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Top Scandinavia Trips & Tours in August 2023

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Discover Scandinavia in August 2023 on one of these 25 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Longyearbyen, Raudfjord, Hornsund, Krossfjorden, and Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet) during August 2023 as you enjoy small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, whale watching, hiking, and kayaking. Prices for trips in August 2023 range from $2,645 to $130,210 for a vacation of 8 to 16 days. Choose any of the below 25 amazing itineraries in August 2023 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Scandinavia trip planners.
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$8,290
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Expedition Svalbard

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen - 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 Cruises, 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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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$5,400
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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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Midnight sun over Lofoten
$12,409
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Majestic Norwegian Fjords

Tromso to Copenhagen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • View the Lofoten Islands
  • Discover Svartisen Glacier
  • Visit the ‘Town of Roses’
  • Explore the stunning panoramas
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Copenhagen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Eclipse for an amazing voyage through the Lofoten Islands and Norwegian Fjords. Explore highlights of this epic coast, view the culture and the everyday life of people living here. The long, light days in this land of the midnight sun seem to energize both nature and people. …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$34,930
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The Geographic North Pole: Longyearbyen Roundtrip

16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Admire Spitsbergen
  • Enjoy sailing to the ice floes
  • Discover the Geographic North Pole
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional new 16-day expedition cruise to the Geographic North Pole. To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, board Le Commandant-Charcot, 700 km away from any emerged land. Setting sail from Spitsbergen, enjoy an unforgettable maritime …
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Beautiful Hornsund, Norway
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Spot minke whale
  • Catch Arctic fox and bearded seal
  • Discover Monaco Glacier
  • See polar bears at Seven Islands
  • Enjoy Bell Sund's flora and fauna
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the MV Plancius for a 10-day expedition cruise around the Spitsbergen archipelago, where you'll likely see the mighty polar bears, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Wildlife walks and zodiac explorations will get you up close to the impressive …
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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:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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A walrus relaxes on the snow.
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • 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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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$4,000
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North Spitsbergen - Farthest North

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Search for polar bears on pack ice
  • 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 MV Janssonius takes you through North Spitsbergen. Trek around historic Longyearbyen, 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, …
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$10,790
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Sjoveien
  • Embark on daily Zodiac cruises
  • Cruise along fjords and glaciers
  • Discover Eastern Svalbard
  • Explore Southwest Spitsbergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The autumn in Svalbard offers beautiful colors, a warm light, and spectacular sunsets. The ice in the eastern parts of the archipelago has usually retreated at this time, which offers good opportunities to explore the more seldom-visited parts around Nordaustlandet. With ten nights on board theM/S …
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Colorful homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
$11,990
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • 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 11-day 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 …
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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 in:
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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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$14,895
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Jewels of the Arctic

Longyearbyen to Reykjavik - 15 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, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, 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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A misty morning in the Norwegian fjords
$4,380
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Classic Roundtrip Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Nordlys
  • Visit Alesund
  • Enjoy Trondheim views
  • Explore the Lofoten Islands
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Adventure and mystery await on this 12-day small ship cruise aboard the MS Nordlys. Begin in the Norwegian city of Bergen and sail through Norway's picturesque fjords as you make your way north to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Greet the locals as you stop in small port villages and marvel at …
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Sun shining on the ice
$33,730
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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:
Longyearbyen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, 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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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$9,720
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Fjords and Glaciers of Spitsbergen

Longyearbyen Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Sail in the Hinlopen Strait
  • Explore amazing ice floes
  • Discover Europe's largest ice cap
  • View the incredible wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Boreal in Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart of the Svalbard archipelago. Discover the exceptional flora and fauna that live in these extreme conditions, where temperatures reach -30°C in winter. First, sail in the direction of the magnificent glaciers …
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Walrus in the Arctic
$11,495
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Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

Oslo to Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra and explore
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Variety is the spice of the Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland adventure, named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime. Check three different Arctic regions off your list, heading above the Arctic Circle to Spitsbergen, “wildlife capital of …
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Parliament building in Oslo
$5,560
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Norwegian Fjords

Oslo - Bergen - 9 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 in:
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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Stunning views from your zodiac cruise
$7,000
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Northeast Greenland - Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • View the Northern Lights
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit settlement
  • Watch whale and seabird migration
  • Observe massive icebergs
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breathtaking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights. Each day, explore stunning arctic landscapes with …
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