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Live one of the below 68 unique Arctic cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. 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 whale watching and cost from $1,386 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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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$24,263
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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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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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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$13,995
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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
Embark on a captivating 17-day Arctic expedition, beginning in Kugluktuk, Canada. Discover the enchanting Kitikmeot Region over the next three days, embracing its awe-inspiring landscapes and immersing yourself in the local culture. Witness the pristine beauty of Prince Regent Inlet on day five, …
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Kayaking with Belugas
$13,855
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Arctic Discovery

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hiking along the tundra
  • Visit Manitoba Museum
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Enjoy guided ecotour activities
  • View the arctic night sky
  • Visit Churchill and meet with local
  • Kayaking with beluga whales
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 9-day Arctic Discovery tour, visit the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, where you will learn about the Arctic wildlife up close and personal in their natural habitat and the history of southern Hudson Bay and the Arctic region. Enjoy daily guided activities like hiking across the tundra to view …
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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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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$13,995
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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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Puffins on the Latrabjarg Cliffs
$6,255
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Wild Iceland Escape

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Iceland's pristine fjords
  • Soak in geothermal hot springs,
  • Discover Westfjords' biodiversity
  • Watch out for humpback whales
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal …
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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$23,400
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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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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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Exploring Greenland
$13,849
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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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Stunning landscapes in Prince Christian Sound
$7,930
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Natural Wonders of Greenland - Tour 1

Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Discover Reykjavik
  • Explore Ammassalik Island
  • Get close to Prince Christian Sound
  • Visit Qaqortoq
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise on the MS Seaventure, exploring the wonders of Iceland and Greenland. Visit Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, and explore the sights of south and west Iceland as you sail across the Denmark Strait. Delight in the beauty of Ammassalik Island, with its …
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Street view of old town Reykjavik
$7,354
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Wild Iceland Escape

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 5 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Iceland's pristine fjords
  • Soak in geothermal hot springs,
  • Discover Westfjords' biodiversity
  • Watch out for humpback whales
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal …
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Traditional Colourful Houses
$18,420
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Inuit Spring of Ammassalik

Reykjavík - Reykjavík - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Meet the Inuit people
  • Join the dog sled activity
  • Sail to eastern coast of Greenland
  • Explore Ammassalik
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Le Commandant Charcot on this 11-day cruise as it takes you sailing from Reykjavík through the Denmark Strait. Then explore the hypnotic and icy landscapes of the Ammassalik and Blosseville regions. Respectfully access these exceptional lands, which are inaccessible to traditional ships …
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A caribou antler found while exploring Baffin Island
$18,969
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Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland To Newfoundland

United States-United States - 16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Meet Inuit artisans at Baffin
  • Observe polar bears
  • Discover Newfoundland and Labrador
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark theNational Geographic Explorerfor a thrilling exploration of the far north’s ice-carved landscapes,sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador. Navigate massive icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and venture into Davis Strait en route to Canada’s legendary …
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An Arctic fox scouts the terrain
$47,100
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The Northwest Passage

25 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Explore the Northwest Passage
  • Discover Nuuk
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 25-day cruise on Le Commandant Charcot to explore remote Arctic destinations. Visit Reykjavik, Iceland, cross the Denmark Strait and Prins Christian Sund, and discover Nuuk, Aappilattoq, Disko Bay, Pond Inlet, Lancaster Sound, Devon Island, Beechey Island, Banks Island, and Nome, …
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Viking settlement, Anse-aux-Meadows
$6,695
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Newfoundland´s remote reaches
  • Hike phenomenal landscapes
  • Travel with naturalists & musicians
  • Visit an antique Viking settelement
Starts / Ends:
St. John's / St. John's
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the lively culture and dramatic scenery of Newfoundland on this 11-day cruise starting and ending in historic St. John´s. Enjoy daily expedition stops and community visits, stop at Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station, learn about the Viking history, and enjoy a taste of the …
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A polar bear climbs glacial ice in the Arctic
$12,785
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Svalbard Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Villa
  • Discover the Northwest Corner
  • Search for unique wildlife
  • Explore Monaco glacier
  • Hike through Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Expedition mode begins as soon as you depart Longyearbyen – your Expedition Leader and Captain determine the route based on wildlife, weather, and ice conditions. Places to visit include Adventfjorden, Northwest Corner, Hinlopen Strait, Liefdefjorden,

Kongsfjorden and Isfjorden. MS Villa is …
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