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Arctic Cruises

Arctic Cruises

Cruise to some of the most exciting areas in the world - the home of the polar bear, glaciers, icebergs and fascinating flora and fauna.

We offer a fine collection of adventure and expedition cruises to the Arctic with excursions ashore to view the sights - even to the North Pole itself! This is the land of the Midnight Sun, where the sun barely sets throughout the summer.

Cruise Collection 2019 / 2020

  • South Norway and Oslo Discovery

    8 Nights - Newcastle and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    Discover Oslo, Norway's beautiful capital city, visit the 17th-century town of Kristiansund and explore the proud maritime heritage of Stavanger and Bergen on this 8-night no-fly cruise from Newcastle 2020 - Oct Save up to 30% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Bergen, Norway No Fly Cruise
    From £621pp
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  • Discovering the Arctic and Greenland

    21 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    Experience the wild beauty of Greenland and explore the diverse landscapes of Iceland on this 21-night no-fly cruise including visits to the scenic Faroes and Scotland's Orkney Islands 2020 - Jul Save up to 20% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Akureyri, Iceland No Fly Cruise
    From £2099pp
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  • Arctic and Greenland Voyage

    22 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    A no-fly cruise discovering the dramatic landscapes, colourful settlements and unique cities of Greenland plus visits to the Shetland Islands, Iceland and Orkney Islands 2019 - Jul Save up to 35%!

    Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland No Fly Cruise
    From £2319pp
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  • Circumnavigating Iceland

    8 Nights - Reykjavik and Back

    Fram Fram

    Discover breathtaking natural wonders including majestic glaciers, cascading waterfalls and soaring volcanoes, on this thrilling expedition cruise circumnavigating Iceland on board Fram, accompanied by an experienced Expedition Team 2020 - Jun, Jul, Aug Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Blued Lagoon, Reykjavik Cruise Only
    From £2778pp
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  • Discovering Spitsbergen

    9 Nights - Oslo and Back

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    Admire the outstanding natural beauty of Spitsbergen and spot the mighty polar bear on this 9-night expedition cruise exploring Svalbard, the Arctic paradise under the midnight sun. Includes a overnight hotel stay in Lonyearbyen, return flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen and all meals including beverages. 2020 - May Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Oslo, Norway Cruise Only
    From £3438pp
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  • Arctic Islands Discovery

    9 Nights - Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

    Fram Choice of Ships

    Discover the dynamic landscapes and superb wildlife of mythical Iceland, visit far-flung Jan Mayen Island and explore Spitsbergen, land of the polar bear, on this Arctic Islands expedition cruise 2019 - May, Jul Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Reykjavik Cruise Only
    From £3507pp
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  • Mythical Iceland

    11 Nights - Reykjavik and Back

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    This 11-night circumnavigation of magical Iceland on board Spitsbergen explores stunning landscapes, fascinating cultures and charming towns and villages, with onboard lectures from the experienced Expedition Team 2019 - May, Jun No single supplement on 9 Jun 2019!

    Reykjavik, Iceland Cruise Only
    From £3507pp
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  • Norway and Spitsbergen Sportsman Route

    13 Nights - Bergen to Oslo

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    See the iconic Norwegian fjords, discover colourful fishing villages and explore remote Spitsbergen's wild beauty on this 13-night expedition cruise following Hurtigruten's classic Sportsman's Route with included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team 2020 - Apr Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Alesund Cruise Only
    From £3685pp
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  • Exploring Mystical Iceland

    14 Nights - Hamburg to Reykjavik

    Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Nansen

    Discover charming towns, learn about Viking history, spot abundant widlife and admire outstanding natural beauty on this 14-night expedition cruise through Iceland and Norway. Includes all meals with beverages and onboard lectures from the experienced Expedition Team 2020 - Jun, Sep Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Akureyri, Iceland Cruise Only
    From £4181pp
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  • The Route of Polar Pioneers

    11 Nights - Oslo and Back

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    Follow the route of polar pioneers on this 11-night expedition cruise and look for polar bears on Bjornoya, discover the unspoilt wilderness of Spitsbergen and explore historic Tromso in Norway, with Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the expert Expedition Team 2020 - Aug Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Svalbard Cruise Only
    From £4346pp
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  • Geysers and Glaciers

    7 Nights - Reykjavik and Back

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Explore Iceland, the "Land of Ice and Fire", with its breathtaking fjords and spectacular glaciers on this superb 7-night luxury cruise from Reykjavik 2019 - May Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Reykjavik Cruise Only
    From £4406pp
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  • Three Arctic Islands

    13 Nights - Oslo to Reykjavik

    Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen

    Explore three Arctic islands and North East Greenland National Park, the least-visited national park in the world, on this 11-night expedition, with included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team 2019 - Jul Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Spitsbergen Cruise Only
    From £4581pp
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  • Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

    9 Nights - Oslo and Back

    Fram Choice of Ships

    Explore remote Spitsbergen, Land of the Polar Bear, on this unique 9-night expedition, with included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team 2019 - Jun, Jul 2020 - Jun, Aug Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Kayaking in Spitsbergen Cruise Only
    From £4675pp
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  • Icelandic Loop

    7 Nights - Reykjavik and Back

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Explore the dramatic land of fire and ice in luxury on this spectacular circumnavigation of Iceland from the world’s most northerly capital of Reykjavik, and experience breathtaking glaciers, lava fields, geysers, and a wealth of wildlife including whales, puffins and sea birds. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers 2019 - Aug Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Reykjavik Fly Cruise Package
    From £4995pp
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  • The Heart of Greenland

    15 Nights - Reykjavik and Back

    Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Nansen

    Explore the rare natural beauty and fascinating Inuit culture of Greenland on this 15-night expedition cruise from Reykjavik. Includes all meals on board with beverages and on shore landings with the Expedition Team. 2020 - Jul, Aug Special flight-inclusive package - now from only £5389pp!

    Giant icebergs of Disko Bay Cruise Only
    From £5253pp
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  • Grand Arctic Circumnavigation

    11 Nights - Oslo and Back

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    Sail to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Spitsbergen on this unique 11-night expedition, including Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the expert Expedition Team 2019 - Jul, Aug 2020 - Jun, Jul, Aug Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Whale in Arctic waters Cruise Only
    From £5665pp
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  • Franz Joseph Land

    14 Nights - Tromso and Back

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    This unique expedition cruise sails along the Norway coast to the Russian port of Murmansk and up to remote Franz Joseph Land, the world's most northernmost archipelago with a huge polar bear population. Includes Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the expert Expedition Team 2020 - Sep Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Soroya Cruise Only
    From £5666pp
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  • Viking Heritage Expedition

    15 Nights - Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

    Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen

    Explore mythical Iceland with its diverse landscapes and the small communities in Southern Greenland on this 14-night cruise. Includes overnight flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen. 2019 - Aug Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Puffins in Iceland Cruise Only
    From £5869pp
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  • Norway to Franz Josef Land

    14 Nights - Tromso and Back

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    Explore the rarely-visited islands of Franz Josef Land, go in search of majestic polar bears and sail close to the North Pole on this unique Arctic expedition cruise. Includes Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the expert Expedition Team 2019 - Aug, Sep Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Sommaroy Cruise Only
    From £6248pp
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  • In the Wake of the Vikings

    14 Nights - Bergen to Montreal

    Viking Star Choice of Ships

    Follow in the footsteps of Vikings on this spectacular full-board 14-night cruise from Bergen to Montreal with visits to the remote Shetland and Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. Includes return flights from the UK, overseas transfers and shore excursions 2019 - Sep 2020 - Aug Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities!

    Bergen, Norway Fly Cruise Package
    From £6340pp
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  • Untouched Wilderness of Greenland and Newfoundland

    14 Nights - Kangerlussuaq to St John's

    Fram Fram

    See rare wildlife, visit historic settlements and explore the spectacular landscapes of Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador on this 14-night expedition cruise on board Fram 2019 - Sep No single supplement!

    Maniitsoq Cruise Only
    From £6600pp
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  • Arctic Islands Exploration

    14 Nights - Oslo to Reykjavik

    Fram Fram

    Circumnavigate Svalbard, discover Jan Mayen, one of the most isolated places in the world and explore Iceland, the volcanic home of the sagas on this exciting 14-night expedition cruise. Includes pre-cruise hotel stay in Longyearbyen, landings with Polarcirkel boats and lectures from the Expedition Team 2019 - Jun Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Dynjandi Waterfall, Iceland Cruise Only
    From £6981pp
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  • Viking Heritage

    16 Nights - Reykjavik to Copenhagen

    Fram Fram

    Discover the Viking sites, spectacular scenery and teeming birdlife of Iceland and Greenland on this Arctic expedition cruise under the magical Midnight Sun 2019 - Jul Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Reykjavik Cruise Only
    From £6992pp
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  • Iceland and Atlantic Canada

    13 Nights - Reykjavik to Quebec City

    Scenic Eclipse Scenic Eclipse

    A unique 13-night all-inclusive expedition cruise holiday from the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik to the natural beauty of Greenland and Newfoundland in Canada, on brand new, state-of-the-art Scenic Eclipse, with thrilling Zodiac excursions and return flights from the UK 2019 - Aug FREE private door-to-door transfers!

    Reykjavik Fly Cruise Package
    From £7695pp
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  • The Inside Passage

    13 Nights - Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton

    Fram Fram

    Cruise through the fabled Inside Passage and experience the beautiful landscapes uncovered by history's greatest explorers on this unique expedition cruise from Greenland to Canada 2019 - Aug Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Baffin Bay Cruise Only
    From £8146pp
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  • Under the Midnight Sun

    12 Nights - Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

    Scenic Eclipse Scenic Eclipse

    An adventurous 12-night all-inclusive cruise holiday from Reykjavik to Copenhagen with arctic highlights including Greenland, Nuuk, Disko Bay and Kangerlussuaq. Includes return flights from the UK and guided excursions 2020 - Aug FREE private door-to-door transfers!

    Copenhagen Fly Cruise Package
    From £8295pp
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  • Thule and Beyond

    15 Nights - Kangerlussuaq and Back

    Fram Fram

    Fram cruises along the edge of the breathtaking Greenland Ice Sheet on this unique expedition which includes daily landings and fascinating onboard lectures from the experienced Expedition Team 2019 - Aug Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Qeqertarsuaq Cruise Only
    From £8359pp
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  • Ultimate Arctic

    11 Nights - Oslo and Back

    Scenic Eclipse Scenic Eclipse

    Discover the magnificent landscapes of the Arctic wilderness, spot Polar bears and whales and cruise amongst the majestic glaciers on this 11-night expedition cruise in the Svalbard archipelago. Includes return flights from the UK, hotel stay in Oslo, zodiac landings and the chance to enjoy thrilling submarine and helicopter excursions 2019 - Jun, Jul FREE private door-to-door transfers plus free submarine excursion!

    Glacier in Svalbard Fly Cruise Package
    From £8995pp
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  • Northwest Greenland Expedition

    13 Nights - Kangerlussauq and Back

    Hanseatic Inspiration Hanseatic Inspiration

    Discover the awe-inspiring scenery and abundant wildlife of Greenland on this exciting 14-night expedition. Includes charter flights between Dusseldorf and Kangerlussuaq and Zodiac landings with expert guides. 2020 - Jul

    Qeqertaruaq, Greenland Cruise Only
    From £9530pp
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  • Arctic Islands Luxury Expedition Cruise

    14 Nights - Oslo to Reykjavik

    Scenic Eclipse Scenic Eclipse

    This thrilling expedition cruise on brand new, state-of-the-art Scenic Eclipse, showcases the awe-inspiring scenery and abundant wildlife of the remote Arctic islands of Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland, with Oslo hotel stay and return flights from the UK 2020 - Jul, Aug FREE private door-to-door transfers!

    Iceberg, Greenland Fly Cruise Package
    From £9695pp
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  • Journey through the Northwest Passage

    19 Nights - Edmonton to Halifax

    Fram Fram

    Embark on a rarely-travelled voyage through the Northwest Passage and experience the spectacular natural beauty of Greenland on this 19-night expedition cruise holiday. Includes a pre-cruise hotel stay in Edmonton, a flight between Edmonton and Cambridge Bay and landings ashore with the Expedition Team 2020 - Aug Special flight-inclusive package - now from only £13459pp!

    Ilulissat, Greenland Cruise Only
    From £9789pp
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  • Svalbard Expedition Land of the Polar bear

    11 Nights - Longyearbyen to Tromso

    Silver Cloud Silver Cloud

    An 11-night luxury Silversea Expedition around the Svalbard Peninsula and Arctic Spitsbergen aboard superb expedition vessel Silver Cloud, bringing first-class service and accommodation to expedition cruising. Includes return flights from the UK 2019 - Jul Book by 30 June 2019 and receive $1000 OBC and one-category suite upgrade!

    Spitsbergen Fly Cruise Package
    From £9900pp
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  • Expedition towards the North Pole

    17 Nights - Kangerlussuaq and Back

    Hanseatic Inspiration Hanseatic Inspiration

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition towards the North Pole on brand new ship Hanseatic Inspiration showcases the awe-inspiring scenery and abundant wildlife of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, with Zodiac landings and charter flights between Dusseldorf and Kangerlussuaq 2020 - Aug Save 5% PLUS exclusive £100pp Blue Water discount!

    See polar bears in their natural habitat Cruise Only
    From £10483pp
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  • The Legendary Northwest Passage

    18 Nights - Reykjavik to Edmonton

    Fram Fram

    Sail in the wake of great explorers on this 18-night expedition cruise through Greenland which will attempt to journey through the legendary Northwest Passage. Includes post-cruise hotel stay in Edmonton, flight between Cambridge Bay and Edmonton and landings ashore with the Expedition Team 2020 - Aug Special flight-inclusive package - now from only £10889pp!

    Ilulissat, Greenland Cruise Only
    From £10614pp
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  • Coasts of Greenland Expedition

    12 Nights - Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

    Silver Cloud Silver Cloud

    Cross the Denmark Strait from Reykjavik to the rugged coast of Greenland where Zodiac excursions with the expedition team give you an up-close view of the spectacular ice landscapes, and discover traditions of the ancient Inuit culture. Includes return flights from the UK 2019 - Aug Reduced Business Class flights!

    Greenland Fly Cruise Package
    From £11400pp
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  • Svalbard Greenland and Iceland Expedition

    15 Nights - Tromso to Reykjavik

    Silver Explorer Silver Explorer

    A fascinating expedition to the remote Svalbard Archipelago, rarely-visited Scoresby Sund in Greenland and the dramatic Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland on board luxury expedition ship Silver Explorer, with return flights from the UK 2019 - Sep Reduced Business Class flights!

    Polar Bear Fly Cruise Package
    From £14220pp
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  • Northwest Passage Expedition

    28 Nights - Vancouver to Halifax

    Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen

    Sail in the wake of great explorers on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise through the legendary Northwest Passage, showcasing the raw beauty and abundant wildlife of the high Arctic, with hotel stay in Vancouver and experienced Expedition Team 2020 - Aug Special flight-inclusive package - now from only £16491pp!

    Giant icebergs Cruise Only
    From £16823pp
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  • Across the Northwest Passage

    23 Nights - Kangerlussuaq to Nome

    Scenic Eclipse Scenic Eclipse

    Embark on a luxury expedition cruise through the legendary Northwest Passage on board brand-new Scenic Eclipse and discover dramatic fjords, see fascinating wildlife and enjoy encounters with Inuit communities. Includes hotel stays in Copenhagen and Anchorage, return flights from the UK, exciting Zodiac outings and the chance to enjoy thrilling submarine and helicopter excursions 2020 - Aug FREE private door-to-door transfers!

    Anchorage Fly Cruise Package
    From £20395pp
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About Arctic Cruises

Spitsbergen is the largest island in the starkly beautiful Svalbard Archipelago, 400 miles north of mainland Norway and just 600 miles from the North Pole itself. Spectacular cliffs dominate the coastline with deep hidden fjords and colourful villages. Plants and migratory birds flourish in this national park, alongside reindeer, seals, arctic foxes and polar bears.

Still within the Arctic Circle, Greenland adventure cruises take you to the heart of the largest island in the world. Explore the ice covered extremities of northern Greenland and the staggeringly fertile green expanses of southern Greenland.

Go to the North Pole on our Icebreaker Cruise from Murmansk to the Pole itself, with included helicopter and Zodiac excursions.

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Arctic Adventure Highlights

Akureyri

The small town of Akureyri sits at the end of Eyjafjordur below a landscape of volcanic mountains. The town has a lively atmosphere with art galleries and coffee houses, a folklore museum of local life and a heated outdoor pool with geo-thermal hot pots. Visits to Akureyri may include tours to the thermal Lake Myvatn and the waterfalls of Godafoss.

Akureyri (Iceland)

Alesund

Alesund is built across three islands and uniquely for Norway, is an Art Nouveau town, rebuilt in this style after a devastating fire in 1904. The KUBE Art Museum is housed in the former premises of the Norwegian Bank, and upmarket shops line Apotekergata. For good views of the islands, hills and coast, take the steps from Alesund's park up to Mount Aksla. Worthy of a visit is the magnificent 12th-century Borgund Stave Church in Laerdal.

Alesund (Norway)

Bergen

The old Hanseatic port of Bergen is within walking distance of the city centre and the famous Bryggen, the World Heritage listed waterfront area of gabled traditional buildings which dates back 900 years. The outdoor fish market is one of Bergen's popular tourist attractions, along with the Floibanen, the funicular which travels up Mount Floyen close to Skomadkerdiket Lake for views of the city and the sea.

Bergen (Norway)

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen is the capital of the remote and beautiful Svalbard Archipelago, situated on its largest island, Spitsbergen and the gateway to the High Arctic. The town nestles between two glacier tongues on Advent Fjord and has a modern feel to it, with brightly-painted buildings, good facilities and the interesting Svalbard Museum. Longyearbyen has several research stations and the Global Seed Vault, which was dug into the permafrost and preserves seeds to ensure the future of plant diversity and food crops.

Longyearbyen (Norway)

Nuuk

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, founded in 1728 and situated at the head of a large network of fjords. It is a blend of modern architecture and the older buildings of Kolonihaven. The Greenland National Museum houses the famous 15th-century Qilakitsoq Mummies, discovered beneath a hillside underhang in 1972 in a remarkable state of preservation. In the harbour is the beautiful statue of the 'Mother of the Sea' which is covered by the waves at high tide.

Nuuk (Greenland)

Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world. The wooden buildings of the old town sit beside lively, modern Reykjavik which has excellent museums, galleries and contemporary outdoor geo-thermal pools. There are superb viewing decks in the lovely church of Hallgr'mskirkja, built to resemble lava flow. The Imagine Peace Tower opposite the harbour was built by Yoko Ono as a memorial to John Lennon and emits a tower of light during the last three months of the year.

Reykjavik (Iceland)

Spitsbergen

Spitsbergen is the largest island in the remote Svalbard archipelago and the only one with a permanent population. For travellers continuing north, it is the gateway to the High Arctic and the last stop before the North Pole. This harsh habitat supports polar bears, reindeer and hardy flora, and is home to international research stations and the Global Seed Vault. Its dramatic scenery includes Advent Fjord, the Monaco Glacier and jagged granite mountains.

Spitsbergen (Norway)

Svolvaer

Svolvaer is the main port and capital of the Lofoten Islands, and its harbour is idyllically set below a ring of mountains. It's renowned for the special qualities of its natural light which attracts painters and sculptors to the town, built across small islets connected by bridges. For such a small town, there are plenty of shops, restaurants and good public transport links to smaller towns nearby.

Svolvaer (Lofoten Islands, Norway)

The Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands

These beautiful, mountainous island chains, rising to 1,000 metres in places, are some of the oldest in the world, fjorded during the Ice Age. Many of the fishermen's cabins are built on stilts along the waterfront in the small settlements here. Tiny islands like Rost are home to nesting seabirds such as puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, eider ducks, cormorants and sea eagles. See the Legends of the Lofoten Islands Tour, which spends more time here.

The Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands (Norway)

Tromso

Tromso is the capital of the Arctic, and has been the starting point for many Polar expeditions. In the waterfront Polar Museum there are exhibits related to these and the history of hunting and trapping in the Polar region. There are shops, cafes, the stunning stained glass Arctic Cathedral and the world's most northerly botanic garden in the town, which benefits from the Gulf Stream.

Tromso (Norway)

Trondheim

Trondheim is an attractive city partly encircled by the River Nid and was once the capital of Norway. Its waterfront is bordered by brightly-painted wharves and the old town bridge leads to the lively Bakklandet neighbourhood where there are numerous wooden houses, shops and cafes. The town's chief sight is the ancient cathedral of Nidaros which was built in the 11th century over the burial site of St Olav.

Trondheim (Norway)

Customer Reviews

The North West Passage trip on LAustral, Ponant, was a fabulous experience. There was a very special mix of wildlife, landscape, Inuit culture, and history.

Compared to the Antartic penninsular, where the wildlife is easy to find, in the NW Passage it has to be sought out and cannot be guaranteed. However, the Captain made great efforts to ensure we saw as much as possible and what we did see was extraordinary. From polar bears swimming near the ship, to dozens of narwhals, belugas and walrus, with a couple of grey whales and musk ox, and some bearded seals, the photographers on board were going crazy.

The landscape is spectacular,so being able to land and walk on the tundra, and islands where Franklin and others landed, is a great experience. Icebergs and ice flows were also seen, though with global climate change the ice flows are much reduced.

Intuit culture and life style were highlights and vists to two villages, one in Greenland and one on Canada, gave a glimpse into the challenges they face and how the climate has dictated their way of life. In fact this trip really makes you appreciate the impact of climate change and the adverse effect on Inuit life and the pressure on wildlife with reduced numbers of polar bears and other species that rely on ice. We, and our governments, urgently need to look at how we reduce our carbon output significantly.

Finally, the history of early explorers, particularly Frankins ill fated voyage and the many attempts to find him, was fascinating.

All this was enhanced by the excellent talks given by the expedition team members who were also on hand to help at the landings and on the walks.

The luxury on board LAustral with first class food and service was as you would expect.

Just a note to thank you and your team for organising a holiday that turned out to be a trip of a lifetime.

We saw 15 polar bears, with really good views of many of them, The pictures of the polar bear was taken from the beautiful observation lounge of the Fram. We also saw reindeer, walrus and thousands of birds. The scenery was magnificent and Ann even went swimming in the waters by the Magdalene glacier. Perhaps the most unexpected and magical part of the holiday was that we were able to reach the Ice Edge, which is the pack ice that surrounds the North Pole (80 degrees 25 North). We were taken on a trip around the ice in the small polar circle motor boats. Although it was freezing cold (we were kitted out with thermal suits) the experience was out of this world The shapes and colours of the ice was spectacular. We were told that it was likely that we were nearest people to the North Pole at that time. As you can see, we really had an unforgettable time.

Once again, many thanks for arranging our second trip on the MV Fram and, hopefully, it will not be the last.

We had a wonderful holiday to Spitsbergen on MV Fram. It was a holiday of a lifetime. We not only saw a polar bear, but also 2 Blue Whales which we watched for almost two hours under the midnight sun. This was the highlight of the holiday, together with swimming in arctic waters at almost 80 degrees N, just 600 nautical miles south of the North Pole.

Our travel arrangments went without a hitch as did the whole holiday.

MV Fram is a super ship, good food, comfortable cabins and with super views of the scenery from every lounge on board especially the superb observation lounge. The service was faultless and the Expedition Leaders were excellent. All in all, this was not just a holiday but an adventure of a lifetime. The service from Blue Water Holidays was excellent with all our queries and information being dealt with promptly and in a very friendly manner, allowing us to have a hastle free holiday. We would certainly consider booking another holiday through Blue Water Holidays in the future.

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