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Spot massive whales in Arctic on one of these 104 exceptional whale watching trips to Longyearbyen, Reykjavik, Kangerlussuaq, Hornsund, and Ny Alesund during 2022 - 2023. Prices for whale watching trips in Arctic can vary from $2,100 to $154,580 for a trip of 5 to 27 days in 2022 or 2023. Choose one the whale watching trips below with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Arctic whale watching trip planners to match you with the perfect ship and itinerary for your precise tastes and needs.
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Whale watching in the European arctic.
$2,450
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North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

Tromsø - Tromsø - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Spot whales
  • See white-tailed eagles
  • Hike on Sommarøy
  • Explore fishing villages
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Senja
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. Keep a lookout for sperm whales and other whale species along your journey. The long Norway nights offer travelers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and …
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Beautiful Hornsund, Norway
$11,095
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Svalbard Odyssey

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Sail to Spitsbergen’s coastline
  • Spot abundant wildlife
  • Photograph Arctic tundra flowers
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Svalbard's biggest attractions, including polar bear sightings, guillemot screams from the sea cliffs, and beluga whales breaching in the deep blue sea. Svalbard is a realm of unending daylight. Wildflower-covered tundra, arctic foxes, and historic explorers' and hunters' camps …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$11,995
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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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$8,090
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition explore the Arctic archipelago, searching for wildlife such as …
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Wild Icelandic Horse grazing
$3,025
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Iceland Circumnavigation

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Explore Breidafjördur Bay
  • See Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 10-day journey around Iceland aboard the Ocean Diamond. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes not seen anywhere else on earth. This cruise reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of …
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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$5,150
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Around Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Visit an important research center
  • Discover former whaling settlements
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Encounter a vast array of wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day arctic voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the MV Plancius, an ice-strengthened vessel that is ideal for polar exploration,discover the remote shores, …
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$17,495
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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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Svalbard, Norway
$8,000
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Svalbard Explorer

10 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • Visit Svalbard wildlife areas
  • Observe stunning scenery
  • Cruise in Zodiacs to reach shore
  • Learn about the Svalbard area
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day Svalbard expedition cruise to explore the northern wilderness and its beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and glaciers of northwest Spitsbergen, home to an abundance of polar wildlife. The journey takes you up the northern coast of Spitsbergen with the view to opening up as many …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$11,995
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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 in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, 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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Arctic puffins
$7,995
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Follow in the footsteps of Norsemen
  • Explore the volcanic and glacier
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for exploration
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to some of the most remote islands on the planet, where only a small number of adventurers have ever left their footprints. This 14-day sailing expedition on Ocean Adventurer shows you the region’s rugged beauty and whaling and Viking history, visiting the awe-inspiring and unspoiled …
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Hengifoss Waterfall
$2,171
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Best of Iceland

8 Day Itinerary
  • Drive the Ring Road
  • Enjoy Whale Watching Tour
  • Visit National Parks
  • Wander Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Tour the Golden Circle
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Land, 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 achance to ride across Langjokull Glacier on a snowmobile. Your trip concludes inSnaefellsnes, …
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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$11,920
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$11,210
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Norwegian Discovery: Svalbard and the Northern Fjords

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore the Svalbard coast
  • Discover islands and fjords
  • Actively explore the scenery
  • Explore the coves and inlets
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a 10-day voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway, including the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Spend several remarkable days amid the ice floes of Svalbard and follow nature’s rhythms in search of walruses, seals, …
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Zodiac cruising in Spitsbergen
$7,995
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Encounter arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the Arctic realm
  • Hike the polar desert
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fascinating expedition provides a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, starting with its largest settlement, Longyearbyen. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic,” and on this stirring voyage. Geared toward optimum …
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Beautiful artic mountains at sunset.
$6,995
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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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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$10,990
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Svalbard and the Northern Fjords

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Make for the wilder wilds
  • Discover the islands and fjords
  • Actively explore the scenery
  • Explore the coves and inlets
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a 10-day voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway, including the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Spend several remarkable days amid the ice floes of Svalbard and follow nature’s rhythms in search of walruses, seals, …
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$8,495
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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
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, 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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