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Discover Arctic in August 2024 on one of these 24 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Reykjavik, Longyearbyen, Scoresby Sund, Krossfjorden, and Antarcticahavn during August 2024 as you enjoy cruises, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, wildlife & safari exploration, and whale watching. Prices for trips in August 2024 range from $2,290 to $45,595 for a vacation of 7 to 23 days. Choose any of the below 24 amazing itineraries in August 2024 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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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$13,895
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Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Helsinki to Reykjavik - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the four Arctic Islands
  • Immerse in icy realm of the Arctic
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Visit a remote Inuit community
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day itinerary gives a generous sampling of the four unique Arctic regions. This voyage is ideal for first-time visitors who want a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer. Beginning in Iceland, your adventure takes you to the Denmark Strait, renowned for its stunning scenery and …
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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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Views aboard the ship
$17,095
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Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Greenland and Canadian Arctic
  • Explore colorful Greenland villages
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Toronto
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
OnUltramarine, guests benefit from two twin-engine helicopters that will provide spectacular views of the Arctic landscape, the most extensive portfolio of adventure options in the industry, more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than any other expedition ship its size, and 20 quick-launching Zodiacs …
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Musk Ox roaming the Northwest Passage
$12,095
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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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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$6,520
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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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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$12,740
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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:
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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A zodiac landing on remote shores
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen - In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation - 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 Cruises, 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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Big blue icebergs at glacier lagoon on Iceland
$21,990
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Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic

Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq - 18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Spot countless seabirds
  • Marvel at massive glaciers
  • Learn about Inuit culture
  • Get a taste of local cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Keflavik International Airport
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
More than a thousand years ago, the legendary Viking Erik the Red set sail from Iceland to Greenland, exiled to a stark and spectacular land of endless ice, rocky pinnacles, and steep-sided fjords. On a voyage aboardNational Geographic Explorer, follow his route from Iceland’s magnificent …
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A caribou antler found while exploring Baffin Island
$17,860
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Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland To Newfoundland

United States-United States - 16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Meet Inuit artisans at Baffin
  • Observe polar bears
  • Discover Newfoundland and Labrador
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark theNational Geographic Explorerfor a thrilling exploration of the far north’s ice-carved landscapes,sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador. Navigate massive icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and venture into Davis Strait en route to Canada’s legendary …
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Walrus in the Arctic
$11,795
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Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

Helsinki to Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra and explore
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Variety is the spice of the Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland adventure, named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime. Check three different Arctic regions off your list, heading above the Arctic Circle to Spitsbergen, “wildlife capital of …
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Beautiful Hornsund, Norway
$9,900
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23 Days Extended Around Spitsbergen & Northeast Greenland - Aurora Borealis

23 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Enjoy seeing wildlife
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Views of northern lights
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Akureyri
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on the MV Plancius on this 23-day Spitsbergen & Northeast Greenland voyage. When you join two outstanding Arctic cruises into one, you get powerhouse polar adventures like this. After edging the pack ice of the planet’s most stunning polar bear habitat, you head to scenically …
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Stunning views from your zodiac cruise
$7,000
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Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland - Aurora Borealis

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • View the Northern Lights
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit settlement
  • Watch whale and seabird migration
  • Observe massive icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breathtaking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights. Each day, explore stunning arctic landscapes with …
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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$4,600
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North Spitsbergen - Kvitoya - Farthest North

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Search for polar bears on pack ice
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Visit Kvitoya
  • Sail through Krossfjorden scenery
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 9-day scenic expedition cruise aboard the MV Hondius takes you through North Spitsbergen. ExploreSvalbard's northern region to experience the breathtaking scenery and fascinating animals. Touch down on Kvitya, a location with historical value and a sizable walrus population. Join your …
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A single home in the desolate arctic.
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

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 Cruises, 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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The night lights of Akureyri
$4,600
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East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Spot wildlife during your cruise
  • Discover Scoresbysund
  • Explore Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy a unique iceberg attraction
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Akureyri
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern Lights are guiding our way.
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A herd of Muskoxen on Somerset Island
$15,984
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High Arctic Muskoxen & Polar Bear Photography

10 Day Itinerary
  • See Arctic muskox and polar bears
  • ATV ride to Muskox Ridge
  • Enjoy views of Northwest Passage
  • Encounter arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Yellowknife / Yellowknife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the stunning Arctic wilderness of Canada and witness the migration of muskox and polar bears on this 10-day High Arctic expedition. This adventure takes you through 24 hours of sunlight, polar bear and muskox habitats, and amongst a variety of wildlife, including narwhal, snowy owls, and …
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Belugas in Cunningham River & Guests near Arctic Watch
$13,550
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Arctic Watch Discovery Experience

10 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter arctic wildlife
  • Visit the Cunningham River estuary
  • Enjoy multiple adventure activities
  • Visit Cape Anne Thule sites
  • Take unique photographs
Starts / Ends:
Yellowknife / Yellowknife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land Tours, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, 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. Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is 800 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Arctic Watch is an unrivaled destination for the adventurous, …
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The Víknaslóðir Trail offers amazing views
$1,687
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East Fjords Trek

7 Day Itinerary
  • Trek along mountains and fjords
  • Visit abandoned farms and churches
  • Hike in remote and isolated regions
  • Visit small coastal villages
Activities:
Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike through the stunning and deserted mountain landscapes on the VíknaslóðirTrail on this East Iceland trekking tour. Admire the colorful hillsides and remote beaches. Visit old abandoned farmlands and churches on your remote Iceland hiking trip. Stay in mountain huts and hostels …
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