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Arctic vacations

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

6 hours 45 upwards dependent on airline (New York to Spitsbergen)

Time Zone

UTC +2

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Arctic specialists at 1-855-838-8300

Suggested itineraries for the Arctic

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to the Arctic could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite 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 traveling 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 travelers 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.

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