Experience a rare chance to discover the wondorous islands of Franz Josef Land on our inaugural Franz Josef Land voyage. From Svalbard, cross the Barents Sea to a world few have seen. Enter the Russian Arctic National Park and watch for polar bears, whales, walrus and seals. Enjoy long tundra walks and geological oddities. Get up close to spectacular bird cliffs and visit fascinating historic huts of explorers like Fridtjof Nansen
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage starting in western Greenland before dropping by in the remote Arctiic outpost of Cambridge Bay. 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 Vavilov. Wildlife is a major draw card, as we venture through the home of the polar bear, muskox, caribou and walrus
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline before crossing to Greenland and its mindblowing icebergs. 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 Vavilov. Wildlife is a major draw card, as we venture through the home of the polar bear, muskox, caribou and walrus
This iconic voyage explores Canada's remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline before crossing Baffin Bay to Greenland where we marvel at the beauty of the gigantic icebergs calvingoff of the Greenland icecap. Follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, exploring the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic region
This journey reveals the spirit and beauty of the Arctic. From Canada's Inuit regions of Nunavik and Nunavut to Greenland, the chances of seeing wildlife are excellent. Polar bears, walrus and muskox will be among the many highlights of this fantastic Arctic adventure
Visit the Arctic at the height of summer on this 12-day journey from Qausuittuq, Resolute Bay to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Explore Lancaster Sound, a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island and enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet). Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and handicrafts. Explore the best of Greenland and Nunavut in summer!
Springtime on Canada’s east coast is a time of bloom and bounty. On this 12-day cruise, explore highlights of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Saint-Pierre—expedition style! Discover the lesser-known and hidden gems nestled in Canada's glorious east coast - every stop is a highlight!
Savor the anticipation of your Arctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail into a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery as we sail through Isfjorden on our first evening is spectacular and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters
This expedition offers a chance to explore the spectacular land and seascapes of the Canadian Arctic. Observe an outstanding variety of marine birdlife and sea mammals and take time to visit indigenous art galleries that showcase the talents of these remote peoples, whose rich output is a major focus of this highly unique and engaging expedition
Join us on this fascinating journey departing from Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen. Choosing from 9, 10 or 12 day itineraries, you will explore the island's northwestern coast, home to spectacular mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers, and some of the Arctic's best wildlife viewing opportunities. You'll also venture out to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears and complete the journey exploring places rich with history
On this voyage from Iceland to Greenland discover the immense scenic and cultural variety of the world’s largest island from the beautiful and fertile south with its fascinating Viking history and the modern capital of Nuuk in a traditional Inuit society to the town of Ilulissat with its floating icebergs and UNESCO World Heritage site, Ilulissat Ice Fjord
From majestic glaciers and icebergs floating in deep-blue water to the island’s unique indigenous wildlife, the natural wonders of Greenland are the stars of this soft adventure voyage. Whales and seals often accompany the Ocean Diamond, while musk ox graze ashore
Embark on an unforgettable journey around Iceland onboard the Ocean Diamond. The voyage showcases the unique landscapes steeped in Viking traditions and the Icelandic way of life. Take the opportunity to interact with Iceland's culture, nature, history and people, through a range of exciting shore excursions and activities
Get to know the island of “fire and ice” in autumn on this special journey that gives the opportunity to witness Northern Lights and different species of whales. Look forward to a 3-day-cruise with shore excursions and interesting lectures, before an exciting bus tour along the Northwest coast and back to Reykjavik follows
Experience the best of Iceland’s winter! Our Northern Lights Exploration series are designed to include the highlights of Iceland and aim to maximize the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. Journey through the regions of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Vatnajökull glacier in the west to the Vatnajökull glacier in the southeast
This 10-day voyage focuses on Disko Bay, an area as rich in history and legend as it is famous for icebergs and whales. Your arctic expedition explores the natural wonders of northwest Greenland in all their glory, from the impressive Ilulissat Icefjord (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and breathtaking Eqip Sermia glacier to the red heart-shaped mountain of Uummannaq and the incredible volcanic rock formations of Qeqertarsuaq. Traditional Inuit villages, each with its own character, are found along the coast, their brightly colored wooden houses dotting the rugged landscape. Vast stretches of un
This combination of our popular Arctic itineraries (Spitsbergen Odyssey and Jewels of the Arctic) will allow you to experience the best of the European Arctic over 24-days. Starting on Spitsbergen, you’ll explore its coastline of calving glaciers, towering bird cliffs and pack ice and spot walruses, reindeer and even polar bears! After crossing the Greenland Sea, our ship will follow East Greenland’s coastline filled with the largest fjord system in the world, calving icebergs, friendly native communities and untouched tundra-covered valleys, before reaching its finishing point, Iceland
Discover the fascinating journey to the arctic on board the luxury Sea Spirit. Be prepared to witness the rare beauty of Iceland and the breathtaking landscape of the Jan Mayen Island with plenty of opportunities to meet with the unique arctic wildlife. The impressive scenery, history and the unique wildlife will sure make this expedition the arctic experience you'll never forget
Arctic autumn conditions offer you the opportunity to explore rarely visited northern isles of Svalbard. Pack ice opens up to allow us to attempt landings in some of the farthest reaches of the archipelago, including the outer islands of Nordaustlandet, Storøya and Kvitøya. As we sail past spectacular ice caps and dramatic calving glaciers, we’ll keep watch for walrus haul-outs, flocks of ivory gulls and polar bears hunting on pack ice. We’ll step ashore to explore the orange-coloured tundra and venture even deeper into the Arctic!
Follow the Vikings’ way from northeast Scotland to the land of the midnight sun. Our enthusiastic historian and expert naturalist reveal the Orkney and Shetland islands, from Stone Age villages and Viking relics, to world class distilleries and spectacular birdlife. We follow migrating whales along Norway’s dramatic coast, visit picturesque fishing villages and toast our Arctic Circle crossing. In Spitsbergen, we enter a polar wonderland, where delicate wildflowers adorn tundra and the summer sun never sets