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Discover Arctic in May 2024 on one of these 25 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Longyearbyen, Reykjavik, Bergen, Tromso, and Ny Alesund during May 2024 as you enjoy cruises, small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, whale watching, and wildlife & safari exploration. Prices for trips in May 2024 range from $1,744 to $76,400 for a vacation of 5 to 17 days. Choose any of the below 25 amazing itineraries in May 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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Spitsbergen
$12,295
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Spitsbergen Photography: Domain of the Polar Bear

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy continuous daylight
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Learn techniques from photographers
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fjords of Spitsbergen, you’ll be immersed in the natural wonders of the land of the midnight sun as you pursue your quest to photograph arctic wildlife: the polar bear as it prowls the edges of the pack ice on its perpetual hunt for food; the …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$21,370
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

16 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:
Relaxed
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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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$4,995
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

Helsinki-Longyearbyen - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Enjoy all the adventures
  • Kayak surrounded by icebergs
  • Hike the arctic tundra
  • Look for arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In a single week cruise through the pack ice up to 80°N along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Spend your days on a constant search for wildlife, exploring as much of the area as possible to optimize the opportunities to spot the most iconic of arctic wildlife, the polar bear. Enhance your …
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$8,895
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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:
Relaxed
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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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$21,370
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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:
Relaxed
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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Crater Lake Viti on Krafla Volcano
$6,695
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Circumnavigating Iceland

Reykjavik to Reykjavik - 9 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Visit Snæfellsnes National Park
  • See fascinating landscapes
  • Experience bird and whale paradise
  • Step across the Arctic Circle
  • Take in the beauty of Bakkagerdi
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 9-day epic expedition to the majestic volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and bubbling springs of Iceland, the land of ice and fire aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen. Start your expedition cruise in Reykjavik, then journey north to Stykkishólmur, doorway to the breath-taking …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$11,395
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • 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:
Relaxed
Connect with the unique Arctic wildlife as you travel to Spitsbergen for 12 days aboard Ultramarine. Your Arctic voyage begins and ends in Helsinki, Norway’s vibrant capital city. Fly by private charter to Longyearbyen. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, …
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A polar bear and her playful cub.
$12,830
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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:
Relaxed
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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Charming port cities of the Norwegian fjords
$4,589
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Classic Roundtrip Voyage

Bergen Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Polarlys
  • Visit Alesund
  • Enjoy Trondheim views
  • Explore the Lofoten Islands
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Take an excursion to the North Cape
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Adventure and mystery await on this 12-day small ship cruise aboard the MS Polarlys. Begin in the Norwegian city of Bergen and sail through Norway's picturesque fjords as you make your way north to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Greet the locals as you stop in small port villages and marvel at …
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Ski the Arctic.
$3,350
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Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen, Ski & Sail

8 Day Itinerary aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Watch for polar bears and walrus
  • Visit Kongsfjorden and Isfjord
  • Ski the snowy Arctic terrain
  • Enjoy zodiac cruising and hiking
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Skiing, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The 8-day journey will start and end in Longyearbyen. This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered ski techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves ski climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of …
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A group of puffins sit on the side of a cliff overlooking the ocean.
$6,895
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Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

Three Pearls of the Arctic - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore fascinating Reykjavík
  • Discover Westfjords
  • Admire the Beerenberg volcano
  • Observe Arctic wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover three Pearls of the Arctic: Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitsbergen. On this 12-day expedition, enjoy breathtaking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs, and tiny fishing villages embracing traditional ways of life.Exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, to spot …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$7,195
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

Helsinki to Helsinki - 10 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
  • Experience continuous daylight
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day polar expedition on Ocean Adventurer that gives you a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, beginning in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the "wildlife capital of the Arctic," and on …
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$8,590
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Svalbard Adventure

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Sjoveien
  • Cruise Arctic fjords and islands
  • Embark on daily Zodiac cruises
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • See remains of Arctic exploration
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teeming with life, and the peaks of the dramatic mountainranges are beautifully snow-covered. The ice still keeps the island of Svalbard in its grip and you can admire the ever-changingice formations. Spring has arrived and summer is just …
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Touring icebergs in a zodiac.
$5,790
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Springtime in Svalbard

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Enjoy Alkhornet's birdlife
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • Visit Prins Karls Forland
  • Discover historic Danskøya
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
It is spring in the Arctic and it is an indescribable experience to be there and witness the archipelago spring to life. The polar bear yearlings venture out for the first time, the Arctic foxes and the Svalbard reindeer still wear their winter fur and seals, and walruses can often be seen resting …
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$6,290
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Svalbard Adventure

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Tour and explore by Zodiac craft
  • See countless spectacular fjords
  • View large numbers of seabirds
  • Search for polar bears and seals
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on theM/S Quest and enjoy this incredible 9-day Svalbard Adventure. The bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are snow-covered. Ice still keeps the islands in its grip and you can admire the ever-changing ice formations while searching for polar …
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$9,390
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Svalbard Adventure

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Take daily Zodiac cruises
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • Explore grand icy landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the majesty of the Arctic during this unforgettable 9-day trip aboard the M/S Stockholm. The atmosphere,the curiosity on board, the classic interior, and the delicious food are elementsthat make this trip unique. The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird coloniesare teeming with life, …
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Spring at Wilderness Center
$1,123
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Birth of Spring

5 Day Itinerary
  • Spot baby lambs, reindeer & puffins
  • Fish with locals & see turf houses
  • Hike in Borgarfjörður Eystri
  • Stay active on foot, bikes & horses
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend five extra days on your Iceland tour to visit the isolated and rugged East Iceland region. Get a taste of the country lifestyle and learn about how this part of the island survives its winters. Experience springtime with new baby lambs and geese hatchlings and take short hikes to spot wild …
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The awesome landscapes of Iceland
$10,895
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Látrabjarg bird cliffs
  • Explore glaciers, lakes, & beaches
  • Enjoy whale-watching in Húsavik
  • Tour Hornstrandir peninsula
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the "Land of Ice and Fire," where snow-capped mountains tower over glaciers and active volcanoes roar. In one of the most geologically active regions, you can stroll along a black sand beach littered with sparkling bergy bits, uncover geysers, fumaroles, and bubbling mud pools, or …
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