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May 01, 2024 - 
May 08, 2024
This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 700 - 850 meters (2,300 - 2,800 feet) and downhill skiing fro...
May 08, 2024 - 
May 15, 2024
This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 700 - 850 meters (2,300 - 2,800 feet) and downhill skiing fro...
May 15, 2024 - 
May 22, 2024
Cruise along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting Polar Bears. You’ll sail into beautiful fjords found on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a fantastically beautiful fjord crested with spectacular glaciers and home to Ringed and Bearded Seals. The sh...
May 22, 2024 - 
May 29, 2024
Cruise along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting Polar Bears. You’ll sail into beautiful fjords found on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a fantastically beautiful fjord crested with spectacular glaciers and home to Ringed and Bearded Seals. The sh...
May 26, 2024 - 
Jun 06, 2024
Sailing between our home port of Vlissingen and our most cherished Arctic archipelago, Svalbard, this expedition adventure visits the Scottish port of Aberdeen, the islands of Fair Isle and Jan Mayen, and the amazing Spitsbergen ice edge, giving you the chance to search for whales, and ...
May 01, 2024 - 
May 08, 2024
This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 700 - 850 meters (2,300 - 2,800 feet) and downhill skiing fro...
May 28, 2024 - 
Jun 06, 2024
Sailing between the Scottish port of Aberdeen and our most cherished Arctic archipelago, Svalbard, this expedition adventure explores the islands of Fair Isle and Jan Mayen as well as the amazing Spitsbergen ice edge, giving you the chance to search for whales, and other animals of the ...
Jun 06, 2024 - 
Jun 13, 2024
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, will give us the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic. We sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favoured by Ringed and Bearded Seal. The cliffs and s...
May 08, 2024 - 
May 15, 2024
This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 700 - 850 meters (2,300 - 2,800 feet) and downhill skiing fro...
May 15, 2024 - 
May 22, 2024
Cruise along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting Polar Bears. You’ll sail into beautiful fjords found on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a fantastically beautiful fjord crested with spectacular glaciers and home to Ringed and Bearded Seals. The sh...
Jun 08, 2024 - 
Jun 18, 2024
The North Spitsbergen cruise sails to some of the remotest locations of northern Europe. The expedition gives you the opportunity to spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears....
Jun 10, 2024 - 
Jun 17, 2024
Join our adventurous expedition to the north of Svalbard’s largest island, taking in the area’s fantastically beautiful landscapes, thousands of seabirds, and possibly even polar bears. While searching for whales, seals, and other exotic wildlife among the sea ice, we’...

The Polar Holidays Team

Our Team

At Polar Holidays, our team is made up of passionate and experienced professionals who are committed to delivering exceptional service and support to our clients. We are a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in polar travel, hospitality, science, and environmental conservation, who share a deep love and respect for the unique and fragile ecosystems of Antarctica and the Arctic.

Together, our team is committed to providing our clients with a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to Antarctica and the Arctic, while also promoting sustainability, responsibility, and respect for the environment and the communities we visit. We are passionate about sharing the beauty and wonder of these unique regions with our clients, and we look forward to welcoming you aboard our expeditions.

Team Composition

Our team includes expert naturalists, historians, photographers, and adventure guides who are dedicated to providing our clients advice to have unforgettable travel experiences. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the regions history, wildlife, and geology, and are committed to sharing their expertise and insights with our clients.

Team Experience

Our customer service team is comprised of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional support and assistance throughout their journey. They are available to answer questions, provide recommendations, and assist with logistics to ensure that our clients have a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.  We specialize and focus on cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic, and we are able to provide insights by having been to those regions for more than 20 years.

Our Partners

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Our partner operators’ ship crews are comprised of experienced captains, engineers, and sailors who prioritize safety, environmental responsibility, and customer satisfaction. They work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are comfortable, well-fed, and have access to all the amenities and services they need during their journey.

At Polar Holidays, we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of excellence by investing in the development and training of our staff and guides. We believe that by supporting and empowering our team, we can provide our clients with the highest level of service and support.

The Polar Holidays Team Members

Thomas Kokta,

Thomas

Founder & Polar Specialist

Thomas was born and raised in Germany. He moved to the United States after college and has since pursued his passion for travel and photography. Thomas has traveled to many countries around the world, but holds a special affinity for the polar regions.

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Nathan

Polar Specialist

Nathan grew up in the desert of New Mexico in the Southwest United States. He has been teaching high school classes for decades.

Johannes

Polar SPecialist

Johannes is our European specialist. Passionate about the Arctic, he loves polar bears, walruses, and the remote areas of Spitsbergen and Greenland.

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Maddy

design & customer relations

Raised in Washington State, Maddy is finishing her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She enjoys traveling and exploring throughout the PNW.

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Nora

Polar specialist

Nora has been an Antarctic traveler for over a dozen years. Though she does not enjoy the Drake Passage and is always happy to reach “the other side”, she doesn’t let it get in the way of her passion. She loves the penguins and albatrosses, and is very knowedgeable on expedition ships and cabins. 

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Mee

Polar Specialist

A recent addition to the Polar Holidays team, Mee has been working in the travel industry for 5 years. Her expertise is in finding and planning trip excursions that clients may be interested in experiencing before or after their polar adventure.

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Jonathan

Polar SPecialist

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jonathan completed his degree in biochemistry and philosophy. Following graduation he enrolled in medical school in Central Europe. Traveling to more than 17 countries, Jonathan is an expert in international travel and the fine art of finding the cheapest flights for his adventures.

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