Arctic activities

Polar Bear Tours

Polar Bear Tours

The world’s largest land carnivore, these majestic nomads are The Arctic’s ‘poster boy’ and so often the catalyst for many travellers to head north. All those who have …

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See the Northern Lights

See the Northern Lights

Billed as the greatest light show on earth, the Northern Lights are one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena. Best chances of sightings come between September and …

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Dog Sledding Tours

Dog Sledding Tours

Following in the footsteps of Amundsen and other early explorers, mushing your own dog team across a pristine snowscape has enduring appeal for almost all of us, whatever our own …

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Arctic Snowmobiling Tours

Arctic Snowmobiling Tours

An all-terrain vehicle perfectly adapted for the snow and ice of The Arctic, snowmobiling offers unfettered opportunities for ‘off piste’ adventures inside the Arctic Circle.…

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Visiting The North Pole

Visiting The North Pole

Whether it’s travelling due north by icebreaker or flying in by helicopter on an express trip, to reach 90 degrees north is a dream shared by many, but achieved by very few. …

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Arctic Whale Watching Tours

Arctic Whale Watching Tours

The Arctic summer welcomes many returning migratory whale species, including the humpback, fin and minke whales, however it's the sociable beluga, iconic narwhal and the mighty …

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Sailing in the Arctic

Sailing in the Arctic

Pushing through pack ice as the early explorers would have and accessing places motorized vessels simply can’t reach are just some of the joys of sailing in The Arctic. …

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Kayaking in the Arctic

Kayaking in the Arctic

Paddles splash and waves lap at the hull as kayaks enter the Arctic sea. Vast colonies of Arctic birds overhead, nesting on the cliffs. Small ice floes race against you, as your …

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Arctic Photography Tours

Arctic Photography Tours

For anyone who enjoys photography, the sheer variety of the High Arctic’s terrain, icescapes, fauna, flora and lighting conditions will provide more than ample inspiration. …

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Swoop's top Arctic adventures

Svalbard In-Depth

Scouting Svalbard’s ice floes for wildlife by zodiac and on foot, cruising the magnificent 14th of July glacier and reaching the world’s most northerly settlement at Ny Ålesund are just some of this 10-day voyage’s many highlights. There's also the…

  • 10 Days
  • $5,142
Northwest Passage, Ellesmere & West Greenland

Traversing west to east this voyage takes you to iconic sites such as Cambridge Bay, Lancaster and Smith Sounds and Ellesmere Island, before exploring the fjords and towns of West Greenland. Bears, narwhal, musk ox, beluga and northern lights are…

  • 17 Days
  • $11,995
East Greenland Express

Saving three days at sea by flying both ways, East Greenland’s towering icebergs, vivid displays of the Aurora Borealis and autumn tinged landscapes have never been more accessible. Highlights include exploring Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system, and the…

  • 10 Days
  • $6,695
Quest For The North Pole

For the ultimate Arctic achievement, board this mighty nuclear icebreaker to stand at the top of the world at 90 degrees north. The voyage is further enhanced by strong chances of polar bear sightings, helicopter flightseeing and a visit to…

  • 13 or 14 Days
  • $33,495
North Svalbard Sailing Expedition

Truly escape the modern world and explore Svalbard onboard a schooner. Sail north through the melting spring ice, spot wildlife and learn about the archipelago’s rich history. Highlights include the Monaco Glacier, 17th century whaling settlements, close encounters with megafauna…

  • 8 or 11 Days
  • $3,151
Arctic Journey: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

This comprehensive Arctic triumvirate encompassing Svalbard, East Greenland and Iceland offers the best of the Arctic: some of the best wildlife viewing with spectacular scenery, unspoiled fjords, gigantic icebergs and Inuit communities. You may also be lucky enough to see…

  • 14 Days
  • $8,992
Svalbard in Luxury

Sail to Svalbard aboard a sleek, elegant and all-inclusive expedition vessel in serious comfort. Not to be confused with a cruise, this is definitely an expedition with daily landings and a serious emphasis on wildlife sightings and experiencing the real…

  • 10 Days
  • $10,412

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