Arctic Cruises

Explore the land of the midnight sun and discover the pristine, unobstructed scenery of the Arctic. From the fascinating landscapes, untouched beauty, and extraordinary wildlife, your trip will be unlike any other.

Arctic Ocean

Adventure into the wilderness of the Arctic Ocean and embrace the unique experiences this special cruise destination has to offer. Where else on Earth can you witness views of Northern Lights over exotic plains or see a sky polluted by stars and natural lights rather than artificial lights? The wide variety of activities offered by this area are completely unique and breathtaking. Feel free to choose from cross-country skiing, being pulled by huskies and reindeer or exploring geothermally active valleys.


Rest assured that the cruise ships that dare to embark into the mysterious waters of the Arctic are well prepared for the extreme yet endearing weather conditions that come with it. Relish up-close views of real life icebergs from the comfort of your warm and luxurious ship, and don't forget throughout your journey to keep your eyes peeled to catch a glimpse of the native Arctic wildlife including Polar bears, seals and many more.

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Expert tips for cruising The Arctic Ocean
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  Expedition
Faroe Island Pursuits
Faroe Island Pursuits
14 Nights with the Azura
 16.06.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2409
Cruise to Iceland, Ireland and Scotland
Cruise to Iceland, Ireland and Scotland
14 Nights with the Azura
 30.06.2018
p.p.from AU$ 2569
Northern Isles from Amsterdam
Northern Isles from Amsterdam
14 Nights with the Koningsdam
 06.08.2017
p.p.from AU$ 3239
The Animate Arctic from Southampton
The Animate Arctic from Southampton
14 Nights with the Arcadia
 16.07.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2409
Vikings and Royals
Vikings and Royals
20 Nights with the Nautica
 30.07.2018
p.p.from AU$ 10780
  Super Sales
Northern Isles from Amsterdam
Northern Isles from Amsterdam
14 Nights with the Koningsdam
 06.08.2017
p.p.from AU$ 3239
The Animate Arctic from Southampton
The Animate Arctic from Southampton
14 Nights with the Arcadia
 16.07.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2409
Iceland Unearthed
Iceland Unearthed
14 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 12.08.2018
p.p.from AU$ 2939
Exploring the Fjords of Greenland
Exploring the Fjords of Greenland
14 Nights with the Boudicca
 14.08.2017
p.p.from AU$ 4078
Enchanting Iceland Cruise
Enchanting Iceland Cruise
14 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 10.08.2018
p.p.from AU$ 3380
  Offers in 2017
Faroe Island Pursuits
Faroe Island Pursuits
14 Nights with the Azura
 16.06.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2409
Cruise to Iceland, Ireland and Scotland
Cruise to Iceland, Ireland and Scotland
14 Nights with the Azura
 30.06.2018
p.p.from AU$ 2569
Northern Isles from Amsterdam
Northern Isles from Amsterdam
14 Nights with the Koningsdam
 06.08.2017
p.p.from AU$ 3239
The Animate Arctic from Southampton
The Animate Arctic from Southampton
14 Nights with the Arcadia
 16.07.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2409
Vikings and Royals
Vikings and Royals
20 Nights with the Nautica
 30.07.2018
p.p.from AU$ 10780
Arctic PortsTop Ports in the Arctic
Arctic Circlefrom
AU$ 2378
The position of the Arctic Circle is not fixed. It directly depends on the Earth's axial tilt, which fluctuates within a margin of 2° over a 40,000-year period due to tidal forces from the orbit of the Moon. The Arctic Circle is currently drifting northwards at a speed of about 15 m (49 ft) per year.
Torghatten, Norwayfrom
AU$ 2548
Torghatten is a granite mountain located in the Nordland county of Norway. It is known for the distinctive hole going through the centre of it. If you wish, it is possible to walk up to the hole and walk through the mountain. According to the local legend, the hole was made by a trolls' arrow while chasing a beautiful girl.
Storfjord, Norwayfrom
AU$ 1219
Storfjord is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The local ethnic mix is interesting, with both Sami and Finnish cultures represented.
Coburg Island (Nirjutiqavvik), Nunavut, Canadafrom
On Request
Coburg Island is a Canadian island, part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands and is known for its rocky landscapes as well as rich fauna.
Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec, Canadafrom
On Request
Kangiqsujuaq is a northern village (Inuit community) in Nunavik, Nord-du-Québec, Quebec, Canada. During winter, when the tides are extremely low, local Inuit sometimes climb beneath the shifting sea ice to gather mussels.
Arctic Ocean

The world’s northernmost territory is something awesome to behold. Unlike the South Pole, which lies on a land mass, the North Pole is actually situated in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amidst constantly shifting icefloes, and as such is a destination that only few researchers are privileged to visit. Instead, cruises around the Arctic will take you to breathtakingly beautiful destinations in Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen and Norway.

The summer months between July and September are the times to visit since this is when the ice packs recede. This is also the time of year when this extreme weather region enjoys a brief respite from the harsh wintery conditions and the Arctic summer kicks in. A cruise in the Land of the Midnight Sun will be unlike anything you have ever experienced – an endless day lends life an utterly relaxed pace and is very freeing. Combine this with the beautiful remote scenery that you sail past and you have a recipe for a magical and utterly otherworldly holiday.

Snow-covered mountains, bird-covered islands, boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, jaw-dropping glaciers and imposing waterfalls are just some of the sights that await you on a cruise in the Arctic Circle. The Arctic region is also home to a staggering variety of flora and fauna – polar bears, walrus, seals, manatees, musk ox and narwhal are just some of the species you can spot either from the decks of your ice-breaker vessel or whilst on a shore excursion. Whale-watching is another once-in-a-lifetime experience that you must do whilst on a cruise here. Other shore excursions will see you snow shoeing, being pulled along on a sled by husky dogs, hot air ballooning, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and of course taking plenty of photographs all the while. In short – prepare yourself for an exhilarating time!