Discover the staggering beauty of Iceland’s Westfjords, remote and seldom-visited Jan Mayen island – the world’s northernmost active volcanic island, and Svalbard’s northwest coast. See dramatic bird cliffs and puffins nesting on ledges, marvel at volcanic geology, Zodiac cruise through impressive glacier-filled fjords, strike out on tundra hikes, search for polar bears hunting and walrus hauled out on pack ice.
The Arctic summer has arrived, the midnight sun reigns supreme and the purple saxifrage decorates the slopes. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom visited eastern parts of the archipelago. With ten nights on board, you will have plenty of time for grand nature experiences and wildlife encounters in the Svalbard archipelago
Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago offers a tremendous wildlife and bird-life experience, as well as a fascinating lesson in glaciology. First used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, the islands are now celebrated as a breeding ground for many seabirds, along with marine mammals and the elusive polar bear. With the high ice classification of the Akademik Ioffe, you will be pushed further to the north along the edge of the ice pack. It is here you will encounter the the polar bear, hunting for seals and other protein sources to sustain them through the Arctic Summer
Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago offer a tremendous wildlife and birdlife experience, as well as a fascinating lesson in glaciology. The islands are the northernmost inhabited places on the planet and would be permanently locked in ice if not for the moderating influence of the Atlantic Gulf Stream current. First used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, the islands are now celebrated as a breeding ground for many seabirds, along with marine mammals and the elusive polar bear
Spitsbergen Odyssey reveals the diversity of this island archipelago and takes us into the kingdom of the Polar Bear aboard the Polar Pioneer, the smallest ship operating in the region. We explore the coastline against a backdrop of spectacular glacier covered peaks and discover deep fjords in the west; mysterious, fossil-rich desert plains in the east; and best of all, seals and whales in the Arctic pack ice. This voyage offers the best chance for seeing reindeer and Polar Bears, and features wildflower walks across sweeping tundra
This voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. You’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team on board the ship, and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen
This voyage provides the opportunity to experience everything Spitsbergen has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. Aboard the Sea Adventurer, you will be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team onboard the ship and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen
Ocean Adventurer invites you to join an exclusive journey that ticks all of the boxes for an Arctic experience - superb wildlife encounters, historic sites, jaw dropping scenery, glaciers as far as the eye can see and icebergs the size of city office blocks. This is a great value expedition aboard one of Antarctica's most exceptional vessels!
Departing from Edinburgh, United Kingdom, this itinerary will take you beyond the Arctic Circle towards the remote archipelago of Svalbard. Along the way, you will visit mainly the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen before spending 4 complete days exploring Spitsbergen. Experience a true expedition to the High Arctic Wilderness where polar bears, arctic foxes, walruses, are common sightings that complement the 360 degree view of incredible landscapes
Join an amazing escorted bus tour around Iceland. Explore the island of fire and ice and travel with an international group on Iceland's ring road. Discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers and waterfalls
The Grand Tour of Iceland takes you on an unforgettable journey around Iceland including Snæfellsnes peninsula and the magical West Fjords. Experience the spectacular splendor and untamed beauty of Iceland´s nature, breathtaking scenery and unique Icelandic history and culture
Circumnavigating Iceland offers a complete exploration of the land of fire and ice, a viking stronghold with ever-changing culture, wildlife and immaculate scenery. At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is dominated by geology and defined by the sea. On this 10-day itinerary, the Ocean Endeavour will take you to active volcanoes, emerging islands, lava fields, geysers and glaciers. Include the iconic highlights of Lake Myvatn, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the whale capital of Husavik, and the Westman Islands
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Following the paths of the legendary early Arctic explorers, we journey through the archipelago of islands and channels of Canada’s high Arctic on the expedition ship, Akademik Ioffe. Wildlife is a major draw card, as we venture through the home of the polar bear, muskox, caribou and walrus
Newfoundland's rugged charm and geographic diversity are best appreciated when visited by ship. This cruise has been perfectly timed for sightings of whales, icebergs and breeding seabirds. Experience Newfoundland's lively culture and dramatic scenery all aboard the newly refurbished Ocean Endeavour
Revel in the diversity of the Svalbard Island and sail into the kingdom of the polar bear. We explore the coastline, with no open sea crossings, against a backdrop of spectacular glacier covered peaks. We discover deep fjords in the west; mysterious, fossil-rich desert plains in the east; and best of all, seals and whales in the Arctic pack ice. This voyage offers the best chance for seeing reindeers and polar bears, and features wildflower walks across sweeping tundra, trapper camps and historic sites
This voyage offers a complete European Arctic experience: tundra walks amidst reindeer and exquisite dwarf vegetation, zodiac cruises near calving glacier fronts, hikes to breathtaking mountain vistas and warm welcomes into indigenous communities. We may see Reindeer, Arctic Fox, Musk Ox, countless sea and land birds, Walrus, Seals, whales and Polar Bears. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an active adventurer or you’ve come to relax and you can enjoy it aboard the Polar Pioneer, the smallest ship operating in the region
Certainly one of our most-anticipated voyages each year, the Jewels of the Arctic will change you forever: while cruising the icy waters of the Greenland Sea between Iceland and Spitsbergen, keep an eye out for whales, sea ice and countless sea birds. Your days will be jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime moments: we Zodiac cruise amongst gigantic icebergs, revel in gorgeous tundra walks, spot Arctic foxes, musk ox, walrus and polar bears. Greenland’s breathtaking mountainous landscapes will leave you speechless as the voyage goes along!
Discover some of the stunning and dramatic islands of the North Atlantic with expedition cruises to Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland or play at some of the world’s top courses on a unique expedition golf cruise. Scotland has a rich tapestry of history, culture and rugged, natural beauty, not to mention some of the world’s best golf. The Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, are some of the more remote, inhabited islands in the world
This voyage incorporates the stunning coastal regions of Quebec's North Shore, the Gaspe, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Magdalene Islands and Saint Pierre. Experience some of the best whale watching Canada has to offer, and enjoy fine food and wine whilst taking in the magnificent landscapes
Uncover the magical and mysterious lands along the coast of the Norwegian Sea and experience a close encounter with stunning glaciers and gorgeous fjordscapes on this incredible voyage. This 11 days expedition is designed to fit all the amazing and significant sites including Norway's ancient history, UNESCO-protected historical sites and some of the world's most beautiful scenery and nature in a short but memorable journey