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Embark on a voyage to the heart of Europe's most breathtaking marine environments with our 114 meticulously curated whale-watching tours for 2024. Europe's seas are a sanctuary for an astonishing variety of cetaceans, and these tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. From the icy waters surrounding the Svalbard archipelago to the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, each day spent on these tours promises a chance to connect with the ocean's gentle giants amidst stunning backdrops. Whether you're gliding alongside whales in a Zodiac, hiking the tundra, or participating in photography seminars, the experiences are as diverse as the marine life you'll encounter. With a starting point of $1,720, these tours are designed to cater to a range of interests, including small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, and cultural immersion. To set sail on a journey that will leave you with a treasure trove of memories, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless adventure.
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Polar bear in Svalbard
$11,010
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Svalbard Encounter Expedition Micro Cruise

Longyearbyen roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Vikingfjord
  • Visit the stunning Longyearbyen
  • Discover Prins Karls Foreland
  • Explore north west of Spitsbergen
  • See Lilliehöök Glacier on Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the stunning landscapes, glaciers, and unmatched natural beauty of this Arctic archipelago by taking a 8-day summer cruise around Svalbard aboard the MV Vikingfjord. Your expedition starts in Longyearbyen, the most northern town in the world. Spend some time on the deck as you cruise …
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Kirkjufell Mountain
$3,224
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Best of Iceland

Small Group Tour in Iceland - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Drive the Ring Road
  • Enjoy Whale Watching Tour
  • Visit National Parks
  • Wander Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Tour the Golden Circle
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, 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 have achance to ride across Langjokull Glacier on a snowmobile. Your trip concludes …
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Vatnajokull glacier. Largest Icelandic glacier.
$11,285
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 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:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$9,895
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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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Kayaking through the arctic waters.
$17,250
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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 Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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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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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$7,720
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Icelandic Mosaic

Reykjavík Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Discover Reykjavík's Blue Lagoon
  • Explore the beautiful Grimsey
  • Experience Isafjordur fjord
  • Visit Eldheimar
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience an unforgettable 8-day journey around Iceland aboard Le Bellot.Discover the most beautiful landscapes on theIcelandic west coast, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers,Icelandoffers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes. You will board the ship …
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$9,890
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The Norwegian Fjords, Bear Island, and Svalbard

Bergen - Longyearbyen - 17 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Explore coastal Norway
  • Sail by Torghatten's ice sheets
  • Visit the Polar Museum in Tromso
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to Bear Island
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • View the fjords of Hornsund
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join M/S Stockholm on a great adventure, exploring some of Norway’s most exciting and scenic locations, including the majestic Storfjord, the charming town of Alesund, and the picturesque fishing village ofNusfjord, included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Continue towards the …
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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$11,395
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Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Helsinki to Reykjavik - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the four Arctic Islands
  • Immerse in icy realm of the Arctic
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Visit a remote Inuit community
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day itinerary gives a generous sampling of the four unique Arctic regions. This voyage is ideal for first-time visitors who want a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer. Beginning in Iceland, your adventure takes you to the Denmark Strait, renowned for its stunning scenery and …
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Watch the sun set over the iceber-filled Arctic Ocean.
$12,495
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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the arctic by Zodiacs
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • View numerous arctic bird species
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day itinerary offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen while experiencing all of the adventures the island has to offer. This is one of the best regions to see polar bears, walrus and reindeer; plus, the impressive 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet cliff are both birdwatching …
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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$21,695
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Svalbard in Depth

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Seek out Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Arctic
  • Discover Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day expedition cruise to and from Oslo aboard the Sylvia Earle. Experience the wonders of the Svalbard archipelago, a realm of perpetual daylight where polar bears, guillemots, and beluga whales enchant. With additional time for exploration, aim to reveal cherished spots and uncover …
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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$12,295
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Spitsbergen: Realm of the Ice Bear

Roundtrip Oslo - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Discover Spitsbergen
  • Enjoy tundra hikes
  • Venture close to 80° north
  • Discover Longyearbyen
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day expedition cruise to and from Oslo aboard the Greg Mortimer. Exploring Svalbard's largest island, navigate pack ice to discover walruses and bearded seals. Along stunning fjords bordered by towering mountains, search for polar bears and spot nesting guillemots, safeguarded …
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Godafoss, One of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland.
$10,980
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Iceland in Depth

Roundtrip Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Discover Dynjandi Waterfall
  • Experience Isafjordur
  • Visit Vigur Island
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day cruise through Icelandic landscapes aboard the SH Diana. Discover Reykjavik's iconic sights, Thingvellir National Park, and Dynjandi Waterfall. Visit Isafjordur, Vigur Island, Grimsey Island, and Akureyri. Experience Seydisfjordur's vibrant culture and Djupivogur's …
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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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Lupin Field with mountains
$22,675
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Arctic Island Hopping

15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Explore Vigur's seabird sanctuary
  • Witness Jan Mayen's Beerenberg vol
  • Witness diverse Arctic wildlife
  • Navigate majestic Arctic fjords
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board SH Vega on a 15-day Arctic Discovery cruise in Reykjavík, navigating from Iceland to East Greenland, Jan Mayen Island, and Svalbard inside the Arctic Circle. Explore indigenous cultures, national parks, and the extensive fjord system. Reykjavík's vibrant atmosphere and …
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A zodiac landing on remote shores
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen, In the Realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Discover unspoiled wilderness
  • Spot iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic's landscapes
  • Watch for the elusive beluga whale
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 10-day 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 Ortelius, explore the Arctic shores on this polar expedition cruise. Take in the history of the region with …
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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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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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