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
The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes on this special 11-day Antarctic cruise. This classic Antarctic route cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula is a popular way to maximize …
  • 11 days
  • $6900 - $11850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
The incredible and unique beauty of the King Penguin.
Classic Antarctica
The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history will provide you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. You will have plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and …
  • 10 days
  • $4950 - $11560 USD
Ship:
MV Ushuaia
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy

Antarctica Fly-Cruises

$1000 OFF
A humpback whale feeds on krill in Antarctic waters
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, the small ship expedition cruise takes you through the Beagle Channel and across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. Explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and …
  • 10 days
  • $5995 - $9995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
Dancing penguins
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
  • $9795 - $18995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, King George Island
Level:
Easy
A zodiac-ride of a lifetime during your Antacrtica cruise
Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Leaving Ushuaia, this 6-day adventure brings you through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and explore one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica!
  • 6 days
  • $3995 - $6995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, …
Level:
Easy

Cruises Around Svalbard

Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
  • 11 days
  • $8150 - $22850 USD
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Hornsund, Bellsund, Prins Karls Forland, Barentsburg, Tromso, Bear Island, …
Level:
Easy

Active Trips with Kayaking & Camping

15%-25% OFF
Hiking to the summit.
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
This Antarctic expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. Be delighted by penguins, seals and whales along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is …
  • 11 days
  • $5995 - $15995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Diamond
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Neko Harbor
Level:
Easy
Snowshoeing remote polar destinations
Spitsbergen - Basecamp Plancius
Basecamp Plancius - where all adventure activities are free of charge. The ship becomes your base camp for these polar voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. Activity modules are …
  • 10 days
  • $4900 - $8850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Multisport, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Camping
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Ytre Norskøya Island, Raudfjord, …
Level:
Moderate
Sea kayaking in Antarctica
Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula
On this exciting voyage sail further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. Aboard the ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius, cruise where few have gone past the Polar Circle, viewing the flora and fauna of Antarctic Peninsula and many more …
  • 12 days
  • $7800 - $11300 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Lemaire Channel, …
Level:
Easy

Arctic Land Tours

A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
Polar Bear Migration Fly-in Photo Safari
Fly-in to a remote polar bear cabin camp set along the coast of Hudson Bay for an almost private polar bear viewing and photography experience like none other. Join this unique opportunity to photograph one of the world’s most magnificent predators …
  • 5 days
  • $7995 USD
Passions:
Camping, Photography, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Winnipeg, Churchill, Polar Bear Observation Complex
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
  • $10590 USD
Passions:
Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Ottawa, Iqaluit, Pond Inlet, Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island
A herd of Caribou
Autumn Caribou Migration & Northern Lights Safari
Join this lodge based photography safari for caribou, combined with blazing autumn colors of the tundra and shimmering northern lights. This is an experience you will never forget. From local guides who know the traditional routes of the caribou, …
  • 8 days
  • $5900 USD
Passions:
Light Hiking, Photography, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Winnipeg, Arviat, Caribou Base Camp

Antarctica Long Expeditions

Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
Antarctica's Scotia Arc: Ultimate Insiders Voyage
This Antarctic cruise will take you off the beaten track - to rare and seldom-visited sites - for a true insider’s journey to Antarctica. This unique polar expedition will follow a narrow chain of islands, called the Scotia Arc, linking the …
  • 25 days
  • $19595 - $28995 USD
Ship:
Sea Spirit
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, …
Level:
Easy
25% OFF
Traveling taking pictures of king penguin chicks.
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Explorer
This polar voyage features the clean unspoiled scenery, wildlife, and rich history of the Antarctic Peninsula, as well as the crown jewels of the Southern Ocean: South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
  • 22 days
  • $11395 - $24595 USD
Ship:
Sea Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, …
Level:
Easy

Wildlife Encounters

A group of surfacing narwhals
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
  • $12290 USD
Passions:
Camping, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Ottawa, Iqaluit, Arctic Bay, Lancaster Sound, Northwest Passage

Best Arctic Discounts

Snowshoeing remote polar destinations
Spitsbergen - Basecamp Plancius
Basecamp Plancius - where all adventure activities are free of charge. The ship becomes your base camp for these polar voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. Activity modules are …
  • 10 days
  • $4900 - $8850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Multisport, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Camping
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Ytre Norskøya Island, Raudfjord, …
Level:
Moderate
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 favoured …
  • 8 days
  • $3900 - $6850 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Andoya, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Raudfjord, Prins Karls Forland
Level:
Easy

Best Deals on Antarctica Trips

Take a zodiac trip to view Humpback Whales.
Antarctica, Falklands, & South Georgia
The ultimate Southern ocean experience, this 21-night expedition cruise takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some 200,000+ individuals …
  • 22 days
  • $21360 - $43250 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Stanley, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, …
Level:
Easy
$1000 OFF
A humpback whale feeds on krill in Antarctic waters
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, the small ship expedition cruise takes you through the Beagle Channel and across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. Explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and …
  • 10 days
  • $5995 - $9995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
South Georgia and the Falklands
Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo, rockhopper and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the …
  • 17 days
  • $16530 - $31920 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Level:
Easy