Oslo to Longyearbyen by Ian Collier

Oslo is often overlooked by travellers keen to explore Europe’s great cities, probably because it doesn’t have any obvious iconic landmarks and is perceived as being very expensive, so I was completely unprepared for how impressive it is for the first time visitor. This is a city with vast green… Learn more

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Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Beyond

29 Days From NZD $24,867 pp twinshare
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29 Days | 17 Guided Tours | 5 Countries  Bergen to New York City OR New York City to Bergen  Traverse the far northern seas to Canada, Greenland, Iceland and the Arctic, and discover distant shores. Follow in the wake of intrepid explorers through Norway and Svalbard, and circumnavigate Iceland… Learn more


Discover Travel are one of the few true specialists in New Zealand in arranging trips to the Arctic. “The Arctic” – from the Greek Arktikos – ‘Country of the Great Bear’ because it sits underneath the constellation Ursa Major. This is very apt, because the most famous resident of this… Learn more

Polar Bears in Spitsbergen by Peter Dunne

I joined Peregrine Adventures on a 10 night journey from Longyerbyen return aboard the Akademik Sergei Vavilov with 64 other passengers. We explored incredible terrain and I have to say this is a fantastic way to see some incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. We have just had 2 of… Learn more

Cruising the Canadian Arctic and Greenland by Ian Collier

In 2005, I was fortunate to join an expedition cruise aboard the Akademik Ioffe from Churchill in Manitoba for 12 days, through Hudson Bay and across the Davis Strait to the fabled ‘iceberg’ alley of Illulisat in Western Greenland. It remains one of my most treasured travelling experiences, starting even… Learn more

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Three Arctic Islands (Southbound)

15 Days From NZD $22,449 pp twinshare
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Dramatic, contrasting and desolate landscapes of Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. Check three different Arctic regions off your list on this adventure, heading above the Arctic Circle to Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard… Learn more