Expeditions - European Arctic (Scotland | Norway | Spitsbergen | Greenland)

For more information on our expeditions, including dates, number of days, itinerary, activities and what to bring, please click on the expedition names below.


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

Puffins flap in with beaks full of fish, guillemots drop, penguin-like, from cliffs – then fly! A million little auks rise like smoke and darken the sky. Humpbacks, fin and minke whales swim north to feed, sharing open leads in pack ice with narwhals and walrus. Polar bears hunt seals to fatten their cubs and we revel in the Midnight Sun – a true polar travel experience!

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 Norway’s coast to Spitsbergen, then sail the icy waters to Greenland, Iceland and back again.

Our polar cruises in Norway’s fjords are breathtaking, Spitsbergen offers fossils and a variety of land and icescapes on our Arctic Circle tour; Greenland’s 2000-metre granite walls and vast icebergs challenge perception in true polar travel style; while Iceland’s volcanoes might thrill us. No matter which Arctic trip you choose, delight in the camaraderie of small group adventures, and appreciate the knowledge and experience of our expedition staff.

We believe that Arctic travel is best appreciated by traveling in our Zodiacs, which carry us ashore for wildflower walks across luxuriant tundra, to search for trappers’ camps and historical sites. We cruise beneath soaring bird cliffs, beside breath-taking icebergs, perhaps close enough to feel the stentorian thrum of whale-blow.

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!

NEW for 2015:
Every passenger will receive our new custom-made polar expedition jacket. Find out more here.

Recommended reading:

Arctic Biosecurity Guidelines

Arctic Landing & Wildlife Viewing Guidelines

Arctic Photography Hints

Arctic Clothing Checklist

For more information on Arctic, visit our Arctic Wiki page.


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