The Arctic is our vast northern polar region that is diverse with wildlife and plant life and rich in history and culture. Polar cruises offers a wide range of Arctic cruises from Svalbard/Spitsbergen, to Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and the geographic North Pole. Our team travels on Arctic cruises on a regular basis to experience the different Arctic destinations, ships and tours. We will listen to your specific criteria for taking an Arctic trip and use our first hand knowledge to assist in finding the best expedition for you.

To get started with planning, we recommend clicking through the links below to learn more about the destinations, ships, activities and the best time to travel. Our Trip Search tool is an excellent way to filter down a list of voyages and can be accessed using the link below. Please give us a call at 800-920-4294 or +1-847-513-7944 to further discuss with one of our Arctic cruise experts.

Arctic Cruise Trip Search

When do Arctic cruises operate?

The Arctic cruise season is during the summer when there is less sea ice and the days are long. Voyages start in late April and go through September.

What is the best Arctic destination for wildlife?

The best places to search for wildlife in the Arctic are Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard or around Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. It is important to note that Arctic wildlife is nomadic and skittish so specific wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed in advance.

What is the best Arctic destination for scenery and landscape photography?

While many areas of the Arctic are scenic, East Greenland‘s rugged mountains, mammoth glaciers and icebergs make it our top choice for landscapes.

Where and when can I see northern lights?

The best chances for northern lights will be a September voyage to East Greenland or the Canadian Arctic.