Arctic

A leader in Arctic travel, Polar Cruises provides trip planning services for cruises and tours to the various Arctic regions, including the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Spitsbergen, the geographic North Pole and the Russian Far East.

Our team travels to the Arctic every season to experience Arctic cruises and tours so we can evaluate the quality of the ships, camps, operations, programs and companies we sell. Booking with Polar Cruises means you get the advantage of our first-hand knowledge and expertise in choosing the right Arctic trip for you.

Vast and spectacular, the Arctic reaches from Russia's Far East to the geographic North Pole. Covered in ice pack for most of the year, it is during the short summer months we are offered the opportunity to witness the diverse scenery, unusual wildlife and interesting peoples the Arctic has to offer. Whether it is an adventure into history, an exploration of natural wonders, or a look at rare and amazing cultures, there is a trip for everyone in the land of the midnight sun.

The High Arctic is best explored from July to September by ship, as the pack ice recedes. From the decks of huge ice breakers to Luxury Expedition Ships, lodges and camps, there's a lot to explore. Polar bears, walrus, seals, and even Arctic foxes haunt the ice edge, while millions of seabirds breed and raise their young on ledges and barren islands. Remote villages, icebergs and magnificent scenery and historic sites make for unforgettable vacations. 

Selecting Your Arctic Trip

Polar Cruises offers a wide variety of ships and camps - from the rustic to absolute luxury to accommodate travelers taste, style, and budget. Each type of ship and camp offers its own unique travel experience, amenities and advantages.

There are several ways to begin your search for your Arctic trip. You can select various Trip Criteria and then click search, select the destination – such as Spitsbergen, Canadian Arctic, Greenland, North Pole, ship category that best represents your style. All these different options are available on this page or by calling one of our Polar experts 888-484-2244 or 541-330-2454. We’ll take the time to learn what your main interest is for your Arctic vacation along with your travel style and preferences, and then help you book the trip that’s right for you. Our goal is to match you with the trip that best meets your Arctic trip requirements and expectations.

Destinations

Spitsbergen
Spitsbergen
Canadian Arctic
Canadian Arctic
Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage
North Pole
North Pole
Greenland-West
Greenland-West
Greenland-East
Greenland-East
Franz Josef Land
Franz Josef Land
Baffin Island
Baffin Island
Northeast Passage
Northeast Passage
Churchill
Churchill
Iceland
Iceland
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Russian Far East
Russian Far East

Ship Category

Immerse yourself in the unique experience of negotiating through ice conditions that no other ship can handle.

Immerse yourself in the expedition experience while traveling with 5 star amenities.

Immerse yourself in the expedition experience while traveling with upgraded amenities.

Immerse yourself in the expedition experience while traveling in safety & comfort.

These trips will have you staying at a basecamp, lodge or hotel and exploring by land.