Polar regions

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Polar regions

Polar regions

EXPEDITION CRUISES TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLE

An expedition cruise to the most remote areas on earth, the Arctic or Antarctica is one of the most special travel and nature experiences you can experience. Sailing between rugged ice landscapes, hidden coves in a desolate location, you will feel like a true explorer. Experience the rich marine life from the polar bears on Spitsbergen , Greenland or Alaska to the tens of thousands of king penguins in South Georgia . During your expedition cruise you will look for whales, dolphins and many bird species such as albatrosses, pintails and ivory gulls among the impressive masses of ice. With so-called zodiacs you sail between the ice floes towards a landing site where you can observe the animals from very close.

EXPEDITION CRUISES TO ANTARCTICA

The Arctic is as rugged as it is diverse with areas such as Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Greenland , Alaska , and Artic Canada , which can be visited individually or in combination. Cruise through the most beautiful landscapes in the world, admire belugas, blue whales and sperm whales from your zodiac and take a walk in Greenland or Spitsbergen past glaciers, mountains, rolling tundra and local settlements. Scour the mighty ice landscapes for polar bears, brown bears, arctic foxes and hundreds of bird species such as razorbills, ivory gulls, kingfishers and guillemots.

EXPEDITION CRUISES TO ARCTICA, THE SEVENTH CONTINENT

In the Antarctic, you will in any case visit various locations of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula , the most exotic part of Antarctica with a rich fauna. The many bays, islands and straits - with names like Paradise Bay or Deception Island - have very different characteristics. Longer routes lead past the very large icebergs in the Weddell Sea , Falkland Islands , and South Georgia , or pass through the Antarctic Circle .

THE EXPEDITIONSHIPS: LUXURIOUS AND SPORTY OPTIONS

Expedition cruises to Antarctica take place from October through March. The Arctic season is from June to September. You travel by well-equipped expedition ship, adapted for safe sailing in the Arctic. The expedition cruises are accompanied by experienced guides who arrange your trip in detail, so that you can enjoy the exceptionally beautiful nature without any worries. On board are accomplished scientists who will lecture and guide you through the various zodiac landings. The exact route will always be filled in slightly differently, depending on tide and weather conditions. You can opt for large luxury or a very comfortable ship with options for sporting activities, such as kayaking. The desolate location and extreme climate conditions require adaptation and flexibility, as people are insignificant and vulnerable in this rugged icy landscape. It is also possible to reach the polar regions by plane. You save time without compromising the number of days you spend around the peninsula.

Check out the different options for Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises, bearing in mind that this is not the full range. We are happy to inform you personally about all the possibilities.

OUR SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

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INSPIRATION FOR Polar regions

COUNTRIES IN Polar regions

EXPERIENCE Polar regionsWITH UNTAMED

Spitsbergen, or Svalbard

Pristine Arctic Wilderness

Greenland

Inhospitable and spectacular

Drake Passage

The southernmost continent in the world does not just give itself up. Between Fireland and Southern Shetland Islands lies the infamous Drake Passage.

South Georgia

Breathtakingly beautiful sub-Antarctic landscapes and the highest density of wildlife in the world. South Georgia is home to millions of penguins, including the stately king penguins.

Port Lockroy

On the small Goudier Island in the natural port of Port Lockroy stands a former British secret base and research station. The restored base has been opened as a museum.

King George Island

King George Island is the largest island of the Southern Shetland Islands. If you choose a Fly-Cruise, this is the departure point for your cruise in the Antarctic.

Antarctic Sound

The ship seems unseeded among the giant table ice mountains. On the bare rocks live the largest colonies of Adélieping penguins.

Deception Island

Anchoring in the heart of an active volcano? Here you can!

Falkland islands

In the South Atlantic, far from the Argentinian mainland, lie the Falkland Islands. Here you will find a touch of British rural life, surrounded by small islands with a rugged, unspoiled nature.

Paradise Bay, New

A magical landscape of calm water with jagged icebergs, surrounded by glaciers and mountains. The name is well chosen, this is definitely a highlight of your trip!

Lemaire Canal and Wilhelm Archipelago

Steep mountain walls reflect in the calm waters of the Lemaire Canal. On the south side of the exceptionally beautiful strait live the southernmost donkey penguin colonies.

Jan Mayen

Isolated Norwegian Volcano Island in the Arctic Ocean

Recommended by: Merijn Huijzendveld

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES:

Expedition cruises

Fly-in

Nature travel

OUR SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. In our blog you can read the latest developments.

Curious about our sample tours?

MORE INFORMATION?

We are happy to help you put together your dream trip. Based on your wishes, our regional specialist will put together a tailor-made trip for you. A travel proposal with highlights you have chosen, the type of accommodation that suits you and the length of travel you wish for. Contact us without obligation. We are happy to advise you!

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