Three Arctic Islands
Spitsbergen, known as the "wildlife capital of the Arctic," is the first stop on this unforgettable journey above the Arctic Circle. From there, you'll travel to East Greenland, where you'll witness the spectacular and remote landscape, and finally, you'll end your trip in Iceland, which was named one of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime.
You may see walrus, polar bears, Svalbard reindeer, and tens of thousands of birds during your visit to Spitsbergen, where you will also find beautiful glacier fronts and windswept tundra. Explore ancient Thule towns and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen on your trip of Greenland's undeveloped eastern coast, where 40 percent of the world's muskox population resides.
These stunning landscapes, with their towering cliffs, immense glaciers, rocky fjords, and large swathes of pristine tundra, will introduce you to sounds, views, and scenes you've never encountered before, forever altering your connection to the planet we call home. Experience the wonders of the Arctic, take in the delicate beauty of this extraordinary location, and bring back memories that will last a lifetime.
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Hiking in the polar regions differs from your typical trail experience. Here, in a tree-less terrain, you are the tallest figure on the landscape as you walk over spongy tundra, crusty snow or sandy beaches in remotes parts of the Arctic
"Kayaking in the Arctic was a surreal experience, so calm, peaceful, just the sound of my paddle dipping the water, a nearby seal, and the creaking of ice from the nearby glacier – an experience not to be missed!” Tara, Team Viva
Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife (walrus, polar bears, reindeer) of Spitsbergen and East Greenland - 40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population lives here.