Explore Antarctica, the Arctic, and the Great Lakes on Viking's new purpose-built expedition ships. Learn about your destination from Viking Resident Scientists and enrichment program, developed with Cambridge University and other leading academic institutions, and explore by sea and onshore with Viking's fleet of expedition equipment.
13 Days | Tromsø to Tromsø
Sail from Tromsø to the western coast of Svalbard and experience the stark beauty of the Arctic, where polar bears reign and blue ice floats serenely on the horizon. Here it is silent and still one moment, a cacophony of migrating birds, barking seals and calving glaciers the next. From this northern archipelago of frozen tundra, dramatic fjords and remote human settlements, you will witness this world awakening from winter slumber to a land of midnight sun.
13 Days | Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
This ultimate adventure takes you to the Antarctic peninsula, where you will witness towering glaciers, snow-covered landscapes, immense icebergs and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. In the footsteps of explorers such as Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott, you will be one of the few to discover the world’s last truly wild frontier. Each day brings new surprises and the opportunity to change plans to maximize wildlife sightings and adapt to ever-changing weather.
19 Days | Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
Embark on a journey of extremes, from icy Antarctica to tropical Rio. Overnight in Buenos Aires, then your journey begins in Ushuaia, the city at the “End of the World.” Venture to the snowy Antarctic Peninsula, where colossal penguin colonies, awe-inspiring icescapes, migratory whales, lounging seals and soaring seabirds await. Visit the windswept Falkland Islands and cultural treasures await in South America’s fabled cities, from elegant Montevideo to vibrant Rio.
44 Days | Tromsø to Ushuaia
Traverse the globe from the far north to the extreme south on this ultimate global journey. Start in Norway’s northernmost town and continue past rugged peaks and quaint fishing villages to rolling landscapes of Scotland’s Shetland Islands and Ireland’s green shores. Next, cross the equator on your trans-Atlantic voyage to arrive in Rio de Janeiro, then further on to Buenos Aires and finally—to the “White Continent”—to be amazed by the otherworldly scenery, pristine nature and abundant penguins, seals and other wildlife few will ever see.
8 Days | Toronto to Milwaukee
From urban skylines to uninhabited islands, discover North America’s wilderness alongside renowned cultural attractions while cruising the striking waterways of the Great Lakes. Immerse yourself in the lakes’ compelling shipping history, experience the power of thundering Niagara Falls and keep watch for scores of migratory birds at Point Pelee. Led by a team of experts, explore sheltered bays and woodlands to uncover complex ecosystems and hidden treasures.
8 Days | Milwaukee to Thunder Bay
Discover the maze of granite islands that comprise the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve while hiking and kayaking through its tranquil beauty and admiring sweeping vistas. Experience Victorian charm on Mackinac Island and venture into the boreal forests of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Explore coastal wetlands replete with birdlife, comb pristine cobbled beaches and get acquainted with native cultures of the northern Great Lakes.
8 Days | Thunder Bay to Milwaukee
Cross the width of Lake Superior from Duluth to the Soo Locks, exploring the Apostle Islands and Keweenaw Peninsula along the way. Hike along clifftop trails for sweeping views of the lake. Gain insight into the unique features and ecosystems of remote wilderness islands and admire Kakabeka Falls, the "Niagara of the North." Step back in time at historic Fort William and on the quaint, car-free streets of Mackinac Island.
13 Days | New York City to Toronto
Unleash your inner explorer in the remote wilds of Eastern Canada. Discover this region’s rich colonial past amid stunning natural settings. Admire the unparalleled beauty of the rugged coast of the Canadian Maritimes. Cruise along the wide expanse of the St. Lawrence River and marvel at the scenic Saguenay River Valley, with its dramatic cliffs and intriguing wildlife. Engaging shore excursions in each port allow you to better enjoy all this region has to offer.