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A zodiac excursion in Antarctica

Experts in adventure cruising to the Polar regions

Where you can travel with us in the Polar Regions

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Normality goes out of the window in the Poles. Shadows and the horizon disappear and throw your perspective. Ice takes on a myriad of forms and shades and is rarely white. It’s the singularity of the polar landscapes that keeps drawing our team back to the Arctic and Antarctic: polar expedition cruising is really about immersing yourself in these otherworlds. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll witness their wildlife, from whales to wandering albatrosses.

Our polar specialists have all journeyed to one or both of the Polar Regions, so you can rely on their extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to planning your polar holiday. They’ll explain what polar cruising involves, and help you decide between Antarctica or the Norwegian Arctic (Svalbard) for your maiden voyage. But be warned: the Poles are addictive. You may find yourself vowing to return.

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who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Nik

Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our Polar Regions specialists

Trip ideas in the Polar Regions

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to exploring the Polar Regions

Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in the Polar Regions, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.

  • The Sea Adventurer in the Canadian Arctic

    Arctic cruises to Svalbard

    Polar specialist Tom shares his experiences of expedition cruising in Svalbard in the Arctic Circle. He talks about the scenery you’ll be immersed in, the wildlife you may encounter, and what life’s like on board a polar expedition vessel.

  • Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

    A typical polar day

    A trip to the Arctic or Antarctic is a real adventure but many travellers are unsure of what to expect during their voyage. Here, we share with you what a typical day on an expedition cruise in the Arctic or Antarctic is like and what you can expect to see and do.

  • Zodiac excursion

    Choosing your polar cruise

    The awe-inspiring polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic, are amongst the most beautiful and captivating in the world. Irrespective of which region you choose, visiting one of the world’s ultimate travel frontiers should prove to be a truly unforgettable and enriching experience.

  • Zodiac cruise, Fournier Bay, Antarctica

    Activity holidays in Antarctica

    Visit an explorer's hut, swim in thermal springs, walk among king penguins - we can arrange these activities for your Antarctica adventure, among many more.

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