The dramatic spectacle of the Northern Lights, extraordinary landscapes and a real sense of exploration are among the many draws in this far-flung region. Comfortable modern expedition vessels sail past icebergs and are engineered to safely sail through icy waters. Ilulissat is the gateway to Greenland and hikes are among the attractions for active passengers. Culture vultures will find plenty to see in Tromsø with its polar museum and eye-catching Arctic Church.
This seafaring capital boasts outstanding maritime museums. The trio of longships at the Viking Ship Museum include Tune, the first Viking vessel excavated in 1867 and one of the world’s best preserved. The equally awe-inspiring Fram Museum houses the strongest wooden ship ever built which was used on record-breaking polar expeditions by explorers such as Roald Amundsen.
Known as the town of the Northern Lights, this is another prime spot to witness nature’s amazing light show. A stay will provide time to take in the aurora-inspired Cathedral of the Northern Lights and UNESCO-listed ancient rock carvings at Hjemmeluft.
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A husky-drawn sled ride is an unforgettable experience and cruise lines offer day and evening trips in Tromsø – some with an overnight stay and opportunity to spot the Northern Lights. Passengers are wrapped in warm blankets while professional ‘mushers’ steer the dog teams through forests and along magical snow-covered trails.
Do not let clients be put off by the term expedition. Adventure can be combined with comfort on today’s expedition ships
Pick the right cruise by finding out if clients are interested in the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights – tailor the experience to fit their needs
If clients are seeking once-in-a-lifetime experiences a cruise to the Arctic Circle is sure to everything they could hope for and more
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