European Arctic Expeditions

The High Arctic summer brings a sense of urgency, and the best way to experience its wonders is on an exciting expedition Arctic cruise.

Like the Inuits and Vikings who preceded us, our Arctic trips are explorations by sea. In our small polar cruise ship, we chase the Gulf Stream’s warm currents up Scotland and Norway’s coasts to Spitsbergen, then sail the icy waters to Greenland, Iceland and back again.

A short season of long days, the Arctic summer offers sunsets that linger until dawn, snowmelt feeding waterfalls and glaciers that drop massive icebergs into the sea. Whether calving from Svalbard’s vast glacier fronts or squeezing into Greenland’s deep fjords, mesmerising icebergs of every shape and aqua hue can be seen. From Scottish seaports to Norwegian and Icelandic fishing towns, the adventure base of Longyearbyen to Inuit villages of East Greenland, we enjoy a wide range of history and local culture.

Now with more Arctic cruises to choose from, holidays to the Arctic have never been more exciting. Whether you join us for a single voyage, or link back-to-back Arctic tours for a more in-depth exploration, your Arctic holiday will be a wilderness adventure you’ll never forget!

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Last minute savings on Arctic berths!

Save up to 20% on remaining berths for 2017!

It's your last chance to grab a bargain on our 2017 Arctic departures! Explore Scotland, Norway or Spitsbergen on three incredible voyages and see all that these regions have to offer.

HALF PRICE EXPEDITION!

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Save 50% on your Arctic Circle expedition!

Double the adventure with a massive saving on our back-to-back expeditions

Combine Across the Arctic Circle (SNS05) with either Wild Scotland (SCOT13) or Spitsbergen Odyssey (SVAL41) into one European Arctic adventure and you could save over $4,000 per person!

European Arctic Expeditions

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  • Spitsbergen Odyssey

    11 DAYS from AU$6,995 per person

    Circumnavigate Spitsbergen and experience a world filled with deep shimmering fjords, polar deserts, old whaling settlements and magnificent wildlife, including the mighty polar bear.

    Expedition Dates

    2017

    06 Jul to 16 Jul

    16 Jul to 26 Jul

    26 Jul to 05 Aug

    2018

    07 Jul to 17 Jul

    17 Jul to 27 Jul

    27 Jul to 06 Aug

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  • 3 DESTINATIONS, 1 VOYAGE!

    Expedition - Across the Arctic Circle - Scotland, Norway & Spitsbergen

    Across the Arctic Circle - Scotland, Norway & Spitsbergen

    14 DAYS from AU$6,685 per person

    Sail from Scotland’s rugged northern coast up to Norway’s picturesque coastline, before crossing the Arctic Circle and reach the wildlife oasis of Spitsbergen, home to the mighty polar bear!

    Expedition Dates

    2017

    23 Jun to 06 Jul

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  • Jewels of the Arctic

    14 days from AU$8,870 per person

    Halfway between Spitsbergen and Iceland, East Greenland’s coastline invites you to explore its breathtaking environment made of the world’s largest icebergs, welcoming Inuit communities and diverse fauna and flora.

    Expedition Dates

    2017

    05 Aug to 18 Aug

    18 Aug to 31 Aug

    2018

    06 Aug to 19 Aug

    19 Aug to 01 Sep

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  • THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE!

    Expedition - Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

    Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

    24 DAYS from AU$14,280 per person

    Combine two exciting Arctic itineraries into one 24-day adventure! From the wildlife oasis of Spitsbergen to Greenland’s iceberg fantasia, make your Arctic expedition complete (and save!).

    Expedition Dates

    2017

    26 Jul to 18 Aug

    2018

    27 Jul to 19 Aug

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The Ship - Polar Pioneer

Take a closer look at Polar Pioneer, your home-away-from-home as we cruise to polar regions. Offering accommodation for just 54 passengers, she features a range of cabin and suite options as well as great viewing platforms for the ultimate polar adventure!

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Your Expedition Jacket

Each passenger aboard our Antarctic and Arctic expeditions will recieve an expedition jacket when you board the ship. Designed exclusively for Aurora Expeditions, the 2-in-1 jacket offers sophisticated expedition-styling…

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Your Exclusive Photo Book

Aurora Expeditions are pleased to provide you with a complimentary photo book memento of your trip to help your adventure last a lifetime. On your return home you will receive a printed Photo Journal of your…

This was our second trip with Aurora and it was every bit as good as the first. We will be coming back for more!
Tony Austin - Jewels of the Arctic, 2016
I cannot rate Aurora, the staff, the expedition team, the hotel staff and chefs and the crew highly enough. And the ship....love Polar Pioneer in all its non-luxury glory!
Karen Hinchliffe - Jewels of the Arctic, 2015
The trip was simply brilliant, a great adventure providing us with wonderful memories and exceptional insight into this fragile environment. Thank you all so very much.
S. O'Neil - Across the Arctic Circle, 2015
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