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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$16,407
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The Northwest Passage

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Watch for whales in Sisimiut
  • Visit Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Explore Devon Island
  • Admire unique Arctic wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail in the spirit of the great explorers of the past on a journey among glaciers under the midnight sun. Discover the rugged beauty of nature far above the Arctic Circle and get to know the colorful Inuit culture. Witness the birth of icebergs, marvel at how the ice changes color under the …
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Polar bears roam freely in the Arctic
$8,995
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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

2020 - 14 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore the arctic by Zodiacs
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • View numerous arctic bird species
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day itinerary offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen while experiencing all the adventure the island has to offer. This is one of the best regions to see polar bears, walrus and reindeer; plus, the impressive 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet cliff are both birdwatching …
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Watch the sun set over the iceber-filled Arctic Ocean.
$8,995
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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

2020 - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Explore the arctic by Zodiacs
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • View numerous arctic bird species
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day itinerary offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen while experiencing all of the adventures the island has to offer. This is one of the best regions to see polar bears, walrus and reindeer; plus, the impressive 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet cliff are both birdwatching …
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Arctic puffins
$13,195
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Classic Northwest Passage and Greenland - From Kangerlussuaq to Cambridge Bay

13 Day Itinerary aboard RCGS Resolute
  • Visit an migratory bird sanctuary
  • Visit Jacobshavn Icefjord
  • Look for seals and polar bears
  • Explore remarkable wildlife sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Ottawa / Edmonton
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 13-day expedition observe spectacular glacial landscapes, encounter outstanding Arctic wildlife, tour historic locations, visit remote Inuit communities, and explorecolorful Greenlandic villages.This iconic voyage aboard the RCGS Resoluteexploresthe remote Northwest Passage, starting in …
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An arctic fox looks across the tundra.
$4,995
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Heart of the Arctic

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
  • Spot polar bears, walrus, and more
  • Mingle with Kinngait Inuit carvers
  • Learn about Inuit history & culture
  • Enjoy sounds of talented throat-sin
  • Visit a colorful Greenlandic settle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit three distinct Arctic regions on this voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Explore the deep fjords and vibrant communities of Greenland, including the world’s smallest capital, Nuuk. Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers, searching for marine life and seabirds. South Baffin …
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Polar bear balances on the ice in the Arctic
$18,900
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Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

Kirkenes to Reykjavik - 25 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Spitsbergen northwest coast
  • Visit Scoresby Sund
  • Cruise beneath seabird high cliffs
  • Explore Greenland National Park
Starts/ Ends in:
Kirkenes / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Arctic itineraryallows you to experience the best of the European Arctic. Starting in Spitsbergen, you’ll explore its coastline of calving glaciers, towering bird cliffs and pack ice to spot walruses, reindeer and even polar bears! After crossing the Greenland Sea, your ship will follow …
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Northern lights dance across the Arctic landscape
$12,520
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Iceland's Wild West Coast to East Greenland

13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore Northeast Greenland N. Park
  • Look out for unique widllife
  • Visit Scoresbysund
  • Observe Northern Lights displays
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the route of early Viking explorers and discover a region of epic ice home to the Arctic’s iconic creatures: polar bears, whales, and vast seabird colonies. We will also be on the lookout for the Northern Lights along Greenland and Iceland at this time of year. Actively explore …
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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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Late summer in West Greenland
$3,855
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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
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / 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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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$6,995
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Connect with the unique Arctic wildlife as you travel to Spitsbergen for 12 days aboard Ocean Adventurer. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, walrus, Svalbard reindeer and tens of thousands of seabirds. Exploring the tundra is a breathtaking experience—the …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$11,600
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Svalbard in Spring

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Visit the Svalbard Museum
  • Search for Svalbard's wildlife
  • View the changing light on Svalbard
  • Visit the Fram Museum in Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Voyage deep into and around the Svalbard Archipelago where Sven Lindblad and his team, on reconnaissance last March, were stunned by the beauty, the vistas of snow and ice, and the wonder of the changing light as the Spring sun mounts ever higher in the Arctic sky each day. Scan the icescapes for …
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Mountains meet the sea in the Arctic
$6,495
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 10-day sailing adventure on World Explorer gives you a taste of everything this region has to offer, beginning in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. Geared toward optimum wildlife viewing, this expedition provides plenty of opportunities to witness polar bears, walrus and …
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$5,490
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Svalbard with Lofoten & Bear Island

10 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest (Sea Endurance)
  • Visit the fishing village of Reine
  • See historic Nusfjord
  • Explore seabird colonies
  • View Svalbard polar bears
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this expedition cruise along the stunning coastline and magnificent fjords of northern Norway, via the seldom visited and legendary Bear Island to the realm of the polar bear: Svalbard. Visit Lofoten and Bear Island as the sea eagles’ eggs hatch and the cliffs are teeming with tens of …
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A single home in the desolate arctic.
$5,050
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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
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the expedition ship MV Plancius and explore the shores of Spitsbergen on this unique Arctic cruise. This 10-day voyage 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 …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$10,290
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Svalbard and the Northern Fjords

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Make for the wilder wilds
  • Discover the islands and fjords
  • Actively explore the scenery
  • Explore the coves and inlets
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a 9-day voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway, including the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Spend several remarkable days amid the ice floes of Svalbard and follow nature’s rhythms in search of walruses, seals, …
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The sun sets over polar mountains
$9,070
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The Best of Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Hike and Zodiac cruise with guides
  • Sail in Spitsbergen's fjords
  • Follow the path of early explorers
  • Encounter Spitsbergen wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
L'Austral takes you on a spectacular 8-day route that brings you intimately close to the natural colors of the polar region. Between icebergs, ice caps, and the sea ice, your adventure is interspersed with unusual excursions, such as outings in Zodiac inflatables at the early light of dawn. …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$13,500
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Franz Josef Land Explorer

2021 - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit Franz Josef Land
  • Cruise beneath towering bird cliffs
  • Attempt landings at Novaya Zemlya
  • Watch for polar bears
Starts/ Ends in:
Kirkenes / Murmansk
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a rare chance to discover the wondrous islands of Franz Josef Land and visit the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.From Murmansk, cross the Barents Sea to a world few have seen, 900 kilometers (560 miles) from the North Pole. Enter the Russian Arctic National Park and watch for polar bears, …
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The amazing Godafoss Waterfall
$4,880
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Icelandic Mosaic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover enchanting Reykjavik
  • Admire breathtaking fjords
  • See incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Learn more about Iceland
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes, and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes. Board the ship inReykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city. With its houses with colorful roofs and its lake that is home …
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