Remote means remarkable on this Arctic adventure during the region’s spring awakening. Weave through towering fjords and secluded cliffs blanketed in Atlantic puffins. Visit polar islands accessible only by ship, including the world’s most northern volcano, breeding site of hundreds of thousands of northern birds. Large masses of pack ice still intact provide ample opportunity to spot roaming polar bears and possibly a bear cub, or two. Defined by endless moments of bird and bear sightings, this trip delivers a polar experience teeming with wildlife.
Lead the Charge
Departing in May of 2018, this expedition is the earliest of our Arctic season. This means you’ll see an environment untouched by surf or sun, and full with the rush of life waking up to spring.
Forge a Unique Trail
Aberdeen will serve as your gateway to the Arctic, but there are 3 countries on this route. Fair Isle is the far north of the UK, Denmark lays claim to the Faroes, and the isolated volcano Jan Mayen is part of Norway, as is Spitsbergen.
See Undisturbed Northern Wildlife
Birds & Bears lives up to its name, putting you in the thick of numerous polar and sub-polar creatures. Along with the titular species, whales, seals, dolphins, and reindeer can all be spotted in the perpetual daylight.
Day-by-DayExpedition in Brief
- Encounter iconic Arctic wildlife, such as whales, reindeer, seals, seabirds and the iconic polar bear
- Explore the volcanic and glacier-covered Jan Mayen island, in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean
- Visit abandoned whaling stations, a bird observatory and other significant sites, and learn about the storied history of the region
- Cruise in a Zodiac to get up close to wildlife and diverse landscapes