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Arctic Expedition Trips
with AdventureSmith

Our unique Arctic travel itineraries span from Norway to Canada, but they’re all centered around remote landscapes, wildlife migrations and ever-changing ice. Why choose to book your Arctic trip with AdventureSmith?

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Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your Arctic expedition.

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We offer an unmatched selection of Arctic trips at wilderness lodges & aboard expedition ships.

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Our crew has traveled to the Arctic and can make personalized trip recommendations.

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Our breadth of Arctic expeditions means more opportunities to match you with savings.

A red-hulled Arctic expedition ship in calm icy waters near a rocky brown shore.

Why Travel to the Arctic?

What travel destination is more evocative of exploration and adventure than the Arctic? Pristine, beautiful landscapes are filled with rare and exotic wildlife, and the vast wilderness lends a sense of true exploration and discovery that is not easy to find in this world. The Arctic is at the edge of the map—21st Century terra incognita—and represents a new frontier for many.

AdventureSmith’s Arctic trips span from Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland and Norway, over to Canada and all the way up to the North Pole. Where will your Arctic expedition take you? Our experts are standing by to give you a personalized trip recommendation.

In Pursuit of the Pole & Polar Bears

With our Arctic expedition trips squarely focused on exploring the natural world, one of the top reasons travelers seek our expertise is to find wild, remote places and encounter polar bears. Learn fun facts about Arctic wildlife spotting, or head straight to the polar bear Mecca by booking a Svalbard cruise or the ultimate Arctic destination: the top of the world on a North Pole expedition.

A white polar bear stands on the ice seen from above.

“What travel destination is more evocative of exploration & adventure than the Arctic?”


Arctic Expedition Trips

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 24 26 23 30 38 45 50 49 43 35 30 26
Avg. Low (F) 14 13 13 21 29 34 38 38 35 27 21 17
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.7 1.1 1.4 0.6 0.5 0.4

Arctic Trips for Any Season

You can travel to the Arctic any time of the year, but there are many seasonal nuances to take into consideration depending on your travel goals and mode of transportation. The Midnight Sun around the solstice, aurora borealis cruises in the late season, endemic wildlife at all times of the year… Arctic expedition ships primarily operate May through September, while Canada’s prime polar bear viewing land-based tours are in the late fall. If you’re seeking to ski or view the Northern Lights, look for a wintertime Arctic trip. Note that the climate data referenced above is for Nuuk, Greenland.

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