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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 7.5% off select 2019 Globus trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $2,000 per couple off select Hurtigruten cruises. This offer is combinable with Hurtigruten's early booking discount. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save an additional $300 per couple on Scenic cruises. This deal is combinable with other offers. Expires December 14. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Early booking discount! Save up to 25% off with early booking discounts on select Hurtigruten Explorer voyages. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $2,000 to $4,000 off 2019 Quark sailings in certain cabin categories. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 10% to 25% off select G Adventures departures worldwide. Price shown reflects discount. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $1,000 per couple off select Alexander+Roberts itineraries when you pay in full at the time of booking. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $2,000 to $8,000 per couple off Abercrombie & Kent expedition cruises in certain cabin categories Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive free roundtrip air between Oslo and Longyearbyen (savings of $1,600 per couple) when you book select Quark departures. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a free one-way charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen or Longyearbyen to Oslo (savings of $800 per couple) when you book select Quark departures. 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 Flight with Overnight at Barneo Ice Camp 3 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Escorted PolarExplorers Budget Dates and Prices
North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp 3 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp (3 Day) 3 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Escorted Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Bergen - Reykjavik) 4 Bergen, Norway  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
5 Day Iceland's Northern Lights Special 2018-2019 (Fosshotel Lind) 5 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Arctic Powers 5 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Polar Shakedown Training (Norway) 5 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Escorted PolarExplorers Budget Dates and Prices
6 Day Iceland's Northern Lights Special 2018-2019 (Hotel Plaza) 6 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
6 Day Iceland's Northern Lights Special 2018-2019 (Fosshotel Lind) 6 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
6 Day Iceland's Northern Lights Special 2018-2019 (Hotel Arnarhvoll) 6 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Northern Lights of Iceland including the Blue Lagoon 2019-2020 6 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Northern Lights of Iceland including the Blue Lagoon 6 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure (6 Day) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Best of Iceland 7 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Norway and Spitsbergen - The Route of Polar Pioneers 7 Tromso, Norway  Oslo, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure (7 Day) 7 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Photo Adventure (7 Day) 7 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
The Icelandic Loop (Le BorĂ©al) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Icelandic Loop (Le Champlain) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Ponant Deluxe 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.