Take a cruise around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch site of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear.
We are proud to be partnering with the leader in polar expeditions for this voyage. Oceanwide Expeditions are the pioneers of ship-based expeditions, and get you deep into the heart of this otherworldly environment. One thing that we love about this trip is that participants do not have to be paddlers. Friends, loved ones and partners may participate even if they have no desire to paddle. Everyone is welcome on the combination expedition of sailing, sea kayaking and hiking.
This is a great opportunity for anyone to join us and try a TRAK 2.0 kayak before you buy. It's like an in-depth immersive test-drive! You'll get a chance to learn about the benefits of this modern skin-on-frame kayak and advance your paddling skills at the same time.
The Northern Norway coastline is renowned for its beauty - a forested terrain contoured with rugged mountains and vast fjords that has twice been voted the best travel destination in the world by National Geographic. And it’s not just during the summer months that Norway shows off its splendours, but the winter as well: the mountains are capped with snow, the sun hangs heavy on the skyline, and everything is embraced in a lustrous coat of frost. It is here that we find steep mountain ridges, remote islands, and a wealth of hiking opportunities. Hiking will be combined with a basic sea kayak skills progression to elevate your kayaking game. These areas provide the ultimate wilderness experience, as ideal for exploration by foot, by kayak and by sail.
Pioneers of ship-based expeditions, inventors of Basecamp Antarctica, and the first company to take travelers to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen. With a fleet of ice-strengthened vessels, we get you deep into the heart of this otherworldly environment. It is our goal to take you off the ship and into
the action as often as possible. Our sea routes are short and direct, allowing for maximum shore time, and our activities are designed to accommodate a wide range of experience and fitness levels.
“It was very exciting to be around such a culture of people and find myself on the open waters of the wild pacific coast with such an inviting and welcoming group, in these amazing high-performance kayaks. Never in my wildest dreams would those few basic skills that we learned on the first day, would progress to where we went today.”
— Chelsea Josue
“That was really fun. He just broke it down… It’s funny when you have someone take the time to go through things that might be natural. He broke down the surf process into little bitty pieces that made me way more comfortable. I would have never just dove in and done that on my own.”
— Natalie Kelly
This amazing program includes a wildlife and natural history focus, sail expedition with sea kayak day trip excursions, should you choose to participate in the kayaking segment of this trip. Hands-on experience and instruction and the opportunity to discover the best ways to explore this type of cold water environment by kayak.
We'll provide everything you need once the tour starts, until it ends. You may want to bring your favourite PFD and paddle, and if you have a TRAK kayak already, bring it with you and save.