Land of the Polar Bears

  • 11-day voyage aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Discover the wilderness and wildlife of Arctic Norway by Zodiac, kayak, and hiking

National Geographic Experts


A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson

Photographers Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson have collectively photographed more than 60 stories for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. They have spent most of their careers working in Europe, shooting stories from the Arctic and Scandinavia to Italy and France. Both Sisse and Cotton have been awarded numerous prizes by Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, White House Press Photographers Association, and Communication Arts. Today they are based in Glasgow, Scotland, yet spend most of the year on the road producing magazine stories and videos for the Geographic.

Departure Dates
  • Jun 01 - 11, 2015
  • Jun 04 - 14, 2016

Rich Reid

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and instructor Rich Reid has specialized in environmental and adventure photography for more than two decades. He explored Alaska's Inside Passage by bike and ferry for National Geographic Adventure magazine and is represented by National Geographic Stock. Rich is familiar with the midnight sun from his years of leading guests on a variety of tours in the far north, photographing wildlife and landscapes from the temperate rainforest to the arctic tundra. When not onboard with National Geographic Expeditions, Rich works with non-profit organizations preserving lands and cultural sites with multimedia projects and pursues his passion for time-lapse photography. He is based in Ojai, California.

Departure Dates
  • Jun 08 - 18, 2015
  • Jun 15 - 25, 2015
  • Jun 11 - 21, 2016