Far North & the Arctic Adventure Travel & Expeditions
An Arctic adventure tour is, in many ways, unimaginable. To travel to what ancient geographers termed ultima Thule (“farthest land”)—and in luxury, no less—is a feat seemingly reserved for the hardiest adventurers among us. And yet, Zegrahm’s Arctic expeditions afford rare opportunities to view Arctic wildlife, seabirds, whales, and polar bears; to meet indigenous peoples who sustain a living at the ends of the Earth; and to explore the North Pole and Northeast Passage for yourself—it’s the top of the world, waiting for you.
For us, Arctic eco travel involves sailing the icy seas from the brightly painted towns of Norway to the rugged Northwest Passage; Zodiac expeditions to see whales, seals, and walruses up close; and keeping a close eye out for polar bears as we cruise Norway’s Svalbard archipelago and Greenland. Your Arctic expedition team offers incredible insight into the region and the explorers who previously navigated these routes, including Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated quest. And now, you can be a part of Arctic adventure travel history as you sail on the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov’s 17th and final transit of the Northwest Passage, including the best of western Greenland and the Canadian and Russian Arctic.
The itineraries we offer vary from year to year; below please find our upcoming Arctic adventure travel expeditions.
Expeditions to Far North & the Arctic
Having lived in Alaska for over a decade, long-time expedition leader, Kevin Clement, will lead this truly personal Alaska expedition, exposing travelers to the real “Great Land.” Denali National Park adventure travel offers opportunities to photograph wildflower meadows, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and grizzly bears. In magnificent Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, don crampons for a glacier walk; in Cordova raft amid icebergs; and, in Prince William Sound, photograph bald eagles and sea otters.
Join Zegrahm field director, Kevin Clement, on a Lapland expedition in Norway, a nation within a nation with a unique, semi-nomadic culture based on reindeer herding. Our Lapland tour is timed to coincide with excellent views of the fabled Northern Lights. Explore by boat, snowshoe, snowmobile, and even by dog sled, as we discover sheltered fjords surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, peaceful valleys, and sleepy fishing hamlets. Particular highlights of your Northern Lights expedition include stays in a hotel made entirely of ice and packed snow and in a traditional lavvu.
Be a part of Arctic adventure travel history as you transit the Northwest Passage. We explore the best of western Greenland and the Canadian Arctic on this Northwest Passage expedition, and have countless chances to observe the local wildlife, from polar bears and walruses to seals and seabirds. Your expert Arctic expedition team will provide valuable insight into the great explorers who have navigated this northern sea route, and will recap each day for a well-rounded experience. Northwest Passage Expedition Highlights:
Discover the ethereal beauty of Iceland—element sculpted landscapes, mighty glaciers, and geothermal hotspots—while offshore, rock pinnacles serve as the seasonal home for thousands of nesting seabirds. Meet the citizens of colorful fishing villages; cruise by Zodiac beneath emerald hillsides laced with waterfalls; and walk among ruins that recall the heyday of Viking exploration. In the capital of Reykjavík explore the fabled Golden Circle—Thingvellir National Park; Gullfoss waterfall; and the Geysir Center.
Dramatic scenery, abundant wildlife, and charming villages are the hallmarks of Norway adventure travel. The long days of Arctic summer allow ample time for exploration of magnificent landscapes by ship, during expeditionary Zodiac cruises, and on foot. Meet the hearty residents of timeless fishing villages and towns steeped in the history of maritime trade and exploration. On our Svalbard tour, wildlife is plentiful and the focus of our time, as the area is home to a wealth of species—including polar bears. Norway & Svalbard Expedition Highlights: