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Live one of the below 44 unique Arctic cultural experiences for 2023 or 2024. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, cruises, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, and hiking and cost from $1,279 for experiences of 5 to 27 days. Tell us about your ideal Arctic cultural trip and our Arctic experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Colorful port of Bergen
$6,310
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Norwegian Fjords

Oslo - Bergen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover unusual landscapes
  • Sail in the Lysefjord
  • Explore Art architecture in Alesund
  • Hike Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Bergen
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise withLe Bellot on an 8-day exceptional itineraryand discoverthe beauty of the Norwegian fjords. Leaving from Oslo, the Norwegian capital in its exceptional natural setting, set sail for the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Next, visit Stavanger,a cosmopolitan and prosperous small town with a …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$20,960
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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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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:
Kugluktuk / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits, 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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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$12,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit ancient sites and villages
  • Meet the stunning Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Inuit culture first hand
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavour. On this 17-day journey, experience quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, cross the Davis Strait, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. …
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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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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$12,050
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Norway Fjords & Spitsbergen

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Wander through Bergen's streets
  • Visit traditional Norwegian towns
  • Tour the pristine Lofoten Islands
  • Admire Tromsø, Paris of the North
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bergen for an 12-day expedition aboard Le Boréal transporting you to exceptional sites above the Arctic Circle. From Olden sail to the Briksdal glacier, one of the most beautiful in Europe.Cruise towards theGeiranger Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The …
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Iceberg near floe edge
$21,460
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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:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, 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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The breathtaking scenery of Iceland
$4,995
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavík Roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience Reykjavík's culture
  • Explore Iceland's pristine fjords
  • Search for whales and dolphins
  • Visit traditional fishing villages
Activities:
Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day adventure cruise to the ancient Viking stronghold of Iceland, a mystical land shaped by fire and ice.Voyaging aboard the Ocean Endeavour, experience Iceland at its best and most diverse. Marvel at the geological wonders of this island at the edge of the Arctic Circle, exploring its …
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The edge of Greenland's ice cap
$18,500
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Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip - Door to Door

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Explore Greenland's capital, Nuuk
  • Walk through Aappilattoq
  • Relax in steaming hot spring waters
  • Enjoy Nanortalik's culture
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the heart of the Arctic on this unforgettable 17-day cruise roundtrip from Kangerlussuaq aboard Silver Cloud. Discover highlights of Greenland's western coast and Arctic Canada. Visit Indigenous communities to learn about their traditional ways of life. Watch the sculptural icebergs of …
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Colorful homes in Greenland
$16,720
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Expedition Along the East Coast of Greenland

16 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore a hard to reach region
  • Visit lovely Biosphere Reserve
  • Meet the Inuit
  • View alpine landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Kangerlussuaq, sail south, before reaching the east coast of Greenland, known for its wild natural environments, its alpine landscapes, and its sea ice carried along the Transpolar Drift. Next, sail along the Blosseville Coast. Discover the Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$18,830
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Baffin Bay Secrets

14 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit traditional villages
  • Enjoy spectacular Karrat Fjord
  • Explore Disko Bay
  • Discover Sisimiut's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, 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, see a land abundant with hardy fauna like seals, whales, polar bears, musk oxen, walruses, and sea birds. Zodiacs allow you to get up …
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Exploring Greenland
$12,442
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The Heart of Greenland with Disko Bay

16 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Discover Disko Bay
  • Admire the stunning Arctic scenery
  • Learn more about local culture
  • Visit Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 16-day voyage begins and ends in Iceland, taking you to the western Greenlandic coastline with its charming scenery and many colorful settlements. You will meet the warm people who live here, and learn more about their traditions and modern culture. Disko Bay is also renowned for its Arctic …
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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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An Arctic fox gazes across the landscape
$11,190
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Disko Bay to Uummannaq - Remote At Heart

10 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Balto
  • Venture into Disko Bay
  • Explore Qeqertarsuaq
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Discover Disko Island's wonders
Starts / Ends:
Ilulissat / Ilulissat
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a life-affirming adventure with the beautiful 12-passenger ship M/S Balto! Begin your voyage by exploring the Disko Bay area, known for its diverse and astonishing landscape, including unique geological formations, deep fjords, springs and caves, magnificent towering icebergs, and …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$8,090
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Disko Bay Exploration - Ice, Whales & Mountains

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Balto
  • Explore the magnificent Disko Bay
  • Admire numerous gigantic icebergs
  • Enjoy the magical midnight sun
  • Great chance of seeing whales
Starts / Ends:
Ilulissat / Ilulissat
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Disko Bay area is known for its diverse and astonishing landscape, including unique geological formations, deep fjords, springs and caves, magnificent towering icebergs, and impressive glaciers faces. The ocean is home to humpback, minke, and pilot whales and ashore you might meet reindeer and …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$12,740
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

Bergen - Reykjavík - 13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$46,280
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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:
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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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$36,960
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Northwest Passage

Greenland to Alaska - 22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Glide between soaring icebergs
  • Observe Arctic wildlife
  • Explore incredible landscapes
  • Meet Indigenous communities
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For centuries the search for the Northwest Passage lured the most intrepid explorers, but it wasn’t until 1906 that Roald Amundsen finally completed the first sea voyage across the Arctic Archipelago. Aboard theNational Geographic Resolution,discover the otherworldly icescapes of the …
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