Our Arctic Activities

Increase your level of adventure with one of our optional Arctic activities!

Simply visiting the Arctic and going ashore to be surrounded by wildlife and history is an exciting experience. However, our optional Arctic cruise activities offer added adventure opportunities, some even suitable for even the tamest of souls.  

Photography workshops offer a soft adventure option, whilst kayaking, snorkelling and diving offer more extreme explorations of the European Arctic.

Find out more about our optional Arctic activities below.

  • Sea Kayaking

    From AU$1,250 pp

    Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you'll glide between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife.

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  • All of our expeditions and itineraries offer fantastic photography experiences. However, on selected expeditions, a photography expert will offer lectures and presentations.

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  • Scuba Diving

    From AU$1,200 (Svalbard only) pp

    Go beyond the average adventure and delve deep into the waters of Antarctica and the Arctic exploring dive sites where no one has gone before. Available to experienced dry-suit divers only.

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  • Snorkelling

    From AU$800 (Svalbard only) pp

    No experience needed! This is your chance to don a dry-suit and take the ultimate plunge into the icy waters of Antarctica and the Arctic for an up-close underwater experience. Not for the faint-hearted!

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  • Rock Climbing in Greenland

    From AU$900 (Greenland Only) pp

    New to our 2019 Arctic program! Experienced climbers can explore the remote and rugged summits of East Greenland on a rock climbing adventure!

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  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    From AU$670 pp

    For the ideal vantage point to view wildlife in the world’s most beautiful places – just add a board and paddle.

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I wanted to see "A" polar bear in its natural habitat, the expedition went beyond my wildest dreams. To see so much wild life and particularly "23" polar bears, I had tears in my eyes just seeing the first one!! The bonus and I still cannot believe it, to see a blue whale.
M. Johnston - Svalbard Odyssey, 2016
We cannot thank you enough and know well that the experiences our 3 children had with Aurora will change their lives, their understanding of the world and their place in it.
Cressida Mort - Across the Arctic Circle, 2015
The trip was more than I expected, I describe it to friends as waking to a different David Attenborough program every day, but better.
T. Johnston, Svalbard Odyssey, 2016
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