Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Across the Arctic Circle

Combine three unique worlds on one unforgettable journey over 15 days aboard a small expedition ship. Visit picturesque villages and castles that were once strongholds of Scottish clans and encounter Neolithic sites dating back more than 5,000 years. From Stone Age villages to Iron Age forts, the Orkney and Shetland Islands reveal a proud Scottish heritage.

Vikings, fjords and fishing folk feature along the sublime Norwegian coastline, which includes a visit to the famous Lofoten Islands. Then cross the Arctic Circle to Svalbard, discovering a landscape of towering cliffs alive with breeding birds, and a frozen wonderland of gleaming glaciers and where the mighty polar bear reigns supreme.

Enjoy a flexible itinerary, which allows the 132-guest Greg Mortimer to follow the best weather and wildlife-spotting opportunities. Explore tundra, historic camps and villages, pack ice and breathtakingly beautiful Norwegian fjords. The option to add on scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkeling, as well begin in Scotland, are particularly unique for expeditions in this region.

Read on for details about this Svalbard route aboard Greg Mortimer or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Svalbard cruises and widespread Arctic cruisesArctic trips and small ship cruises in Northern Europe.