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The Arctic region is a vast, ice-covered ocean, the home of the midnight sun and the polar night. This rugged, powerful landscape has always attracted the adventurous. Where everything is shaped by the climate, an adventure holiday to this unique and sadly changing part of our planet is a unique experience.
For many, visiting the Arctic is centred on experiencing the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Whilst the science, caused by the collision of charged particles with atoms in the high atmosphere, may not be clear to everyone the dazzling visual displays of dancing light in the sky leaves even residents spellbound. Whilst we can't recommend exactly when and where the phenomenon will occur, there are special places with little light pollution and the right conditions which significantly increase the chances.
For others it is the wildlife and the polar bears, moose, fox, whales, wolves, caribou and elk that roam the tundra, ice and endless fjords. Choose from either our fully equipped land programmes with expert guides and rangers or enjoy an expedition cruise on board the luxury vessel, Le Boreal, celebrated for having some of the finest guides in the industry on board with you. Both options will allow you to experience the very best of the Arctic.
Abercrombie & Kent's Arctic cruises draw on the best facilities, guides and local knowledge to create the ultimate Arctic expedition, aboard Le Boreal.
Why an expedition cruise to the Arctic with A&K?
- More than 25 years of polar expeditions, exploration & experience
- The finest specialist guides in the industry
- Restricted number of guests for more personal attention
- All-inclusive, expertly crafted itineraries with legendary A&K service
- Le Boreal, the finest vessel for a Artic cruising
- All outside & private balcony suites
- A day in the Arctic
- Arctic Wildlife
- Our Polar Guides
- Programme Pricing
Since A&K began exploring the polar continents 25 years ago, our crew and staff have been hired based on their experience in polar waters. Discerning travellers trust our longstanding presence in the area and proven record of successful expeditions, as well as our signature blend of luxury and adventure.
We offer Arctic Holidays & Cruises close to home in Norway, Finland and Northern Sweden, a little further afield in Greenland and Iceland, and some stunning epic adventures in Canada and Alaska.
Robin Spanner caused me to tell all my friends that if they ever consider going to Africa they would be crazy if they don't use Abercrombie and Kent. Robin made the experience of booking fun and easy and you have an extremely capable employee in him.
- GB, London
Suggested itineraries in Arctic and Nordics
Alaska Cruise Safari Explorer
Nights: 7 | from £6,595
Spot humpbacks and grizzly bears on this 7 night cruise to Glacier Bay National Park, the Icy Strait, Frederick Sound, Admiralty Island and Ford’s Terror.
Arctic Cruise Adventure 2015: Norway, Greenland & Iceland
Nights: 15 | from £9,231
Join A&K’s expedition team on a 15 night adventure to the Svalbard Islands, along the Arctic ice edge to Greenland and to the fjords of Iceland.
Birds, Bears and Beluga Whales
Nights: 7 | from £6,839
This 7 night itinerary allows you to view magnificent endangered polar bears in their natural habitat – as well as whales, caribou, moose and wolves.
Land Rover Adventure Travel to Iceland
Nights: 3 | from £4,495
A magical adventure driving Land Rover's brand new Discovery Sport through Iceland’s other-worldly landscape of glaciers and waterfalls.
Nights: 20 | from £19,683
Cruise aboard Le Boreal on a 20 night voyage along the Northwest Passage from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic – a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Nights: 6 | from £2,100
Experience the world's deepest and longest fjord by sail boat on this 6 night adventure to Norway as well as hiking nature trails and exploring Oslo and Bergen.
Nights: 6 | from £3,295
Spend 6 nights discovering Sweden, taking in Malmö, the captivating west coast and driving across the famous Öresund Bridge from Denmark.