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Poseidon Expeditions - your polar cruise operator

Arctic / Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Abundant wildlife in Svalbard and stunning scenery in East Greenland combine to create a complete Arctic experience.

This comprehensive voyage starts in Longyearbyen in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and finishes in Reykjavík, Iceland. In Svalbard we experience the stark beauty of Spitsbergen’s mountainous northwestern coast while searching for polar bears, marine mammals, and other quintessential Arctic wildlife.

We continue to East Greenland for a rare opportunity to explore part of the vast and unspoiled Northeast Greenland National Park. Then, in stunning Scoresby Sund, we discover incredible scenery, enormous icebergs, historical sites, a modern Inuit village, and a wonderful setting for northern lights.

Why travel with Poseidon Expeditions?

Poseidon Expeditions is one of the leading operators of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. Since 1999, we’ve offered voyages that combine the spirit of adventure with a generous measure of onboard comfort and well-being, along with educational enrichment.

Why travel with us?
M/V Sea Spirit – Tiny but Mighty

M/V Sea Spirit – Tiny but Mighty

With a maximum capacity of just 114 passengers, we usually operate with 100 guests off the ship. It maximizes our travelers' time ashore because there is no need for splitting passengers into groups for landing rotations as required on larger ships.

A real polar expedition

A real polar expedition

Experience active exploration of the polar regions through a variety of activities. Weather permitting, we schedule up to 3 excursions per day and offer optional kayaking and, in Antarctica, camping. Enrich your polar knowledge in an engaging and interactive way through Poseidon’s edutainment program.

25 years of polar cruising

25 years of polar cruising

Polar cruising is our passion and expertise and over the past 24 years, we’ve gained tremendous experience building a strong team of enthusiastic polar professionals who are all experts in their field. Each cruise is a thoughtfully crafted expedition voyage.

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Highlights

SPITSBERGEN, SVALBARD

SPITSBERGEN, SVALBARD

The northwestern part of Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, offers dramatic scenery along with some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. This High Arctic wilderness is home to polar bears, a variety of whales and seals, a great abundance of nesting seabirds, and land mammals such as Arctic fox and reindeer.

In this multifaceted landscape of glaciers, mountains, and flowering tundra we also find historical sites and the Arctic research community of Ny Ålesund, complete with gift shop, museum, and post office. You may even get a chance to swim in the Arctic Ocean.

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EAST GREENLAND

EAST GREENLAND

Northeast Greenland National Park and Scoresby Sund offer 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. Coastal plains are home to prehistoric-looking musk oxen and other wildlife.

Throughout this area we find ancient archeological sites and historical huts. We also have the chance to visit a modern Inuit village complete with Greenlandic sled dogs at Ittoqqortoormiit. To cap it all off, each night in Greenland brings a new possibility to see incredible displays of northern lights, also known as aurora borealis.

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ICELAND

ICELAND

Before finishing our voyage in Reykjavík, we have the chance to explore along the west coast of this scenic and diverse country. In the ruggedly beautiful Westfjords we visit the historic fishing port of Ísafjörður. This small town embodies Iceland’s trademark blend of contemporary charm and rich cultural heritage.

On the Snæfellsnes peninsula, the Snæfellsjökull volcano and picturesque Kirkjufell mountain are renowned features of the impressive landscape. The success of local fishermen and merchants are evident in traditional villages. The seas in this area are home to a variety of whales and seabirds.

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Departures

Itinerary Dates Days Activities Special Offer Rates from
Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland
Arctic Odyssey
20 Aug - 02 Sep 2024 14 Sea Kayaking Photography
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Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland
Arctic Odyssey
10 Aug - 23 Aug 2025 14 Sea Kayaking Photography SUPER EARLY BIRD SAVINGS UP TO 20% OFF*
US$ 10 095
US$ 8 581
per person
Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland
Arctic Odyssey
22 Aug - 04 Sep 2025 14 Sea Kayaking Photography SUPER EARLY BIRD SAVINGS UP TO 20% OFF*
US$ 10 095
US$ 8 581
per person
Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland
Arctic Odyssey
03 Sep - 16 Sep 2025 14 Sea Kayaking Photography SUPER EARLY BIRD SAVINGS UP TO 20% OFF*
US$ 10 095
US$ 8 581
per person

Itinerary

Through the Viewfinder

Activities

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

This voyage offers a wide range of opportunities for photographers of all backgrounds. Our free photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your photography skills alongside an expert photographer.

In Svalbard, polar bears and other charismatic megafauna abound in dramatic Arctic icescapes. In East Greenland photographers are treated to magnificent white icebergs juxtaposed against towering bluffs of tan and ocher.

Even at night, when the starry firmament becomes a stage upon which aurora borealis performs its otherworldly magic, our expert will be available to help you make the most of this bounty in your viewfinder.

SEA KAYAK CLUB

On this voyage, our optional sea kayaking program is conducted in Svalbard and East Greenland. These are a truly world-class paddling destinations that very few kayakers have had the fortune to experience.

Svalbard delights kayakers with unique marine wildlife and a variety of excellent paddling locations. East Greenland offers the possibility of kayaking amongst enormous icebergs and some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

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

SEA KAYAK CLUB

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