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Arctic Vacations

From breathtaking fjords to stunning glaciers, the Arctic is an area of awe-inspiring natural wonders. We offer expedition cruises and escorted tours that explore the Arctic Circle.

Arctic cruises include shipboard accommodations, most meals and shore excursions to tiny settlements and beautiful nature reserves. You might survey the realm of the Vikings in Iceland and Greenland, where geological marvels abound. Or, sail Norwegian fjords, visit the remote waters north of Russia or cruise to the Svalbard archipelago, where you'll find arctic research stations and Ny-Alesund, the starting point for many historic expeditions to the North Pole.

Svalbard is also home to the region's most famous resident -- the majestic polar bear. Along with these beasts, reindeer and arctic foxes traverse Arctic lands, while whales and seals navigate its waters.

Our escorted tours take you to Iceland and to Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland. South of the Arctic Circle, you'll see bustling cities like Oslo and Copenhagen that are rich in history and set amid scenic backgrounds. Then, travel north of the Circle for views of Arctic landscapes and other sights.

Book Now and Save on Arctic Vacations!

  • Save 10% off Silversea expeditions when you pay in full. Expires October 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $3,000 to $8,000 per couple off the cruise price of Quark sailings in certain cabin categories. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $1,000 per couple off select Alexander+Roberts itineraries when you pay in full at the time of booking. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $1,000 per couple off select Hurtigruten voyages. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Single travelers save $500 per person off select Alexander+Roberts trips when you book and pay in full. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive free prepaid gratuities on select 2018 Cosmos trips. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Expires October 18. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $200 per person off the single supplement fee on 2018 Cosmos vacations. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Family and friends offer! Save up to 50% off the 3rd and/or 4th guest when sharing the same cabin on Hurtigruten select voyages. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $3,000 to $6,000 per couple off select Abercrombie & Kent departures in certain cabin categories. Expires October 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $200 per person when you book a group of six or more people on the same Alexander + Roberts trip. Other savings amounts are available for groups of three or more. Click here for eligible departures.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Arctic Vacations

Mumbai (Bombay) 3 Mumbai, India  Mumbai, India  Independent A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp 3 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Polar Shakedown (Norway) 5 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Escorted PolarExplorers Budget Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen and Polar Bears - An Arctic Adventure (B) 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen and Polar Bears - An Arctic Adventure (A) 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen Highlights 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure 2018 (6 Day) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Best of Iceland 7 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure 2018 (7 Day) 7 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Photo Adventure 2018 (7 Day) 7 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Ultimate Churchill Adventure 2018 7 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Photographing Polar Bears in Alaska's High Arctic 7 Fairbanks, AK  Fairbanks, AK  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Icelandic Loop (Le BorĂ©al) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Icelandic Loop (Le Champlain) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Icelandic Mosaic (Reykjavik - Reykjavik) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Finland's Lapland - Summer 2018 8 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Finland's Lapland - Winter 2018 8 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Finland's Lapland - Winter 8 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Icelandic Mosaic 2019 (Reykjavik - Reykjavik) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.