The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: The 434-foot Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov takes an 11-day voyage out of Resolute with landings by Zodiac or helicopter. You'll see polar bears, musk oxen, glacier-topped sea cliffs, Inuit villages, and prehistoric archaeological sites.
When to go: August
Travel advisory: Be prepared for some serious rock and roll. As an icebreaker, the Khlebnikov has a round, shallow hull, no stabilizers, and a tall superstructure. As a result, it may roll up to 45 degrees in big waves.