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Discover Arctic in August 2023 on one of these 67 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Reykjavik, Longyearbyen, Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, and Sisimiut during August 2023 as you enjoy cruises, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, whale watching, and hiking. Prices for trips in August 2023 range from $1,466 to $176,200 for a vacation of 6 to 30 days. Choose any of the below 67 amazing itineraries in August 2023 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Arctic trip planners.
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$8,290
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Expedition Svalbard

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen - 11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition explore the Arctic archipelago, searching for wildlife such as …
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Waterfall Skogafoss in South Iceland
$2,252
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Discover Iceland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit the Golden Circle
  • Search for whales
  • Circumnavigate Ring Road
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Land Tours, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Iceland's most famous attractions and natural wonders on this exciting 8-day Ring Road tour. Explore Reykjavik's quaint streets and charming cafes, taking in the essence of this Arctic capital city. Hike a shimmering glacier, stand at the base of thunderous waterfalls, soak in …
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First views of Baffin Island
$8,995
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High Arctic Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Hike on Devon Island
  • Enjoy a cultural welcome at Pond
  • Watch Greenland’s glaciers
  • Marvel at the tundra
Starts / Ends:
Resolute Bay / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Tallurutiup Imanga, a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik; try your hand at Arctic games. Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and …
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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$5,400
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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 Cruises, 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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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$12,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit ancient sites and villages
  • Meet the stunning Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Inuit culture first hand
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavour. On this 17-day journey, experience quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, cross the Davis Strait, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. …
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Midnight sun over Lofoten
$16,025
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Majestic Norwegian Fjords

Tromso to Copenhagen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • View the Lofoten Islands
  • Discover Svartisen Glacier
  • Visit the ‘Town of Roses’
  • Explore the stunning panoramas
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Copenhagen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Eclipse for an amazing voyage through the Lofoten Islands and Norwegian Fjords. Explore highlights of this epic coast, view the culture and the everyday life of people living here. The long, light days in this land of the midnight sun seem to energize both nature and people. …
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Hengifoss Waterfall
$2,471
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Best of Iceland

8 Day Itinerary
  • Drive the Ring Road
  • Enjoy Whale Watching Tour
  • Visit National Parks
  • Wander Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Tour the Golden Circle
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Land Tours, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Circumnavigate Iceland while traveling the island's famous Ring Road. Hike along a pristine glacier, stand in awe at the base of tumbling waterfalls, board a boat in search of whales fromDalvik and achance to ride across Langjokull Glacier on a snowmobile. Your trip concludes inSnaefellsnes, …
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A zodiac landing on remote shores
$5,200
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Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis, Fly & Sail

12 Day Itinerary aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Cruise among the glaciers
  • Visit an abandoned Inuit settlement
  • Navigate the breathtaking fjords
  • View wildlife on Jameson Land
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Rembrandt Van Rijn and sail along the rugged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast. This 12-day voyage takes you through Scoresby Sund. Further, you land on Danmarkso where there are the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. See musk oxen on Jameson Land and visit …
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Hiking in Landmannalaugar
$2,290
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Iceland Trek | Landmannalaugar to þórsmörk

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike in the Landmannalaugar area
  • See rhyolite colors and black sands
  • Overnight in comfortable hiker huts
  • Hike in the lush þórsmörk Valley
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours
Activity Level:
Moderate
Trek the Laugavegar Trail through stunning landscapes on this popular route from Landmannalaugar to the glacial valley of Thorsmork. Spend 5 days on the trail in a hut-to-hut trekking Iceland tour in one of the most breathtaking areas in the highlands. Hike through the third largest geothermal zone …
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Musk Ox roaming the Northwest Passage
$11,495
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Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Experience the Canadian Arctic
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy flightseeing and heli landing
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this exciting itinerary, follow the natural guides of sea and ice to showcase the region’s cultural, historic and geographic treasures, aiming to approach the farthest stretches of this rugged, rarely visited landscape.Ultramarine’sunprecedented range of adventure options, including …
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Narwhal sighting in the Arctic
$4,600
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East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Basecamp

Reykjavik - Akureyri - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Spot whales during your cruise
  • Discover Scoresbysund
  • Explore Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy a unique iceberg attraction
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Akureyri
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 9-day Arctic expedition cruise travels from east Greenland to Scoresby Sund across the Arctic Circle, the home waters of multiple species of whales. The expedition passes huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. The Northern Lights illuminate the …
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The edge of Greenland's ice cap
$18,500
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Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip - Door to Door

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Explore Greenland's capital, Nuuk
  • Walk through Aappilattoq
  • Relax in steaming hot spring waters
  • Enjoy Nanortalik's culture
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the heart of the Arctic on this unforgettable 17-day cruise roundtrip from Kangerlussuaq aboard Silver Cloud. Discover highlights of Greenland's western coast and Arctic Canada. Visit Indigenous communities to learn about their traditional ways of life. Watch the sculptural icebergs of …
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Colorful homes in Greenland
$16,720
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Expedition Along the East Coast of Greenland

16 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore a hard to reach region
  • Visit lovely Biosphere Reserve
  • Meet the Inuit
  • View alpine landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Kangerlussuaq, sail south, before reaching the east coast of Greenland, known for its wild natural environments, its alpine landscapes, and its sea ice carried along the Transpolar Drift. Next, sail along the Blosseville Coast. Discover the Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$37,800
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The Geographic North Pole: Longyearbyen Roundtrip

16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Admire Spitsbergen
  • Enjoy sailing to the ice floes
  • Discover the Geographic North Pole
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional new 16-day expedition cruise to the Geographic North Pole. To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, board Le Commandant-Charcot, 700 km away from any emerged land. Setting sail from Spitsbergen, enjoy an unforgettable maritime …
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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$6,830
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Icelandic Mosaic

Reykjavík Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Discover Reykjavík's Blue Lagoon
  • Explore the beautiful Grimsey
  • Experience Isafjordur fjord
  • Visit Eldheimar
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 8-day journey around Iceland aboard Le Bellot.Discover the most beautiful landscapes on theIcelandic west coast, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers,Icelandoffers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes. You will board the ship …
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Views of the Ilulissat Icefjord
$16,495
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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:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Zodiac cruising on Sunneshine Fjord, Baffin Island
$7,995
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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:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$14,895
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Jewels of the Arctic

Longyearbyen to Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Sail along East Greenland
  • Tour across the Scoresby Sund
  • Experience Inuit culture
  • Enjoy the Spitsbergen’s fjords
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Jewels of the Arctic will change you forever: while cruising the icy waters of the Greenland Sea between Spitsbergen and Iceland, keep an eye out for whales, sea ice and countless seabirds. Your days will be jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime moments: Zodiac cruise amongst gigantic icebergs, …
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