Arctic Circle

Polar Wildlife Holidays, Arctic Expeditions & Cruises

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Svalbard and the Arctic Circle

Known as the “land of the midnight sun”, the Arctic Circle is a photographer’s dream, an adventurer’s playground and a wilderness wonder.

Arctic cruise

It was fabulous - it was wonderful - it rained (a bit) - it was foggy (somewhat more) - it was sunny (A LOT).

Monika

Our Arctic Circle Itineraries

Arctic Weekend

Explore a frozen ice cave, ride a snowmobile, and go mushing with huskies on this classic short break itinerary in Arctic Svalbard. Intended for families and small groups, this adventurous 5-day break can also be adapted to suit couples and solo travellers.

Destination

  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £1300 pp

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Into the Arctic with Alan Chambers

Journey into the Arctic with leading explorer Alan Chambers MBE on this 5-day Polar expedition. Taking place on the island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, you'll experience real expedition conditions as you explore the remote northern outpost of Longyearbyen, camp on a glacier, learn to haul a ice-sled on skis, and go dog sledding and snowmobiling in Templefjorden.

Destination

  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £2595 pp

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North Spitsbergen Arctic Wildlife Cruise

Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen will provide you with wonderful opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic. During this 8 day cruise you will sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favoured by winged and bearded seal. The cliffs and shoreline of the fjord also support thriving seabird colonies and surprisingly rich vegetation, which flourishes in sheltered spots.

Destination

  • Arctic Cruises
  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £2850 pp

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North Norway Whale Safari

Explore the northern Norwegian coastline in search of humpback whales, orcas and the Aurora Borealis on this seven-night Arctic winter cruise. Available Nov-Mar.

Destination

  • Arctic Cruises
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £1685 pp

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Early Winter in Arctic Spitsbergen

October to mid-November is a unique time to travel in Arctic Spitsbergen, as the seasons change and as the Polar winter closes in. During this time of year, you can still expect a limited amount of light each day, allowing for daytime activities such as winter Fatbiking, walking tours and day cruises within the vicinity of Longyearbyen. As the season progresses, these activities take place against a backdrop of longer nights and the near-constant spectacle of the aurora borealis.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £850 pp

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Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

This 10-day cruise will see you circumnavigate the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago. Travelling north from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s de facto capital, you’ll journey through the Krossfjorden and to the Seven Islands, in northernmost Svalbard, before returning to Longyearbyen via Barents Island. Along the way, you can hope to see fascinating wildlife and stunningly beautiful ice floes.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays

Prices from £3445 pp

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Arctic Circle By Activity

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago, where most of our Arctic Expeditions take place, are part of Norway.

UK and EU passport holders do not currently require a visa to enter Norway and Spitsbergen.

Non-EU nationals should contact the relevant Embassy in their country of origin for the latest guidance on visa requirements.

Botswana Mobile Camping Safari

The safari was brilliant - it far exceeded our expectations. We can't say enough about our guide Jakes.

Rich