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Paddle Arctic on one of these 63 extraordinary sea kayaking trips during 2024 or 2025. Arctic kayaking tours let you explore the shoreline and marine ecosystems and frequently include itineraries with kayaking, wildlife viewing, cruises, small ship cruises, and hiking. Prices for a Arctic sea kayaking trip range from $4,300 to $198,200 for a 7 to 29 days trip in 2024 for a small group kayaking adventure or a private tour with a local English-speaking guide. Select any of the kayaking trips below as a starting point and customize it with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Arctic sea kayaking trip planners to make your own unique paddling experience.
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$24,722
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard (Northbound)

Bergen - Oslo - 17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board National Geographic Resolution and explore Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromsø and …
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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$16,795
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Svalbard Odyssey

Roundtrip Oslo - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Experience Camp Barentz
  • Visit Svalbard Museum
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise roundtrip Oslo aboard the Greg Mortimer. Experience the wonders of Svalbard, a realm of perpetual daylight where encounters with polar bears and the cries of guillemots resonate from towering cliffs. Discover flower-dotted tundra, spot arctic foxes, and uncover …
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Kayaking with Belugas
$13,855
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Arctic Discovery

Canada Small Group Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Hiking along the tundra
  • Visit Manitoba Museum
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Enjoy guided ecotour activities
  • View the arctic night sky
  • Visit Churchill and meet with local
  • Kayaking with beluga whales
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 9-day Arctic Discovery small group tour, visit the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, where you will learn about the Arctic wildlife up close and personal in their natural habitat and the history of southern Hudson Bay and the Arctic region. Enjoy daily guided activities like hiking across the …
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Vatnajokull glacier. Largest Icelandic glacier.
$11,285
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$9,895
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Connect with the unique Arctic wildlife as you travel to Spitsbergen for 12 days aboard Ocean Adventurer. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, walrus, Svalbard reindeer and tens of thousands of seabirds. Exploring the tundra is a breathtaking experience—the …
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Kayaking through the arctic waters.
$17,250
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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 Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$11,395
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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:
Variable
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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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$24,360
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Take National Geographic Endurance in exploring Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear …
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Exploring Greenland
$19,695
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Jewels of the Arctic

Oslo - Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Encounter Svalbard
  • Explore Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy viewing wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition cruise from Oslo to Reykjavik aboard the Greg Mortimer. Discover Svalbard's realm of perpetual daylight, where thrilling encounters with polar bears, walruses on sea ice, and echoing guillemot cries create unforgettable moments. In East Greenland, sail through …
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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland
$44,339
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High Arctic Archipelago: Canada and Greenland

Roundtrip Reykjavik - 25 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Venture into the Northwest Passage
  • Experience Sisimiut
  • Discover Kangerlussuaq
  • Explore Reykjavík
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 25-day expedition cruise to and from Reykjavik aboard the National Geographic Endurance. Set sail from Reykjavik, Iceland, on an extraordinary expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Discover the rugged beauty of Greenland's west coast, from Sisimiut's cultural richness …
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Exploring Greenland
$19,695
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Jewels of the Arctic

Reykjavik - Oslo - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Golden Circle route
  • Discover East Greenland
  • Encounter Svalbard
  • Explore Greenland
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition cruise from Reykjavik toOslo aboard the Greg Mortimer. Discover Svalbard's realm of perpetual daylight, where thrilling encounters with polar bears, walruses on sea ice, and echoing guillemot cries create unforgettable moments. In East Greenland, sail through …
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$7,995
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Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic

Roundtrip Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Exclusive Heli Landing
  • Admire the Northern Lights
  • Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 11-day Greenland Explorer cruise,traverse the stunning fjords, ice formations, and peaks of South Greenland. This adventure provides guests with unique experiences, including some exclusive activities made possible by the state-of-the-art ship, the Ultramarine, equipped with two …
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Ice diving in the Arctic
$25,823
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Baffin Island Dive Safari

7 Day Itinerary
  • Travel by snowmobile and qamutik
  • Have progressive diving experiences
  • See the Arctic's vast wildlife
  • Stay in a safari-style base camp
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Imagine yourself under the vast and silent skies of the high Arctic with the midnight sun bathing passing icebergs in a warm glow as narwhal whales pass by. Settle into a safari-style ice camp, the only one of its kind, and enter into a world even more unlike anything you can ever have imagined. …
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Narwhal sighting in the Arctic
$23,367
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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, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an 8-day experience with dramatic landscapes and icebergs of Sirmilik National Park, and possibly wildlife. Revel in the stunning landscapes of towering granite cliffs, glaciers and icebergs at our Tented Safari Camp with stunning views of Bylot Island, access to Sirmilik National Park and …
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On the ice floe
$19,726
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Polar Bears & Glaciers of Baffin Island

7 Day Itinerary
  • Search for bowhead whales
  • Admire all-night Arctic sunsets
  • Visit Auyuittuq National Park
  • Explore ancient Thule sites
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey to just outside of one of Canada’s most stunning national parks, Auyuittuq National Park, located along the rugged and awe-inspiring glacier-capped and iceberg-studded coastline of southeastern Baffin Island. Enjoy the long days of the Arctic summer and seemingly ‘all …
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Arctic Summer
$5,304
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Taste of the Arctic Summer

4 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy historic town tours
  • Hike along Sylvia Grinnell River
  • Get a taste of the Arctic
  • Discover Iqaluit iconic spots
Starts / Ends:
Iqaluit / Ottawa
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park, where you can hike along the river valley of the stunning Sylvia Grinnell River and fish for Arctic char from the shore near the mouth.Visit Nunavut’s capital city, a maritime community with a rich history.Venture above the tree line to experience the …
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Views aboard the ship
$17,495
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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 / Calgary
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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A polar bear and her playful cub.
$15,204
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Land of the Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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