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Breaching Orca Whale
$6,630
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Greenland and Newfoundland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Admire the unique scenery
  • Visit Anse-aux-Meadows
  • Observe the local wildlife
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Discover St John’s
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Saint Pierre
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Iceland, head for South-East Greenland. Discover Inuit culture inAmmassalikand set off to meet the inhabitants of this remote region, with deep-rooted traditions.Le Champlainthen makes its way south to call at l’Anse-aux-Meadows, a Viking archeological site from the 11thcentury listed as …
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A sow and her cubs
$8,400
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Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cruise beneath dramatic bird cliffs
  • Visit the remote Jan Mayen
  • Photograph walrus and reindeer
  • Hike across a diverse terrain
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the lush green mosses and bustling bird cliffs of Iceland to the stark, sublime beauty of Jan Mayen and the High Arctic wonderland of Svalbard, embrace the breathtaking contrasts of the arctic on this singular expedition. Zodiac-cruise through glacier-filled fjords, take a guided hike across …
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A polar bear leaps across ice floes
$11,750
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Land of the Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Observe polar bears & walrus
  • Experience unique natural history
  • Hike across the Arctic
  • Unique photo ops!
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Svalbard is the best place on the planet to see polar bears—wild, majestic, in their native habitat: the sea ice. And see them we do––during our season in Svalbard, we observe all manner of behavior from hunting for seals amid the floes to frolicking cubs––all viewable …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$8,250
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Circumnavigating Spitsbergen: In the Realm of the Polar Bear

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Sail to the far north
  • Watch for polar bears
  • Explore the Arctic landscapes
  • Admire the Svalbard archipelago
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Spitsbergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take this epic voyage to attempt to find a way through the Arctic’s ever-changing sea ice and venture above the 80th parallel north. If the ice allows, complete a circumnavigation of the island of Spitsbergen, and visit some other highlights of the Svalbard archipelago. Spend time exploring …
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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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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
$10,990
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Svalbard and the Northern Fjords

10 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 10-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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Zodiac cruising on Sunneshine Fjord, Baffin Island
$6,995
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Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Experience the Canadian Arctic
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landing
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Nature and wildlife are the guides on this voyage as you explore the region’s diverse treasures. The Arctic’s stark beauty offers an unforgettable backdrop, while the cruise’ world-class team provides the knowledge and insight to help you connect with the region’s unique …
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Views of the Ilulissat Icefjord
$14,495
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Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Canada Arctic and Greenland
  • Visit Greenlandic communities
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
The fabled sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Northwest Passage continues to grip the collective imagination. On this captivating 17-day voyage, you are invited aboard the game-changing new vessel,Ultramarine, to explore this fascinating waterway with an incredible range of …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$8,499
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Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen

8 Day Itinerary aboard SeaDream Innovation
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your Arctic adventure in Longyearbyen, capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting and ending point of your 8-day expedition. Explore the many waterways and islands of this unique Arctic landscape. The long days of summer sunlight illuminate the surroundings as you slip your …
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Arctic puffins
$9,820
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The Best of Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Hike and Zodiac cruise with guides
  • Sail in Spitsbergen's fjords
  • Follow the path of early explorers
  • Encounter Spitsbergen wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day route 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. Sail in some of the world’s most …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$12,100
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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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A polar landscape
$4,100
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East Greenland - Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • View colossal icebergs
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Watch for Arctic seabirds
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Akureyri
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this voyage to East Greenland – Scoresby Sund while cruising across the Arctic Circle you will be in the home waters of multiple species of whale. During the 8-day expedition aboard the Ortelius, spot huge icebergs as you journey into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. …
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Arctic Northern Lights
$3,100
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Isfjorden Adventure, Late Arctic Autumn

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Stroll around Longyearbyen
  • Visit the town of Trygghamna
  • Sail to Isfjord and explore
  • Visit the glacier of Nordenskiöl
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Svalbard on an 8-day sailing voyage aboardNoorderlicht starting from the former mining town of Longyearbyen.Visit the former whaling station and the remains of a Pomor house and the base of Alkhornet Mountain in Trygghamna. You can also enjoy the beautiful glaciers and spectacular wildlife …
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Itilleq community visit
$10,495
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Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Meet locals
  • Visit Norse historical sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an ultra-immersive exploration of Greenland’s most remote regions, sailing the icy waters of the rarely traveled southeast coast, traveling down to the lush southern tip, and stopping to visit local communities and observe imposing glaciers of the west coast. Visits to picturesque …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$14,570
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Baffin Bay Secrets 2021

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on this 14-day Baffin Bay & Greenland journey aboard luxurious L'Austral. In the remote northern reaches of the planet, you'll see a land abundant with hardy fauna like seals, whales, polar bears, musk oxen, walruses, and sea birds. Zodiacs allow you to …
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Sightseeing aboard the ship
$5,995
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

7 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Immerse in the Arctic realm
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise through pack ice up to 80° north along the west coast of Spitsbergen, retracing the steps of explorers from centuries past.Exploring as much of the area as possible, you will enjoy maximum opportunities to spot, among other wildlife, the walrus with its long tusks and distinctive …
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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$4,995
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

7 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Enjoy all the adventures
  • Kayak surrounded by icebergs
  • Hike the arctic tundra
  • Look for arctic wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In a single week cruise through the pack ice up to 80°N along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Spend your days on a constant search for wildlife, exploring as much of the area as possible to optimize the opportunities to spot the most iconic of arctic wildlife, the polar bear. Enhance your …
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