Specialty Journeys

Borton Overseas is privileged to partner with exceptional individuals and organizations which provide information and increase awareness of significant topics, events, and present opportunities for everyone’s involvement.

Our travel programs featured in this section invite you to explore our destinations with heightened awareness and purpose.

  • Satisfy your appetite with culinary experiences

  • Enrich your mind and contribute to research through Citizen Science projects

  • Get your feet wet with experiential travel

  • Become informed through climate change awareness ventures

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Borton Overseas Signature Journeys

Our own Signature Journeys are small-group, guided tours hosted by our expert Destination Specialists – creating a truly one-of-a-kind travel experience! These programs are specially designed to help you make the most of your trip, and feature unique experiences, special themes, and/or specific events. By joining a Borton Overseas Signature Journey, you become part of an exclusive travel experience not found with other guided tour companies or travel providers.

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New Scandinavian Cooking Travel Series

Borton Overseas is proud to sponsor New Scandinavian Cooking, the award-winning PBS TV program hosted by Andreas Viestad, now in its 15th season! We have created wonderful independent itineraries which take you to the regions featured in the episodes. You can savor the flavors of Norway, relish its sights and sounds, and delight in the moments as you travel through the stunning scenery of deep fjords, rugged mountains, charming towns, and the craggy seashore. You can even customize your own itinerary!

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Explore with Sven Travel Series

Minneapolis/St. Paul meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is known for his adventurous spirit and his commitment to exploring and protecting our beautiful planet. He is passionate about land and wildlife conservation, science and climate change, and sharing his experiences and knowledge with the public through social media. He has a dedicated following, and his stories have attracted the attention of people from around the world.

Our Explore with Sven tours are exclusive small-group departures hosted by Sven to destinations that are significant to his causes. The tours highlight environmental and global topics, they include remarkable experiences, and you’ll travel with like-minded individuals! With Sven’s passion and knowledge, and our destination expertise, these journeys are educational, fun, and fulfilling!


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Hearts in the Ice

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In September Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålum Strøm will embark on a nine-month venture, Hearts in the Ice, to survey climate change escalation in the Arctic. They will stay in a remote trapper cabin called Bamsebu in Svalbard, Norway, located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, where they will conduct observations and gather data for scientific organizations, such as NASA and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Their goal is to launch global dialogue around climate change in the Polar Regions.

One journey. Eleven days. Your opportunity.
Cruise with a purpose next May and celebrate Hearts in the Ice’s accomplishments on our Signature Journey to Svalbard! Meet Sunniva and Hilde after their return to civilization, hear about their experiences, observations, challenges, and successes. Then we’ll board the MS Spitsbergen for a comfortable voyage through the Svalbard archipelago.


These series are exclusive to Borton Overseas and can not be found with other tour companies or travel providers.

Have questions? We can help!

If you would like more information about our travel partnerships and Specialty Journeys, or if you’re curious about what we have on the horizon, call us at 800-843-0602 or contact us online.