Polar Expeditions and Cruises

We offer Unique Cruises to the Arctic regions of Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen and Norway, and to Antarctica.

  • Hurtigruten Classic Roundtrip Voyage

    12 days, All Year

    Price from $1501 per person

    The celebrated 'Hurtigruten Route'. With so much natural beauty, Norway’s entire coastline is as awe-inspiring as America’s greatest national parks. You are certain to be ‘wowed’ by the hundreds of miles of pristine and dramatic landscapes, world-famous fjords and numerous UNESCO sites. But perhaps it is Norway’s people, culture and charm of the small coastal towns as well as the abundance of outdoor activities and fresh, natural foods that you will remember most.

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  • The Complete Spitsbergen Expedition

    10 days, June & July 2018

    From $7,376 per person

    With more polar bears than people, Svalbard provides an excellent chance to see these magnificent predators. This expedition is one of a kind, with a multitude of landing sites and exciting experiences in the Arctic. We will sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean. The adventure will include several excursions including hiking, kayaking and other activities on land and on the water. There’s also a good chance that we’ll see a polar bear – after all, there are more polar bears than there are humans on Svalbard. Starting in Longyearbyen, we sail well above the 80th parallel and place you closer than 600 nautical miles from the Geographical North Pole. Explore the great national parks and some of the most spectacular highlights of the Arctic. One might expect it to be unbearably cold this far north. However, thanks to the Gulf Stream, the Svalbard archipelago boasts a surprisingly mild climate in summer.

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  • Explore the South Atlantic, Antarctica and Patagonia

    17 nights, Departure: October 22, 2017

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    Starting in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, on this tour you will visit The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Peninsula Valdés. In Puerto Madryn you can join excursions such as whale watching or hiking. Then we set our course to the Falkland Islands, where we use small boats to go ashore for exploring, hiking, or birdwatching safaris. In Antarctica, you will experience everything from landings in great surroundings to theme days on board. You also get the chance to enjoy field days, kayaking, and exploring the waters and ice in small boats. Returning from Antarctica, we pass Cape Horn, where seafarers had to pass in order to cross from one side of the Americas to the other before the Panama Canal. After traveling through the Chilean fjords we reach Punta Arenas, where the journey ends before your flight home.

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  • Discover Patagonia and Antarctica

    15 nights, Departure: December 3, 2017

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    Starting with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. Then the journey south begins, and we sail through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel and into the Garibaldi Fjord, and witness the mighty Garibaldi Glacier unfolding at the end of the fjord. If the weather is favorable we might go ashore on Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage. Sailing into the most remote area of the world, with its endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice, you will feel like a true explorer. In Antarctica, you will enjoy your days with landings that include visits to the most interesting places, looking at thousands of penguins and seals, and kayaking. Turning back, we will have another opportunity to go ashore in Cape Horn before sailing into the Beagle Channel. We will have another landing in the Chilean fjords before we disembark in Punta Arenas.

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  • Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica

    November 7 and November 20. 15 days and 14 nights.

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    Starting with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. Then the journey south begins,where we head into the Chilean fjords with its steep mountains and green valleys that flourish with life –and glaciers. If the weather is favorable we might make a landing on Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage on our way to Antarctica. Here you will enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and its relics, meeting penguins on shore, and watching whales from the deck. If it has proven to be too difficult to land on Cape Horn on our southbound or northbound trip, we will stop at Puerto Williams in the Beagle Channel. Then, there will be another landing in the Chilean fjords before our disembarkation in Punta Arenas.

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  • Wildlife in South Georgia and Icy Antarctica

    18 days from October 29, 2017

    From $8,198 (see special offer)

    Visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and spectacular Antarctica are highlights of this journey. Sailing from cosmopolitan Montevideo, our expedition team gives fascinating lectures to prepare you for exploring remote beaches and kayaking clear-blue waterways among the icebergs. Encounter penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds on this unforgettable voyage.

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  • Expedition from Newfoundland and Labrador to Iceland

    May 10, 2018

    from $ 4,837 per person

    The rugged Atlantic coastline of Canada features evergreen forests, rolling farmland, breathtaking mountains, and remote settlements. Going from Halifax, Canada, to Reykjavik, Iceland, via Labrador and Newfoundland, this expedition will give you a taste of wilderness, historical settlements, fishing villages, and natural beauty. A Cruise Through Arctic Canada and Iceland.

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- Jul 26, 2015

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Kristin -- and everyone at Nordika Travel,

THANK YOU! We had a fantastic week in Iceland. Every accommodation was as advertised. The itinerary was very helpful. The clockwise route was the right way t…


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Why Iceland?

Accessible via a short, five-hour flight from the east coast of the United States, Iceland is a lot closer than you might imagine

Glaciers

Despite its rather misleading name, only 11% of Iceland is covered by ice. That said, it is home to Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, as well as 268 others.

Volcanoes

Volcanic eruptions in Iceland happen, on average, every five years. Although international media coverage surrounding the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption might lead one to believe otherwise, volcanic eruptions in Iceland tend to not have much impact on daily life.