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On an Arctic cruise with Adventure Life, you'll make your way across the land of polar bears and puffins at the top of the world. The only way to experience these majestic, frigid waters is by a hull-hardened ship prepared for Arctic waters. Start your cruise on a world-class icebreaker or expedition ship from ports in Scandanavia, Greenland, Canada and RussiaSvalbard, Norway's northernmost island or continuing on to Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, and even towards the North Pole itself. From northwestern Canada or Alaska, access the Northwest Passage. Get off the boat and into a sea kayak, or take hikes, or even go camping in the ArcticContact one of our Arctic cruise experts for help choosing and planning the perfect cruise to the Arctic.
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Sea kayak with beluga whales during your stay at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
$9,495
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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

10 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter arctic wildlife
  • Visit the Cunningham River estuary
  • Enjoy multiple adventure activities
  • Visit Cape Anne Thule sites
  • Take unique photographs
Activities: Adventure Options, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend a week exploring the Canadian Arctic at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada. Situated 500 miles (805 km) north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers guests fully guided opportunities for diverse adventure …
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Visit historical Arctic settlements on your voyage
$7,495
Save $1500-$2500
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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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Glimpse the King of the Arctic
$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
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend 8 days along the northern coast of Spitsbergen searching for the King of the North - the polar bear. Board the MV Plancius and navigate north along the western coast of Svalbard and cruise through fjords to spectacular glaciers, through ice-pack, and into remote regions. There are ample …
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Whale fluke
$11,975
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Great Migrations of the Northwest Passage

9 Day Itinerary
  • View beluga, bowhead & narwhals
  • Hike the Arctic landscape
  • Watch polar bears hunt
  • Kayak and snorkel
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Journey on an ultimate scenic and wildlife safari to witness the migratory patterns of some of the most exceptional animals the Arctic has to offer, including the mystical narwhal and beluga.Join this small group adventure of up to 14 persons consisting of high end safari-style ice camping deep in …
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An early morning view of Alesund, Norway
$1,610
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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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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day arctic voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the MV Plancius, an ice-strengthened vessel that is ideal for polar exploration,discover the remote shores, …
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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on this 10-day voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the Ortelius, explore the Arctic shores on this polar expedition cruise. Take in the history of the region with …
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The elusive narwhal in the Arctic
$10,720
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Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

8 Day Itinerary
  • Travel by traditional qamutik
  • Camp close to the ice floe edge
  • Look for icebergs and drifting ice
  • Observe narwhals and polar bears
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your 8-day Arctic adventure in Pond Inlet and travel to southeast Bylot Island where your Arctic Safari Camp is set up a few kilometers back from the ice edge. Spend your days observing a wide variety of Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat including narwhals, polar bears, seals, and a …
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A polar bear and her playful cub.
$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, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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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
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, this Arctic voyage offers the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic. Sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favored by ringed and bearded seal. The cliffs and …
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
If there is such a thing as a "classic" Arctic expedition cruise, this would be it! Join the Ocean Nova on this 11-day voyage to get the best of Spitsbergen. Explore the western edge of the island and venture into some northern outlying areas, where polar bears and walruses make their …
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Travelers standing next to the North Pole.
$28,695
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North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure

14 Day Itinerary aboard 50 Years of Victory
  • Helicopter over the Arctic
  • Reach the North Pole
  • Search for polar bears
  • Explore Arctic expedition remains
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavors. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south. Crushing through the ice, admiring soaring seabirds and visiting Franz Josef Land, your North Pole voyage is one that you won’t soon …
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A baby cub follows its mother across the Arctic ice
$5,695
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Spitsbergen Encounter

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore stunning historic locations
  • Admire the sublime Arctic scenery
  • Sail along the polar pack ice edge
  • Visit a walrus colony
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov for a 10-day expedition exploring Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago - regions rich in wildlife and birdlife, glaciology, and history. From the moment the ship's lines are thrown, enter into the land of the polar bear, beluga whale, walrus, and reindeer. …
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Polar bear and cub
$7,995
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Polar Bear Migration Fly-in Photo Safari

7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in a bear-proof cabin
  • Observe and photograph polar bears
  • Enjoy daily guided hikes
  • Delight in magical northern lights
Activities: Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Fly-in to a remote polar bear cabin camp set along the coast of Hudson Bay for an almost private polar bear viewing and photography experience like none other. Join this unique opportunity to photograph one of the world’s most magnificent predators from ground level in the Canadian Arctic! …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$16,770
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Explore beautiful Greenland
  • Enjoy Ilulissat Fjord's beauty
  • Admire Pond Islet's glaciers
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sail aboard Le Boréal for a memorable 14-day expedition cruise to discover Baffin Bay and the heart of the most magnificent Arctic landscapes. The first destination is the northwest coast ofGreenlandwhich welcomes you with its majesticicebergs,colorful villagesencircled by mountains, and its …
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kittiwakes
$16,770
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the secrets of Baffin Bay and the Thule, a legendary stopover for those in love with the polar regions. Step aboard L'Austral in Kangerlussuaq for a 14-day expedition cruise to the farthest reaches of the planet, sailing through the polar region's most spectacular landscapes. The …
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Reflection of colorful houses in Greenland
$16,790
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore beautiful Greenland
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Admire Pond Islet's glaciers
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the secrets of Baffin Bay and the Thule, a legendary stopover for those in love with the polar regions. Step aboard Le Soléal in Kangerlussuaq for a 14-day expedition cruise to the farthest reaches of the planet, sailing through the polar region's most spectacular landscapes. …
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Voyage to the top of the world aboard the 50 Years of Victory
$28,695
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North Pole: Murmansk - Murmansk

13 Day Itinerary aboard 50 Years of Victory (PO)
  • Cruise through the Barents Sea
  • Join a helicopter flightseeing tour
  • Visit the top of the world
  • Discover historical sites
Activities: Helicopter Tour, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
With countless beautiful scenes presenting themselves every day, endless expanses of ice, beaches crowded with seals and penguins, sunsets over unbroken horizons, starlit skies, and even the majestic northern lights, the North Pole isdefinitely one of the most stunning landscapes in the world. …
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