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On a small ship Arctic cruise you'll experience a magical land of icy fjords, jagged mountains, & immense glaciers. Comfortable small ships glide travelers beyond the Arctic Circle through dramatic ice floes to walk in the footsteps of the Vikings or marvel at the breaching of a humpback whale. Hull-hardened ships cut through the polar ice to access areas previously visited by only the most adventurous explorers and even to the North Pole. A cruise of the Arctic offers rare wildlife, natural beauty, and unique cultures that have survived in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Choose from cruises that visit the Arctic landscapes of Northern Canada's Baffin Island, the Northwest Passage, AlaskaGreenland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, & RussiaContact one of our Arctic cruise experts for help planning your trip.

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
In the Wake of the Vikings: A Voyage from Iceland to Greenland25%$349512Jul 14, 2021Board the Ocean Endeavour to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings on this exceptional 12-day expedition cruise across the Arctic region. Depart …
Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen25%$489512May 22, 2021Join the Sea Spirit on a fantastic 12-day expedition cruise from Scotland to Jan Mayen, and Spitsbergen. Explore some of the Arctic's most magical …
High Arctic Explorer15%$759512Jul 25, 2021Explore the high Arctic on this 12-day expedition cruise aboard the ice-class Ocean Endeavour. Departing from Resolute Bay high in the Arctic Circle, …
West Spitsbergen - Svalbard Discovery25%$43958Jun 1, 2021Journey across the enchanting Arctic on this 8-day sailing expedition aboard the Sea Spirit. Take advantage of every opportunity to experience …
Franz Josef Land: Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen15%$1039514Jul 21, 2021Join the Sea Spirit on an authentic Arctic adventure. Discover Longyearbyen, capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of …
Heart of the Arctic15%$499513Jul 21, 2022This 13-day expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavor brings you into the heart of the Arctic - from Canada's Inuit regions of Nunavik and Nunavut …
Atlantic Canada Explorer15%$399512Jun 23, 2022Embark on a 12-day exploration cruise of Canada's Atlantic coast, aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Explore highlights of Sable Island, Newfoundland, Nova …
Mighty Saint Lawrence15%$359511Jun 1, 2022This 11-day St. Lawrence cruise on the Ocean Endeavor offers the perfect combination of wildlife viewing & cultural exploration as you venture into a …

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Top-Rated Luxury-Class Cruise Ships to the Arctic

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
Ultramarine199$5995The Ultramarine is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration and to discover new places. Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, …
National Geographic Endurance126$10990National Geographic Endurance is a 126-passenger expedition cruise ship that was built for polar navigations providing an extremely smooth ride under …
L'Austral264$3080The L'Austral, sister ship to the Le Boreal, is the fruit of Italian expertise and French sophistication. A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the …
Le Boreal (CDP)264$3980A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the Le Boreal is the fruit of blending French service and sophistication with Italian engineering. Emphasizing …
National Geographic Explorer148$5180The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art luxury expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, …
Sylvia Earle126$10895Sylvia Earle - this new ship honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle. This ship will channel her …

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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq$1350010Jul 29, 2021Explore the Arctic on this exceptional 10-day voyage, starting in the magical city of Reykjavik, Iceland, and making your way through Greenland. …
Iceland & Svalbard - Reykjavik to Tromso$1790016Jul 5, 2021On this 16-day adventure cruise aboard Silver Wind, journey to Iceland and Svalbard to see isolated islands, remote landscapes, glaciers, and to look …
Expedition along the East Coast of Greenland$1337016Aug 15, 2021Discover the east coast of Greenland during a new 16-day expedition cruise onboard L’Austral, and venture into an extremely remote part of the …
Arctic Expedition: Reykjavik to Tromsø$1989014Jun 28, 2022Explore the Arctic from this 14-day cruise aboard Silver Cloud expedition and visit the isolated islands and remote regions of the northernmost part …
Expedition Svalbard: Longyearbyen to Tromsø$1190011Jul 6, 2021Join the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 11-day sailing expedition cruise exploring Svalbard, an Arctic territory full of life and color defined by the …
Ultimate Arctic Circle$3331525Jun 2, 2021Combine the remote islands of Svalbard with the magnificent fjords of the Norwegian coastline on this 25-day awe-inspiring arctic adventure aboard …
Ultimate Seafarers & Baltics$2549026May 22, 2021Journey from Barcelona to Copenhagen on this epic 26-day journey aboard the Scenic Eclipse. Uncover the treasures, traditions and history of the …
Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Alaska to Norway$3699026Aug 11, 2021The aptly named National Geographic Endurance hosts this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity: A 26-day expedition cruise crossing the Northeast Passage …
Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard$1406514Jun 30, 2022Board the Scenic Eclipse for an unforgettable 14-day Arctic cruise of Norway and the high Arctic. From magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and …
Baffin Bay Secrets 2021$2232014Jul 17, 2021This incredible 14-day journey aboard L'Austral will acquaint you with the secrets of the Baffin Bay and Greenland. Glaciers and icebergs are home to …

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Any of our small ship Arctic cruises will provide you with a variety of opportunities to experience the ice-capped top of the world in an engaging and active way. The most popular Arctic activities included on most cruises are:​
Where to Take an Arctic Cruise?

Your cruise will take you across various Arctic landscapes, featuring impressive glaciers & fjords, oceanic fields of ice, and snow-covered tundras, where evergreens have amazingly rooted sparce lives.

As you journey across this rugged & windswept landscape, you will have the chance to see the natural phenomenon of Aurora Borealis and some of the most breathtaking wildlife on the planet. 

The Arctic is an intercontinental region with the land masses of North America, Europe, and Asia surrounding the Arctic Sea's churning icebergs and frigid waters.

Popular regions to visit on an Arctic cruise include the Faroes Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Norway, Svalbard and Russia.

The Arctic Circle is made up of countries like Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, US (Alaska) and Canada
Best Times to Cruise the Arctic

The travel season in the Arctic runs from May through November.

The best times to go are late May to early June when wildlife spotting is at it's best, and mid-August into September when, with a little luck, the Aurora Borealis may be seen.

The weather during these "shoulder seasons" is not as warm as mid-June to mid-August, but the mosquitos and gnats aren't quite as prevalent, or hungry in the late Spring and early Fall. 

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