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An important part of any trip to the Arctic, especially one that has the ocean involved, is kayaking. You don't have to be an expert, or even experienced kayaker, to enjoy this wonderful experience of sitting right at water level, watching the sky, the glaciers, the occasional iceberg.
Of course, you won't always be surrounded by so much ice, but you will, more often than you think, especially if you plan to kayak down the southeastern Alaska shore, of up around Ellesmere Island or Svalbard.
Of course, once in a while you may get stuck on an iceberg, especially if you try to act like this expert kayaker:
And if you do, Just be aware that you may end up kayaking IN the water. Watch the following video clip:
Yes - They tried to do what their experienced guide did. And yes - They did experience the Antarctic ocean from within. But you know what? Five minutes later they were back in their kayak paddling happilly. (not that they had a choice)