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Arctic Expedition Cruises

Water surrounded by impressive pieces of land, that defines the Arctic. Waterproof offers expedition cruises to Norway, Spitsbergen, Alaska, Greenland, Canada and the Russian Arctic. Explore wildlife and be amazed by dramatic landscapes, luminous under the midnight sun or Northern Lights. Explore on the land looking for polar bears, seals, walruses and vast colonies of birds. Go below the surface and discover the magical ocean. Hike and Zodiac amid icebergs and spectacular tundra. Be on the lookout for whales and orca's, from the vessel that takes you to your Arctic destination.

Cruising the Arctic

Each destination has its own unique environment, our small ships are created for ultimate comfort and support during your trip. Our dedicated guides will show you around and tell you about the Arctics history and wildlife. Listed below are our expedition cruises with detailed information on the Arctic destination and the wonderful things you can see and do there during your trip.

When to travel to the Arctic

Early in the season there is still a lot of snow and ice to be found in the Arctic. In Svalbard, seal pups start to explore their surroundings while hungry polar bears go in search for food. Walrusses lay on ice floes and whales return to the Arctic. In Mid-summer you can enjoy 24 hours of daylight. The warmth causes glaciers to calve and tundra flowers will be in bloom. You can spot polar bears with cubs, reindeer and arctic foxes in Svalbard. The high cliffs will be teeming with bird activity and geese and ducks will have chicks by this time. Most expedition cruises to Greenland will start in mid-summer. Towards the end of the season you might have a chance to see the northern lights when it's dark. On land you could spot polar bears and reindeer are grazing the tundra before the snow comes in. Walruses will have young and baleen whales come feeding along the shores. Flocks of birds head out for their winter migration.

  • Signature Trip: Winter Whales of Norway

    Snorkeling with wild Orcas and Humpback Whales in the fjords of Northern Norway! A bucket list experience with the highest 'WOW'-factor.

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  • Signature Trip: Svalbard Polar Bear Expedition

    Join our special Waterproof Signature Expedition Cruise to Svalbard! Experience Svalbard in a unique and personal way with a small group of guests.

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  • Signature Trip: Orca & Whale Photography

    Whales, Orcas, Northern Lights and breathtaking scenery! Experience the highlights of the Norwegian winter during our unique photography expedition.

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  • Signature Trip: Greenland Scoresbysund

    Join our Signature Expedition Cruise to East Greenland onboard MS Polarfront. The perfect combination of a true expedition with all the comfort you wish for!

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  • Classic Svalbard Expedition Cruise

    An expedition cruise along Svalbard’s coast is the best way to explore its deep fjords, fantastic polar landscapes and giant glaciers and maybe even spot polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

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  • Exploring Svalbard In Depth Cruise

    Join us on a circumnavigation of the Svalbard archipelago and explore the lush tundra's, mountains and pack ice during this in depth expedition cruise.

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  • Greenland & Svalbard Expedition Cruise

    Combine the best of Svalbard and East Greenland and spot Arctic foxes, bearded seals, walrus, and the ultimate wildlife encounter, the mighty polar bear.

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  • Diving & Snorkeling Svalbard

    Explore above and beneath. The lush tundra's, mountains above the surface and the pack ice and life underwater in the cold waters of Svalbard.

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  • Canadian High Arctic Experience

    Home to polar bears, musk-oxen, arctic foxes and hundreds of beluga whales, the Canadian High Arctic is an unparalleled destination for the adventurous expeditioners.

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  • Narwhal and Polar Bear Safari

    Out on the floe edge of Baffin Island, surrounded by rugged mountains and stunning glaciers, our Narwhal and Polar Bear Safari will take you on an Arctic adventure like no other.

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  • Greenland & East Canada

    Explorer these three Arctic destination and enjoy beautiful landschapes, mountains, wildelife and Inuit communities.

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  • Greenland's East, South & West coast

    Join this expedition and brush up on Viking history and immerse yourself in present day Greenlandic Inuit culture.

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  • Scoresby Sund

    Cruising along Greenland’s remote northeast coast, home to the largest fjord system in the world, you’ll discover diverse and dramatically rugged landscapes rich in iconic arctic wildlife.

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  • Disko Bay

    Explore the Disko Bay area and be amazed by impressive glaciers, deep fjords and astonishing icescapes.

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  • West Greenland & Baffin Island

    In the Canadian Arctic we will search for Polar Bears along the ice edge in Davis Strait, visit the stunning town of Pangnirtung with it’s backdrop of Auyittuq National Park and look for bowhead whales in Cumberland Sound.

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  • West Greenland

    Get to know the real Greenland. The beautiful pristine ice landscapes along the rugged western coast and the rich Thule culture in the north. This is a unique journey to discover Greenland in depth.

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  • Northeast Greenland

    Explore one of the most difficult regions to access in the Far North around Greenland. Cruise along Îl-de-France and enjoy the great view on the Northeast Greenland National Park.

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  • Northwest Passage - Greenland & Canada

    In Winter, this “roof of the world” is transformed into a majestic white desert; whilst in Summer, for a few short weeks, the temperature rises enough for the ice to melt.

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  • Alaska Fjords and Whales

    Explore Alaska's fjords and watch the unique bubble-net feeding Humpback whales.

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  • Circumnavigate Iceland

    An expedition cruise around Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of this land of fire and ice. From volcanic landscapes to frozen waterfalls.

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  • Wrangel Island & Chukotka Coast

    This unique expedition cruise crosses the Arctic Circle and includes the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands and a significant section of the wild North Eastern Siberian coastline.

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  • Siberia's Eastern Coast

    We will select sites that few people visit such as river mouths, fjords, bays and islands that in our experience offer the natural history enthusiast, the photographer, the historian and travellers the most unique opportunities.

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  • Kamchatka and Kuril Islands

    On this expedition we go in search of those people, plants, animals and birds that make Russia's portion of the Pacific Ring of Fire so special.

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  • Sea of Okhotsk - Birding & Wildlife

    A birding and wildlife lovers paradise! Expect to see thousands of sea birds, huge sea lion colonies, whales and even brown bears on this unique voyage to the remote Sea of Okhotsk.

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  • North East Passage

    A voyage through the Russian Arctic's Northeast Passage. Only a handful of expedition vessels have ever transited this seaway.

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