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From the Norwegian Sea to Spitsbergen
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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Premium expeditions are led by a National Geographic expert, an expedition team, or top guides, and tap into National Geographic's worldwide resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to sites and experts in the field. Itineraries are fully planned, with some free time. Accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals and activities are included in the trip price.

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From the Norwegian Sea to Spitsbergen - with National Geographic

Trip highlights

Experience the natural wonders of the area including; the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, Iceland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen.

Head to shore on Zodiac® inflatables where you’ll be accompanied by a team of experienced naturalist guides.

Cross the Arctic Circle and witness fjords, icebergs, glaciers, ice caps and vertiginous cliffs as well as wildlife such as fin whales, arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer and arctic terns.

Experience the Norwegian Fjords and Spitsbergen alongside a National Geographic Photographer and Expert, who are specialised in the destination.

Paolo Verzone

Paolo Verzone has been photographing the world around him for nearly 30 years, from news reporting to environmental portraiture and documentary projects. Born in Italy, Verzone spent nearly two decades living in France and is currently based in Spain. He has been traveling to the Arctic since 2014 for a long-term project documenting scientific activities in Svalbard, Greenland, and Siberia with a special focus on climate change. His work covering a former coal-mining village in Svalbard that is now a leading center of Arctic research was published in a digital story for National Geographic. Verzone is a three-time World Press Photo award winner, and his images have been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Le Monde, The Independent, Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Geo, Mare, Courrier International, and Das Magazin.

Itinerary - 12Days

1 Glasgow, Scotland

2 Stornoway, Hebrides

3 Kirkwall, Scotland

4 At Sea

5 Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, (Vestmann Islands) Iceland

6 Djúpivogur, Iceland

7 Seydisfjördur, Iceland

8 Jan Mayen Island, Svalbard, Norway

9 At Sea

10 Horn Glacier, Spitsbergen, Norway

11 Bellsund, Spitsbergen, Norway

12 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway