From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of nonstop highlights as we attempt to circumnavigate Spitsbergen aboard the outstanding G Expedition. Always on the lookout for wildlife, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and by Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a couple months of the year
This cruise aboard the G Expedition takes in the breathtaking fjords and massive glaciers which make Norway's Spitsbergen, a true Arctic paradise. Along the way you will experience the midnight sun, spend time on deck searching for Polar Bears, whales and Musk Ox, learn about Arctic history and ecology from our expert guides and perhaps even brave the Arctic waters and take the polar plunge
Take part in a mystical north Atlantic journey aboard the exceptional G Expedition and explore the various medieval towns of the Norwegian coast before heading north to the island of Spitsbergen. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ply the Norwegian Sea, keeping your eyes open for unique wildlife including the elusive polar bear
Ignite your curiosity and go deeper into the mystical fjords of Norway on this spectacular journey through the Norwegian Sea. Explore the UNESCO-protected site such as the Standing Stones of Stennes before heading to Shetland Islands and witness the amazing coastline and an abundant birdlife. Guided by our experienced expedition team you'll be sure to discover unique sites and enjoy plenty of opportunity to capture special moments to remember for a lifetime
Extend your stay at the Canadian Arctic Wilderness Lodge and world-class beluga whale and Polar Bear observation site. Situated 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers fully-guided opportunities for hiking, kayaking, zodiac cruising and exploring the Arctic tundra in all-terrain vehicles
Aboard the Ocean Endeavour, we’ll enjoy contemporary comforts as we explore our way out from Glasgow, through the Western isles and the Pentland Firth to Orkney and Shetland. Abundant ecology and spectacular geology beckon adventurers for a closer look. Scotland’s western and northern isles are a dream destination—and for many, a long-awaited return to ancestral homelands. Culture, heritage, and natural history abound here, echoes of Europe’s ancient past
From impressive icebergs to iconic wildlife to traditional Inuit culture and more, the Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland expedition gives you a generous sampling of 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 Norway, your adventure takes you to Spitsbergen, renowned for its stunning scenery and abundant, varied wildlife such as polar bears and walrus. From there, sail south to the mysterious, volcanic Jan Mayen, a nature reserve so remote that few before have been fortunate to explore it. Then, venture to Greenland’s east coast, cruising deep into Scoresbysund to discover the world’s largest fjord system and icebergs larger than you could ever imagine. Finally, to cap off your epic expedition, you’ll sail under the midnight sun to Reykjivik, where you disembark and can soak up Icelandic culture in a city that never sleeps.
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, in the Svalbard archipelago, to remote East Greenland and ending in Iceland. The towering cliffs, iconic wildlife, massive glaciers and swaths of untouched tundra of these three Arctic tours de force never cease to impress.
The Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen (Northbound) itinerary, a variation of our award-winning Three Arctic Islands (Southbound) expedition, will have you exploring three unique Arctic regions. Starting in Reykjavik, where you get a glimpse of this modern city steeped in Icelandic culture and history, you’ll cruise high above the Arctic Circle to the remote eastern coast of Greenland and then venture to the island of Spitsbergen, the “wildlife capital of the Arctic.” Surrounded by spectacularly diverse landscapes, from vast glaciers and soaring cliffs to dramatic fjords and colourful tundra, you’ll experience the Arctic in all its natural beauty.
Traverse the depth and breadth of the iconic Bering Strait and venture deep into the two distinct worlds it joins. Encounter the rich culture of Provideniya, “the Gateway to the Arctic,” before exploring the Pribilof Islands, a naturalist’s paradise
sometimes referred to as "the Galápagos of the North.” From those lively breeding grounds continue on to explore the dynamic history, culture, and natural wonders of the remote islands along Alaska’s rugged coast
Spend a week at this unique Canadian Arctic Wilderness Lodge and world-class beluga whale and Polar Bear observation site. Situated 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers fully-guided opportunities for hiking, kayaking, zodiac cruising and exploring the Arctic tundra in all-terrain vehicles
If there is such a thing as a 'classic Arctic' expedition cruise, this is it. You'll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and walrus. With 11 days on board the intimate Ocean Nova you'll come across colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and watch for whales in the water. Packed with options for snowshoeing and sea-kayaking, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the 'wildlife capital of the Arctic'
Explore the amazing wild Scotland as we enter a world full of booming sea caves, puffins, basking sharks and playful dolphins. We’ll visit the World Heritage-listed site in St Kilda and its rocky outliers that are home to breeding seals, some of European’s largest seabird colonies, fantastic sea stacks and derelict crofts, where hardy islanders, once lived. This voyage offers a great chance to travel back to ancient times as we visit 5000-year old archaeological wonders like Skara Brae and the exquisite Italian Chapel