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Polar bear about to dive into the Arctic's icy waters

Arctic holidays 2020 & 2021

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 itineraries for the Arctic

These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to the Arctic could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made journeys
  • Fully protected travel
  • Established for 20 years

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Our expert guides to travelling in the Arctic

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to the Arctic. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate the Arctic at its best.

My travels in Svalbard

Venturing to Norway and then Svalbard on an Arctic cruise, Megan captured part of this journey on video.

My travels in Svalbard
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