Arctic Svalbard and Greenland

Cruise through the Arctic pack ice searching for polar bears, narwhal and walrus.

Arctic Svalbard and Greenland are only a few days sail north from North America or Europe. 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. And in spring from April to May, from powder to corn, Greenland’s protected fjords offer unparalleled access to prime heli-ski terrain. No lifts, no lines. Ski from summit to sea on wide, treeless snowfields and down steep couloirs flanking glacier-sculpted peaks. Carve tracks where few have or will — from heights overlooking iceberg-choked bays and granite landscapes some 3.8 billion years old.

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 in Arctic Svalbard
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 heli skiing
Ski among breathtaking views of Greenland glaciers and stunning views of the sea
Explore colorful Greenland villages & learn about its Viking history