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Arctic vacations 2020 & 2021

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The Arctic’s scenic extremes have long beguiled visitors. In the far north of Svalbard, in the Norwegian Arctic, you’ll see glacier fronts, icebergs and mountainscapes. Thousands of guillemots turn towering cliffs into a riot of movement. In other parts, it’s the encompassing stillness that can stagger you — lonely bays dotted with icebergs, or an unbroken bed of sea ice engulfing the horizon line. Our Polar cruising team have experienced Svalbard on their own voyages, and they’re well-placed to help you choose the ideal itinerary and vessel for your Arctic expedition cruise.

Polar bear sightings, understandably, receive much fanfare. But, as our specialists will tell you, there are also walruses and numerous whale species to look out for, not to mention a host of birdlife. They’ll also recommend you explore Longyearbyen, a permanent human settlement whose existence and history are a surprising and enriching aspect of Arctic travel.
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Suggested tours for the Arctic

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to the Arctic could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made tours
  • Fully protected travel
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Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit the Arctic, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

Practical tips for traveling to the Arctic, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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