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Book Incredible Cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic

Feb 01, 2024 - 
Feb 20, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 02, 2024 - 
Feb 21, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 03, 2024 - 
Feb 13, 2024
This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins....
Feb 13, 2024 - 
Feb 25, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Feb 20, 2024 - 
Mar 13, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 25, 2024 - 
Mar 07, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy w...
Mar 04, 2024 - 
Mar 16, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Mar 07, 2024 - 
Mar 21, 2024
This expansive expedition takes you into the Antarctic Circle, combining the rich animal life of the Weddell Sea with the surreal shores and islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. Such key landing sites as the legendary Elephant Island and Crystal Sound make this voyage truly exceptional....
Mar 13, 2024 - 
Mar 28, 2024
This voyage explores a number of historically significant Antarctic areas, such as the very rarely visited Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island. We focus on places discovered by Adrien De Gerlache on his Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899) and Jean-Bapti...
Mar 16, 2024 - 
Mar 29, 2024
This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula cruise will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. This expedition cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance ...
Mar 21, 2024 - 
Apr 01, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to  dive in the iceberg-heavy waters....
Mar 28, 2024 - 
Apr 20, 2024
The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season....

Arctic cruises

Looking for a vacation like no other? A cruise to the Arctic immerses you in unique wildlife, incredible landscapes, and diverse adventure opportunities. We have a diverse set of cruise itineraries to choose from, including trips to the North pole! Whether you are an avid photographer, a wildlife enthusiast, or a bucker-lister, we have the perfect arctic cruise for you – from basic to luxury. Polar Holidays eliminates the guesswork from booking your dream vacation. Simply share your goals with us and we will find your perfect Arctic cruise!

Top Arctic Cruises

Are you looking to explore the Arctic region through exhilarating activities like hot air ballooning and scuba diving? Maybe you want to see as many Polar Bears as possible, or are searching for idyllic Arctic landscapes. Whatever tour itinerary your dream vacation may entail, we have the perfect Arctic cruise for you! See some of our favorite cruise picks below.

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice – Summer Solstice

Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, will give us the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic.
$ 4,000
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Scoresby Sund – Aurora Borealis Fly & Sail

A voyage to East Greenland's Scoresby Sund, where we will also sail along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast.
$ 4,700
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Spitsbergen – Northeast Greenland – Aurora Borealis

A voyage starting in Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) sailing into Raudfjord and to Moffen Island on the North coast of West Spitsbergen, then sailing along the Northeast coast of Greenland and ending in Akureyri (Iceland).
$ 7,000
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What To Know Before You Go

When to Visit the Arctic

The summer months are the only season where the Arctic is travelable. In the winter, the ice is too heavy for our strongest ice breaker ships.

Arctic FAQ

Embarkation, weather, and more information. Make sure you are prepared for your trip!

The Arctic vs. Antarctica

These two regions are completely different! Learn what makes each unique.

Arctic Cruise Destinations

From lush greenery to ice fields, there are countless spectacular destination to see while cruising through the Arctic. Each cruise destination is made unique by their own rich history, culture, and adventure opportunities. Attractions in the Arctic include Inuit culture, polar bears, walrus, glowing sunsets, and jagged glaciers. They can be found in destinations such as Svalbard, Greenland, and the Northwest Passage. With mythical names like Trondheim, Reykjavik and Tugtutoq.

Quark ship below the northern lights

This region is the most popular polar bear sighting destination in the Arctic! Its landscape is characterized by large and rugged mountains, as well as beautiful tundras.

Hiking trip in Svalbard

Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

Northern Norway

Northern lights view from the ship in polar expedtion

The vast and mountainous area of Northern Norway is a stunning gem of a destination. Hidden by large mountains are rolling grassland meadows. See the Northern Lights between September and April!

Though Greenland is the world’s largest island, it is also the world’s least populated country! The island is largely covered by an ice cap, leaving only a small amount of the land mass exposed.

Short trip to Greenland seeing icebergs

Canadian Arctic

Canadian arctic view, traveler atop the ice waves

Chilly and remote, visiting the Canadian Arctic makes you feel as though you are a world away. Harsh landscapes comprised of mountains and fjords make for fantastic photos. Watch for local wildlife too!

This island features geographically unique characteristics due to its history of volcanic activity. In the remote countryside, travelers may see bubbling hot springs, ice fields, volcanic rock, and intimidating mountains. In the city of Reykjavik, enjoy bustling restaurants and shops! 

Horse leaned over its foal that is laying in the grass, Iceland.

Russian Arctic

Quark Expeditions Jewels of the Russian Arctic

See ice-covered coastlines with historic military ties. Watch for wildlife as you pass Franz Josef Land, a set of 191 islands which are each nature preserves. Together, these islands comprise the northernmost archipelago in Eurasia.

Iconic and starkly beautiful, the North Pole is a special destination! If you are interested, ask our team about adding a helicopter ride to your itinerary.

Hot air balloon in the Arctic

Arctic Guide

Our expert team has compiled everything you need to know for planning your Arctic expedition! Read about Arctic wildlife, destinations, travel tips, and more.

Arctic Cruise Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Arctic Travel

Our team has almost two decades of polar travel experience. We know exactly what travelers need to prepare for their cruise!

Arctic Adventure Activities

Explore beyond the ship with adventure activities! Learn about which activities are offered on Arctic trips.

Arctic Wildlife Guide

Discover the residents of the Arctic in our wildlife guide!

Ready to Book Your Arctic Cruise?

 Contact Polar Holidays to schedule a free consultation with one of our booking specialists today!