Land of the Ice Bears: Exploring the High Arctic

  • July 6th through 16th, 2012

Cost: Starting at $8,240 per person double occupancy (plus airfare)
Single Supplement Starting at $2,190
Aboard the 148 guest National Geographic Explorer

Journey aboard the 81-cabin National Geographic Explorer on July 6-16, 2012 to this isolated, ethereal world where each moment offers opportunities for adventure and discovery. Observe polar bears stalking the pack ice for seals, herds of walruses hauled out on scoured granite beaches, iconic reindeer grazing the tundra, and teeming bird colonies nesting in the sea cliffs. Cruise down icy fjords, paddle in kayaks amid brilliant blue icebergs, and hike across tundra punctuated by clusters of vibrant wildflowers.

You will travel there in safety and comfort aboard the fully-stabilized, ice-strengthened, 81-cabin expedition ship National Geographic Explorer, which carries a fleet of Zodiac landing craft and the best ice team in the world. The experienced captain and crew, along with a team of onboard naturalists, have been exploring this wilderness for years and have found the best spots to look for polar bears and search offshore for some of the largest whales on Earth.


Unfortunately, registrations for this trip have not met the level needed to support a Carleton faculty leader. Alumni and parents are still welcome to sign up.

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Questions about the trip
Call:  800-811-7244

Note: beginning in the summer of 2012, Carleton's international Alumni Adventures programs are managed by Eos Study Tours, located in Walpole, NH. The Eos staff work closely with Carleton's Alumni Relations staff and Carleton faculty on each trip. If you have any questions about this please contact Alumni Relations at