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Take a trip back in time on one of these 15 archaeology tours to Arctic in 2022. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Reykjavik, Kangerlussuaq, Bergen, Ittoqqortoormiit, and Ilulissat on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 15 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy archaeological site visits, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, village visits, and hiking. Simply tell one of our Arctic travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$12,350
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Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles

Edinburgh - Bergen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit Shetland Islands for wildlife
  • Stroll to see the wooden houses
  • Explore Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the Stone Age sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Edinburgh / Bergen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Resolution, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic …
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Beautiful artic mountains at sunset.
$6,995
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Greenland & Wild Labrador

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
  • Visit the capital Nuuk
  • Hike Torngat Mtns National Park
  • Explore Torngâsok Cultural Centre
  • Search for polar bears & eagles
  • Set foot on the Wonderstrands
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / St. John's
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary 15-day sailing showcases staggering geographic diversity. Set out along the western coast of Greenland, calling at Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capital cities, and exploring the many fjords for which the area is famed. Across the Davis Strait in Canada, visit the …
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Zodiac boats bring you closer to the majestic Arctic landscape
$7,595
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South & West Greenland and Disko Bay

Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Sail along picturesque fjords
  • Hear presentations by experts
  • Learn about Vikings and Inuit
  • Spot Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Find yourself among some of the most magnificent sceneries in the world on this inspiring 14-day cruise through South and West Greenland! While sailing aboard Sea Spirit, admire icebergs the size of city blocks and soaring mountains. The juxtaposition of glittering icebergs and verdant hillsides in …
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Old Town in Gdansk, Poland
$6,799
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Viking Homelands

Stockholm - Bergen - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking River Cruises
  • Explore the Stockholm's wonders
  • Enjoy Mariehamn and the Aland
  • Marvel at the Norwegian fjords
  • Discover the history of the Baltics
Starts/ Ends in:
Stockholm / Bergen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail through historic waters and discover more of Scandinavia with overnights in Stockholm, Oslo, and scenic Bergen. See charming Ålborg and Gdansk, and visit the grand cities of Berlin and Copenhagen. Witness breathtaking scenery from your ship, Viking Cruises, as she glides through majestic …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$11,890
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

Bergen - Reykjavík - 13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$34,540
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Northwest Passage

Greenland to Alaska - 22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Glide between soaring icebergs
  • Observe Arctic wildlife
  • Explore incredible landscapes
  • Meet Indigenous communities
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For centuries the search for the Northwest Passage lured the most intrepid explorers, but it wasn’t until 1906 that Roald Amundsen finally completed the first sea voyage across the Arctic Archipelago. Aboard theNational Geographic Resolution,discover the otherworldly icescapes of the …
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Viking settlement, Anse-aux-Meadows
$4,995
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Newfoundland´s remote reaches
  • Hike phenomenal landscapes
  • Travel with naturalists & musicians
  • Visit an antique Viking settelement
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the lively culture and dramatic scenery of Newfoundland on this 11-day cruise starting and ending in historic St. John´s. Enjoy daily expedition stops and community visits, stop at Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station, learn about the Viking history, and enjoy a taste of the …
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Grass covers the houses of the Faroe Islands, blending them into the landscape.
$4,395
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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland

Aberdeen-Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Stand among Neolithic stones
  • Shop for exquisite handicrafts
  • See the volcanic Surtsey island
  • Follow the routes of the Vikings
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day expedition cruise charts a course unlike any other on Earth, from the costaline of Scotland, through the cliffs of the Faroe Islands, to the volcanic plains of Iceland. Explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$4,190
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Northeast Greenland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Atlantic
  • Admire stunning landscapes
  • Get a close-up look at icebergs
  • Spot incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Meet an Indigenous community
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Ocean Atlantic on this 10-dayNortheast Greenland cruise. Venture far from the usual tourist routes and visit places where only true expeditioners and scientists travel. Here you will experience unspoiled Arctic landscapes with good chances of seeing polar bears, whales and musk oxen.Heading …
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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$50,030
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Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska

25 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
  • Watch for wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of explorers seeking the Northwest Passage, beginning with Frobisher in the 1570s and ending with the world's most important modern-day explorer: you. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran of the region, you can count on the raw beauty to …
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Discover the restored Iona Abbey, Scotland
$10,989
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Reykjavik to Dublin

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • See historic cathedrals and church
  • Walk through the street of Torshavn
  • Visit Kirkwall
  • Observe the Isle of Man's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Dublin
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Iceland’s inspiring capital to Ireland’s irresistible one, enjoy a voyage that drinks in the beauty of the north. Sail from Reykjavik to Dublin on this Scottish island cruise that will have you gasping at the wonder of Mother Nature. Explore each island’s history to discover …
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The edge of Greenland's ice cap
$8,220
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Wild Greenland Escape

Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip - 6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Greenland's coastline
  • Delve into culture and history
  • Hike the Sermermiut Valley
  • Visit Qilakitsoq
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture to the fjord-laced coast of western Greenland, where hardy Inuit communities perched at the edge of the Greenland ice cap carry on their timeless way of life. Explore archaeological sites and vibrant modern-day villages and glide into breathtaking fjords by Zodiac or kayak as you explore …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$17,770
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Walk through Stone Age village ruins 5,000-years-old, Zodiac cruise around the stunning island of Staffa, and hoist a pint or two with spirited natives in cozy pubs throughout the land. You’ll explore ancient sites in moody landscapes to learn about culture and history in lands that have been …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$5,290
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Northeast Greenland - Into the National Park

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Admire stunning landscapes
  • Get a close-up look at icebergs
  • Spot incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Meet an Indigenous community
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Ocean Albatros on this 10-dayNortheast Greenland cruise. Venture far from the usual tourist routes and visit places where only true expeditioners and scientists travel. Here you will experience unspoiled Arctic landscapes with good chances of seeing polar bears, whales and musk oxen.Heading …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$4,990
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The Wild Side of Greenland - Milne Land & Scoresbysund

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Admire stunning landscapes
  • Visit Scoresby Sound
  • Explore unique Milne Land
  • Spot incredible Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Ocean Albatros on this 10-dayNortheast Greenland cruise. Venture far from the usual tourist routes and visit places where only true expeditioners and scientists travel. Here you will experience unspoiled Arctic landscapes with good chances of seeing polar bears, whales and musk oxen.As Aurora …
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