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!



Save 50% on your Arctic Circle expedition

Extend your adventure through the European Arctic with our back-to-back offer

Combine Across the Arctic Circle (SNS05) with Spitsbergen Odyssey (SVAL41) into one European Arctic adventure and save over $4,000 per person!

Arctic All Inclusive!


2017 European Arctic and Scotland Packages

Discover the wonders of the European Arctic & Scotland with our all-inclusive packages

Connect your selected 2017 Scotland or European Arctic voyages with our included flights and accomodation options for the perfect trip!

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.

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    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 through to Norway’s picturesque coastline, before crossing the Arctic Circle and reach the wildlife oasis of Spitsbergen, home to the mighty polar bear!

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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.

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    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!).

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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…

We had an absolutely awesome Arctic adventure with Aurora. Loved it!
T. Solomons. Spitsbergen Odyssey, 2015
I wanted to see "A" polar bear in its natural habitat, the expedition went beyond my wildest dreams. To see so much wild life and particularly "23" polar bears, I had tears in my eyes just seeing the first one!! The bonus and I still cannot believe it, to see a blue whale.
M. Johnston - Spitsbergen Odyssey, 2016
Every one was superb; kind, caring, approachable, responsible, capable, sensible, intelligent and above all loads of fun
Jenny Hunter - Across the Arctic Circle, 205