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The Arctic

From October to April there are many land based adventures to be experienced in the various countries that lie within the Arctic Circle. Between June and early September the snow and ice recedes and we can take you on a thrilling expedition cruise to discover the wildlife and spectacular icy scenery of the Arctic Ocean. You may encounter minke and beluga whales, polar bears with their young and huge walrus haulouts. You can enter majestic fjords filled with drifting icebergs, stand on immense glaciers and crunch your way through miles of pack ice on your way to the North Pole.

Exclusive adventures works closely with carefully selected expedition cruise ships which operate a fascinating range of itineraries; a selection of which are set out below. In common with our Antarctic voyages these are relatively small (taking between 100 and 200 guests) purpose built ice-strengthened or ice-breaker vessels which are capable of taking you to remote locations with the aim of getting you ashore and experiencing the glories of this unique environment closely and actively.


Each vessel is expertly crewed and has several hugely experienced expedition guides and an expedition leader. These people take you ashore by zodiac, kayak, lead you on hikes, and give fascinating presentations on-board throughout the voyage.

While each voyage has the excitement and adventure of an expedition all of the vessels are very comfortable and some are downright luxurious.  Spacious ensuite cabins and staterooms, delicious cuisine, a library, gym, sauna facilities and lecture auditoriums ensure your comfort and enjoyment and a full range of equipment, including in some cases helicopters enable you to derive the greatest benefit from the experience.

We have set out below a sample of the itineraries that we can arrange during the short, spectacular summer. Ultimately the details are dependent upon weather conditions. The unique geography of the region means that you can explore the Arctic from Canada, Iceland, Spitsbergen, Russia, Norway and Greenland. Several itineraries circumnavigate islands, one travels half way around the Arctic from eastern Russia to Norway and another takes you right to the North Pole itself with the chance to float above it by balloon!


In the land of the midnight sun lies the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, mid way between Norway and the North Pole. Seven national parks, mountains and glaciers beckon adventurous travellers.

VISIT Svalbard
Svalbard - polar bear

Inhabited for at least 4,500 years, Greenland lies on top of the world. The Inuit welcome visitors to their ice-covered homeland, sharing their unique culture, food and world.

VISIT Greenland

Far more than a cruise destination, the fjords of Norway and the lands which lie beyond summon travellers with a passion for the great outdoors.

VISIT Norway

With geysers and volcanos, lava fields and glaciers, Iceland is a geological wonder. Throw in Viking history and Icelandic sagas, and you have the richest cultural destination in the Arctic.

VISIT Iceland

Give your family a winter adventure they’ll never forget with a visit to Santa in Lapland, a husky safari and a hunt for the Northern Lights.

VISIT Finland

The Canada you’ve always imagined, that wild frontier land, is real: ice floats and wilderness lodges, dramatic landscapes, polar flora and fauna await, ready to surprise and enthral you.

VISIT Canada

Another world from the other United States, Alaska boasts spectacular views of majestic mountains and lakes, indigenous peoples and wildlife, and a genuine opportunity for adventure.

VISIT Alaska

Arctic Highlights

  • Northern Lights

    The Northern Lights

    Witness the phenomenal aurora borealis in spectacular locations.

  • Our Favourite Adventures

    Igloo in mountain

    Find out some of our unmissable experiences.

  • Cruise Itineraries

    Arctic vessel

    Find the perfect vessel to take you on your voyage.

  • Diverse Wildlife

    Polar bear with cubs

    Find out what wildlife and birdlife you can encounter.

  • Families

    Dog sledging in Greenland

    Create family memories exploring together.

  • The North Pole

    Enjoy an icebreaker cruise to the North Pole.

A Few of Our Favourites in the Arctic

Silver Explorer in Arctic
Silver Explorer
The purpose built Silversea Silver explorer has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations including both of earth’s polar regions.
Lyngen Lodge exterior
Lyngen Lodge - Norway
The cold and crisp beauty of Norway’s Arctic Circle surrounds you as you relax in warm and comfortable luxury at Lyngen Lodge.
MS Fram
Sail through remote and stunning landscapes on a ship inspired by a historic vessel, yet offering all of the comforts of modern luxury travel.
Tundra Lodge - Canada
Have the adventure of a lifetime on the Canadian tundra, staying in a mobile lodge on wheels and spotting wild polar bears up close.
Ocean Nova at sea in the Arctic
Ocean Nova
Designed to carry travellers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. This ship delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling with a reputation as an excellent ship in the Polar regions.
Kirkenes Snow Hotel - Norway
In the Kirkenes Snow Hotel you are snuggled up under warm covers, surrounded by crisply carved blocks of ice in a frozen cave.
50 Years of Victory
Sail to the North Pole on the ultimate adventure on board the 50 Years of Victory
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Finland
The remote and enchanting Kakslauttanen Resort in Finland is one of the best places in the world for watching the incredible natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
Sea Explorer cta
Sea Explorer
The 111–passenger Sea Explorer is an ice–strengthened, small luxury expedition ship offers optional kayaking adventures. Several suites include private balconies accessed via sliding glass doors.
Hotel Kamp - Finland
You can relax in sophisticated style while exploring Finland’s capital at the swanky and iconic Hotel Kamp.
Kapitan Khlebnikov
Explore the epic Northwest Passage, a remote sea route through the Arctic Ocean
Hotel Ranga - Iceland
The remote Hotel Ranga, in an unspoiled landscape free from light pollution of earth’s polar regions. It is is the ideal base for exploring the natural wonders of South Iceland
MV Ortelius
MV Ortelius
The vessel has the highest ice-class notation and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice.
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - Canada
Visiting the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is an amazing opportunity to explore the immense wilds of the Canadian tundra and learn about the flora and fauna here.
Akademik Ioffe
Akademik Ioffe
Designed for polar research, the Akademik Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need.
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Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel - Iceland
Located in a beautiful empty frozen landscape of majestic mountains and lava fields, it’s hard to believe that the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is only less than an hour’s drive from the capital city of Reykjavik.
Hotel Arctic - Greenland
The metal igloos at the Hotel Arctic in Greenland, the world’s most northerly four star hotel, offer relaxing nests of comfort within the frozen landscape.
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Designed and built as a scientific research vessel in Finland, Akademik Sergey Vavilov is very stable, quiet and comfortable.
Captain Cook Hotel - Alaska
The perfect base for exploring the Alaskan wilderness, the Captain Cook Hotel is located in the city of Anchorage - a friendly and welcoming town surrounded by forests and mountains.
MV Plancius
MV Plancius
The MV Plancius offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view.
Spitsbergen Hotel - Svalbard
The Spitsbergen Hotel is perfect for those with a desire to experience the nature that is this spectacular region habituates
Sea Adventurer
Sea Adventurer
You will be impressed by this ice-strengthened ship, which carries up to 117 passengers and features a spacious forward lounge and bar, window-lined dining room and promenades.
Radisson Blu polar Hotel - Svalbard
Cuddle up near the open fire in the lobby with a glass of wine or soak in the hot sauna after a long day of exploring the wilderness.
Ocean Diamond
Ocean Diamond
The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht, and one of the largest of our small expedition ships. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, and with two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, this outstanding vessel is ideal for polar expeditions.
Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge - Canada
Arctic Haven Lodge is located on the tree line of the Canadian Arctic Barrens, between the snowcapped mountain tops and the thick alpine forests.
Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge - Alaska
The lodge is made of humble and rustic materials and has a laid back and welcoming feeling, yet still offers elegance and touches of luxury.
Sweard Windsong Lodge - Alaska
The Seward Windsong Lodge will be your warm, cosy and secluded retreat while you enjoy the Alaskan wilderness.
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