandhalvøya, Andoya, Freemansundet, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Krossfjorden, Laagoya, Longyearbyen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Ny Alesund, Phippsoya, Sorg Fjord
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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 maximum …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, 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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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
Board the MV Plancius for an exciting 10-day Arctic expedition cruise around Spitsbergen. Visit former whaling sites, a research center, and historical sites to learn about the treacherous past of arctic exploration. Marvel at the dynamic landscapes of the region and observe the unique wildlife that call the arctic home.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Ahlstrandhalvøya, Andoya, Freemansundet, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Laagoya, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Phippsoya
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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
Go deep into the Arctic on this 10-day voyage to experience wildlife in its natural habitat: discover and observe polar bears, walrus, reindeer, and the other unique creatures of the ice. This Arctic itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Longyearbyen, Oslo
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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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A single home in the desolate arctic.
$4,900
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Around Spitsbergen with Kvitøya

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Visit Ny-Alesund
  • See reindeer, walrus, and whales
  • Climb Soraberget to view the icecap
  • Explore rarely-visited Kvitøya
This 10-day cruise around Spitsbergen gives you a great chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition makes a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of historical significance, and home of a large walrus population.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ahlstrandhalvøya, Freemansundet, Hornsund, Krossfjorden, Kvitøya, Longyearbyen, Nordaustlandet, Phippsoya
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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$6,250
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Around Spitsbergen

16 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Visit whaling and hunting stations
  • Observe distinctive arctic wildlife
  • Learn about the region from experts
  • Marvel at breathtaking scenery
Set sail for a 16-day Arctic expedition on the two-mast sailing vessel the Noorderlicht. Discover the region's rugged terrain and the multitude of wildlife that inhabit the tundra, cliffs, beaches, and Arctic waters. Visits to former whaling and hunting settlements showcase the treacherous history of past Arctic expeditions.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Forlandsundet, Fuglehuken, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Kong Ludvigøyane, Longyearbyen, Smeerenburg, Trygghamna, Ytre Norskøya Island
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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
See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams as you explore the Svalbard archipelago, pulling the ship’s bow up to blue-veined glaciers, alighting on islands where caribou drift like smoke across the tundra. Go from the TV series depiction of Vikings to a real sense of their heroism.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Flatey Island, Isafjordur, Longyearbyen, Oslo, Reykjavik, Scoresbysund
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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
Experience the glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen, the remote fjord-strewn coast of Greenland, and fascinating Iceland on this 14-day expedition aboard the Ocean Nova. This tour of a lifetime offers Zodiac cruising, tundra hiking, and optional kayaking adventure opportunities. Marvel at the incredible Arctic as you explore these three islands!
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Akureyri, Longyearbyen
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$2,650
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Central Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Watch seals and walrus on ice floes
  • Navigate through elaborate fjords
  • Walk through Spitsbergen's tundra
  • Observe frenzied seabird activities
Board the Noorderlicht for this unforgettable 8-day cruise to the heart of Spitsbergen. Sail through the complex fjord systems and narrow water passages, taking in the unique geology of the region. This expedition cruise also offers numerous opportunities to see walrus, seals, reindeer, arctic fox, and a variety of bird life.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, 14th of July Glacier, Forlandsundet, Isfjord, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Poolepynten
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Reindeer feeding in the arctic.
$5,215
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Spitsbergen Odyssey

11 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • Explore the Spitsbergen archipelago
  • Observe the Arctic's rare wildlife
  • Marvel at the vast bird colonies
  • Visit whaling settlements
  • Discover the dynamic landscapes
Explore the Arctic on an exciting 11-day expedition cruise around the Spitsbergen Island archipelago. The voyage showcases the region's dynamic landscapes, including deep fjords, glacier covered peaks, polar deserts and wildflower rich tundra. Visit whaling camps and search for rare wildlife such as reindeer, polar bear, walrus, whales & much more.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Bellsund, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Hornsund, Longyearbyen, Woodfjorden
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Explore the expansive National Parks of the Arctic
$7,495
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Spitsbergen - East Greenland - Iceland

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
  • Explore Northeast Greenland NP
  • Find ancient Thule sites
  • Catch sight of the Northern Lights
  • Spot charismatic Arctic wildlife
This 15-day voyage of 3 Arctic islands aboard the Sea Spirit is not one to miss! Begin in Spitsbergen - a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Explore the world's largest fjord system – Scorsebysund – in East Greenland. The last port of call is Iceland, a place of unearthly landscapes.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Denmark Strait, Grundarfjordur, Isafjordur, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Reykjavik
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A Musk Ox stares at the camera from the tundra.
$7,005
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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
The Jewels of the Arctic 14-day expedition cruise combines the best of Spitsbergen and Greenland, with a taste of Iceland. Discover the unique Inuit cultures of the region and explore the rugged landscapes and icy waters of the Arctic. Aboard the cruise, listen as experts share their knowledge of the region's plants, animals, and history.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Blossevill Coast, Isafjordur, Longyearbyen, Reykjavik, Scoresbysund
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Hike along Eastern Greenland's red earth hills to gaze down at the iceberg-filled seas.
$7,295
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Three Arctic Islands

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Join this award-winning tour
  • Experience glaciers and wildlife
  • Explore Greenland's remote coast
  • Hike the tundra &cruise in a zodiac
Join this award-winning and popular expedition cruise from high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway, to Scoresbysund on the northeast coast of Greenland, ending in fascinating Iceland. If you want to experience the Arctic in all of its beauty, then you must venture to these Three Arctic Islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Akureyri, Longyearbyen, Reykjavik
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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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