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 Adventure

Amazing experience... totally addicted and so thinking about the South Pole!

Rashmi

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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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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North Norway Whale Safari

2020/21 Departures Available | Explore the northern Norwegian coastline in search of humpback whales, orcas and the Aurora Borealis on this seven-night Arctic winter cruise. You will sail aboard an historic schooner that is perfectly suited for sailing among the islands and narrow fjords of northern Norway. Available Nov-Mar.

Destination

  • Arctic Cruises
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £1645 pp

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North Spitsbergen Arctic Wildlife Cruise

2020/21 Departures Available | Sail to the northern coast of Spitsbergen and discover the immense glaciers of Raudfjorden and Liefdefjorden, as well the stunningly beautiful Seven Islands, on this 8-day Arctic voyage. Sailing along the pack-ice of northern Spitsbergen, you may also have an encounter with the king of the Arctic, the Polar Bear!

Destination

  • Arctic Cruises
  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £2045 pp

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Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

2020/21 Departures Available | This 10-day cruise sees 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
  • Spitsbergen

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.

Koyo Season in Kamikochi

We were so pleased we travelled to Kamikochi in October. The scenery was wonderful.

Lynn and Alastair