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Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights

Voted one of the top destinations to see in 2015 by the New York Times, Greenland has been dramatically shaped—geographically and culturally—by the ice that dominates and is one of the best places to witness the magic of the Northern Lights,. The best way to experience the rugged beauty of this nature-lover’s paradise is by ship. Our East Greenland fly-in expeditions make this amazing destination more accessible than ever.

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 Sep 1—Sep 10, 201810Ocean Nova 9200Book Now »
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 Sep 2—Sep 11, 201910Ocean Nova 8800Book Now »
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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Explore the Canadian Arctic for 8 or 10 days at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site on Somerset Island in Nunavut. The lodge — 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle — offers guided adventure activities and extraordinary polar photography. Observe wildlife in their natural habitat, and enjoy comfortable accommodations and superb food.

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 Jun 28—Jul 7, 201810Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 12600Book Now »
 Jul 5—Jul 14, 201810Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 13200Book Now »
 Jul 12—Jul 19, 20188Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 9900Book Now »
 Jul 17—Jul 24, 20188Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 9900Request a Quote »
 Jul 22—Jul 29, 20188Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 9900Request a Quote »
 Jul 27—Aug 5, 201810Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 13200Book Now »
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 Jul 4—Jul 13, 201910Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 13600Book Now »
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 Jul 18—Jul 25, 20198Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 10100Request a Quote »
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 Jul 28—Aug 6, 201910Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge 13600Book Now »
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Fair Isle, Faroes, and Spitsbergen: Birds and Bears

Remote means remarkable on this Arctic adventure during the region’s spring awakening. Large masses of pack ice still intact provide ample opportunity to spot roaming polar bears and possibly a bear cub, or two. Defined by endless moments of bird and bear sightings, this trip delivers a polar experience teeming with wildlife.

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Offer »May 23—Jun 2, 201811Ocean Adventurer 4000Book Now »

Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

Sailing along Greenland’s southern coast is the best way to sample the country’s rich biodiversity and to encounter an ancient culture surviving in a modern world. From relaxing in Uunartoq hotsprings to exploring historic Norse and Viking sites, to experiencing traditional Inuit settlements, this 15-day voyage to the dramatic land of valleys and fjords offers something for every interest.

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Offer »Aug 7—Aug 21, 201815Ocean Adventurer 9900Book Now »
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Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

This 9-day voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. You’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team onboard the ship, and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen.

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Offer »Jun 1—Jun 9, 20199Ocean Adventurer 7600Book Now »
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Offer »Jun 23—Jul 1, 20199Ocean Nova 7100Book Now »
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

This voyage provides the opportunity to experience everything Spitsbergen has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. Aboard the luxurious Sea Spirit, you’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team onboard the ship and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen.

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 Jun 4—Jun 12, 20189Ocean Nova 7200Book Now »
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North Pole

To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavors. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south. Crushing through the ice, admiring soaring seabirds and visiting Franz Josef Land, your voyage will be one that you won’t soon forget. The added excitement of helicopter excursions and an optional hot air balloon ride at the top of the world make this Quark Expeditions adventure a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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 Jun 13—Jun 26, 20181450 Years of Victory 37900Book Now »
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Offer »Jun 12—Jun 25, 20191450 Years of Victory 39400Book Now »
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North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp

Land on a runway on the frozen Arctic Ocean. Take up residence at 89° North at Barneo Ice Camp — operated by the Expeditionary Center for the Russian Geographical Society. This 3-day fly-in base camp voyage is ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world.

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 Apr 13—Apr 15, 20193Barneo Ice Camp 30900Book Now »

Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

On this new, 17-day voyage departing from Resolute, we’ll hug the remote coast of Ellesmere Island, exploring north Smith Sound before leaving Canadian waters for Greenland. Heading south along its west coast, we’ll take in remote Inuit communities as well as Disko Bay. While exploring deep fjords, ancient glaciers and innumerable icebergs, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenery and unique wildlife.

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 Sep 9—Sep 25, 201817Ocean Adventurer 12800Book Now »
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Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin

Sail deep into High Arctic history as you cruise through the maze-like, icy channels of the legendary Northwest Passage on this new 17-day expedition, departing from Kangerlussuaq and following the east coast of Baffin Island. Visit traditional Inuit communities, learn about the whaling heyday of the 1800s and visit the same sites that played an important role in Sir John Franklin’s historic discovery of the sea route.

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Offer »Aug 26—Sep 11, 201817Ocean Adventurer 12800Book Now »
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition cruise, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and Walrus. You’ll come across colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and watch for whales in the water. Packed with options for snowshoeing and sea-kayaking, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the “wildlife capital of the Arctic.”

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 Jun 12—Jun 22, 201811Ocean Nova 8600Book Now »
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

This new 6-day “highlights” expedition packs all the excitement of Spitsbergen into less than a week. Majestic peaks, massive glaciers and towering fjords contrast with the vividly colored tundra, which plays host to a surprisingly thriving and varied ecosystem. Active exploring will provide optimal opportunities to spot the iconic polar bear.

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 Jul 22—Jul 27, 20186Ocean Adventurer 4700Book Now »

Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure

During this 13-day voyage we’ll attempt a circumnavigation of Spitsbergen. The island offers highly-coveted opportunities to view polar bears and walrus, who feed in the food-rich icy waters around the island. Whales and seabirds will also entertain you during the sailing portions of the expedition, and on Zodiac excursions, you may catch a glimpse of reindeer or fox.

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Offer »Jun 30—Jul 12, 201813Ocean Adventurer 10500Book Now »
 Jul 2—Jul 14, 201813Ocean Nova 9900Book Now »
Offer »Jun 17—Jun 29, 201913Ocean Adventurer 10400Book Now »
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

Like true Arctic adventurers, on this 13-day voyage we’re maximizing our itinerary to the fullest, and spending more time in search for polar bears and other wildlife on outings and landings. Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fiords of Spitsbergen, your expedition team will constantly be looking out for opportunities to photograph the iconic polar bear in its natural habitat. A picture perfect voyage for unprecedented wildlife viewing!

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Offer »Jun 2—Jun 14, 201813Ocean Adventurer 10500Book Now »

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

This award-winning expedition cruise takes you to Scorsbysund, on the northeast coast of Greenland, Iceland, and high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway.

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 Jul 27—Aug 8, 201813Ocean Adventurer 10200Book Now »
 Aug 4—Aug 16, 201913Ocean Adventurer 10700Book Now »

West Greenland: Disko Bay

During this new 10-day voyage, you’ll explore the natural wonders of West Greenland — from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord, to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia, to the red mountain of Uummannaq and volcanic rock formations of Qeqertarsuaq. And you’ll experience one of the best whale watching in the country!

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Offer »Aug 19—Aug 28, 201810Ocean Adventurer 5900Book Now »