Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Iceland’s Wild West Coast to East Greenland Cruise

On this Arctic voyage aboard Nat Geo Endurance, experience East Greenland’s wild ice edge and Iceland’s rugged beauty. Discover a region of epic ice that’s home to polar bears, whales and vast seabird colonies. Be on the lookout for the northern lights. Hike through picturesque valleys as they transition into autumn, make your way over layers of basalt visibly cracked and carved in the last ice age and feel the spray of thundering waterfalls. Venture into the largest fjord system in the world to cruise among magnificent icebergs and visit the welcoming communities where people live close to their ancestral traditions. Follow in the wake of the 10th-century Viking explorers along the ice cap and learn of their bold, history-making expeditions.

Highlights are many on this Iceland & Greenland cruise. Discover the the incredible geology, quiet coves and majestic waterfalls of Iceland’s west coast. Explore the largest national park in the world—Northeast Greenland National Park—and search for polar bears, musk oxen, whales and more. Sail into Scoresbysund, ice permitting, the world’s largest and longest fjord system and home to a remote Inuit community. Learn how to capture northern lights displays, conditions permitting, with a National Geographic photographer by your side.

Explore aboard the 126-guest National Geographic Endurance or National Geographic Resolution. These sister expedition ships are technologically advanced, fully stabilized and equipped with a well-rounded set of exploration tools including an ROV and enough kayaks and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Arctic cruises, Arctic trips, specialty northern lights cruises plus Iceland cruises and Greenland cruises.