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Choose one of these 17 remarkable photography cruises to the Arctic during 2024 or 2025. As you sail through the Arctic waters, explore remote and untouched destinations that reveal the Arctic's rugged beauty and abundant wildlife. Capture the breathtaking natural scenery and engage in experiences that transport you to a world of polar wonders, whether it's photographing polar bears in their natural habitat, witnessing the dancing Northern Lights, or documenting the unique Inuit culture. Marvel at the region's towering icebergs, pristine fjords, and the serene polar wilderness. These photography cruises, ranging from 7 to 15 days, start at $5,761. Contact us to frame your Arctic memories.
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Watching bears near the lodge
$12,841
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Birds, Bears & Belugas

8 Day Itinerary
  • Arctic wildlife viewing
  • Taste tundra-inspired cuisine
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Look for beluga whales in the bay
  • ATV tours exploring the coast
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Join on an extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Canadian North as you immerse yourself in the raw beauty and untamed wilderness of Hudson Bay in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Get ready to explore natural wonders, fascinating wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. While staying in a luxury …
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Polar bear viewing
$12,357
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Great Ice Bear

7 Day Itinerary
  • Capture photos of Arctic wildlife
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • See the historic port of Churchill
  • Enjoy guided ecotour activities
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Try Tundra cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set out on a rugged and remote Arctic region of Canada, join this 7-day Great Ice Bear Safari Tour, an ideal way to encounter and photograph bears on snow and ice and clear nights with excellent chances for northern lights photography. Located at Dymond Lake Ecolodge, Hudson Bay, Canada, capturing …
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Polar Bear viewing in the lodge
$14,634
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Arctic Safari

9 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Canadian Arctic region
  • Experience camping in barren lands
  • See Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy nature trekking with expert
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Visit Churchill and iconic landmark
  • Learn from an expert photographer
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend your week on this 9-day Arctic Safari tour, a uniquely Canadian Arctic adventure, as you explore camping in the vast Barren Lands on a private expedition. Experience the remote wilderness near Tundra Camp, including camping in the Barren Lands, exploring the ancient caribou migration grounds, …
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$9,595
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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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Bear in the lodge
$13,035
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Polar Bear Photo Safari

7 Day Itinerary
  • Capture photos of polar bears & cub
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Discover Canadian Arctic wildlife
  • Tunda Cuisine
  • Peak photo sessions
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Hiking, Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set out on a rugged and remote Arctic location, this 7-day or 8-day Polar Bear Photo Safari Tour offers an ideal way to photograph bears on snow and ice and clear nights with excellent chances for northern lights photography. Located at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, Hudson Bay, Canada, it caters to the …
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Northern Lights
$5,761
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Guided Northern Lights Getaway

4 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Iqaluit
  • Enjoy cultural attractions
  • Explore Sylvia Grinnell River
Starts / Ends:
Ottawa / Ottawa
Activities:
Northern Lights, Photography Seminars
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Ottawa, take a short three-hour flight to Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital, to witness the magic of the Northern Lights dancing over the night sky. Develop a true and honest appreciation for the Arctic on this 4-day journey, led by an Arctic Kingdom trip leader who lives and breathes the great …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$12,695
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Svalbard Odyssey

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Sail to Spitsbergen’s coastline
  • Spot lots of wildlife
  • Photograph Arctic tundra flowers
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of endless daylight where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from sea cliffs and beluga whales rise from the sea. Explore tundra adorned with wildflowers and look out for arctic fox, or discover historic camps of explorers and hunters. …
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Polar bear den emergence quest
$16,084
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Nanuk Emergence Quest

14 Day Itinerary
  • Find female polar bears and cubs
  • See other boreal wildlife
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Enjoy winter activities
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience this epic adventure on a 14-day Nanuk Emergence Quest in Canada's Hudson Bay's Arctic Region. This extraordinary adventure will immerse you in the untamed wilderness of the Kaskatamgan Wildlife Management Area along Manitoba's rugged Hudson Bay coast. Over two weeks, you will …
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Svalbard Walrus
$12,040
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Ice Waterfalls, Wildlife & Arctic Colors Svalbard Autumn Photo Tour

Roundtrip Longyearbyen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Kinfish
  • Discover Prins Karls Forland
  • Explore Spitsbergen
  • Experience Arctic
  • Explore Longyearbyen
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise to and from Longyearbyen aboard the MV Kinfish. This expedition explores the eastern region of Svalbard, aiming to capture the spectacular meltwater waterfalls of the Austfonna Ice Cap, a rare and captivating phenomenon during the summer months. Experience …
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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$8,990
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Svalbard in Depth - Land, Sea and Ice

Roundtrip Longyearbyen - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Discover wildlife
  • Explore the Arctic
  • See polar bears
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day Arctic expedition beginning in the Southeastern Svalbard and journeying to the far Northwest via Longyearbyen. This comprehensive trip combines two Polar Bear Express trips, offering a unique encounter with Svalbard's must-see destinations.

Start the adventure in …
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Arctic puffins
$10,095
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Arctic Odyssey: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Reykjavik - Longyearbyen - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Experience East Greenland
  • Explore Svalbard
  • Discover West Fjords of Iceland
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day cruise aboard the MV Sea Spirit. Begin your adventure in Reykjavik, where you can immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culture and sample delicious Icelandic cuisine. Set sail in the afternoon, enjoying panoramic views as you sail through Faxaflói, with the …
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Polar bear and cub
$9,595
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Svalbard Through the Camera Lens

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Oslo
  • Visit Ny Ålesund
  • Discover Svalbard
  • Learn and practice your photography
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day cruise from Oslo to Longyearbyen aboard the Sea Spirit, immersing yourself in Svalbard's majestic landscapes and compelling history—cruise through icy waters, exploring Spitsbergen's coastlines, mountains, and fjords. Take part in included excursions for wildlife …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$22,995
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Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

Oslo to Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Sail on a Arctic cruise adventure
  • Explore Ny Alesund's and Monacobree
  • Hunt for Arctic polar bears
  • Discover Sjuoyane region
  • Sail the Denmark Strait to Husavik
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day Arctic cruise, from Oslo. Board a charter flight to Longyearbyen, Svalbard's capital, then set sail aboard Le Lyrial along the Svalbard coast. Explore Ny Alesund's polar research station, Monacobreen's wildlife-filled glacier, and Alkefjellet's majestic cliffs. …
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Explore the Arctic
$10,395
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Svalbard & NE Greenland National Park

Olso - Longyearbyen - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Northeast Greenland NP
  • Find ancient Thule sites
  • Catch sight of the Northern Lights
  • Spot charismatic Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Sea Spirit, for this 14-day cruise of the two beautiful Arctic islands. Embark in Longyearbyen - a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Explore Svalbard, the most impressive scenery, and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing. Witness the …
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Fair Isle
$11,495
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Aberdeen
  • Discover Fair Isle
  • Experience Faroe Islands
  • Explore Jan Mayen
Starts / Ends:
Aberdeen / Helsinki
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise from Aberdeen to Helsinki aboard the Ultramarine. This expedition takes you to some of the world's most remote islands, blending history, culture, and the mesmerizing midnight sun. Traverse the North Atlantic, encountering the rugged beauty of the Arctic, …
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Icebergs
$25,303
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Spring Polar Bears & Icebergs of Baffin Safari

9 Day Itinerary
  • Experience the true Arctic
  • Capture photos of polar bears & cub
  • Enjoy Arctic views
  • Marvel the Northern Lights at night
Starts / Ends:
Qikiqtarjuaq / Qikiqtarjuaq
Activities:
Land Exploration, Photography Seminars, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Nunavut in the spring, the most magnificent location in the High Arctic for viewing polar bears and cubs on Baffin Island's icebergs.This adventurous 9-day polar bear photo safari takes you to the heart of the Arctic in early spring, a region rarely visited by tourists. Surrounded by …
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Enjoy northern lights on an Arctic cruise
$11,995
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Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland

Roundtrip Reykjavik - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Wonder at the mountains and cliffs
  • View the amazing Aurora Borealis
  • Zodiac cruise to explore landscapes
  • Optional kayaking adventure
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience two of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet with a 14-day expedition aboard the Ocean Adventurer. Cruise along Iceland’s mountainous Vestfjords and Greenland’s remote northeast coast, home to the largest fjord system in the world, discover diverse and dramatically rugged …
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