Arctic holidays 2020 & 2021
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With our flexibility promise, and a dedicated expert to advise you while you plan, you can book with certainty with Audley.
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.
Suggested tours for the Arctic
These tours 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 tours
- Fully protected travel
- Established for over 20 years
- 98% of our clients would recommend us
Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit the Arctic, including information about climate, events and festivals.
Practical tips for travelling to the Arctic, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.
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Our detailed brochures feature trip ideas and travel experiences recommended by our specialists.
The Arctic in pictures
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.
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.
We list here what we think are the most 'iconic' wildlife you can see in Canada, Alaska and the Arctic. We detail some interesting facts and figures about each type, plus of course, the best places and times to see them.
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.
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.