Seek out the wild variety of Arctic trips with AdventureSmith’s newly expanded offerings. Below are our top picks for travelers seeking polar bears or the northern lights:

2 Standouts for Polar Bear Seekers

Arctic Wildlife Safari aboard the 114-guest Sea Spirit sails into Franz Joseph Land, the world’s northernmost archipelago. Here, polar bears roam the ice in high concentration. Find Svalbard Polar Bear Cruises.

A group of people on a Zodiac take pictures of a polar bear

Closer to home is a rolling basecamp on the Tundra Lodge Adventure in Churchill, Canada, where the Earth’s largest concentration of polar bears gather. Men’s Journal hailed this trip as one of the best safaris to support sustainable tourism, and your trip can be as short as 6 days.

A polar bear looks up at an Arctic rover with travelers inside
A group of 3 polar bears walks in a line in stormy Arctic conditions

Your 3 Best Bets to See the Northern Lights

You can now seek the bright, dancing northern lights on more itineraries than ever in Scoresby Sund: look to September departures of the 14-day Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland, the 12-day Arctic Sights & Northern Lights and the 9-day Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis for your best bets to spot them. A bonus: With Reykjavík as an embarkation port, you can explore Iceland pre- or post-cruise. View all Iceland cruises.

A traveler looks up at the Aurora Borealis on an Arctic small ship cruise trip
People kayaking in front of a colorful Arctic village

More Arctic Expeditions

Want to sail the Northwest Passage? Choose from Northwest Passage departures around Baffin Bay or travel the entire route of the Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska. Interested in Greenland’s culture? View all Arctic expedition trips for even more options at sea and remote wilderness lodges. And—as always—AdventureSmith’s expert Adventure Specialists can be your best guide.

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This blog detailing the best trips for polar bears and northern lights is among AdventureSmith Explorations’ extensive collection of travel guides. Find more on the AdventureSmith Travel Blog. Discover more about our Arctic trips and then let our Arctic experts match you with the best trip for your interests, budget and timeline.