Amid the golden tussock hills and snow-capped mountains of the High Arctic of Svalbard, Norway in the summer, the power of nature inspires awe. A rich, contrasting landscape invites you and your fellow explorers to engage in an invigorating hike or find a moment of serenity on a Zodiac safari, experiencing a one-of-a-kind adventure together. There’s a possibility of coming closer to belugas and narwhals, seals and walruses, caribou and musk oxen with select landings amid Greenland National Park, Eqi Glacier and villages of Greenland. As you enter the kingdom of the polar bear, look for this extraordinary animal, known as pisugtooq, “the eternal wanderers,” by the Inuit, the original inhabitants of Greenland and other Arctic regions. Every moment is guided by an expert expedition team that offers their knowledge to help you connect with the world around you, from the wildlife to the pristine lands to your newfound friends.


Wildlife abounds throughout the archipelago of Svalbard, such as puffins, reindeer, Arctic terns and foxes. An expert photographer will help you look out for the perfect photo opportunity of these animals, but especially for the elusive polar bear. On Zodiac safaris, keep your eyes on the water for breaching humpbacks, belugas and bowheads. Look out for the Atlantic walrus, ringed seals, harp seals and bearded seals as well.

North Cape

The rugged cliffs of North Cape jut out into the sea and stand out against the backdrop of sky, creating the image of a wide-open horizon that invites exploration. Surrounded by enchanting fjords and starkly barren coastlines alike, it’s a stunning picture. The northernmost town of Norway, Honningsvåg, is one of the most remarkable destinations on Earth. Enjoy the magnificent landscape as you cross the 71st parallel toward North Cape, the nearly vertical seaward edge of the ice cap of the North Pole. Skarsvåg claims the distinction of being the northernmost fishing village in the world. Within the village sits the Christmas and Winter House, a cozy visitors’ attraction where you can experience the holiday year-round with a hot drink and slice of cake as you peruse the local wares and handicrafts and enjoy an atmosphere of dazzling decorations and festive music.

Crossing N80° Moffen

Follow in the wake of great explorers like Francis Drake, Captain James Cook and Henry Hudson who attempted to cross the 80th parallel in search of a passageway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The N80° is the circle of latitude that is 80 degrees north of the Earth’s equatorial plane, in the Arctic, intersecting the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America. Just north of 80° after the point of the crossing you will come to Moffen, a small, low island north of the mouth of Wijdefjorden, on the northern coast of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago.

Exploring Villages of Greenland

Even in one of the most isolated regions of the Arctic, there is still the captivating history of a pioneering past. Our expedition leaders, along with the captain and onboard pilot, will determine possible landings each day for all-out explorations. Wildlife abounds throughout the archipelago of Svalbard, such as puffins, reindeer, Arctic terns and foxes. Look out for the perfect photo opportunity of these animals, but especially for the elusive polar bear. As Zodiac safaris may bring you closer to glaciers, keep your eyes on the water for whale fins and look out for pieces of calving ice.

Fjords of Greenland

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure is yours to have on the largest island in the world, Greenland. At the very top of the world, it’s renowned for its vast tundra, immense glaciers and deep fjords. From an aerial view, the systems link together like the roots of a massive tree and stretching coastlines are dotted with small islands. Landscapes include enormous icebergs and glaciers. Depending on the time of year, you may see the Northern Lights swirl overhead and polar bears hunt on the ice.


Your Captain will expertly navigate ice floes, icebergs and changing sea ice and weather conditions to ensure you experience the most from your expedition. Your Captain and expedition team will work together throughout Zodiac safaris to communicate wildlife sightings and bring you as close as safely possible to extraordinary views, creating a spontaneous sense of exploration. Each day is a new adventure as your Captain navigates our yacht into remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All itineraries and routes shown are subject to change to ensure the safest and best expedition possible.

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  • FREE reusable water bottle
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Trip delay and medical evacuation coverage included at no additional cost

Exclusively on Polar Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE private charter jet service*
  • FREE enrichment lectures and destination briefings
  • FREE shore landings led by expert field guides
  • FREE escorted sightseeing safaris by Zodiac
  • FREE polar plunge
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  • FREE 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay on all Antarctica expeditions
  • FREE 1-night post-cruise hotel stay on select Antarctica expeditions
*Available on Antarctica and select Arctic expeditions

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  • FREE cultural immersion includes culinary experience ashore, such as local market visits, specialty tastings and more
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
  • FREE culinary presentations and wine tastings
  • FREE cooking demonstrations and cuisine tastings
  • FREE events hosted by a Tastes & Traditions Expert on select expeditions
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack

Exclusively on Cultural Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE enrichment programs and workshops on select expeditions
  • FREE authentic, local experiences and on board events on select expeditions
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