Europe's frozen north is perfectly suited to an expedition cruise, allowing you to sail high above the Arctic Circle in search of the enchanting landscapes and wildlife, enhanced by the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights or Midnight Sun.
Sail out among the fjords of Norway's rugged coast, or continue north to discover the ice fields of Spitsbergen on the remote Svalbard archipelago – a region home to more polar bears than humans. During the summer months the sun never sets on these dramatic landscapes, casting an ever-present glow over vast mountain ranges, soaring bird cliffs and remote fjords. Lookout for whales and walruses with the option explore further on RIB boats, kayaks and guided hikes, bringing you right up close to the action.
Hurtigruten cruise in Norway
Or, for even more adventure, sail west to Greenland's iceberg-studded wilds, taking in tiny Inuit settlements framed by creaking glaciers and one of the world's largest ice caps. Then, continue south across the steely waters of the North Atlantic, arriving in Iceland to explore still-active volcanoes and national parks home to spectacular geysers and some of Europe's greatest waterfalls.
Whale in Disko Bay, Greenland
Remember, these are just a handful of the options available. You can also tailor-make your adventure cruise in Europe by adding a city stay or other excursion to your itinerary before or after you sail; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.