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Top Arctic Trips & Tours in September 2023

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Discover Arctic in September 2023 on one of these 18 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Reykjavik, Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sund, Sydkap, and Kangerlussuaq during September 2023 as you enjoy small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, whale watching, hiking, and kayaking. Prices for trips in September 2023 range from $2,230 to $154,580 for a vacation of 7 to 25 days. Choose any of the below 18 amazing itineraries in September 2023 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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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$12,995
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Out of the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Travel the NW Passage Route
  • Enjoy Inuit hospitality
  • Visit Franklin Expedition graves
  • View Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kugluktuk / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains an adventure today. Join the Ocean Endeavour on this 17-day journey as it sets sail eastward from Kugluktuk toward Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen honed his polar skills. Sail the Queen Maud Gulf, stopping for daily hikes and Zodiac cruises. Continue on …
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$18,995
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Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Canadian wildlife sanctuary
  • Visit and learn the Inuit culture
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic on a Zodiac
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture far above the Arctic Circle, in a land where the sun never sets and polar bears roam, with Ocean Adventurer. On this 20-day cruise, explore the northerly shores of Canada’s Baffin Island and the western coast of Greenland, searching for the wildlife and visiting the communities that …
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Beautiful artic mountains at sunset.
$7,995
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Greenland & Wild Labrador

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
  • Visit the capital Nuuk
  • Hike Torngat Mtns National Park
  • Explore Torngâsok Cultural Centre
  • Search for polar bears & eagles
  • Set foot on the Wonderstrands
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / St. John's
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary 15-day sailing showcases staggering geographic diversity. Set out along the western coast of Greenland, calling at Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capital cities, and exploring the many fjords for which the area is famed. Across the Davis Strait in Canada, visit the …
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A zodiac landing on remote shores
$4,200
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Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis, Fly & Sail

12 Day Itinerary aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Cruise among the glaciers
  • Visit an abandoned Inuit settlement
  • Navigate the breathtaking fjords
  • View wildlife on Jameson Land
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Rembrandt Van Rijn and sail along the rugged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast. This 12-day voyage takes you through Scoresby Sund. Further, you land on Danmarkso where there are the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. See musk oxen on Jameson Land and visit …
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Northern lights dance across the Arctic landscape
$15,140
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Iceland's Wild West Coast to East Greenland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore Northeast Greenland N. Park
  • Look out for unique widllife
  • Visit Scoresbysund
  • Observe Northern Lights displays
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the route of early Viking explorers and discover a region of epic ice home to the Arctic’s iconic creatures: polar bears, whales, and vast seabird colonies. We will also be on the lookout for the Northern Lights along Greenland and Iceland at this time of year. Actively explore …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$40,580
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The Northwest Passage

Reykjavik-Nome - 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 Cruises, Village Visits, 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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Enormous tabular icebergs dominate the Arctic landscape
$7,595
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Arctic Sights and Northern Lights

East Greenland - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Tour Whale Iceland Museum
  • Explore Greenland's fjords & peaks
  • Spot Arctic's wildlife animals
  • Observe dancing Northern Lights
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Ittoqqortoormiit
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, serves as the starting point for this 12-day Arctic expedition. Visit the city's most recognizable landmark, the Hallgrmskirkja church. Navigate north via the Denmark Strait to East Greenland, keeping a lookout for huge whales and large seabird colonies. …
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The night lights of Akureyri
$4,600
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East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Spot wildlife during your cruise
  • Discover Scoresbysund
  • Explore Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy a unique iceberg attraction
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Akureyri
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern Lights are guiding our way.
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Enjoy northern lights on an Arctic cruise
$11,495
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Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland

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, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, 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 …
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Arctic puffins
$10,450
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The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

St. John's - St. John's - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Venture into L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Explore Gros Morne National Park
  • Look for moose, seabirds and whales
  • Discover eastern Canada's beauty
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture into the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only widely accepted site of trans-Atlantic Viking establishment and very early Norse exploration. See WWII harbor defenses, and visit the only North American island that remains under French control, an outpost of its era …
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A polar bear wanders onto an iceberg in Greenland
$18,895
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Northwest Passage

Toronto, ON - Calgary, AB - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Discover Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Explore Devon Island
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Spot iconic Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Toronto / Calgary
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The icy and labyrinthine channels of the legendary Northwest Passage have enchanted explorers and adventurers for centuries. Get a glimpse into the world that captivated early explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen, and Larsen by exploring a portion of the fabled Northwest Passage. Visit the final …
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A misty morning in the Norwegian fjords
$4,049
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Classic Roundtrip Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Nordlys
  • Visit Alesund
  • Enjoy Trondheim views
  • Explore the Lofoten Islands
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
Starts/ Ends in:
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 Nordlys. 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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Northern Lights in Greenland
$4,600
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East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

Reykjavik - Akureyri - 9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Spot wildlife during your cruise
  • Discover Scoresbysund
  • Explore Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy a unique iceberg attraction
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Akureyri
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way, the Northern Lights are guiding your way.
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Exploring Greenland
$5,790
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In the Wake of Eric the Red

Kangerlussuaq- Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Sail through Prince Christian Sound
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Wander the streets of Nuuk
  • Explore Qeqertarsuaq
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join an expedition cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavík, which follows the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago. Board the Ocean Albatros and Cross theDanmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland, visiting the Inuit settlements of Tasiilaq and Kulusuk. …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$5,290
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Northeast Greenland - Into the National Park

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Admire stunning landscapes
  • Get a close-up look at icebergs
  • Spot incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Meet an Indigenous community
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Ocean Albatros on this 10-dayNortheast Greenland cruise. Venture far from the usual tourist routes and visit places where only true expeditioners and scientists travel. Here you will experience unspoiled Arctic landscapes with good chances of seeing polar bears, whales and musk oxen.Heading …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$4,990
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The Wild Side of Greenland - Milne Land & Scoresbysund

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Admire stunning landscapes
  • Visit Scoresby Sound
  • Explore unique Milne Land
  • Spot incredible Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Ocean Albatros on this 10-dayNortheast Greenland cruise. Venture far from the usual tourist routes and visit places where only true expeditioners and scientists travel. Here you will experience unspoiled Arctic landscapes with good chances of seeing polar bears, whales and musk oxen.As Aurora …
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Northern Lights in Greenland
$4,600
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East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Spot whales during your cruise
  • Discover Scoresbysund
  • Explore Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy a unique iceberg attraction
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Akureyri
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern Lights are guiding our way.
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Mountain Biking the highlands
$1,862
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East Iceland Explorer

7 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Vatnajokull, Myvatn & Godafoss
  • Spot reindeer in the wilderness
  • Encounter rural homes and cuisine
  • Get active by foot and on bikes
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This active yet easy-paced tour of East Iceland is designed to incorporate the culture and history of the rural Icelandic lifestyle while at the same time maximizing wildlife encounters through activities that get you outside exploring this remote and beautiful region. Hike popular regions such as …
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