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Polar Holidays

Take a voyage to the ends of the Earth, on an awe-inspiring Polar expedition to the Arctic or Antarctica. Discover an icy wilderness made up of some of the most beautiful and wild scenery you could imagine, enormous icebergs in incredible shades of blue and a range of fascinating wildlife, including Polar bears, walrus, penguins, seals and whales.

The polar regions were once reserved for ground-breaking pioneers and seasoned adventurers, but these days you can explore the poles in comfort on one of our popular expedition vessels. We travel on small ships crewed by committed staff with extraordinary levels of experience and a dedicated work ethic – these are the people who make polar holidays truly unforgettable. See our Polar Fleet page for more details of the ships that we recommend.

Join award-winning photographer Paul Goldstein onboard a photographic expedition like no other to capture thousands of King penguins through the lens. Described by the Sunday Times as ‘a preposterously vivacious guide of almost psychotic gusto’, Paul's passion for the polar regions is unmatched - for photographers and wilderness fans these expeditions are an absolute must.

The adventure of a lifetime awaits… 

Quark Expeditions Price Match:

We are proud to offer award-winning polar expeditions through our sister company Quark Expeditions and strive to offer the highest quality adventures at the best possible prices. If you see a Quark voyage listed cheaper elsewhere, we promise to match the price like-for-like. 

Please contact our specialist Polar sales team to discuss. For T&C's please refer here 

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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

The perfect short, introductory expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth

Polar Expeditions
Activity level:
Ages: 18+
8 Days from 1 470 €
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Antarctic Circle Quest

14 reviews

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

Polar Expeditions
Activity level:
Ages: 18+
14 Days from 10 500 €
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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An outstanding adventure with so many ups and downs and only made possible by the "can do...

Richard Edwards, 2022 Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

This expedition on Quark's ship the Ultramarine was delayed from July 2020, and the original...

Miriam da Silva, 2022 Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

This was a marvellous trip and a great way of seeing two wonderful areas of the Arctic. In...

Nigel Turner, 2019 Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland (Southbound)

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