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

Sisse Brimberg has produced more than 25 stories for National Geographic magazine over the last three decades. Her work ranges from documenting the life of fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen to her latest National Geographic project chronicling the Viking culture. Brimberg won first prize for “Picture Story of the Year“ from the National Press Photographers Association for her story on migrant workers. Born in Denmark, Brimberg established and managed her own photo studio in Copenhagen after attending photography school. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in Germany, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, New York City (International Center for Photography), and Washington, DC (The Newseum).

Departure Dates
  • 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 11 - 21, 2016
  • Jun 18 - 28, 2016