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  • Arctic Spring Floating in South Spitsbergen

Despite its short season for viewing and visiting, this “Last Frontier” is a must for the curious adventurer. At one time, the Arctic was a place of interest only for explorers and traders but now, it is available for lovers of nature and today’s traveller on Arctic trips. Goway’s Arctic encompasses the countries of Greenland, Canada, Norway and Russia. Greenland is the world's largest non-continental island although it is still part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It may be sparsely populated in the human sense but from an animal and bird perspective, wildlife abounds. It is not just an icy land mass. It comprises fascinating communities, towering mountains and magnificent fjord inlets to be seen on Arctic travel.

The north east of Canada also offers the same attractions as its neighbour and although these are two distinctly different countries politically, they are one with their lifestyle and scenery.
Spitsbergen situated north of the tip of Norway offers a different perspective of the Arctic and Murmansk in Russia is the departure point for the North Pole.

How to get to the Arctic

All these destinations on Arctic trips are reached by small cruise ships so that you can explore in total comfort with the opportunity to get up “close and personal” with various fascinating land masses. This is the very best way to enjoy the Arctic. Cruising on a comfortable ship especially equipped to maneuver around the terrain gives maximum exposure to the region. Because of the limited mild season, all departures for Arctic cruises take place between June and September.

How long will a trip to the Arctic take?

Duration of Arctic trips ranges from 9 to 15 days in length.

What are the best things to do and see in the Arctic? 

During your trip you will see breathtaking scenery which includes immense glaciers including the fastest moving glacier in the world, steep-sided majestic fjords, impressive sea cliffs, imposing massive icebergs among many other visual attractions. You will visit colourful remote local communities to find out how everyday life goes on. You will experience an abundance of amazing and prolific wildlife which includes polar bears, whales, walrus, caribou, seals and reindeer. For ornithological fans, the region is teeming with rare bird species.

Other experiences on Arctic travel include a helicopter ride, a hot air balloon excursion, a demonstration of traditional kayaking, view Inuit art, visit trading posts and national historic and archaeological sites and marvel at the Northern Lights in all their splendour. Active pursuits include hiking, go sea kayaking and take Zodiac excursions to explore the region in closer detail.

You will return from your Arctic experience simply amazed at the large amount of stunning natural beauty and exciting vistas in this region of wonders.

 

 

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  • Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

    Spend 9 spectacular days on board a comfortable ship, which travels to amazing fjords, glaciers and inlets around Spitsbergen allowing for exceptional wildlife viewing as well as an abundance of bird life. And you are guaranteed to view polar bears in their natural habitat.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Four Arctic Islands

    Embark on an Arctic adventure that’s perfect for first-time visitors to the far north. This voyage highlights four stunning locations near the top of the world, including Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, and Greenland, and provides unforgettable encounters with icebergs, glaciers, polar bears, and Inuit culture.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 13,866
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Jewels of the Russian Arctic

    From the ancient mountains of Novaya Zemlya to the wildlife sanctuary of Franz Josef Land, the secluded lands of Russia's Arctic Coast offer an exhilarating mix of unique sights and adventures.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 14,490
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Cruises & Sailing
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  • North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

    Experience a unique and remote part of the world spending two weeks on the world’s largest and most powerful ice breaker sailing in comfort through awe inspiring landscapes. Add to this a visit to the enigmatic North Pole.
    Duration:
    14 Days
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    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Cruises & Sailing, Family Vacations, Single Friendly
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  • Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

    The fabled sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Northwest Passage continues to grip our collective imagination. On this captivating voyage, we invite you aboard our game-changing new vessel, Ultramarine, to explore this fascinating waterway.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 19,041
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin

    Wind your way through icy channels along the legendary Northwest Passage on this compelling 17-day Arctic adventure. Journeying about the brand-new vessel, Ultramarine, you’ll retrace the steps of the Franklin Expedition and explore the northern waterways and communities of Canada’s High Arctic.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 21,890
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

    Cruise through the amazing islands of Spitsbergen experiencing wonderful and remarkable Arctic scenery and wildlife while aboard a ship complete with local naturalist experts. This is an exploration of wonders that you will not find anywhere else.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,066
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Spitsbergen Highlights

    Embark on an extraordinary journey to the Arctic and explore the northern island of Spitsbergen. Aboard a brand-new polar vessel, you’ll cruise through pack ice exploring the fjords and glaciers of this Norwegian island, spotting polar bears, walruses, and seabirds along the way.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,791
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Spitsbergen in Depth

    Have a voyage of a lifetime through the islands of Spitsbergen experiencing amazing Arctic scenery and wildlife while aboard a ship complete with local naturalist experts. This is an exploration of nature like no other.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & Greenland

    This two week cruise through the Arctic region takes you to see the austere and breathtaking beauty of a little known world full of natural wonders. Fjords, glaciers, ancient settlements, on board lectures – all these add to the incredible allure of the Arctic.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 13,190
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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