The Polar Regions are, literally, the ends of the Earth. The Arctic definitely feels like a different world – one’s that’s carved out of solid ice. Intriguing then, that you can travel there in a few hours.
Spend half a day travelling and you could be within Norway’s Arctic Circle; on the edge of a great adventure.
The Arctic region is a world of rugged rock, ice and snow that simply drifts across countries as different as Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia. But wherever you visit you’ll experience jaw-dropping ice sculptures the size of cathedrals, horizon-wide glaciers, icy blue-black waters and an infinity of whiteness.
But it won’t be in a frozen desert. The Arctic teems with wildlife. Polar bears - the world’s largest, land-living carnivores - stalk the ice in search of seals. Clever Arctic foxes follow in their wake. Vast, blubbery walruses wallow on ice floes. Narwhales stick their single, unicorn, tusks through the surface of the sea.
Ask Sara Willis – one of our Arctic experts – to create you a tailor-made itinerary and you can take a luxury Arctic cruise to places as remote, and as famous, as the treacherous North West Passage, Resolute Bay, Baffin Island and Greenland’s coast with its startling abundance of birdlife, reindeer and alpine flowers.
Talk to Sara. Join the select circle who have visited the Arctic Circle.
Not sure where to start? Here's one of our recommendations
Spitsbergen Explorer takes you to the Cold Coast - a hot spot for wildlife and rare birds.Read more
Follow the epic Viking voyages across glittering, ice-strewn seas – to Three Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen.Read more
Spitsbergen Circumnavigation takes you round polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses, reindeer, huge bird colonies and spectacular scenery.Read more
Comparatively few people have successfully negotiated the treacherous Northwest Passage discovered by Amundsen. You can join them.Read more
As a research vessel, Akademik Ioffe will help you experience the Arctic in glorious, close-up detail.Read more
As a purpose-built research vessel, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov is ideal for intrepid Arctic exploration voyages.Read more
Cruise icy waters in comfort and space; voyage to your unforgettable Arctic experience aboard M/S Expedition.Read more
Polar Pioneer – strong and small enough to explore places unreachable by larger ships.Read more
Who says adventure has to be uncomfortable? On Sea Spirit you will discover luxury and space.Read more
Clipper Adventurer is an elegant, traditional cruise ship – with all the modern luxury you could want.Read more
Ocean Nova carries comparatively few voyagers, but she does it in style, comfort and consummate ease.Read more
Voyage to the poles aboard a fully ice-strengthened, comfortable oceanographic research vessel – The Spirit of Enderby.Read more
M/S Quest is one of the smallest cruise ships – making your personal adventure all the larger.Read more
Sailing aboard the three-masted S/V Noorderlicht schooner – built in 1910 - is a unique, period experience.Read more
Voyage deeper into the world of ice than you’d have thought possible – aboard the Kapitan Dranitsyn.Read more