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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

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
Signature Expedition

Photography Expedition Svalbard

Guided by Expedition Leader Rinie van Meurs

Travel duration: 12 days
Date: 13 Jul - 24 Jul 2025
Ship: Explorer
Passengers: 12 passengers

From € 15300 per person
Signature Expedition

Svalbard On Land & In the Water

With Waterproof experts Johnny & Debbie

Travel duration: 10 days
Date: 22 Jul - 31 Jul 2025
Ship: Polarfront
Passengers: 16 passengers

From € 10400 per person

North Pole Icebreaker Expedition

Visit the Geographic North Pole

Travel duration: 15 days
Date: 22 Jul - 06 Aug 2025
Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
Passengers: 270 passengers

From € 37670 per person