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Polar bear balances on the ice in the Arctic
$18,900
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Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

Kirkenes to Reykjavik - 25 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Spitsbergen northwest coast
  • Visit Scoresby Sund
  • Cruise beneath seabird high cliffs
  • Explore Greenland National Park
Starts/ Ends in:
Kirkenes / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Arctic itineraryallows you to experience the best of the European Arctic. Starting in Spitsbergen, you’ll explore its coastline of calving glaciers, towering bird cliffs and pack ice to spot walruses, reindeer and even polar bears! After crossing the Greenland Sea, your ship will follow …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$4,100
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North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
  • Navigate through pack ice
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, this Arctic voyage offers the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic, the polar bear. Sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favored by the ringed and bearded …
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Franz Josef Land scenery
$9,995
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Franz Josef Land Archipelago

14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe majestic polar bears
  • Walk in the footsteps of explorers
  • Explore spectacular Svalbard
  • Discover the North Pole
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your Arctic adventure in Longyearbyen, capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of your expedition. Explore the many waterways and islands of this unique Arctic landscape. The long days of summer sunlight illuminate the surroundings as you slip your moorings and sail …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$12,200
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Orkneys, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cruise by Zodiacs
  • Walk to Faroe Islands
  • Discover the history in Kirkwall
  • Photograph wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Aberdeen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Combining the North Atlantic Ocean’s wildest outliers, this voyage takes you from the historic Orkneys to the lush and craggy Faroe Islands, its cliffs teeming with seabirds, to the ice-covered slopes of Mount Beerenberg - the northernmost active volcano in the world on Jan Mayen Island, …
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A sow and her cubs
$2,950
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North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Search for seals, whales, and bears
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 6-day scenic expedition cruise aboard the Ortelius embarks in the historic town of Longyearbyen and takes you through North Spitsbergen in search of the king of the Arctic: the polar bear. The experienced crew and on-board naturalists guide you through ice floes and pack ice to get a close …
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Explore the expansive National Parks of the Arctic
$8,795
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Spitsbergen, East Greenland & Iceland: Arctic Odyssey

14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Northeast Greenland NP
  • Find ancient Thule sites
  • Catch sight of the Northern Lights
  • Spot charismatic Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Sea Spirit, for this 14-day cruise of 3 Arctic islands. Begin in Spitsbergen - a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Explore the world's largest fjord system, Scorsebysund, in East Greenland. The last port of call is Iceland, a place where ice …
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An Arctic fox gazes across the landscape
$7,295
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West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore northern Svalbard
  • Enjoy excellent wildlife viewing
  • Walk in the footsteps of history
  • Observe polar bears hunting
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture to fascinating West Spitsbergen and the Ice Cap on this unique 11-day expedition on the Sea Spirit. Start and finish inLongyearbyen, Svalbard, which is a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Cruise and explore West Spitsbergen,a true High Arctic …
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Zodiac boats bring you closer to the majestic Arctic landscape
$8,095
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West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore northern Svalbard
  • Enjoy excellent wildlife viewing
  • Walk in the footsteps of history
  • Observe polar bears hunting
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture to fascinating West Spitsbergen and the Ice Cap on this unique 12-day expedition on the Sea Spirit. Start and finish inLongyearbyen, Svalbard, which is a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Cruise and explore West Spitsbergen,a true High Arctic …
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Arctic Polar Bear
$4,100
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North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
  • Navigate through pack ice
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day scenic expedition cruise aboard the Ortelius takes you through North Spitsbergen. Trek around historic Longyearben, then join your expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the …
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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$12,870
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Svalbard & East Greenland

Tromsø to Reykjavik - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Admire Bear Island's wonders
  • Sail through southern Svalbard
  • Enjoy Scoresbysund unique wildlife
  • Explore East Greenland
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Combine a journey to the Svalbard archipelago with the rarely visited East Greenland, in search of the King of the Arctic – the indomitable polar bear. Noble, robust and monumentally large, any sighting of these beasts is sure to set pulses racing. With the midnight slowly sun sinking in the …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$5,050
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Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Visit Ny-Alesund
  • See reindeer, walrus, and whales
  • Climb Soraberget to view the icecap
  • Explore rarely-visited Kvitøya
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the expedition ship MV Hondius and explore the shores of Spitsbergen on this unique Arctic cruise. This 10-day voyage around Spitsbergen gives you a great chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition makes a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of …
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A sow and her cubs
$7,400
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East Spitsbergen - Arctic Academy

Science and Research specific - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
  • Visits Stellingfjellet
  • Observe a herd of Walrusses
  • Watch Hornsund area
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 10-day voyage is dedicated to science and research, with a group of scientists on the ship. The goal is to follow-up on the investigations which Dutch researchers began on Edgeøya in the 20th century. Passengers will be given the opportunity to share the experiences of the scientists, …
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Walrus
$13,500
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Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

23 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Take a Zodiac cruise
  • Explore Scoresby Sund
  • Indulge in the Inuit communities
  • Explore Spitsbergen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This combination of the popular Arctic itineraries (Spitsbergen Odyssey and Jewels of the Arctic) will allow you to experience the best of the European Arctic over 23-days. Starting on Spitsbergen, you’ll explore its coastline of calving glaciers, towering bird cliffs and pack ice and spot …
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Hiking the snowy hillsides of Greenland.
$6,550
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Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • View the Northern Lights
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit settlement
  • Watch whale and seabird migration
  • Observe cathedral-like icebergs
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day voyage starts in Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), sailing along the Northeast coast of Greenland and ending in Akureyri (Iceland). Approaching Greenland attempt to sail through the sea ice into Foster Bugt, making your first landing at Myggebugten. Beyond the old hunters’ hut (in the …
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Northern lights - Aurora borealis
$12,920
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Greenland of Great Explorers

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit vestiges of the Thule people
  • Discover Skjoldungen Island
  • Admire unique Arctic wildlife
  • Explore Prins Christian Sund
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen, L’Austral heads for Jan Mayen Island, located on the threshold of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. This isolated and uninhabited volcanic island was a whale hunting center and is home to large bird colonies. ExploreScoresby Sund,the largest fjord in the …
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Sun shining on the ice
$29,100
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The Geographic North Pole

Longyearbyen to Reykjavik - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Discover the Geographic North Pole
  • Admire Scoresby Sund
  • Visit the Reykjanes peninsula
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional new 16-day expedition cruise to theGeographic North Pole.To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, 700km away from any emerged land, you will boardLe Commandant-Charcot.Setting sail from Spitsbergen, enjoy an unforgettable …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$10,500
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Svalbard Odyssey

2021 - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Sail to Spitsbergen’s coastline
  • Spot lots of wildlife
  • Photograph Arctic tundra flowers
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kirkenes / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revel in the diversity of the Svalbard Island and sail into the kingdom of the polar bear. Explore the coastline against a backdrop of spectacular glacier-covered peaks. Discover deep fjords in the west; mysterious, fossil-rich desert plains in the east; and best of all, seals and whales in the …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$10,100
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Jewels of the Arctic

Longyearbyen to Reykjavik - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Sail along East Greenland
  • Tour across the Scoresby Sund
  • Experience Inuit culture
  • Enjoy the Spitsbergen’s fjords
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Jewels of the Arctic will change you forever: while cruising the icy waters of the Greenland Sea between Spitsbergen and Iceland, keep an eye out for whales, sea ice and countless seabirds. Your days will be jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime moments: Zodiac cruise amongst gigantic icebergs, …
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