These cruises cross the Arctic Circle, then continue far beyond, from the world of reindeer to the realm of the polar bear. Glaciers, sea cliffs and fjords – this is nature at its northern wildest and most spectacular.
Our unique shore walks and excursions include:
Tromsø: The traditional starting point for arctic expeditions. A visit to the old town, Polar Museum and Arctic Cathedral is followed by a cable car ride up Mount Storsteinen. A panoramic mountain walk or the ascent of Mount Fløya are possibilities.
Honningsvåg?: We venture into hills behind the remote town to experience true arctic wilderness, normally spotting reindeer as we go.
Longyearbyen: This is Svalbard’s premier arctic adventure port. A local guide takes us across the Foxfonna Glacier, or to the top of Sukkertoppen mountain.
Ålesund: This Art Nouveau town has a magical setting between fjords, sea and mountains. We walk above the town along the Nøvoya Ridge to the Fjellstua Mountain Inn.
Geiranger: We pass the Seven Sisters’ waterfalls before arriving in Geiranger. There are several walks available from here, all to spectacular viewpoints back down the fjord.
Pyramiden: Possibly the wildest place you will ever visit. We head southwest from the port with a local guide, crossing streams across open tundra to a lake. We hope to see Svalbard reindeer and polar foxes as well as arctic flora.
Kristiansund: Built on four islands, this city of parks and gardens has sea to one side and mountains to the other. Our walk up Kvernberget opens up splendid panoramas.