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Arctic holidays

Arctic holidays

Spot polar bears and whales and trek along glaciers on a tailor-made Arctic cruise

Cruise in the 'kingdom of the polar bear' where the scenery is remote but on an epic scale. A trip on one of our chosen Arctic expedition vessels also brings you close to whales and walrus colonies and frozen beauty in the form of icebergs and glaciers.

Flight Time

7 hours (to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen)

Time Zone

UTC +2

Recommended Airlines

Air Canada and British Airways

Where can you fly from?

Flights to the Arctic are available from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Speak to someone who's been there
Audley Travel specialist Fiona

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Arctic specialists on 01993 838 652

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.

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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: An Arctic cruise, 2016

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

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.

Fiona on an Arctic cruise
Start planning your trip

Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Arctic specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.