For many years we have been intrigued by the Northern countries, and have take great delight in offering a portfolio of touring programs to "The Top of the World". Over the past thirty years, we have helped thousands of travellers reach destinations that had dreamed of visiting, and have marveled at the cards and email that we get in return, extolling the scenery, people and natural phenomena of this most distinct region.
The northern lights, the peoples of the Arctic, the cultures thriving through the stubborn will of isolated communities protecting their unique ways of life. All are fascinating for visitors to the Polar Regions, and all combine to make any trip to the north truly memorable.
We are delighted to introduce you to our exciting 2011 collection of adventures to the "Top of the World". You can travel with us to Spitsbergen, Svalbard, the North Pole or the Russian Arctic on one of our many Expedition Cruises. Many of our favorite programs to Alaska, The Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Canadian Arctic are back again this year, and we have also expanded our selection of tours to Greenland, including Iceland in many of our tour programs.
As always, the ships with whom we work are wonderful! From the luxury of the Clelia II to the intimacy of the older expedition-style ships we will find a vessel whose itinerary and style will suite your needs perfectly. On board facilities vary widely, and it is essential that you spend time discussing your needs with our trained counselors to ensure that your expedition cruise is perfect for you.
For those seeking adventure we offer it! Dog sledding tours of Spitsbergen, 4WD tours over the glaciers of Iceland, outdoor adventure in Canada's Yukon territory or white water rafting on the mighty Nahanni River. For those seeking culture, the tour programs to Greenland offer a glimpse into the fascinating lifestyles and communities of the Greenlandic peoples, and our cruises into Canada's arctic will introduce you to the life of the remote Inuit of Nunavut.
And now, for the 2011 season and beyond, we can offer a series of Antarctic tours, including a unique program that incorporate flights between Argentina to the Antarctic continent.
Whatever your polar dreams are, contact our professional counselors for the best advice and assistance in making sure that your dreams come true.
10 Nights/11 Days
This is an amazing opportunity to visit two lands of stunning natural beauty, learn a little about their way of life, enjoy a perfect vantage point for the total solar eclipse – and, with luck, see the elusive aurora borealis.
7 Days/6 Nights
Since Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz landed here more than 400 years ago, the Svalbard archipelago has been Scandinavia’s gateway to the High Arctic, welcoming adventurers from around the globe. It’s the perfect place to gather with eclipse chasers to witness one of nature’s most incredible spectacles on the threshold of the Pole.
11 or 12 Day Antarctica Expedition Cruise
11 or 12-day active cruising with shore landings in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. The vacation itinerary can include kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing or mountaineering. Small ships make the experience intimate and efficient! Local conditions make every cruise itinerary unique.
8 day Package
The experience of a lifetime - sea kayak with beluga whales, raft the Cunningham River, explore the Northwest Passage, see polar bears, fish for arctic char and more. Relax at this 5-star lodge to take in the stunning vistas and untamed landscapes. All activities at Arctic Watch are personally tailored to each visitor's desires. The Arctic Watch Team is an experienced and professional staff, on hand 24/7.
A ten-day tour of Canada's Northern and Arctic communities
A private air-safari of Canada's north, visiting a wide variety of communities, seeing abundant wildlife and discussing the effects of climate change to Canada's Arctic peoples.
Contact us to save up to US$2,050 on this voyage!
Baffin Island and Greenland are perhaps the two most evocative destinations in the Arctic. Long the preserve the Inuit people, explorers and traders, they now offer tourists an opportunity to visit the region and gain an understanding of Arctic life, its people, flora and fauna.
A Touch of the Arctic to the High North
"Touching the Arctic" is the dream of many travellers, and this program to Cambridge Bay will allow individual travellers to experience the unique community, geography and flora of the north. A short escape to a far-away place!
Ten Day Expedition Cruise in the High Arctic
An extraordinary experience! Sailing in a majestic schooner, exploring the deep fjord of Scoresby Sound, and visitng remote Greenlandic villages will offer a truly powerful journey to this unique and majestic island.
A one week tour to the absolute top of the world
A unique air journey to the Top of the World. From Resolute Bay via Ellesmere Island and Discovery Bay to 90N, returning through the remote Greenlandic community of Qaanaq and Grise Fjord, we will visit some of the world's most truly isolated villages!
A six-night Arctic Snowmobile Safari
Travel the high Arctic with local inuit guides from the Arctic Circle community of Repulse Bay north to Kugaaruk on the Gulf of Bothnia. Enjoy the local scenery and culture of this remarkable part of Arctic Canada