Planning Your Trip to The Arctic

Make sure you’re ready for your Arctic expedition with these essential tips.

Whether you are travelling to Svalbard, Greenland, Framz Josef Land or Norway, below you’ll find all the information you need to start planning and preparing for your upcoming expedition to the Arctic.

Our experienced Expedition Experts can advise you on how to prepare for a trip to the Arctic. From what clothes to pack to how to get there, our team have gathered some of the most important information you’ll need to know and do before you depart on your expedition.

If you have any further questions or queries about your Arctic expedition, feel free to contact our team of Expedition Experts.

  • Solo Travellers, Families & Groups

    We’re equally at home hosting your family or group as we are solo travellers. No matter your size, our small-ship Arctic expeditions are the perfect choice.

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  • Travel Insurance for the Arctic

    Travel insurance covering emergency evacuation is mandatory on all of our Arctic and Scotland voyages. Find out what exactly you’ll need to be covered for here.

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  • Visa & Passport Requirements

    Visa requirements vary across different nationalities and destinations. Find out if you’ll need to apply for a visa before you depart on your Arctic expedition.

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  • Our Arctic Ports

    Our expeditions depart from a number of different ports throughout the European Arctic. Find out the best route to get to your departure port here.

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  • Health, Fitness & Age Limits

    Each of our expedition offers different landing opportunities, with some less demanding than others. Find out what level of fitness you require when taking a trip to the Arctic.

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  • What to Wear to the Arctic

    Depending on where you are travelling to, the Arctic summer offers some delightfully crisp weather. Make sure you stay warm and pack all the right things by reading our Arctic packing tips.

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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 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