An Arctic adventure can span the historic Northwest Passage to the land of polar bears, Spitsbergen and the Svalbord Archipelago.
You are soaking in a hot tub on a ship, sipping Stoli and listening, perhaps, to Rimsky Korsakov through your ear buds. The Northern Lights are glistening in distant skies. Polar bears are frolicking on the Svalbard archipelago ice, and a pair of puffins glide buy. This is one of the last great treks on the planet, though a rather unpredictible one. Unlike Antarctica, you can't be sure of what you'll see, what experience you'll have.
It wasn't till the 20th century that Roald Amundsen became the first polar explorer to navigate the Northwest Passage from Greenland and across northern Canada to the Bering Sea. The first commercial passage wasn’t made till the 1980’s! Today, there are more options, and many more comforts. As more ice caps melt as a result of climate change, some at the rate of 100 feet a day, the passage is made easier.
You can relive Amundsen’s voyage on an Arctic vacation onboard luxurious vessels offering butler services onboard, or discover your inner explorer on other Arctic cruises to rarely explored areas, visiting Inuit villages, or observing walrus, arctic foxes, belugas, and narwhal. Search for current Arctic trips above, consider a polar adventure with Quark Expeditions or Hurtigruten, or send us your TRIP REQUEST to plan your Arctic adventure. You might also wish to consider Iceland & Greenland.