The Arctic and North Atlantic islands and coastlines offer some of the finest scenery and wildlife in the world. From the Scottish Isles to the High Arctic, visitors to the region can witness enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales and dolphins at sea and seals and Walrus hauled out on the rocks and ice floes. The lucky may even encounter the very symbol of the Arctic - the Polar Bear. Though remote and sparsely populated today, many of the places we explore have been inhabited in the last 5000 years, and thousands of unique prehistoric and historic sites are a testimony to the thriving cultures of the past.
Our specially designed expedition ships have ice-strengthened hulls and state-of-the-art equipment, which allow us to navigate safely through the ice and narrow waterways, and with the long daylight hours of the northern summer, we can sail day and night. Our Zodiac excursions, guided by foremost Arctic experts, offer the freedom to explore remote locations and observe the regional abundant wildlife. Itineraries include the Scottish Islands, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Bear Island, Spitsbergen and Greenland.
After 10 years experience they have unparalleled knowledge, are experts in the design and management of wildlife voyages and offer quality cruises in areas that will fascinate and amaze you every time. All voyages offer daily excursions that are uniquely prepared and constantly updated to take both the local environmental conditions and your individual needs fully into account. The expedition leaders and lecturers aim to help each passenger to realize a fulfilling and individual experience. All vessels are managed by OE's own Marine Department and are regularly refurbished to ensure up-to-date expedition cruising passenger accommodation.
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