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The thrill of the ice, plus the mystery of human history

Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

  • 17 Days
  • NG Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Expeditions in: Jun/Jul
  • From $14,950 to $27,280

Itinerary Overview

Magnificent wildlife in three quintessential Arctic locations

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Named for their long whiskers, bearded seals are most often spotted by our guests and naturalists along shallow coastal areas and moving ice.
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Greenlanders in traditional dress give our guests friendly welcome to their small village.
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Razorbills are pelagic birds that spend most of their time on the open ocean, returning to land only to breed at the same sites each year.
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With a little coaching from our photo instructor, often our guests with point-and-shoot cameras get the best shots on the expedition.
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Explore the peaceful waters of bays and fjords aboard our virtually untippable kayaks—perfect for polar waters.
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National Geographic Explorer noses up to a massive iceberg in Svalbard offering guests a once-in-a-lifetime photo op.
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The apex predator of the high Arctic in peaceful repose, cleaning his fur on the ice.
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Arctic terns migrate over 22,000 miles each year—the longest migration of any animal on Earth.
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The incandescent blues and whites of icebergs are photo ops enabled by the safe, stable, sturdy Zodiac ‘shooting platform.’
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Walruses, which can grow to 2,700 pounds, can reliably be seen at haul-outs we’ve discovered over years of Arctic exploration.

See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams as we explore the Arctic Svalbard archipelago of Norway, pulling the ship’s bow up to blue-veined glaciers, alighting on islands where caribou drift like smoke across the tundra. Go from the TV series depiction of Vikings to a real sense of their heroism. From Svalbard, we’ll follow in the wake of these, and other fearless explorers and colonists to discover the dramatic landscapes and rich traditions of Greenland and Iceland. This itinerary enables you to:

  • See polar bears in their natural habitat, the sea ice, in the gorgeous, uninhabited wilds of Svalbard far from any human settlements — accompanied by expert spotters to increase your sightings;
  • Follow in the wake of the 10th-century Viking explorers along the ice shelf;
  • Discover the dramatic landscapes and rich traditions of Greenland; explore the seldom-seen east coast fjords & icebergs; spot white-tailed eagles, among the 60 species of birds that breed in Greenland;
  • Actively explore Iceland’s Westfjord region; walk on lava fields and ice sheets, feel the spray of gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls; cruise among magnificent icebergs;
  • Meet the intriguing people able to thrive in their Arctic homelands;
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops & on-board photo assistance
  • Travel confidently in the company of Arctic experts, committed and able to provide you with an extraordinary experience
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Important Flight Information

Please talk to an Expedition Specialist before booking your airfare.

Special Offers


Beginning in April 2017, we will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion voyages. Please call for details.


Book by Dec. 31, 2016 to receive complimentary charter airfare (Oslo/Longyearbyen). Subject to availability; must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions; new bookings only.

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