Viking Announces New Expedition Voyages in the Arctic

Viking has announced three new summer season expedition voyages in the Arctic. Debuting in July 2025, the new itineraries, which range from 13 to 27 days, explore the polar north in Canada and Greenland, with two of the three voyages visiting the Canadian High Arctic.

Viking’s new itineraries in the Arctic include:

  • “Into the Northwest Passage” (13 days; roundtrip from Nuuk) – Discover the diverse landscapes and rugged shores of the world’s largest island. Immerse yourself in Inuit traditions as you explore towns dotted with colorful wooden houses. Head out kayaking on the fjord or partake in a Zodiac landing and marvel at towering peaks and blue-tinged glaciers. Sailing dates are available from July through September 2025.
  • “Canada & Greenland Explorer” (15 days; between Toronto, Ontario and Nuuk) – Explore Canada and Greenland’s rugged shores and sail amid floating icebergs as they drift in blue-tinged waters. Learn about the Inuit traditions that still thrive in remote communities and experience the beauty of the Arctic beneath the skies of the midnight sun. Sailing dates are available in July and September 2025.
  • “Canada & the Northwest Passage” (27 days; between Nuuk and Toronto, Ontario) – Witness the majesty of floating icebergs and rugged lands as you embark on a journey to the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. View towering icebergs, expansive icefields and deep-blue fjords rich in marine life. Get a glimpse of life in Inuit communities and learn about traditions that have sustained for generations. Bask beneath the skies of the endless midnight sun as you join us on a voyage of discovery to far-flung lands. Sailing dates are available in July and September 2025.

Viking is also offering world cruises between the Great Lakes and “the end of the world.” The Viking Octantis will begin its journey from Milwaukee to Ushuaia on the 70-day “Longitudinal World Cruise III” in September 2023, offering guests a range of travel milestones in a single journey from the heart of North America through engineering wonders such as the Welland and Panama Canals, into the Chilean fjords and finally to Antarctica. Similarly, the Viking Polaris will embark on the 71-day “Longitudinal World Cruise II” from Duluth to Ushuaia in September 2023; it will also sail the 62-day “Longitudinal World Cruise IV” from Milwaukee to Ushuaia in October 2024. Viking also offers a similar voyage in reverse, from Buenos Aires to Milwaukee, with the 65-day “Longitudinal World Cruise I,” which embarks in February 2024.

The Polar Class Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris host 378 guests in 189 staterooms. The vessels are purpose-built for expeditions, combining safety and comfort in remote destinations. Touting more indoor and outdoor viewing areas than other expedition vessels, guests are as close as possible to the scenery.

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