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The Polar Fleet

Our Expeditions offer the adventure traveller the most diverse polar fleet in the world.

The Sea Adventurer among icePolar Adventure Ships

These are small (approx. 100 passengers) ice rated vessels, well qualified for Polar waters. The staff and food are simply superb. These ships offer the most amazing and intimate journeys with activities including  frequent Zodiac excursions, trekking, camping, kayaking and many hours on deck in areas that other ships only dream about accessing.

The Ships:
Ocean Diamond | Vavilov | Ioffe | Sea Adventurer | Sea Spirit

 

Ice-breaker, the Kapitan Khlebnikov in the Ross SeaThe Icebreaker

The 50 Years of Victory is an actual icebreaker – an enormously powerful ship, carrying the highest ice rating in the world, and equipped with helicopters for aerial sightseeing. Some of our most extraordinary journeys are only made accessible on very grown up Polar-Class icebreakers.

 The Ship:  50 Years of Victory 

 

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Polar Expeditions

Spitsbergen Explorer - Paul Goldstein & Mark Carwardine Photographic Charter (2016)

 Spitsbergen Explorer - Paul Goldstein & Mark Carwardine Photographic Charter (2016)

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $7,410.00

Exclusive photographic charter in the Svalbard Archipelago accompanied by Paul Goldstein and Mark Carwardine.

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • View incredible widlife including seabirds, walrus, Arctic foxes and Polar bears
  • Travel in a small expedition vessel (approx 100 passengers)
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Circle Crossing - 2015/16 Season

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Circle Crossing - 2015/16 Season

23 days Excl. flights From
USD $23,180.00

Explore the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, and travel south of the Antarctic Circle

  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S
Spitsbergen in Depth (2016)

Spitsbergen in Depth (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,500.00

An extended expedition through Norway encompasing Spitsbergen, the Seven Islands, Nordaustlandet, and smaller outlying islands

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Tromso, Bear Island & Longyearbyen (2016)

Tromso, Bear Island & Longyearbyen (2016)

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $11,565.00

Venture from Tromsø deeper into the Arctic Circle, past iconic fjords towards the usually ice-bound Svalbard Archipelago.

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Discover the rarely-visited Bear Island
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days (2016)

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days (2016)

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $15,645.00

Spend a week at this unique Canadian Arctic wilderness lodge and world-class Beluga whale observation site.

  • Visit Cunningham River estuary, home to hundreds of Beluga whales
  • See incredible Arctic Wildlife including Beluga whales, Polar bears, muskox, and Ringed seals
  • Enjoy included activities on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimogs, kayaking, and rafting
Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland (2016)

Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland (2016)

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $12,350.00

A voyage encompassing three Arctic countries with dramatic, contrasting and desolate landscapes

  • Visit the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Explore the wild, rugged, icebound eastern coast of Greenland
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Journey to the North Pole (2016)

Journey to the North Pole (2016)

14 days Excl. flights From

Probably the ultimate Polar voyage: sail to 90º north aboard the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker

  • Reach the 'top of the world' at 90 North
  • Visit Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Travel on a nuclear powered icebreaker
Introduction to Spitsbergen (2016)

Introduction to Spitsbergen (2016)

9 days Excl. flights From
USD $7,220.00

Explore the Svalbard Archipelago and its stunning landscape and wildlife

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Northwest Passage - Franklin’s Legend (2016)

Northwest Passage - Franklin’s Legend (2016)

20 days Excl. flights From
USD $15,580.00

Explore the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route running between Europe and Asia.

  • Visit Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience traditional Canadian Inuit and Greenlandic communities
  • See iconic Arctic wildlife including Musk ox, caribou, Polar bears, Arctic fox and more
Greenland & Canada's High Arctic (2016)

Greenland & Canada's High Arctic (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $8,360.00

This journey to the northern communities of the Arctic combines cultural learning and wildlife encounters.

  • Visit Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience traditional Canadian Inuit and Greenlandic communities
  • View Arctic wildlife - Polar bears, whales and walrus
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 8 days (2016)

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 8 days (2016)

8 days Excl. flights From

Spend a few days exploring the Canadian Arctic at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class Beluga whale observation site.

  • Visit Cunningham River estuary, home to hundreds of Beluga whales
  • See incredible Arctic Wildlife including Beluga whales, Polar bears, muskox, and Ringed seals
  • Enjoy included activities on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimogs, kayaking, and rafting
Scotland to Spitsbergen - Across the Arctic Circle (2016)

Scotland to Spitsbergen - Across the Arctic Circle (2016)

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $12,415.00

This is unique and fascinating voyage combines the Norse and Viking history of the Scottish Isles, the exceptional landscape of the Norwegian Fjords and incredible wildlife viewing in Spitsbergen.

  • Explore the Norse and Viking history of the Scottish Isles
  • Experience the exceptional landscape of the Norwegian Fjords
  • See incredible wildlife including seabirds, walrus, Arctic foxes and Polar bears
Arctic Archipelagos - Spitsbergen & Franz Josef Land (2016)

Arctic Archipelagos - Spitsbergen & Franz Josef Land (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,690.00

Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight and visit Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote and raw archipelagos in the world.

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Visit Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote and raw archipelagos in the world
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, walrus, Arctic foxes and Polar bears
Northwest Passage (2016)

Northwest Passage (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,945.00

Sail the Arctic's most fabled route, made famous by Amundsen and Franklin: both the wildlife and a huge sense of maritime history make this a magnificent journey

  • Sail the most legendary route in Arctic lore
  • Visit Devon Island, with its landscape reminiscent of Mars
  • Explore stunning iceberg-studded Disko Bay, and the bizarre landscape of volcanic Disko Island
Spitsbergen Explorer (2016)

Spitsbergen Explorer (2016)

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $5,585.00

Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in Norway in 24 hour daylight

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Across the Top of the World (2016)

Across the Top of the World (2016)

15 days Excl. flights From

Unique expedition crossing the Arctic Circle and including the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands of Russia

  • Explore the northern coasts of Chukotka
  • Spend four to five days exploring the wildlife-rich Wrangel Island
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Circle Crossing - 2016/17 Season

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Circle Crossing - 2016/17 Season

23 days Excl. flights From

Explore the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, and travel south of the Antarctic Circle

  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S
Fly & Cruise - Antarctica, Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands - 2016/2017 Season

Fly & Cruise - Antarctica, Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands - 2016/2017 Season

12 days Excl. flights From

This exceptional voyage maximizes time exploring in Antarctica by taking a flight from Punta Arenas in Chile across the Drake Passage.

  • Visit the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Explore the remote and seldom visited Weddell Sea
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Fly & Cruise - Antarctic Explorer & Falklands Islands - 2016/17 Season

Fly & Cruise - Antarctic Explorer & Falklands Islands - 2016/17 Season

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $11,555.00

This expedition combines a visit to the Falklands and an in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Visit the remarkable Antarctic Peninsula
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires - 2016/2017 Season

Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires - 2016/2017 Season

11 days Excl. flights From

Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth

  • Explore the remarkable South Shetland Islands
  • Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia via Buenos Aires - 2016/2017 Season

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia via Buenos Aires - 2016/2017 Season

20 days Excl. flights From

This definitive maritime journey includes all of the highlights of the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic peninsula.

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Circle Quest via Buenos Aires - 2016/2017 Season

Antarctic Circle Quest via Buenos Aires - 2016/2017 Season

14 days Excl. flights From

One of the most exciting voyages in the South Seas, going south of the Antarctic Circle and beyond, into waters untouched by all but the lucky few

  • Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - 2016/17 Season

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - 2016/17 Season

19 days Excl. flights From

Combining the fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the Sub-Antarctic with the awesome beauty of Antarctica itself - the ultimate Antarctic expedition

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Explorer - 2016/2017 Season

Antarctic Explorer - 2016/2017 Season

11 days Excl. flights From

A heady and inspiring cocktail of towering blue icebergs, vast penguin colonies, whales, seals and glaciers right in the heart of the Western Peninsula.

  • Explore the remarkable South Shetland Islands
  • Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Best of the Canadian High Arctic (2016)

Best of the Canadian High Arctic (2016)

18 days Excl. flights From
USD $22,445.00

On this unique expedition the mighty Kapitan Khlebnikov icebreaker will access remote, ice-choked regions ordinary expedition ships dare not navigate.

  • Explore the beauty of the remote regions and charming villages
  • Discover the highlights of the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland
  • Travel on the icebreaker Kapitan Khebnikov, with aerial sightseeing on shipboard helicopters
 Antarctic Circle Quest - 2016/2017 Season

Antarctic Circle Quest - 2016/2017 Season

14 days Excl. flights From

Always one of the most popular departures, this expedition gives more time where it matters, below the Antarctic Circle.

  • Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S
  • View incredible wildlife including penguins, seals and whales
Ultimate Northwest Passage (2016)

Ultimate Northwest Passage (2016)

18 days Excl. flights From

This is a voyage of discovery to a remote and stunning world beyond the reach of all but the most powerful icebreakers.

  • Encounter traditional cultures of remote Russian and Canadian Arctic communities
  • Enjoy aerial views like none other in one of two helicopters on Kapitan Khlebnikov
  • Explore important archaeological sites as well as historic site of early Arctic Exploration
Greenland’s Northern Lights - Cruise North, Fly South (2016)

Greenland’s Northern Lights - Cruise North, Fly South (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,865.00

Visit the remains of Thule camps, enjoy the splendour of 'iceberg alley' and get a glimpse into the lifestyle of the remote residents of Ittoqqortoormiit

  • Enjoy spectacular landscapes of unspoiled Eastern Greenland
  • Explore the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund
  • Visit ‘iceberg alley’, with majestic icebergs over 100 metres tall
Greenland’s Northern Lights - Fly & Cruise (2016)

Greenland’s Northern Lights - Fly & Cruise (2016)

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $7,485.00

Visit the remains of Thule camps and enjoy the splendour of 'iceberg alley' as the ship navigates past majestic icebergs

  • Enjoy spectacular landscapes of unspoiled Eastern Greenland
  • Explore the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund
  • Visit ‘iceberg alley’, with majestic icebergs over 100 metres tall
Greenland’s Northern Lights - Fly North, Cruise South (2016)

Greenland’s Northern Lights - Fly North, Cruise South (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From

Visit the remains of Thule camps, the ancestors of the indigenous people of Greenland and enjoy the splendour of 'iceberg alley' as the ship navigates past majestic icebergs

  • Enjoy spectacular landscapes of unspoiled Eastern Greenland
  • Explore the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund
  • Visit ‘iceberg alley’, with majestic icebergs over 100 metres tall
Extreme Greenland (2016)

Extreme Greenland (2016)

21 days Excl. flights From

Explore Northeast Greenland in depth - one of the most isolated regions in the world.

  • View some of the most magnificent icebergs in the world crossing Hall Bredning
  • Enjoy aerial views like none other in one of two helicopters on Kapitan Khlebnikov
  • Visit this rarely explored area of Greenland and the incredible Northeast Greenland National Park
Greenland’s Northern Lights - Fly North, Cruise South (2017)

Greenland’s Northern Lights - Fly North, Cruise South (2017)

13 days Excl. flights From

Visit the remains of Thule camps, the ancestors of the indigenous people of Greenland and enjoy the splendour of 'iceberg alley' as the ship navigates past majestic icebergs

  • Enjoy spectacular landscapes of unspoiled Eastern Greenland
  • Explore the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund
  • Visit ‘iceberg alley’, with majestic icebergs over 100 metres tall
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 8 days  (2017)

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 8 days (2017)

8 days Excl. flights From
USD $15,645.00

Spend a few days exploring the Canadian Arctic at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class Beluga whale observation site.

  • Visit Cunningham River estuary, home to hundreds of Beluga whales
  • See incredible Arctic Wildlife including Beluga whales, Polar bears, muskox, and Ringed seals
  • Enjoy included activities on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Mercedes Unimogs, kayaking, and rafting
East Greenland’s Northern Lights (2017)

East Greenland’s Northern Lights (2017)

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $17,345.00

This itinerary is pure wilderness at its finest: the untouched Arctic as it was thousands of years ago.

  • Experience the spectacular landscapes of unspoiled Eastern Greenland
  • Explore the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund
  • Visit ‘iceberg alley’, with majestic icebergs over 100 metres tall

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