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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.

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  • Save 10% off 2021 Trafalgar vacations. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 30% off G Adventures trips. Price shown reflects discount. Expires January 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $1,000 per couple off Alexander+Roberts trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with special rates on Silversea expedition cruises. Prices shown reflect discount.
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  • Save 12.5% off 2022 Trafalgar vacations. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 25% on Quark sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with special rates on Hurtigruten sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Very Important Traveler Discount! Past Trafalgar guests save an additional 5% off the price shown for select vacations. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to $8,000 per couple off Abercrombie & Kent expedition cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with special rates on Scenic ocean sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. 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

Norway & North Cape – Magic of the Arctic Winter 12 Bergen, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
North Cape & Norway – On the Cusp of Spring 12 Bergen, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Norway & North Cape – Summer Along the Coastline 12 Bergen, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen, Iceland, Faroe Islands – Island Hopping In and Around the Arctic (Itinerary 2) 14 Oslo, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
A Viking Voyage: The Arctic to America 19 Dublin, Ireland  Boston, MA  Expedition Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Viking Voyage 29 Bergen, Norway  Boston, MA  Expedition Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Disko Bay – The Heart of Greenland (Itinerary 2) 14 Reykjavik, Iceland  Copenhagen, Denmark  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Greenland and Baffin Island – The Ultimate Arctic Island Exploration 20 Copenhagen, Denmark  Copenhagen, Denmark  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Cruise the Norwegian Fjords 13 Tromso, Norway  Edinburgh, Scotland  Expedition G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Cruise the Norwegian Fjords with Scottish Highlands 16 Tromso, Norway  Edinburgh, Scotland  Expedition G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
Greenland and Atlantic Canada – The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition 17 Reykjavik, Iceland  Halifax, Canada  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Greenland and Atlantic Canada – Expedition of History, Culture and Nature (Itinerary 2) 13 Copenhagen, Denmark  Halifax, Canada  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Northwest Passage – In the Wake of the Great Explorers 26 Vancouver, Canada  Halifax, Canada  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
North Pole: Journey to the top of the World 14 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Finland's Lapland 8 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya 16 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Russian High Arctic Odyssey 22 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos 22 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya 16 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Greenland Icecap Crossing 26 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Escorted PolarExplorers Budget 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.