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Arctic

Abundant wildlife and dramatic landscapes

Walrus in Svalbard, 2024 © Marcel Lesh

Embark on an expedition to discover Arctic wildlife and marvel at its breathtaking landscapes. Illuminated by the midnight sun in summer and the dancing Northern Lights during winter. Enjoy zodiac cruises along the most spectacular glaciers, take a hike on the colourful tundra of keep watch for whales and polar bears from the comfort of your ship. 

Arctic Expeditions

We offer expeditions to Svalbard, Alaska, Greenland, the Canadian High Arctic and even the North Pole! Each destination has its own unique environment. Our small ships are created for ultimate comfort and our dedicated guides will educate you about the history and wildlife in the Arctic. 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.

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When to travel to the Arctic

In early spring, 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. Walrus will have young and baleen whales come feeding along the shores. Flocks of birds head out for their winter migration.

Our trips to Arctic

Special Offer

Classic Svalbard Expedition Cruise

Exploring West & North Svalbard

Travel duration: 8 days
Date: 17 Jun - 24 Jun 2024
Ship: Hondius
Passengers: 170 passengers

From € 3700 per person

Circumnavigation of Svalbard

Exploring Svalbard in depth

Travel duration: 10 days
Date: 24 Jun - 03 Jul 2024
Ship: Hondius
Passengers: 170 passengers

From € 4900 per person

Classic Svalbard Expedition Cruise

Exploring West & North Svalbard

Travel duration: 13 days
Date: 25 Jun - 06 Jul 2024
Ship: Sea Spirit
Passengers: 114 passengers

From € 8795 per person

Circumnavigation of Svalbard

Exploring Svalbard in depth

Travel duration: 10 days
Date: 03 Jul - 12 Jul 2024
Ship: Hondius
Passengers: 170 passengers

From € 4900 per person
Special Offer

Greenland & Svalbard Expedition Cruise

Combine three Arctic islands

Travel duration: 15 days
Date: 07 Jul - 21 Jun 2024
Ship: Greg Mortimer
Passengers: 132 passengers

From € 15595 per person
Special Offer

Circumnavigation of Svalbard

Exploring Svalbard in depth

Travel duration: 10 days
Date: 13 Jul - 22 Jul 2024
Ship: Plancius
Passengers: 108 passengers

From € 4900 per person
Special Offer

West Greenland Expedition Cruise

Combine epic nature with ancient culture

Travel duration: 12 days
Date: 14 Jul - 25 Jul 2024
Ship: Ultramarine
Passengers: 199 passengers

From € 9220 per person

Narwhal & Polar Bear Expedition

Canadian High Arctic wildlife expedition

Travel duration: 8 days
Date: 15 May - 22 May 2025
Ship: n/a
Passengers: 16 passengers

From $ 20495 per person
Signature Expedition

Photography Expedition Svalbard

Guided by Expedition Leader Rinie van Meurs

Travel duration: 10 days
Date: 19 Jun - 28 Jun 2025
Ship: Explorer
Passengers: 12 passengers

From € 12600 per person
Signature Expedition

Photography Expedition Svalbard

Guided by Expedition Leader Rinie van Meurs

Travel duration: 16 days
Date: 28 Jun - 13 Jul 2025
Ship: Explorer
Passengers: 12 passengers

From € 22800 per person

Circumnavigation of Svalbard

Exploring Svalbard in depth

Travel duration: 10 days
Date: 30 Jun - 09 Jul 2025
Ship: Hondius
Passengers: 170 passengers

From € 5150 per person

Circumnavigation of Svalbard

Exploring Svalbard in depth

Travel duration: 10 days
Date: 30 Jun - 09 Jul 2025
Ship: Hondius
Passengers: 170 passengers

From € 5150 per person