National Geographic Explorer Itineraries - Lindblad Expeditions

National Geographic Explorer

  • 148 Guests
  • Year Round

Itineraries

Expeditions aboard National Geographic Explorer

18 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.
  • 9 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jul
  • $7,990 to $18,880

Along The Viking Trail: From Iceland to Greenland

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.
  • 12 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jul
  • $10,580 to $19,550

An Island Odyssey: Azores, Madeira, Canaries & Cape Verde

Immerse yourself in the theme of island exploration and make plenty of discoveries of your own: secluded archipelagos and unique island flora and fauna, whale-watching, island cultures, and ancient lore. Within the EU, explore three archipelagos known as the Macaronesia region: the Azores, Madeira (both belonging to Portugal) and the Canaries (Spain). Then voyage to isolated Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa.
  • 16 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Sep/Oct
  • $13,820 to $25,230

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 200,000+ 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
  • $21,360 to $43,250

Buenos Aires, Rio & Brazil's Wild Coast

On this expedition along the wild coast of Brazil, you’ll sail between cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina and the colonial capital of Salvador, Brazil. In our explorations you’ll encounter the legacy of European empires in colonial towns that once boomed with the cacao and gold trade. Get up close to the diverse tropical wildlife as we explore the Atlantic rain forest, marine sanctuaries, and the rolling Pampas. And, you’ll experience the exuberant cultures from the samba music of Rio to the gauchos of Uruguay.

  • 18 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Oct
  • $15,740 to $28,880

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.
  • 13 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jul/Aug
  • $12,990 to $24,790

Exploring the British & Irish Isles

Encounter fascinating layers of history. Though the countries we explore are linked by the north Atlantic, each has a unique historic narrative, and a distinct contemporary character. From the importance of Portsmouth in British naval history, to the Scottish Clearances, and the early Celtic monk/explorers, there are fascinating stories to satisfy every interest.
  • 15 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • May
  • $12,370 to $23,720

Exploring the Low Countries: Holland And Belgium

Discover canal-webbed cities aboard Zodiacs. Stroll the Hanseatic capitals of Brugge and Gent—a life-list must. Get an insider’s view of Amsterdam with the help of local art historians and a visit to the famed Rijksmuseum, reopened just after its nine-year renovation. And see the seldom-visited island of Harlingen and the Frisian Islands on an expedition in Holland and Belgium.
  • 9 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • May
  • $7,320 to $14,120

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. Spend 14 days and 11 nights in a rapture of discovery.
  • 14 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec
  • $12,350 to $26,720

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
  • $8,990 to $17,460

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
  • $13,820 to $27,750

Patagonia: Argentina & The Chilean Fjords

Patagonia is an awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. Explore it expedition-style aboard an authentic expedition ship, and enjoy up-close encounters in wild, virtually inaccessible lands.
  • 20 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Oct/Nov
  • $15,950 to $31,490

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, 100,000 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
  • $16,530 to $31,920

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
  • $13,820 to $25,230

The Canadian Maritimes

Embark on a rare expedition and join an exceptional community aboard National Geographic Explorer on a circumnavigation of the island of Newfoundland that includes an exploration of outlying islands in the Canadian Maritimes. 
  • 8 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Sep
  • $7,320 to $14,120

The Northwest Passage, Iceland & Greenland

Following in the footsteps of dauntless explorers who came before, accompanied by our veteran expedition team, and captained by Ice Master Leif Skog, National Geographic Explorer will — for the first time ever —set an east-west course through the Northwest Passage. A navigational highlight will be seeing the captain and his officers use the ‘mud maps’ made by Lars-Eric’s team, as they navigate the James Ross Strait, and re-confirm the soundings they took in 1984.
  • 25 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jul/Aug
  • $24,990 to $47,990

The Northwest Passage, Newfoundland and Labrador

The second of our inaugural voyages through the Northwest Passage, this expedition takes on a historic challenge: can we navigate the famously ice-clogged Fury and Hecla Strait?  If conditions are right, we’ll spend the following days exploring—by ship, Zodiacs, kayaks and on shore hikes—the islands of the Foxe basin and Hudson Strait south of Baffin Island. If the Fury and Hecla Strait is impassable, we’ll sail to the north of Baffin Island, very familiar waters to us, where the landscape is equally stunning and inviting to activities, and plenty of late-season ice still clings to Baffin’s eastern shore. We’ll explore the wild and pristine Canadian High Arctic: Baffin Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well.
  • 24 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Aug/Sep
  • $24,990 to $47,990

Voyage to West Africa: The Gold Coast to Morocco

Exploring the countries of West Africa by ship offers an unrivaled experience of the natural and cultural wonders.
  • 20 days
  • Nat Geo Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Mar/Apr
  • $19,150 to $34,970