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.
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.
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.
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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I am interested in a trip that includes both the northern lights and polar bears.
It is possible to be lucky enough to see both aurora borealis and polar bears in one trip to the Arctic, but never guaranteed. For a higher likelihood of this happening we would recommend traveling north when there are more hours of darkness, so in spring or in the fall. An Arctic specialist will be in touch to help you find the right trip at the right time.
I would like to inquire whether you have a tour that includes polar bears and northern lights?
If so, what is the duration/cost all inclusive please?
Great idea to combine both polar bears and the northern lights in order to see it all! The Tundra Lodge Adventure on the shores of Hudson Bay provides a basecamp for viewing polar bears in October and November, just when the nights become longer and allow for opportunities to see the Aurora Borealis as well. An Adventure Specialist will be in touch soon to discuss this unique adventure.