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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Spitsbergen Odyssey11 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.
06 Jul to 16 Jul
16 Jul to 26 Jul
26 Jul to 05 Aug2018
07 Jul to 17 Jul
17 Jul to 27 Jul
27 Jul to 06 Aug
Across the Arctic Circle - Scotland, Norway & Spitsbergen14 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!
23 Jun to 06 Jul
Jewels of the Arctic14 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.
05 Aug to 18 Aug
18 Aug to 31 Aug2018
06 Aug to 19 Aug
19 Aug to 01 Sep
Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland24 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!).
26 Jul to 18 Aug2018
27 Jul to 19 Aug
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!View Ship Details
Your Expedition Jacket
Each passenger aboard our Antarctic and Arctic expeditions will receive an expedition jacket when you board the ship. Designed exclusively for Aurora Expeditions, the 2-in-1 jacket offers sophisticated expedition-styling…
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…
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
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