Arctic Destinations

Destinations in the Arctic hold immense beauty, and wild experiences just waiting for discovery. Learn more about these truly remote locations and decide which places you would like to go on your Arctic cruise! If you have questions please contact us for more information! Our team would love to consult with you on your cruise questions or requests.

Arctic Destinations

Svalbard hikers


Svalbard, also known to travelers as Spitsbergen, is the land of the polar bear. Svalbard is a Norwegian Arctic archipelago 600 miles south of the North Pole. It features rugged mountains and rolling tundra that offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and snowshoeing. As the largest

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Greenland Kayaker in approaches township


Greenland is the largest island on the planet and the least populated country in the world. Most of the island lies within the Arctic Circle. The majority of the island is covered by the Northern Ice Cap. Consequently, the waters surrounding the northern shores remain

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Iceland hikers


Small on the map and enormous in person, Iceland feels like a different planet entirely. Forged through centuries of volcanic activity, this water-locked island in the frigid North Atlantic feels otherworldly. Travelers will experience moody mountain peaks, immense glaciers, and sprawling icefields. Icelandic landscapes beautifully

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Canadian Arctic landscape

Canadian Arctic

The Canadian Arctic Archipelago is in the extreme northern part of North America. It comprises over 35,000 islands which makes up much of Northern Canada. Cruise past towering fjords, visit historical sites and traditional Inuit communities. Wildlife Be on the lookout for narwhals, walrus, beluga

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Northern Norway village

Northern Norway

Northern Norway covers about one-third of the country as a whole. The lands boast mountains which hide surprising sweeps of green farm and grazing lands in the interior. The beautiful coasts harbor numerous fjords that come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. The

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North Pole icebreaker

The North Pole

Imagine standing at the top of the Earth, glass of champagne in hand, and everywhere you look is south. That is the essence of the 14-day North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure aboard the ship 50 Years of Victory. It is the most powerful nuclear

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Russian Arctic Walruses

Russian Arctic

A cruise to the Russian Arctic offers the opportunity to visit remote archipelagos and breathtaking ice-draped coastlines. These cruises bring you closer to locations of  historic significance. This includes the islands of Novaya Zemlya which were once part of an important military region. Franz Josef

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Arctic Cruise Resources

Arctic FAQ

Find answers to you Arctic traveling questions!

Arctic Wildlife Guide

Discover the Arctic's residents! Including polar bears - the most iconic of the Arctic wildlife population.

Preparing For Your Polar Cruise

Packing recommendations, embarkation information, and much more!

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