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.
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