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National Geographic Explorer

  • 148 Guests
  • Year Round

Itineraries

Expeditions aboard National Geographic Explorer

16 Itineraries for National Geographic Explorer

A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations––glaciers, geysers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty––is world-class. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. And when you add in the other itinerary components––Iceland’s people, their unique cultural heritage and contemporary character, the island’s geography and birdlife––seeing it all in one 360º expedition is irresistible.
  • 10 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jul
  • $9,130 to $18,980

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some tens of thousands individuals stretching as far as the eye can see. Or albatross colonies that fill the windward edges of the remote islands they call home. You’ll have other rare sightings here too: massive, in both senses of the word, herds of elephant seals: and a wandering albatross stretching its 11-foot wings.  It’s the impossible beauty of Antarctica exponentially increased by unimaginable numbers of animals. A not-be-missed polar experience, for those with the luxury of time.
  • 24 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec
  • $23,100 to $45,880

Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn

This unique 16-day land-and-sea expedition includes three days of exploring Torres del Paine, a jewel of Patagonia that teems with its iconic wildlife including Andean condors, guanacos, and rheas. Board National Geographic Explorer to venture far beyond any tourist infrastructure. Kayak peaceful, pristine fjords; hike virgin trails; and discover incredible private parklands of this mythic, rarified land on this holistic Patagonia expedition.
  • 16 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Oct/Nov
  • $13,940 to $22,620

England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales: A Circumnavigation

Embark on a satisfying circumnavigation of the British & Irish Isles to discover ruins of Stone Age villages, early Christian relics on remote isles, incredible geological formations, and breathtaking abbeys and cathedrals. Explore seldom-seen places of wildness, modern cities on curated tours with insider access, and experience living history in places where traditions thrive in language and custom.
  • 19 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Apr/May
  • $18,380 to $33,530

Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands

See the iconic wildlife—whales, bears and eagles—amid secluded coves and Experience unbridled 21st-century exploration, as we venture to new frontiers deep into the far reaches of the ice to Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike the tundra. Follow in the wake of legendary explorers and hear their dramatic stories as we explore Lancaster Sound, the gateway to the Northwest Passage.
  • 24 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Aug/Sep
  • $25,190 to $49,640

Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic

Venture deep into the far reaches of the Arctic, a land where polar bears roam, and hardy Inuit communities maintain their traditional way of life. National Geographic Explorer traces Greenland’s rugged fjords and navigates the entrance to Canada’s legendary Northwest Passage. Spot polar bears on the pack ice, a wide variety of whales––­­from bowhead and beluga whales to the rare narwhal––amid massive glaciers.
  • 15 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jul/Aug
  • $13,990 to $27,000

Iceland & Greenland: Viking Legends and Wild Fjords

How heroic were the earlier transatlantic voyages by Columbus’ predecessors: the Viking explorers? We follow in the wake of these fearless explorers and colonists to discover the dramatic landscapes and rich traditions of Greenland and Iceland––in particular, Iceland’s untrammeled western coast––and visit fascinating Viking sites and settlements, each set against edenic backdrops.
  • 16 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Aug
  • $14,950 to $28,480

Iceland by Land & Sea: From Reykjavik to the Wild West

See the violent forces of nature in the geologically young landscape: hot springs, spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Witness lava fields in the Golden Circle; explore Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, and soak in the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool.
  • 7 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jul
  • $4,990 to $9,970

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

Our classic Antarctica itinerary delivers huge tabular icebergs, sculptural bergs floating in pools of turquoise blue melt water, mountains rising some 9,000 feet straight up from the sea, penguins galore, abundant marine mammals and experiences like cruising through the solemn majesty of the Lemaire Channel, among many more.
  • 14 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec
  • $13,360 to $28,340

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard

A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-fretted coast, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive sheets of ice––glowing under the midnight sun during our season there. It’s a magnificent polar bear habitat that provides opportunities for thrilling up-close observations of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. It’s Arctic nature in its purest form.
  • 11 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jun
  • $10,220 to $18,890

Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

Follow Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear Island on the way to Svalbard in the high Arctic, where polar bears prowl and walruses haul out on rocky shores.
  • 17 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • May/Jul
  • $16,570 to $30,300

Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina’s Staten Island

Experience the iconic wildness of Patagonia’s sawtoothed peaks, cerulean glaciers, and soaring fjords over a perfectly paced 12-days of exploration. Discover Chilean Patagonia’s highlights including the stunning Beagle Channel and famous Cape Horn. Explore regions inaccessible except by expedition ship. Hike, kayak, and Zodiac cruise wild fjords, and explore wildlife reserves not easily accessible to the public, including Yendegaia and Karukinka Natural Parks.
  • 12 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Oct
  • $8,950 to $16,720

Rounding the Cape: Chilean Patagonia & Argentina’s Staten Island

Discover this near-mythic, awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. See its rare wildlife, saw-toothed mountains, deep fjords, and bright blue glaciers. Plus, venture to Argentina’s protected Staten Island by special permission.
  • 20 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Oct/Nov
  • $18,990 to $35,500

South Georgia and the Falklands

If the epic stories of discovery, endurance and polar explorers like Shackleton, or the sheer magnificence of ice-capped peaks don’t grab you, the wildlife certainly will: penguins (king, gentoo and macaroni), sea lions, fur seals and enormous elephant seals cozy up to these shores. Only here on South Georgia can you observe one of the world's great wildlife spectacles: literally, tens of thousands of king penguins on a single beach. This is the expedition for wildlife or photography enthusiasts, or for those who have already been to Antarctica and want more.
  • 19 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Mar/Oct
  • $15,930 to $32,880

Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams as we explore the Svalbard archipelago, pulling the ship’s bow up to blue-veined glaciers, alighting on islands where caribou drift like smoke across the tundra.
  • 17 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jun/Jul
  • $14,950 to $27,280

The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

Circumnavigate the island of Newfoundland and explore the outlying islands of the Canadian Maritimes. Discover the region’s intriguing of Norse history, get a taste of Acadian culture in charming island towns and special dining experiences, see the strange and beautiful landscape of Gros Morne National Park, and much more.
  • 8 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Sep
  • $7,930 to $15,270