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Arctic Expeditions

Guests exploring Tidewater Glacier by Zodiac from the ship National Geographic Endurance, Alpejord Fjord, Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland

From iceberg-studded waters to rich and resilient cultures, and iconic creatures like polar bears, caribou, and musk oxen, the Arctic is rife with opportunity for every type of traveler. As you explore the top of the globe, kayak through winding fjords in Norway, Zodiac to thundering waterfalls in Iceland, or go backcountry hiking across the tundra in Greenland. Lindblad Expeditions has been sailing the region for decades, exploring far and wide—from the Svalbard archipelago to maritime Canada and the Northwest Passage. Our extensive experience navigating these seldom-seen lands ensures you’ll have the most immersive, safest experience possible in the Arctic Circle. 

These Lindblad Expeditions ships may be my favorite all-around picks for an Arctic cruise.

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Our Trips in the Arctic


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Our Ships in the Arctic

The National Geographic Endurance in Dynamic Positioning at Lilliehöökbreen, Svalbard, Norway..
Cabin, Category 3, 4, and 5, suite with balcony, two single beds that convert to a queen, and convertible sleeper sofa, on the ship National Geographic Endurance/Resolution
Early breakfast set at a table on the ship National Geographic Endurance/Resolution

National Geographic Endurance


The most advanced ice-class expedition ship afloat, offering unprecedented access to polar regions

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Expedition ship National Geographic Resolution parked in the pack ice in Weddell Sea, Antarctica
Cabin, Category 7, large balcony suite, with two single beds that convert to a queen, sofa bed, coffee table, two balcony chairs, and table, on the ship National Geographic Endurance/Resolution
Main dining restaurant 270º on the ship National Geographic Endurance/Resolution

National Geographic Resolution


Our second new polar build,  National Geographic Resolution, is named to honor the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook.

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Ship National Geographic Explorer in Greenland
Cabin 230, Category 7, on the ship National Geographic Explorer
Bistro on the ship National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer


An authentic expedition ship, purpose-engineered for blue water and polar exploration

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Our Team in the Arctic

Every member of our team—from our naturalists and photographers to our expedition leaders—is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience in the Arctic’s icy wilds. Many are veteran polar guides who have worked exclusively with us for decades, chosen for their extensive knowledge of subjects like geology, wildlife biology, art, and climate science, while special guests—from NOAA scientists to ethnomusicologists—offer new layers of insight into our northerly surroundings. Exploring in small groups, you’ll hear different perspectives each day of your voyage, and because there are no assigned groups, you can gravitate toward the experts who share your interests and inspire your curiosity. 

Our knowledgeable and passionate expedition team is complemented by our dedicated hotel team that strives to ensure that your time on board is as comfortable and rewarding as your time on shore. 

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Latest Video

Expedition Spotlight - Jan Mayen Island

  • Oct 2023

In this Expedition Spotlight, Expedition Leader Michael Jackson walks us through the amazing terrain of Jan Mayen Island (Kingdom of Norway)

Photo Gallery: Highlights from the Arctic

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