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Discover Arctic in May 2025 on one of these 23 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Longyearbyen, Jan Mayen, Bear Island, Smeerenburg, and Forlandsundet during May 2025 as you enjoy wildlife viewing, cruises, whale watching, small ship cruises, and wildlife & safari exploration. Prices for trips in May 2025 range from $2,787 to $49,312 for a vacation of 7 to 17 days. Choose any of the below 23 itineraries in May 2025 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert Arctic trip planners.
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Polar bear in Svalbard
$11,010
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Svalbard Encounter Expedition Micro Cruise

Longyearbyen roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Vikingfjord
  • Visit the stunning Longyearbyen
  • Discover Prins Karls Foreland
  • Explore north west of Spitsbergen
  • See Lilliehöök Glacier on Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the stunning landscapes, glaciers, and unmatched natural beauty of this Arctic archipelago by taking a 8-day summer cruise around Svalbard aboard the MV Vikingfjord. Your expedition starts in Longyearbyen, the most northern town in the world. Spend some time on the deck as you cruise …
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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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Waterfall Skogafoss in South Iceland
$2,786
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Discover Iceland

Small Group Tour in Iceland - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit the Golden Circle
  • Enjoy Dalvík
  • Circumnavigate Ring Road
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Iceland's most famous attractions and natural wonders on this exciting 8-day Ring Road tour. Explore Reykjavik's quaint streets and charming cafes, taking in the essence of this Arctic capital city. Hike a shimmering glacier, stand at the base of thunderous waterfalls, soak in …
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Kirkjufell Mountain
$3,224
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Best of Iceland

Small Group Tour in Iceland - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Drive the Ring Road
  • Enjoy Whale Watching Tour
  • Visit National Parks
  • Wander Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Tour the Golden Circle
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Circumnavigate Iceland while traveling the island's famous Ring Road. Hike along a pristine glacier, stand in awe at the base of tumbling waterfalls, board a boat in search of whales fromDalvik, and have achance to ride across Langjokull Glacier on a snowmobile. Your trip concludes …
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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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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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Ski the Arctic.
$3,700
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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:
Variable
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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snow covered mountains
$9,090
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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:
Variable
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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Svalbard's magnificent glaciers
$6,090
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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:
Variable
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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$9,590
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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:
Variable
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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Mountains meet the sea in the Arctic
$10,195
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Svalbard Explorer: Best of High Arctic Norway

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Witness Spitsbergen
  • Experience Spitsbergen
  • Discover Spitsbergen
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise aboard the Ultramarine. Experience the Arctic's rich wildlife, including polar bears, walruses, and reindeer. Revel in the surreal continuous daylight as you explore this unique terrain, hike vibrant tundra, and delve into its history and geology. This …
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Sightseeing aboard the ship
$6,595
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Journey into the Arctic Wilderness

Roundtrip Helsinki - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Discover Spitsbergen
  • Experience Krossfjorden
  • Explore Smeerenburg
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 7-day expedition cruise to and from Helsinki aboard the Ultramarine. Encounter Arctic wilderness beyond imagination. Despite its mountainous and glacier-covered terrain, this rocky island boasts vibrant ecosystems within towering cliffs and fjords. With ample exploration time, you can …
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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$7,195
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Arctic Odyssey

Tromso - Longyearbyen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore Tromso
  • Discover Gjesvaerstappan
  • Experience Bear Island
  • Witness Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise from Tromso to the high Arctic islands of Svalbard aboard the Ocean Albatros. Starting in Tromso, the vibrant Arctic capital, explore its stunning fjords, lively high street, and landmarks like the Arctic Cathedral and Polar Museum. Journey to Norway's northernmost …
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Minke whale swimming in the ocean
$3,200
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Arctic Ocean - Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice Edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

Vlissingen - Longyearbyen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Spot white-beaked dolphins
  • Discover Aberdeen
  • Experience Fair Isle
  • Witness the midnight sun
Starts / Ends:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the ultimate 12-day Arctic Ocean Cruise aboard MV Hondius. Departing from Vlissingen, your adventure begins with sightings of white-beaked dolphins and majestic orcas as you traverse the North Sea. Arriving in Aberdeen, immerse yourself in the charm of the Granite City before setting …
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$6,290
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Lofoten, Bear Island & Svalbard

Bodø - Longyearbyen - 11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Visit the fishing village of Reine
  • Zodiac tour on Vedøya for seabirds
  • Explore seabird colonies
  • View Svalbard polar bears
Starts / Ends:
Bodo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this expedition cruise along the stunning coastline and magnificent fjords of northern Norway, via the seldom visited and legendary Bear Island to the realm of the polar bear: Svalbard. Visit Lofoten and Bear Island as the sea eagles’ eggs hatch and the cliffs are teeming with tens of …
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$15,080
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Southern Greenland Discovery

Halifax - Reykjavik - 13 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Explore Halifax
  • Discover L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Visit Narsarsuaq
  • Explore Qaqortoq
Starts / Ends:
Halifax / Reykjavik
Activities:
Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day expedition cruise aboard the SH Vega, passing through the dramatic landscapes of the North Atlantic. The adventure commences in Canada's charming maritime region, departing from vibrant Halifax and sailing to Saint John's and historic L'Anse-aux-Meadows. Explore …
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Beautiful view of Spitsbergen.
$6,795
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Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Enjoy Edinburg's unique charm
  • Explore St. Magnus Cathedral
  • Explore Spitsbergen & its wildlife
  • Visit Kirkjubøur
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Sea Spirit to join this 13-day Arctic cruise from Edinburgh, Scotland to Longyearbyen, Norway. Long days and short nights give you ample opportunity to experience this region the way the Vikings did centuries ago. Enjoy stops in the Faroe Islands, Kirkwall, and the Shetland Islands before …
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