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In the ice-packed waters of the northern ocean, Adventure Life has put together an excellent selection of the most luxurious cruises that explore this fascinating part of our planet. Aboard well appointed vessels like the National Geographic Explorer and Le Boreal, among others, you will experience the Arctic in comfort, style, and depth. Our featured Arctic cruises will take you to any number of destinations in the great north, from Norway's Svalbard archipelago & Spitsbergen to Iceland and Greenland and even the Baffin Sea & Ellesmere Island. These expeditions will expose you to viking cultures, fantastic glaciers, and giant icebergs, as well as the phenomenal wildlife that has adapted to life at the Pole. The luxury cruises feature expert guides and the best accommodations available for Arctic expeditions. 
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$26,400
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The Northwest Passage

23 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Discover the Ilulissat ice fjord
  • Visit the village of Kullorsuaq
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Admire the enormous Smoking Hills
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark L'Austral for a five-star expedition to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Set sail for the Far North to a legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage. Once the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific, the area transforms into a majestic white …
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kittiwakes
$16,150
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Upernavik Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on this 14-day Baffin Bay & Greenland journey aboard luxurious L'Austral. In the remote northern reaches of the planet, you'll see a land abundant with hardy fauna like seals, whales, polar bears, musk oxen, walruses, and sea birds. Zodiacs allow you to …
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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$8,910
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Expedition Svalbard: Longyearbyen to Tromsø

2020 - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Discover NW Spitsbergen NP
  • Circumnavigate the Duck Islands
  • Hike up to the 14th of July Glacier
  • Admire Pasvik Valley’s wildlife
  • Visit beautiful Skarsvag
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this journey from the isolated and remote areas of Svalbard to Northern Norway via Bear Island. Aboard theSilver Cloud or on her Zodiacs you will witness a spectacular bird cliff in Bear Island. You will find yourself marveling at the amounts guillemots and gulls that congregate using this …
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Red house on a fjord in Iceland
$8,600
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Round-trip Reykjavik

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Admire the dramatic Heimaey
  • Explore Husavik
  • Visit Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall
  • Discover Seydisfjordur
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland is not known as the land of fire and ice for nothing. The country is absolutely stunning – massive glaciers impose, volcanoes murmur beneath your feet and Viking history underscores it all. Travel to the beat of the midnight sun on this tour of the country that is defined by its …
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Arctic puffins
$9,820
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The Best of Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Hike and Zodiac cruise with guides
  • Sail in Spitsbergen's fjords
  • Follow the path of early explorers
  • Encounter Spitsbergen wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day route brings you intimately close to the natural colors of the polar region. Between icebergs, ice caps, and the sea ice, your adventure is interspersed with unusual excursions, such as outings in Zodiac inflatables at the early light of dawn. Sail in some of the world’s most …
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An Arctic fox gazes across the landscape
$7,295
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Best of Svalbard

Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore northern Svalbard
  • Enjoy excellent wildlife viewing
  • Walk in the footsteps of history
  • Observe polar bears hunting
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture to the fascinating Ice Cap and Svalbard on this unique 11-day expedition on the Sea Spirit. Start and finish inLongyearbyen, Svalbard, which is a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Cruise and explore Svalbard a true High Arctic wildernesswhere polar …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$34,750
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Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Alaska to Norway

26 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Sail through remote regions
  • Enjoy viewing Arctic wildlife
  • Visit the sites at Mortensnes
  • Stroll around the city of Oslo
Starts/ Ends in:
Anchorage / Oslo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos—including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island—little changed since the days of Nordenskjold, Amundsen and intrepid explorers of the last century.National Geographic Enduranceroams free at the top of the …
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Grizzly bear catching a fish
$34,920
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Kangerlussuaq to Nome

25 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud for a journey that heads up to the High Canadian Arctic, following the route of several explorers that had looked for the Northwest Passage. During your crossing from Greenland to Alaska you will experience the beauty of fjords and crystal clear glaciers. Visit small towns and …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$34,750
Savings
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Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska

25 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Stroll around the city of Oslo
  • Visit the sites at Mortensnes
  • Enjoy viewing Arctic wildlife
  • Sail through remote regions
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Leave the fast-paced, modern world behind by joining National Geographic Endurance on its 25-day expedition crossing the Northeast Passage. You will sure to be enchanted by the remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos—including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands, and Wrangel …
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The amazing Godafoss Waterfall
$4,880
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Icelandic Mosaic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover enchanting Reykjavik
  • Admire breathtaking fjords
  • See incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Learn more about Iceland
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes, and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes. Board the ship inReykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city. With its houses with colorful roofs and its lake that is home …
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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$6,330
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Icelandic Mosaic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Discover Reykjavík's Blue Lagoon
  • Explore the beautiful Grimsey
  • Experience Isafjordur fjord
  • Visit Eldheimar
Activities:
Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 10-day journey around Iceland aboard Le Bellot. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes not seen anywhere else on earth. This cruise reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life.
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$14,570
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Baffin Bay Secrets 2021

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on this 14-day Baffin Bay & Greenland journey aboard luxurious L'Austral. In the remote northern reaches of the planet, you'll see a land abundant with hardy fauna like seals, whales, polar bears, musk oxen, walruses, and sea birds. Zodiacs allow you to …
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Exploring Greenland
$10,440
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Arctic Expedition: Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Sail to Europe's largest bird cliff
  • See the famous Dynjandi Waterfalls
  • Explore Vigur Island
  • Board the kayak for exploration
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud for a 12-day journey from Iceland to Svalbard, Norway, visiting isolated islands and remote regions. Aboard theSilver Cloudgo past spectacular bird cliffs in Iceland, marveling at the multitude of puffins, guillemots and gulls that congregate to nest. While in Iceland, explore the …
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Reflection of colorful houses in Greenland
$14,940
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Churchill to Kangerlussuaq Expedition

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • See the beluga whales in Churchill
  • Appreciate the artworks from locals
  • Get to see the Arctic's wildlife
  • Visit towns in Greenland
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud for a journey that heads up to the northern part of Baffin Island, the entrance to the Northwest Passage. There you will experience the beauty of fjords and crystal clear glaciers. Visit small towns and villages to encounter a fascinating mix of local and Danish culture in …
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Iceberg near floe edge
$17,150
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Expedition to the Thule Region

17 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Sail between the ice floes
  • Discover traditional villages
  • Explore the wildlife of Arctic
  • See the largest icebergs
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
FromKangerlussuaq, set off aboardL’Australon a17-day expedition cruiseto the far reaches of the planet.North of the Baffin Sea, in theregion of Thule, experience a tricky but spectacular sail between driftingicebergsandsheets of ice floe. From Greenland's west coast with its mountains …
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Exploring Greenland
$14,940
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East Greenland & Canadian Arctic

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • See the colorful houses of Qaqortoq
  • See the artifacts at the museum
  • Visit a small village
  • See the artwork produced by Inuit
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud on a 17-day journey that follows the route of the Norse in their explorations of Greenland. Experience the beauty of deep fjords and crystal clear glaciers. See the remains of Norse settlements and will visit small towns and villages to encounter a fascinating mix of local and …
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Walrus in the Arctic
$13,160
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At the Genesis of the French Polar Expeditions

11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Venture into remote locations
  • Discover Greenland's east coast
  • Admire the exceptional midnight sun
  • Meet native Inuit people
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Betweenimmense glaciers, winding fjords carrying gigantic icebergs, polar caps and thick patches of ice floe, discover a nature enhanced by the special luminosity of the midnight sun. In this season, the sun’s rays lie level with the horizon diffusing a magical palette of blue, magenta, …
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Late summer in West Greenland
$18,190
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Ultima Thule: the Horizontal Everest 2021

17 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Hike through unique landscapes
  • Visit the incredible auroras
  • Explore the Kane Bassin
  • See amazingly rich fauna
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Step aboard L'Austral at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland for a 17-day expedition to the heart of Ultima Thule at the farthest reaches of the planet. Between ice caps and ice floes, past glaciers, icebergs, and brash ice sail to the heart of the northern hemisphere's biggest ice producer. Stopover …
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