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Zip up your parka & grab your scarf, as you set out to explore Scandinavia. Cruise through the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, visiting Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, & Greenland. Upon these frozen countries, distinct ways of life have developed around the glaciers & frigid waters that characterize this landscape. One of the defining features of the region are the breathtaking fjords, like those of Scoresbysund, which can be explored by Zodiac. As you cross through the Arctic circle, you will spot whales, polar bears, seals, and sea birds. And don't miss the nighttime spectacle of Aurora Borealis. From Svalbard to Reykjavik to Greenland's ice-capped tundra & coasts, a Scandinavian cruise takes you through one of the most remote and intriguing regions of our planet, including perhaps a visit to the North Pole itself.
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An early morning view of Alesund, Norway
$1,485
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Classic Voyage North

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Lofoten
  • Cruise through Geirangerfjord
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Explore small fishing villages
  • Meet a local Sami family
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the stunning fjords of Norway on this 7-day expedition cruise. Begin in Bergen and make your way north, cruising through remote fjords, stopping in pristine coastal villages, and navigating your way through off-the-beaten-path destinations. Adventure awaits as you sail to Trondheim, cross …
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The stunning fjords of Norway
$1,368
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Classic Voyage South

6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Lofoten
  • Visit Hammerfest
  • Pass through the Lofoten Islands
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Tour Nidaros Cathedral
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the MS Lofoten on this 6-day southbound voyage through the Norwegian fjords. Begin in Kirkenes, cross the Arctic Circle, navigate your way through pristine fjords, and stop to greet the locals in charming coastal villages. The fjords of Norway offer wonderful opportunities for photographers …
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A raptor flies past a group of travelers after catching its lunch
$2,205
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Classic Roundtrip Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Lofoten
  • Visit Alesund
  • Enjoy Trondheim views
  • Explore the Lofoten Islands
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Take an excursion to the North Cape
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Adventure and mystery await on this 12-day small ship cruise aboard the MS Lofoten. Begin in the Norwegian city of Bergen and sail through Norway's picturesque fjords as you make your way north to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Greet the locals as you stop in small port villages and marvel at …
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Travelers photographing walrus relaxing on the bank.
$16,570
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Norway's Fjords & Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore northern narrows & glaciers
  • Hike, walk, and kayak
  • Enjoy the wilds of Svalbard
  • Follow the fjord-carved coast
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
“The land divides us, the sea unites", Norwegians have said for centuries. The sea here carves a 1,100-mile-long coastline (longer than the U.S. west coast) and on this 16-day expedition explore almost the full-length of its varied contours––from the jaw-droppingly lovely …
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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
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spitsbergen, Norway is the ideal starting point for this expedition, as you fly to Barneo Ice Camp at approximately 89N. Built as a drifting polar research facility, but used by adventurers and extreme sports enthusiasts alike, an expedition to Barneo has you mingling with scientists, skiers, and …
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-fretted coast, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive sheets of ice glowing under the midnight sun. It’s a magnificent polar bear habitat that provides …
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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 8-day Arctic adventure aboard the rare and innovative Le Boreal, a yacht that embodies thesubtle alliance between luxury, intimacy, and well-being. Step aboard inTromsø and set sail to Spitsbergen for a memorable experience discovering beautiful landscapes, jagged mountains, and …
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Norway Snow Hotel
$2,404
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Classic Roundtrip Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Join customized excursions
  • Explore Bergen
  • Kayak on the river Nid
  • View Arctic wildlife
  • Snowmobile through the Mehamn area
  • Sail through the Lofoten Islands
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching
Activity Level: Relaxed
The Classic Roundtrip Voyage, labeled “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage”by Lonely Planet, takes you from Bergen to Kirkenes and back in 12 days. Any time of year, it’s a voyage like no other. The drama of the scenery and the wildlife stir the explorer in you. Along the …
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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition explore the Arctic archipelago, searching for wildlife such as …
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$5,395
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Around Spitsbergen

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 11-day voyage brings you to Spitsbergen, the ideal site for Arctic adventures. This archipelago has a remarkably mild climate which sustains a lush and vibrant ecosystem and is one of the best places to observe polar bears. With a significant place in the history of exploration, Spitsbergen …
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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The autumn in Svalbard offers beautiful colors, a warm light, and spectacular sunsets. The ice in the eastern parts of the archipelago has usually retreated at this time, which offers good opportunities to explore the more seldom-visited parts around Nordaustlandet. With ten nights on board theM/S …
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A walrus pops up for to say hello
$6,295
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • View unique Arctic wildlife
  • Experience the Arctic via kayak
  • See polar deserts and huge glaciers
  • Visit a memorial for whalers
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
If there is such a thing as a "classic Arctic" expedition cruise, this is it. Get all the best of Spitsbergen on this 11-day cruise, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and walrus. Come across colonies of seabirds …
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Visit historical Arctic settlements on your voyage
$7,995
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Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Search for polar bears
  • Learn about Spitsbergen's history
  • View evidence of past whaling
  • Visit 14th of July Glacier
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. Join the Ocean Nova on this 13-day voyage to attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is unspoiled, wild, and utterly unforgettable. It is also one of the premiere locations to view …
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$11,490
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Exploration of Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for arctic wildlife
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this 11-day Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition explore the Arctic archipelago, searching for wildlife such …
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Polar bears keep watch over the Arctic landscape
$5,295
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Get a taste of the Arctic
  • View and photograph wildlife
  • Hike, kayak and explore Spitsbergen
  • Take advantage of continuous daylig
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Sea Adventurer on this 9-day itinerary and introduce yourself to the island of Spitsbergen. Embark in Longyearbyen and explore the island on an interesting wildlife circumnavigation. Keep your eyes on the horizon for polar bears, whales, and birds, as the ship navigates into small coves …
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Polar bears lounge in the sun
$5,495
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Spitsbergen Encounter

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Watch for beluga whales
  • Zodiac or kayak near glaciers
  • Learn about whaling in Svalbard
  • Encounter polar bears
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago - regions rich in wildlife and birdlife, glaciology, and history on this 10-day Arctic cruise aboard the Akademik Ioffe. Beginning in the capital city of this Norwegian Territory, from the moment the ship's lines are thrown, enter into the land …
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Explore the charming coastal city of Bergen
$4,060
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Norwegian Fjords

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Sail Norwegian fjords
  • Admire Stavanger's historic homes
  • Explore the fjords of Geiranger
  • Discover famous waterfalls
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark Le Soleal for this 8-day coastal cruise along the Norwegian coastline, whose vertiginous cliff faces have been sculpted by the wind and the sea, giving rise to many unspoiled fjords. Discover the beauty of Norway on this cruise from Oslo to Bergen, viewing remote coves, stunning fjords, and …
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$5,690
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Svalbard Adventure

9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Endurance
  • Tour and explore by Zodiac craft
  • See countless spectacular fjords
  • View large numbers of seabirds
  • Search for polar bears and seals
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on the Sea Endurance and enjoy this incredible 9-day Svalbard Adventure. The bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are snow-covered. Ice still keeps the islands in its grip and you can admire the ever-changing ice formations while searching for …
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Scandinavia Travel Guide

The majestic, ice-covered tundra of Scandinavia proudly crowns the globe. Unlike tropical cruises where snorkeling & tanning are the highlights, here you'll need to bundle up as you get acquainted with the fascinating and unique sites of the Arctic Circle. 
  • Norway: Witness the incredible biodiversity of the Sea of Okhotsk, where polar bears & seals tread through the waters; Get to know the Spitsbergen archipelago, home to Svalbard Longyearbyen.
     
  • Iceland: Immerse yourself in Norse folklore as you follow in the steps of the Vikings. Explore the West Coast & Ísafjördur, considered by many to be one of the most magnificent fjords in the Arctic. In Reykjavik, museums and buildings preserve ancient artifacts and architecture.
     
  • Greenland: Trek across glaciers & kayak through the fjords that underline this territory. In Scoresbysund, you'll see the world's biggest system of fjords; then you can visit some of the quaint fishing villages, where industry and traditions haven't changed in centuries.
     
  • Visit the British Isles & Eastern Europe, like Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Russia. 
No matter which cruise you choose, you are sure to see the marvelous Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Some crusies even offer exclusive expeditions to the North Pole

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