El Ártico

Embárquese en una aventura suprema con rumbo norte

Embark on an Oceanwide expedition cruise to the Arctic and experience a wilderness that is truly the stuff of legends, serving as an arena for adventure since the early days of world discovery. Oceanwide’s Arctic expedition cruises give you not only the chance to see some of Earth’s most exotic areas and animals, but also to engage in exhilarating polar activities that fully immerse you in the fascinating Arctic world.

During your expedition cruise, you can explore the Arctic by kayak, set out on shoreline snowshoeing treks, make invigorating inland hikes, or even partake in ski mountaineering outings for a perfect combination of the scenic and the exciting.

Also available only aboard Oceanwide’s new vessel Hondius are special activities focusing on science-based topics that illuminate the incredible Arctic ecosystem.

The Arctic is many things…

It is the deep Nordic forests and aurora-lit islands of Northern Norway. The glacial coastlines and mountainous fjords of eastern Greenland. The rugged tundra, berg-filled bays, and blazing white pack ice of the Svalbard archipelago.

The Arctic is polar bears, seabirds, walruses, whales, and scores of other animals. But most of all, the Arctic is an unforgettable expedition cruise experience.

Join Oceanwide on a voyage into the Arctic, where adventure is just part of the territory.

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Cruises to the Arctic

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo
Hasta 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo

La mejor oportunidad de ver el Rey del Ártico

HDS02-20. Comience su crucero por el norte de Spitsbergen con una caminata por la histórica Longyearbyen, luego únase a nuestra expedición al norte de la isla para admirar los fantásticos paisajes, las miles de aves marinas y, por supuesto, la estrella del espectáculo, el oso polar.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Fecha del crucero:

27 may. - 3 jun., 2020

Precio:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo
Hasta 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo

La mejor oportunidad de ver el Rey del Ártico

HDS03-20. Comience su crucero por el norte de Spitsbergen con una caminata por la histórica Longyearbyen, luego únase a nuestra expedición al norte de la isla para admirar los fantásticos paisajes, las miles de aves marinas y, por supuesto, la estrella del espectáculo, el oso polar.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Fecha del crucero:

3 jun. - 10 jun., 2020

Precio:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo
Hasta 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo

La mejor oportunidad de ver el Rey del Ártico

HDS04-20. Comience su crucero por el norte de Spitsbergen con una caminata por la histórica Longyearbyen, luego únase a nuestra expedición al norte de la isla para admirar los fantásticos paisajes, las miles de aves marinas y, por supuesto, la estrella del espectáculo, el oso polar.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Fecha del crucero:

10 jun. - 17 jun., 2020

Precio:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo
Hasta 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen, Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo

La mejor oportunidad de ver el Rey del Ártico

OTL05-20. Comience su crucero por el norte de Spitsbergen con una caminata por la histórica Longyearbyen, luego únase a nuestra expedición al norte de la isla para admirar los fantásticos paisajes, las miles de aves marinas y, por supuesto, la estrella del espectáculo, el oso polar.

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Fecha del crucero:

12 jun. - 19 jun., 2020

Precio:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen - Solsticio de verano - Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo
Hasta 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen - Solsticio de verano - Buscando el oso polar y la bolsa de hielo

La mejor oportunidad de ver el Rey del Ártico

HDS05-20. Comience su crucero por el norte de Spitsbergen con una caminata por la histórica Longyearbyen, luego únase a nuestra expedición al norte de la isla para admirar los fantásticos paisajes, las miles de aves marinas y, por supuesto, la estrella del espectáculo, el oso polar.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Fecha del crucero:

17 jun. - 24 jun., 2020

Precio:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD de descuento

Arctic cruise video

Arctic story

Greenland: Land of Superlatives

On September 16th, I flew to Iceland and spent an evening in Reykjavik, then crossed the island for the town of Akureyri the next day.

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Arctic blog

Hondius Photography and Video Workshops

There’s no shortage of great things to say about a Hondius expedition cruise, but among the best are the free video and photography workshops...

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Arctic experiences

Arctic wildlife

Ver la impresionante variedad de fauna que se podría encontrar::

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Mapa de Arctic

Arctic cruise reviews

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Valoración general basada en 253 votos

Arlettia Fyfe
Trip of a life time
por Arlettia Fyfe sobre Arctic

I want to thank the crew of the Rembrant van Rijn, 2/22 to 2/29 2020, for giving me a trip of a life time. My taking this trip caused reservations by many as I am 86 years of age. My son, William, and his wife,...

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Jo Bentley

Seven night cruise arranged through Naturetrek. Despite some varied weather (only to be expected in January) the crew and leaders ensured that we enjoyed an excellent experience. We had great views of the whales...

  • Orcas, Humpbacks and Northern Lights
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Hiemi Haines

Fabulous trip Will use Oceanwide again

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Lorena Maria Pautasso
Trip of my husband's 60th birthday
por Lorena Maria Pautasso sobre Arctic

I like everything specially the crew and the entusiasm of the guides.of corse, the place was wonderful. I hope to come again on bord in the future

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Godelieve Vandormael
Lieve
por Godelieve Vandormael sobre Arctic

It was amazing The icebergs, the scenery, the ship, the food, the staff and the people were amazing

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vincent roumanille
north spitsbergen 82 degrees north
por vincent roumanille sobre Arctic

excellent trip that met our expectations in terms of magical landscapes, interesting naturalistic observations and perfect organization (outings and stewardship). Wonderful cruise that leaves us with great memories...

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Arctic FAQ

¿Que debería tener en cuenta cuando viajo al Ártico?

Evite daños innecesarios a la superficie del suelo y la vegetación, ya que las tasas de regeneración son extremadamente lentas. No tome muestras de plantas. No recoja flores. Evite perturbar o alimentar a la fauna silvestre....

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¿Qué chequeos debería hacer antes de ir al Ártico?

Asegúrese de que el calzado que planea llevar ha sido limpiado, cepillado y se haya removido todo tipo de tierra y semillas. Compruebe toda su ropa de tierra, semillas e insectos, especialmente los puños, bolsillos, capuchas y velcro. Compruebe...

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¿Qué barcos viajan al Ártico?

Plancius, Ortelius, Hondius, Noorderlicht y Rembrandt van Rijn. 

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¿Cuando Oceanwide Expeditions viaja al Ártico?

Oceanwide Expeditions viaja al Ártico durante los meses de verano europeo.

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¿Dónde está el Ártico?

El Polo Norte es el punto la parte superior de la Tierra. Aquí, los días y las noches ocurren continuamente mitad del año. Esto depende de si el polo está mirando hacia el Sol o no. El Polo Norte está en la mitad del...

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¿Quién vive en el Ártico?

El Ártico está habitado por diferentes grupos de gente con un pasado mayormente europeo. La gente que vive en los países vecinos al Polo Norte. 

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About Arctic

Arctic Expedition Cruises

The first explorers who set foot in the Arctic must have almost thought they’d wandered onto a different planet. But though they were certainly astonished by the dramatic scenery and rich wildlife, their main concern was surviving until they could find a northern trade route to the Indies.

Instead they discovered Spitsbergen, or “New Land of the Pointed Mountains.” Dutch captain Willem Barentsz named the island in 1596, and over four centuries later it still bears his handle. But though the Dutch didn’t succeed in finding their route, they did manage to return to Amsterdam a year later still wearing the fur clothes and white fox hats gotten in their expeditions ― but without their captain, who died during the journey.

Unlike the explorers, our motivation is purely for experience. We lead cruises to the Arctic and North Atlantic islands so our passengers can enjoy one of the last truly wild places on Earth. Remote and occasionally hostile, these areas are home to countless eye-popping sights: fiery sunsets glowing over the jagged glaciers, peaks and snowdrifts reflected up from water clear as glass, and white-winged birds streaking the bright blue sky. But nothing can prepare polar travelers for their first sight of the undisputed sovereign of the Arctic: the polar bear.



Today we visit these locations during the summer season, taking advantage of the long hours of daylight when temperatures are not so severe. Yet still this harsh and beautiful landscape echoes the history of those first brave voyages of discovery that happened so many centuries ago.

Facts About The Arctic

  • Unlike Antarctica, the Arctic is not a continent but a region ― extending into Canada, the US, Russia, Finland, Greenland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland
  • Almost 4,000,000 people live in the Arctic despite its severe conditions
  • The name “Arctic” comes from the Greek word ἀρκτικός (pronounced “arktikos”), which means “near the bear.” This name refers to one or both of two constellations in the northern sky: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. Ursa Minor contains the star Polaris, also known as the North Star
  • The Arctic Ocean is about 8,690,450 km2, larger than the surface area of Europe
  • Until recently it was unknown whether the Arctic’s massive sheet of ice was on top of land or water. The answer was revealed in 1958 when the submarine USS Nautilus navigated under the ice, proving it was indeed over water
  • The coldest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic was around -68°C in Siberia
  • The Arctic glacier holds about 7% of the world’s fresh water

 

Travel to the Arctic

Oceanwide Expedition’s Arctic cruises take you on a voyage through a region of the Earth that, despite one of the harshest environments, offers many of the planet’s once-in-a-lifetime sights. The lands of the midnight sun and polar night both fall within the Arctic’s borders.

Join us aboard our ice strengthened cruise ships m/v Plancius and m/v Ortelius and explore the northern territories of the polar regions. There you’ll enjoy hikingbird watchingwhale spotting, snow shoeing, and firsthand contact with awe-inspiring wildlife and history. Depending on which trip you take, you may also be able to zip up next to a whale in a Zodiac, take a hike around Greenlanddive under the Arctic waters, or if your love of the Arctic runs even deeper than that, help us clean up the shores of Spitsbergen.

But if you’d prefer to take a cruise on a ship that’s a little smaller ― though definitely not small in terms of adventure ― take a look at the Arctic voyages offered aboard our sailing ships s/v Rembrandt van Rijn and s/v Noorderlicht

Whatever your choice, climbing aboard one of Oceanwide’s Arctic cruises gives you the chance to investigate one of the last surviving wildernesses on the planet.