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. Behold the staggering beauty of the Northern Lights or witness a sky speckled and dotted with stars. The wide variety of activities offered by this area are completely one of a kind. Feel free to choose from cross-country skiing, sledding with 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
Our Recommendations
  2019 Expeditions
Cruise with Holland America Line from Amsterdam
Cruise with Holland America Line from Amsterdam
14 Nights with the ms Prinsendam
 17.06.2019
p.p.from $6,349
Voyage with Silversea from Kangerlussuaq
Voyage with Silversea from Kangerlussuaq
16 Nights with the Silver Cloud Expedition
 26.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Travelling with Hurtigruten from Edmonton to Copenhagen
Travelling with Hurtigruten from Edmonton to Copenhagen
14 Nights with the MS Fram
 30.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton via Devon Island
Cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton via Devon Island
13 Nights with the MS Fram
 19.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Voyage with Ponant from Kangerlussuaq
Voyage with Ponant from Kangerlussuaq
12 Nights with the Le Boréal
 15.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
  Longer Adventures
Cruise with Holland America Line from Amsterdam
Cruise with Holland America Line from Amsterdam
14 Nights with the ms Prinsendam
 17.06.2019
p.p.from $6,349
Voyage with Silversea from Kangerlussuaq
Voyage with Silversea from Kangerlussuaq
16 Nights with the Silver Cloud Expedition
 26.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Travelling with Hurtigruten from Edmonton to Copenhagen
Travelling with Hurtigruten from Edmonton to Copenhagen
14 Nights with the MS Fram
 30.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton via Devon Island
Cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton via Devon Island
13 Nights with the MS Fram
 19.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Voyage with Ponant from Kangerlussuaq
Voyage with Ponant from Kangerlussuaq
12 Nights with the Le Boréal
 15.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
  Small Ship Journey
Voyage with Silversea from Kangerlussuaq
Voyage with Silversea from Kangerlussuaq
16 Nights with the Silver Cloud Expedition
 26.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton via Devon Island
Cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Edmonton via Devon Island
13 Nights with the MS Fram
 19.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Travelling with Hurtigruten from Edmonton to Copenhagen
Travelling with Hurtigruten from Edmonton to Copenhagen
14 Nights with the MS Fram
 30.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Voyage with Ponant from Kangerlussuaq
Voyage with Ponant from Kangerlussuaq
12 Nights with the Le Boréal
 15.08.2019
p.p.from On Request
Cruise with the MS Spitsbergen to Longyearbyen from Reykjavik
Cruise with the MS Spitsbergen to Longyearbyen from Reykjavik
11 Nights with the MS Spitsbergen
 01.07.2019
p.p.from On Request
Our Recommendations
Kelly
Journey with Cunard from Southampton
This 14 night cruise leaving from Southampton will take you up north on an adventure visiting the best of Iceland. Enjoy the spectacular views from the luxurious comfort of your Queen Elizabeth cabin.
Our advice:
A day trip from Reykjavik, Iceland to the famous Iceland Golden Circle is a must if you have the time!

  • Southampton - Southampton
  • Iceland,British Isles
  • 06.09.2019

from $3,269
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Katalin
Travelling from Southampton with the Nautica
Spend 20 nights sailing the seas visiting scenic destinations in Iceland and Greenland in addition to the UK. This cruise is return from London, England.
Our advice:
While in the Faroe Islands, be sure to explore the narrow streets of the Tinganes Peninsula, the oldest part of town.

  • Southampton - Southampton
  • Northern Europe,British Isles,Greenland
  • 04.08.2019

from $8,533
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Harvey
31 day cruise on board the Riviera from Southampton
Embark on this 31 day adventure of a life time sailing from Southampton to New York. Explore the best of Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland & much more.
Our advice:
Wander around the charming narrow streets of the Tinganes Peninsula in Torshavn on Faroe Islands.

  • Southampton - New York
  • Northern Europe,Canada and the USA East Coast,Greenland
  • 28.08.2019

from $15,810
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Top Ports in the Arctic
Seydisfjordur, Icelandfrom
$3,419

Seyðisfjörður is a small town in eastern Iceland tucked inside the fjord of the same name. The town itself and surrounding area is strikingly beautiful and home several waterfalls. You might consider taking a hike along the river on the popular trail that starts in the town. The town is well known for old wooden buildings and the “blue church” is one of the most recognisable sights.

Highlights of Seyðisfjörður
  • Beautiful nature including several waterfalls
  • Private tours and hiking trails
  • Typical wooden buildings including the “blue church”
Arctic Circlefrom
$6,349

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. Some areas of the Arctic Circle have been inhibited for thousands of years It is one of the coldest places on earth, with temperatures falloing as far as -50 °C in winter, but the coastal areas around Norway are milder due to the Gulf Stream and remain ice free.

Highlights of Arctic Circle
  • View the Northern Lights
  • Get an Arctic Circle stamp and souvenir
  • See Polar bears, seals and more
Patreksfjordur, Icelandfrom
$8,370

Patreksfjordur is the largest village located in the southern part of the Westfjords. The village gets it's name from St Patrick who was the spiritual guide of the first settler. The main trade of the Patreksfjordur is fishing, however it is home to many beautiful and iconic sites that have been instrumental in the town becoming very popular with tourists in recent years.

Highlights of Patreksfjordur
  • Látrabjarg cliffs
  • Rauðasandur beach
  • Dynjandi waterfall
Aappilattoq, Greenlandfrom
$15,570

Aappilattoq is a very small port village located in the south of Greenland. The name literally means 'red' in Greenlandic because of the red-coloured mountain rising above the village. The settlement is surrounded by mountains, meaning that it is only accessible by air or sea. The big cruise ships sailing through the nearby Prince Christian Sound come every summer, otherwise, the villagers lead a pretty quiet life throughout the year, using government helicopters as a means of transportation.

Highlights of Aappilattoq
  • Enjoy some of the country's most scenic views over the fjords
  • Visit the pretty local church
  • Get an insight into the life of a Greenlandic Inuit
Beechey Island, Canadafrom
On Request

Beechey Island is located on the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavut. It had its first European settlement in 1819 by Captain William Edward Perry. It was used as a base for many polar explorers during the 1800's and is a Territorial Historic Site since 1975. There is plenty of Arctic wildlife to be discovered so be sure to bring your camera to capture these breathtaking moments.

Highlights of Beechey Island
  • Visit the graves of Franklin expedition explorers.
  • Cruise the North West Passage
  • Whale watching
Sam Ford Fjord, Baffin Island, Canadafrom
On Request

Sam Ford is an Arctic fjord located on the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. The island's steep rocky cliffs attract a lot of climbers and the harsh beauty of its landscapes is popular among other tourists. It has traditionally been one of the main hunting areas for Inuit, and is home to many different whales and other marine animals. The steep stone walls of the cliffs were formed by ancient glaciers that throughout time carved out the spectacular landscape.

Highlights of Sam Ford Fjord
  • Hike the mountainous landscape
  • Nesting ground for many different species of bird
  • See bowhead whales and harp seals
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!