Poseidon Expeditions - your polar cruise operator

Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen
Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen map route

$ 4 136

12

Photography

West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge
West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge map route

$ 5 306

9

Sea Kayak Club Photography

Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge
Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge map route

$ 6 566

11

Sea Kayak Club Photography

Franz Josef Land Archipelago
Franz Josef Land Archipelago Franz Josef Land Archipelago map route

$ 8 996

14

Sea Kayak Club Photography

British Isles British Isles map route

$ 5 396

13

Photography

Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland
Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland map route

$ 7 916

14

Sea Kayak Club Photography

East Greenland East Greenland map route

$ 5 666

11

Sea Kayak Club Photography

WEALTH OF WILDLIFE

WEALTH OF WILDLIFE

Svalbard boasts one of the Arctic’s highest concentrations of polar bears. They are the world’s largest land carnivores and have become a symbol of the imperiled Arctic wilderness. This is one of the best places in the world to view polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat: the pack ice.

Svalbard is home to impressive colonies of nesting seabirds, a variety of seal and whale species. This is a protected wilderness where we find flowering tundra and tidewater glaciers. You can also encounter a great abundance of nesting seabirds, and land mammals such as Arctic fox and reindeer.

In Greenland coastal plains are home to prehistoric-looking musk oxen and other wildlife.

Franz Josef Land, part of the Russian Arctic National Park, is a nature sanctuary. Polar bears, walrus, endangered bowhead whales, and other Arctic wildlife can be spotted anywhere, anytime in and around the archipelago.

PICTURESQUE SCENERY

PICTURESQUE SCENERY

In Svalbard you will see a varied landscape of mountains, tidewater glaciers, and flowering tundra. 

Greenland is the place where you will find some of the finest scenery in the world. Extensive fjord systems provide access to the mountainous interior of Greenland where tidewater glaciers create colossal icebergs. Each night in Greenland brings a new possibility to see incredible displays of northern lights, also known as aurora borealis.

Jan Mayen landscape is dominated by the heavily glaciated Beerenberg, an impressive stratovolcano considered to be the northernmost active volcano on the earth’s surface.

In Iceland, in the ruggedly beautiful Westfjords, we will visit the historic fishing port of Ísafjörður. This small town embodies Iceland’s trademark blend of contemporary charm and rich cultural heritage.

POLAR LEGENDS AND HISTORY

POLAR LEGENDS AND HISTORY

Arctic is rich with historical sites. You may find here the staging areas for many historic expeditions to the North Pole, including those of Roald Amundsen and Walter Wellman.​

In Svalbard, modern human endeavor can be experienced at Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now home to a multinational community of Arctic researchers. In addition to a museum, gift shop, and post office, visitors to this extreme northern settlement find a famous bust of Amundsen and a historic airship mast.

In Franz Josef Land we encounter a stark and enigmatic landscape steeped in the drama and heroism of early polar exploration. At places like Bell Island, Cape Flora, and Cape Tegetthoff we have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick George Jackson, Julius von Payer, and other polar explorers.

Itinerary

Through the Viewfinder

SEA KAYAK CLUB

SEA KAYAK CLUB

On this voyage, our optional sea kayaking program is conducted in the Spitsbergen portion. This is a truly world-class paddling destination that very few kayakers have had the fortune to experience.

Spitsbergen rewards kayakers with spectacular scenery, unique marine wildlife, and a variety of excellent paddling locations. Spitsbergen also offers the possibility of kayaking in the vicinity of tidewater glaciers.

Sea Kayak Club is a fun and interesting way to experience the landscapes and wildlife of this unique Arctic environment. If you enjoy sea kayaking, then do not miss your chance to participate in this exciting adventure option.

PHOTOGRAPHY

FREE OPTION
This voyage offers a wealth of photographic opportunities for novice and experienced photographers alike. Our free photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your photography skills alongside an expert photographer.

In Spitsbergen, charismatic megafauna abound in dramatic Arctic icescapes. Species include walrus, bearded seal, and, of course, the photogenic polar bear. While at sea, whales and seabirds also make excellent subjects.

From the cliffy shore of the British Isles to Jan Mayen’s icy volcano and spectacular views of Spitsbergen, this voyage promises a wide range of great landscape photo opportunities too. Our expert will be available to help you make the most of this bounty in your viewfinder.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Departures

Itinerary Dates Days Activities Special offers Rates from
From the Highlands to the High Arctic
Edinburgh (Scotland) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
03 Jun - 14 Jun 2019 12 Photography 10% discount
$ 4 595
$ 4 136
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
13 Jun - 22 Jun 2019 10 Sea Kayak Club Photography 10% discount*
$ 6 495
$ 5 846
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
21 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 10 Sea Kayak Club Photography 10% discount*
$ 6 495
$ 5 846
per person
Best of Svalbard
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
29 Jun - 10 Jul 2019 12 Sea Kayak Club Photography 10% discount*
$ 7 595
$ 6 836
per person
Russian High Arctic
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
19 Jul - 02 Aug 2019 15 Sea Kayak Club Photography
$ 9 995
per person
Russian High Arctic
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
01 Aug - 14 Aug 2019 14 Sea Kayak Club Photography
$ 9 795
per person
Russian High Arctic
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
13 Aug - 26 Aug 2019 14 Sea Kayak Club Photography
$ 9 795
per person

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