Polar Bear Quest: Iceland to Norway - NEW TRIP!
An Epic Northern Nature Adventure! From Iceland's Golden Circle Across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard
This grand Arctic voyage from Iceland to Svalbard and northern Norway is the ultimate encounter with Europe's Far North. Every turn unveils dramatic new landscapes — black basaltic islands, glittering glaciers, smoking volcanoes, bubbling thermal springs and tundra abloom in flowers. In Iceland, travel the Golden Circle to see geothermal features and waterfalls, then cruise among offshore islands that provide breeding grounds for seals and a resting place for nearly 90 species of migrating birds. The Svalbard archipelago is a rugged, icebound realm cut by magnificent fjords choked with icebergs. These frigid waters are home to prolific marine life, including breeding seabirds, seals, walrus and whales. Ashore, search for arctic fox and the biggest prize of all: the mighty polar bear. Rounding out our Iceland to Norway cruise is an encounter with Nordic cultural history as we visit Viking landmarks and important sites where modern-day explorers expanded the northern fringes of the known world.
Exclusive Opportunity in 2014 - Travel with a WWF Scientst
A climate change and renewable energy expert with World Wildlife Fund, Bryn Baker, will be the special guest lecturer aboard this voyage from Iceland and across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard, Norway. Bryn serves as manager of WWF’s Climate Change and Renewable Energy Program. Working at the intersection of conservation and climate change, her focus is on accelerating the use of energy sources that don’t produce carbon and other pollution that threaten arctic environments and the rest of the planet.
- Search for a wealth of wildlife: seals, walrus, whales, arctic foxes, and our ultimate Svalbard goal— the mighty polar bear
- Explore Iceland's famed Golden Circle— Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Center — then cross the Arctic Circle for ice-cloaked Svalbard
- Cruise by Zodiac to discover enormous colonies of breeding seabirds, including kittiwakes, murres, dovekies, puffins and rare ivory gulls.