Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Jewels of the Arctic

Discover the jewels of the Arctic aboard cutting-edge, small expedition ships. Among Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland, there is something for every traveler to discover. Add-ons like kayaking, rock climbing and scuba diving make the journey even more rewarding for the adventurous.

Aboard 132-guest Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle, discover Svalbard’s northwest coast and the east coast of Greenland before concluding your voyage in Iceland. Zodiac-cruise among spectacular icebergs, spotting seabirds and keeping watch for walrus and polar bears on the ice. Visit the world’s largest national park in northeast Greenland, and the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund.

Stop into Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the most remote settlements on Earth, and perhaps take kayaking or rock climbing (additional cost). This expedition ticks many boxes: hikes through the arctic tundra; a chance to spot wildlife including musk ox, seals, whales and the elusive arctic fox; and the opportunity to visit fascinating Palaeolithic sites.

In 2024, an alternative 30-day ultimate adventure—Arctic Cultures & Wilderness—offers a combination of the 2024 southbound Jewels of the Arctic + Greenland Odyssey. In 2025, an alternative 20-day ultimate adventure—Wild Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland—offers a combination of the 2025 southbound Jewels of the Arctic + Iceland’s Westfjords & North Coast. Also in 2025, a shorter 13-day departure follows the main 2025 southbound itinerary but spends 1 fewer day each exploring Svalbard and east Greenland.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Svalbard cruises, Greenland cruises, Iceland cruises, Northern Europe cruises and other Arctic cruises and Arctic trips.