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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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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$43,300
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Kangerlussuaq to Nome 2021

25 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
  • Watch for whales all along the way
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow the route of explorers that looked for the Northwest Passage, from Frobisher in the 1570s right up to the world’s most important modern-day explorer: you. Whether you are a first-timer or well-initiated in the region, expect the savage beauty to seduce you time and time again. From …
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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$11,970
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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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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$19,420
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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:
Paris / Paris
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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Stunning Icelandic Countryside
$9,195
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Iceland Discovery

Reykjavik Roundtrip - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Sail into the Westfjords Peninsula
  • Visit the small town of Isafjördur
  • Explore Husavík to see whales
  • View the largest island, Heimaey
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
There are few places in the world more fascinating than Iceland. Quirky, compelling, and eminently atmospheric, this unique island is known for its stunning volcanic beauty and mythical tales. On your circumnavigation of the island, experience this captivating destination from a truly enviable …
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The amazing Godafoss Waterfall
$4,680
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Icelandic Mosaic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover enchanting Reykjavik
  • Explore breathtaking fjords
  • See incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Learn more about Iceland
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
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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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$41,980
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The Northwest Passage

25 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit a traditional Inuit village
  • Discover the Aulavik National Park
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart from Reykjavik and set sail along the south coast of Greenland, before reaching theHudson Strait, named after the English sailor Henry Hudson, who mapped the region for the first time in the early 17th Century. Then chart a course towards theFury and Hecla Strait, named after the ships of …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$36,990
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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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Polar bear in the Arctic
$36,990
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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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Exploring Greenland
$17,200
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Round-trip Reykjavik

16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Discover Reykjavik
  • Experience Sudureyri
  • Explore Husavik
  • Admire unique Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
It may be called Greenland but expect ice. Lots of it. Home to the largest – and least visited - National Park in the world, the country is an absolute paradise for those who want their travel experiences raw and unfiltered. Begin first with Iceland (expect green – lots of it), and its …
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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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Scattered houses of Tromso
$15,500
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Svalbard & Iceland - Tromso to Reykjavik

14 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Admire Bear Island's wonders
  • Sail through southern Svalbard
  • Explore Jan Mayen
  • Enjoy Siglufjörður’s Music Center
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Are you ready for the Arctic? Majestic icebergs and glacier-filled bays. Mile upon mile of a bird-laden cliff. 24-hour daylight. Polar bears. Breeching whales. Zodiac cruises. Remote islands. The list is long and just keeps getting better and better. Join us to make the most of the region’s …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$15,500
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Iceland & Svalbard - Reykjavik to Tromso

14 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Visit Reykjavik
  • Sail through southern Svalbard
  • Walk across Jan Mayen
  • Admire Bear Island's wonders
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Tromso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be on the lookout for Iceland’s fabled wildlife – including 13 different species of duck – as you sail into the Arctic on this voyage. Watch out for whales as you wend your way past majestic red Devonian sandstone mountains into the fjordic paradise of Svalbard. Enjoy Zodiac …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$14,065
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Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard

Bergen to Longyearbyen - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Discover Arctic tundra and wildlife
  • Sail along Sognefjord
  • View the Lofoten Islands
  • Explore the Svalbard Archipelago
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains, to remote towns and picturesque fishing villages – Norway is a delight to behold, and a breathtaking way to start the journey across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard. A collection of islands between the mainland and the …
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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$13,300
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Visit Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve
  • Admire Bear Island's widllife
  • Enjoy Svalbard's natural beauty
  • Explore Longyearbyen
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level:
Relaxed
It’s white, it’s far and even in summer, it’s cold. But despite these facts, the Arctic makes a mockery of other destinations. Cruise the unspoiled landscapes of this extraordinary region, observing plethoras of seabirds along your way. Sail into peaceful fjords and, weather …
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Late summer in West Greenland
$13,300
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Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

10 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud Expedition
  • Explore Prince Christian Sund
  • Walk through Aappilattoq
  • Relax in steaming hot spring waters
  • Enjoy Nanortalik's culture
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart Iceland’s coastal capital and set sail on this Greenlandic adventure. Days at sea give plenty of time for identifying seabirds and whale-spotting, while Zodiac cruises allow you to experience the massive glaciers and ice floes first hand. Dramatic rugged landscapes are perfectly …
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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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Historic town of Husavik on the North Coast
$8,800
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Reykjavik to Edinburgh

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Visit Reykjavik
  • Explore Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Discover Husavilk
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Edinburgh
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Volunteering, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the shores of Iceland and experience the country that travel buffs have been trying to keep secret for years. Beginning in Reykjavik, be charmed by the balance of fire and ice, sailing to the tune of long days and short nights. A day at then sea sets you up for the Faroe Isles and the Scottish …
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One of Greenland's many glaciers
$9,990
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Reykjavik to Halifax Expedition

14 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Sail through Prince Christian Sund
  • Spend time relaxing on hot springs
  • See the amazing pieces of Inuit Art
  • See how actual Inuit live
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Explorer on a 14-day expedition of Arctic and Greenland lined with picturesque fishing villages, dramatic fjords, and mountains, and sweeping sea vistas framed by a rocky coastline, the route of the Norse is exceptional. Experience the beauty of the fjords, the majesty of the marine …
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