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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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kittiwakes
$13,790
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
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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Fishing village in the arctic
$5,780
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The Icelandic Loop

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Discover Reykjavik
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Admire Iceland's natural beauty
  • Observe unique wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark in Reykjavik, the most northerly capital in the world. Houses with colorful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting.During the cruise,Le Boréalcrosses the Arctic Circle, and sails towards the ice floe. Explore the …
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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:
Archaeological Sites, 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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Looking out over an iceberg-filled lagoon in Jokulsarlon, Iceland
$15,200
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Iceland Round-trip

Reykjavik to Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Discover the dramatic Heimaey
  • Explore Husavik
  • Admire the Latrabjarg bird cliffs
  • Enjoy the Icelandic culture
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A spectrum of natural wonders awaits you on this voyage: from the geological playground of Lake Myvatn to a glacial lagoon and recent volcanic eruptions, immerse yourself in authentic local living. Share coffee, cake, stories, and laughter around a table with the owners of Vigur Island and sail …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$16,770
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Explore beautiful Greenland
  • Enjoy Ilulissat Fjord's beauty
  • Admire Pond Islet's glaciers
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day expedition cruise aboard luxurious Le Boreal explores the rugged and impressive landscapes of Greenland and Baffin Bay. As you hike across glaciers, you will see just how the marvelous fjords and mountains were carved. And zodiacs allow you to get up close to the massive icebergs of the …
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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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Late summer in West Greenland
$12,420
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Iceland & Greenland

Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Enjoy the Skjoldungen Fjord
  • Admire Prince Christian Sound
  • Discover Uunartoq's hot springs
  • Visit the charming Qaqortoq
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart Iceland’s coastal capital and set sail on this Greenlandic adventure.Join the Silver Cloud Expedition and follow the route of the Norse in their explorations of Greenland. Heading first to East Greenland, experience the beauty of deep fjords and crystal clear glaciers. In South and …
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Greenland hiking views
$11,400
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Following the Route of the Norse

Reykjavik to St. John's - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Keep an eye out for whales
  • Cruise the Prince Christian Sound
  • Visit Uunartoq's hot springs
  • Stroll through Qaqortoq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of the early Norse exploration of Greenland and Canada and go beyond your boundaries in a region that is unparalleled in bucolic loveliness. From the outstanding pieces of Inuit art in Qaqortoq, Nuuk and Iqaluit to small fishing communities of Aappilattoq to relaxing in hot …
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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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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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One of Greenland's many glaciers
$19,700
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High Arctic Explorer 2019

Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Visit the Sisimiut Museum
  • Admire Uummannaq Mountain
  • Discover unique Pond Inlet
  • Look for polar bears
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a circuit beginning and ending in Greenland, traveling to Canada and back through the open sea, visiting some of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world in the legendary high Arctic. Discover Sirmilik National Park and the Nijurtiqavvik National Wildlife Area, where wildlife lovers …
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Northern lights - Aurora borealis
$12,920
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Greenland of Great Explorers

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit vestiges of the Thule people
  • Discover Skjoldungen Island
  • Admire unique Arctic wildlife
  • Explore Prins Christian Sund
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen, L’Austral heads for Jan Mayen Island, located on the threshold of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. This isolated and uninhabited volcanic island was a whale hunting center and is home to large bird colonies. ExploreScoresby Sund,the largest fjord in the …
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The sun sets over polar mountains
$9,070
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The Best of Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • 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
L'Austral takes you on a spectacular 8-day route that 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. …
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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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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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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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