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Arctic Vacations

From breathtaking fjords to stunning glaciers, the Arctic is an area of awe-inspiring natural wonders. We offer expedition cruises and escorted tours that explore the Arctic Circle.

Arctic cruises include shipboard accommodations, most meals and shore excursions to tiny settlements and beautiful nature reserves. You might survey the realm of the Vikings in Iceland and Greenland, where geological marvels abound. Or, sail Norwegian fjords, visit the remote waters north of Russia or cruise to the Svalbard archipelago, where you'll find arctic research stations and Ny-Alesund, the starting point for many historic expeditions to the North Pole.

Svalbard is also home to the region's most famous resident -- the majestic polar bear. Along with these beasts, reindeer and arctic foxes traverse Arctic lands, while whales and seals navigate its waters.

Our escorted tours take you to Iceland and to Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland. South of the Arctic Circle, you'll see bustling cities like Oslo and Copenhagen that are rich in history and set amid scenic backgrounds. Then, travel north of the Circle for views of Arctic landscapes and other sights.

Book Now and Save on Arctic Vacations!

  • Save 5% off select Globus tours when you book by July 31, 2016. This offer does not apply to certain land extensions and is combinable with other offers. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with early payment discounts on select Insight fall and winter itineraries when you book and pay in full by August 25, 2016. Prices shown reflect discounts of up to 7.5%. Click here for eligible departures.
  • 2 for 1! Companion cruises for free on select Quark sailings in certain cabin categories. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save an additional $200 per couple on 2016 Globus itineraries when you book by August 31, 2016. This offer is combinable with other discounts. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $100 per couple on 2017 Cosmos vacations when you book by August 16, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a $300 per couple air credit when you purchase select 2017 vacations and flights through Cosmos by September 13, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 10% to 20% off select Quark departures when you book by July 30, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Reduced rates with Ponant! Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 15% to 25% off select Quark cruises in certain cabin categories when you book by July 31, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 15% to 25% off select G Adventures departures when you book by July 31, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Arctic Vacations

North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp (3 Day) 3 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Escorted Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
An Arctic Spitsbergen Adventure (Monday Departures) 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Iceland 7 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Cruise the Norwegian Fjords - Troms√ł to Bergen 8 Tromso, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Norwegian Fjords 2017 (Bergen - Oslo) 8 Bergen, Norway  Oslo, Norway  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Icelandic Mosaic 2017 (Reykjavik - Reykjavik) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Spitzbergen (Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen) 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Set Sail for Spitsbergen 2017 (Tromso - Longyearbyen) 8 Tromso, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge (8 days) 8 Yellowknife, Canada  Yellowknife, Canada  Escorted Quark First Class Dates and Prices
The Best of Spitzbergen 2017 (Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen) 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Svalbard (Longyearbyen Roundtrip) 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Northern Lights & Arctic Circle by Rail 9 Oslo, Norway  Kiruna, Sweden  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Vatnaj√∂kull Glacier Crossing 9 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted PolarExplorers Budget Dates and Prices
Circumnavigating the Realm of the Polar Bear 9 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Introduction to Spitsbergen 9 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover Greenland: The Natural Habitat Experience 9 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Natural Habitat's Base Camp Greenland 9 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Arctic Climate Voyage 10 Reykjavik, Iceland  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.