Polar Trips
Tours & Travel

A specatular iceberg off the coast of Antarctica
Adventure Life
Both the Arctic and Antarctica can be explored by expedition ship. These cruises immerse you into spectacular surroundings where you have the chance to watch whales breach or wake up between blue icebergs. Vessels are equipped with zodiacs and kayaks for excursions to secluded shores and up-close wildlife interactions. This is the true nature of an expedition tour.

Land tours are another way to experience the Arctic. Stay in the comfort of an Arctic safari-style base camp exploring the wild habitat and hike upon the rugged terrain. These trips immerse travelers into this land of polar bears, native Inuit people, and the intricacies of the tundra.

Itineraries are designed to explore the best of each polar region and allow for the unexpected surprises that make each trip unique. Skilled crew change course to take advantage of unique chance encounters, like wildlife observation or a calving glacier. Below are a few of our favorite polar tour itineraries.

Classic Antarctica Peninsula Cruises

Lemaire channel reflection
Antarctic Peninsula
Begin your 11-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina where you board the MV Plancius. Cross the infamous Drake Passage and head towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Search for wildlife such as albatross, penguins, whales, and seals while sailing …
  • 11 Days
  • $7,950 - $11,850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Relaxed
The incredible and unique beauty of the King Penguin.
Classic Antarctica
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. The remarkable history of the Antarctic Peninsula provides you with remarkable excitement as you cross Drake Passsage. Icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that you have …
  • 10 Days
  • $5,200 - $12,130 USD
Ship:
MV Ushuaia
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Relaxed

Antarctica Fly-Cruises

$1,000 OFF
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the infamous Drake Passage. Enjoy onboard lectures and presentations and search for wildlife from the ship's bridge or …
  • 10 Days
  • $5,995 - $9,995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Relaxed
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta …
  • 8 Days
  • $10,795 - $19,995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Fly Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, King George Island
Level:
Relaxed
$600 OFF
Antarctica Express Air Cruise
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your time so you can see and experience it all! Embark the Ocean Nova Air Cruises in Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be on of the few to step foot on this …
  • 6 Days
  • $4,595 - $6,995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Fly Cruise, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Port of Ushuaia, Cape Horn, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, Drake Passage, …
Level:
Relaxed

Cruises Around Svalbard

Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
Expedition Svalbard
Experience a journey into one of the last major European wilderness areas with pristine mountains, fauna, deep fjords, picturesque icebergs, and massive ice sheets. The goal on this voyage is to explore the eastern and least-visited sections of …
  • 11 Days
  • $7,750 - $21,650 USD
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Canada, Longyearbyen, …
Level:
Relaxed

Active Trips with Kayaking & Camping

Save up to 20%
Hiking to the summit.
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Board the Ocean Diamond in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar adventure! Head for Cape Horn and view the monument dedicated to the thousands of sailors lost at sea sailing these waters. After a brief history of this iconic landmark begin to cross the …
  • 11 Days
  • $6,995 - $14,295 USD
Ship:
Ocean Diamond
Passions:
Adventure Options, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking, Camping, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Neko Harbor
Level:
Relaxed
Sea kayaking in Antarctica
Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula
View albatross, whales, penguins, seals, and more while exploring the Antarctic by land and sea on this 12-day polar voyage onboard the Ortelius. Enjoy daily Zodiac trips exploring icebergs, fjords, and shore landings where you have the opportunity to …
  • 12 Days
  • $7,950 - $11,850 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Photography, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Scuba Diving, Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Port of Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Lemaire Channel, Gerlache Strait, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, …
Level:
Relaxed

Arctic Land Tours

Narwhals amongst the ice.
Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari
Embark on this fascinating 8-day Arctic tour in search of narwhals and polar bears! This exciting itinerary takes you through the wilderness of the Arctic tundra via kayak and hiking.
  • 8 Days
  • $9,995 USD
Passions:
Wilderness Lodge, Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Village Visit
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, Canada, Ottawa, Iqaluit, …
Level:
Relaxed

Wildlife Encounters

Spot the Minke whale
Whale Safari: Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen
Set sail for an 10-day whale safari on the Ortelius. This Arctic expedition cruise offers countless possibilities to spot whales including minke, blue, fin, and orca. Harbour porpoise and white-beaked dolphin can also be spotted in the icy waters. Taking …
  • 10 Days
  • $2,130 - $3,960 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Jan Mayen, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Scotland, …
Level:
Relaxed
A seal pup waves to the camera
Great Migrations of the Northwest Passage
A wildly exclusive Arctic Safari to see the most exceptional animals the Arctic has to offer – the mystical narwhal. Join this small group adventure of up to 14 persons consisting of high end Safari-style ice camping deep in polar bear country to …
  • 8 Days
  • $12,995 USD
Passions:
Adventure Options, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Snorkeling
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, Canada, Ottawa, Iqaluit, …
Level:
Relaxed

Best Arctic Discounts

50% OFF
A mother bear and her two cubs
North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, this Arctic voyage offers the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic. Sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favored by …
  • 8 Days
  • $3,900 - $6,850 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Canada, Longyearbyen, …
Level:
Relaxed

Best Deals on Antarctica Trips

$1,000 OFF
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the infamous Drake Passage. Enjoy onboard lectures and presentations and search for wildlife from the ship's bridge or …
  • 10 Days
  • $5,995 - $9,995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Relaxed