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Feel the crisp Arctic air invigorate your senses

Prepare to set sail on an extraordinary journey through the Arctic Circle, where enchanting icebergs, majestic glaciers, and captivating wildlife create a symphony of natural wonders.

Our Arctic cruises offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore this remote and mesmerizing region, immersing you in a world where the boundaries between fantasy and reality blur.

As you step aboard our state-of-the-art expedition vessels, you'll be greeted by the anticipation of the Arctic's secrets unfolding before you. Each cruise is meticulously crafted to ensure an exceptional and immersive experience. Expert naturalists, historians, and wildlife guides will accompany you, sharing their insights into the Arctic's unique ecosystems and the captivating tales of polar explorers who have braved these icy waters.

Cruising through the Arctic waters is a kaleidoscope of ever-changing landscapes. Sail past towering glaciers that seem to touch the sky and witness the mesmerizing spectacle of calving ice that sends waves reverberating through the sea. Our carefully planned itineraries take you to remote corners where few have ventured, allowing you to encounter Arctic wildlife in their natural habitats. Marvel at pods of graceful whales, the playful antics of seals, and the elusive dance of the polar bear on the ice.

While the Arctic's dramatic beauty takes centre stage, our cruises also provide opportunities for cultural enrichment. Visit historical sites of the people who live on this harsh land and get a glimpse into their present way of life.

Whether you're an intrepid explorer seeking thrills or a curious traveller with a penchant for discovery, our Arctic cruises promise an unforgettable adventure. Join us on an Arctic cruise and unlock the treasures of this frozen frontier, where nature's grandeur reigns supreme, and the extraordinary becomes your everyday reality.

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When to go to the Arctic

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January

Cruises typically do not operate in January due to extreme winter conditions and ice coverage.

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February

Cruises typically do not operate in February due to extreme winter conditions and ice coverage.

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March

Cruises typically do not operate in March due to extreme winter conditions and ice coverage.

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April

Cruises typically do not operate in March due to extreme winter conditions and ice coverage.

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May

Begin the cruise season with expeditions along Arctic coastlines. Observe seabird colonies, and explore coastal tundra where reindeer and foxes roam.

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June

Embark on an Arctic adventure as the ice recedes. Cruise through stunning fjords, spotting wildlife and marvelling at the midnight sun.

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July

Experience the peak of Arctic summer. Navigate through icy channels, visit indigenous communities, and witness incredible marine and avian life.

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August

Sail to Svalbard, observing polar bears and walrus. Immerse yourself in indigenous cultures and explore the Arctic's unique biodiversity.

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September

As Arctic Summer draws to a close, some of the expedition vessels redirect from Svalbard to the east of Greenland. There are excellent whale watching opportunities at this time, and it’s a great place to try and spot the Aurora Borealis.

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October

Cruises typically do not operate in March due to extreme winter conditions and ice coverage.

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November

Cruises typically do not operate in March due to extreme winter conditions and ice coverage.

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December

Cruises typically do not operate in March due to extreme winter conditions and ice coverage.

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