Follow Norway's fjord-carved coast past the North Cape to the icy isles of Svalbard on board the National Geographic Explorer. From the charming town of Bergen, enter the fjordlands, kayaking narrow inlets that slice between towering peaks, visiting fishing villages, and hiking wildflower-strewn islands. Explore Tromsø, Lapland, and Bear Island on the way to splendid Svalbard, where polar bears prowl and walruses loll on glaciers and magnificent icebergs.
* Stroll past medieval wooden houses of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Bergen.
* Discover hidden inlets and cascading waterfalls while kayaking in the spectacular fjord lands.
* Learn about the cultures that flourish on the Arctic's edge. * Spot polar bears and seals on the ice floes of the Svalbard archipelago.