A polar bear mother and cub in the Arctic

Arctic Svalbard & Greenland

Only a few days sail north from North America or Europe, your vessel can be cruising through the Arctic pack ice searching for polar bears, narwhal and walrus.

The long days of the Arctic summer are a time of intense wildlife activity, as these icebound lands come alive with birds, flowers and animals at a few key locations. Meet the Inuit people of Greenland, cruise fjords choked with icebergs, bathe in geothermal springs, and watch white whales cruising under the midnight sun.

Lying only 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard remains simply the best spot—anywhere—for viewing polar bears in their natural habitats. Kayak in bays with tumbling glaciers, search for Walrus on ice floes or hike into the tundra with our specialists. Not as cold in summer as you might expect, these islands have a rugged beauty and offer wildlife encounters that will amaze you.

Go ashore to meet and learn from Inuit natives.
Go ashore to meet and learn from Inuit natives.
A polar bear walking in the Arctic.
24 hours of daylight helps make Svalbard the best bear spotting anywhere.
Watch inquisitive Walrus from shore or on Zodiacs.
Comical looking puffins thrive in the North Atlantic.
Greenland Mountains
Cruise through dramatic Greenland fjords amidst towering peaks.
Explore colorful Greenland villages & learn about its Viking history.