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The Arctic is the northernmost region of the Earth beyond which trees do not grow. It is the land of the midnight sun and the polar night, the kingdom of the white 'sea bear'. Traditionally a magnet for the adventurous, these powerful landscapes and frozen seas are ideally explored by boat, following the Arctic ice edge or lingering among the intricate fjords. An expanse of ocean bounded by archipelagos and continents, fjords and polar bears, here tundra and Viking shores give way to vibrant cultures used to the sun coming and going for long stretches of time. Experience the best of this prime polar bear viewing country in the Svalbard Archipelago, with stops that may also include Torrelnesset, with its walrus colonies, and Barentsøya for tundra hikes. Venture further to the east coast of Greenland, where Scoresby Sound marks the largest and longest fjord system in the world and where the remote Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit warmly welcomes you, despite the climate. At Kejser Franz Josef Fjords, you'll find a striking display of snow and ice, before arriving at the southern edge of the Arctic Circle and Iceland. Iceland is a country brimming with remarkable natural wonders and culture. Taking inspiration from New York, London and Scandinavia, Iceland's capital is cool in both design and temperature, and here you'll discover a population that works hard, but plays harder.

The Arctics & Nordics with A&K
Travel with Abercrombie &Kent and you'll be travelling with Mats Fosberg, one of the world's leading polar bear researchers who will be aboard this A&K charter Le Boreal for an unforgettable voyage into the extreme Arctic wilderness. An expert on polar bear tracking and observation, Mats has guided BBC production teams into the region's polar bear habitat.

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.



Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

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The Northwest Passage - From Greenland to the Bering Sea 2017

Nights: 24 | from £22,590

Cruise the entire Northwest passage on an extraordinary voyage from western Greenland to Nome, Alaska, joined by A&K's world-class Expedition Team on exclusively chartered 'Le Boreal.' Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland

Nights: 14 | from £10,620

Join A&K's seasoned expedition team for an enriching experience like no other to the islands of the High Arctic Svalbard archipelago in Norway, less than 600 miles from the geographic North Pole. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Birds, Bears and Belugas

Nights: 7 | from £7,750

A short but sweet wildlife extravaganza to the arctic post of Churchill on the Hudson Bay to see beluga whales in their hundreds, polar bears, seals, caribou and a huge variety of birdlife. Find out more

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Discovering Alaska with Uncruise

Nights: 7 | from £3,940

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. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Iceland and Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings Photographic Expedition

Nights: 11 | from £8,585

Join A&K's seasoned expedition team for an enriching experience like no other to the islands of Heimaey & Surtsey in the Westman islands archipelago. Observe the amazing flora that comes alive with unexpected colour under Augusts’ midnight sun. Follow in the wake of Erik the Red with visits to early Viking archaeological sites such as the ancient Norse village at Eystribyggð and Brattahlíð, the homestead of Erik the Red. Find out more

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Antarctica

For those dreaming of genuine adventure, Antarctica has long been considered the last frontier. This pristine landscape of mountains and glaciers remains...Find out more

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Basecamp Trappers Hotel, Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen

With no televisions in the rooms, Basecamp Trappers Hotel provides the perfect retreat to switch off, relax and reconnect with nature. After the day's...Find out more

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101 Hotel

 

With a commanding presence in the oldest postal code of Reykjavík, the 101 Hotel is right in the centre of this vibrant city; its cultural institutions,...Find out more

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Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Nunavut

Arctic Haven is located on Ennadai Lake, one of the great northern lakes in the Canadian Barren Lands. The lodge in on the tree line; go north and there...Find out more

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Arctic Light Hotel

Lapland

This is a unique city break, depending on the time of year you decide to visit. In the winter season discover the magic of the Arctic Circle covered...Find out more

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Arctic Watch Lodge

Nunavut

Located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 50 miles from the nearest town, Arctic Watch is a permanent wilderness resort that offers hotel-like...Find out more

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Aurora Safari Camp

 

Hidden deep in the snow covered forests of Swedish Lapland is the Aurora Safari Camp; a unique wilderness experience located a short drive from the town...Find out more

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Black Pearl

Reykjavik

Hidden in the centre of bustling Reykjavik is The Black Pearl, offering super-stylish, spacious and contemporary accommodation just minutes from the city's...Find out more

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Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

West Bergen & Fjords

Opened in 2008 after a complete restoration project in the centre of the historic wharf, this neo-baroque building has modern twists to blend old and...Find out more

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Copperhill Mountain Lodge

 

Located on the top of Mount Förberget is Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre's highest hotel, at 730 metres above sea level. Just 220 miles south of the Arctic...Find out more

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First Hotel Grims Grenka

Oslo

Designed by Kristin Jarmund architects, the First Hotel Grims Grenka is an exceptional boutique hotel situated in the heart of Oslo. Snuggle up in the...Find out more

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Golden Crown Levi Igloos

Levi, Rovaniemi

There's a new way to witness the stunning Aurora Borealis. The Golden Crown is a romantic cluster of glass igloos in Finnish Lapland, 170km north of the...Find out more

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Grand Hotel Stockholm

Stockholm

The Grand Hotel Stockholm is one of Scandinavia's leading hotels and a landmark in the centre of Sweden's capital city. Opened in 1874, the hotel boasts...Find out more

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Hotel Alyeska

Gridwood, Alaska

The Hotel Alyeska has a pristine setting, tucked away in the Chugach Mountains on Alaska's south central coast in the quaint town of Girdwood, just 40...Find out more

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Hotel Borg

 

Hotel Borg is a 4* boutique hotel in the heart of Reykjavík. It overlooks the central square of Austurvollur, with a variety of cafes, restaurants and...Find out more

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Hotel Brosundet

Alesund

Hotel Brosundet is one of ten listed Art Nouveau buildings in Alesund, previously a fishing warehouse it is now a contemporary hotel – a great base to...Find out more

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Hotel Continental

Oslo

Located in the heart of Oslo, just a few minutes stroll from the Royal Palace gardens and the shopping and restaurants of Aker Brygge, Hotel Continental...Find out more

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Hotel Glymur

 

Perched on a hillside overlooking the stunning Hvalfjördur - southern Iceland's longest fjord - is the Hotel Glymur. Located within an hour's drive of...Find out more

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Hotel Grimsborgir

Selfoss

Located in the small town of Grímsnes sits the Hotel Grimsborgir; it is surrounded by open countryside with beautiful views of the River Sog and snow-capped...Find out more

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Hotel ION

 

This newcomer to Iceland' luxury hotel scene is less than an hour from the city of Reykjavik in a secluded position at the foot of Mount Hengill. The...Find out more

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Hotel Kamp

Helsinki

Hotel Kamp, A Luxury Collection Hotel is a landmark in Helsinki and has been the choice of royalty and heads of state for many years. It was the first...Find out more

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Hotel Kvosin

Reykjavik

Hotel Kvosin is located in the centre of the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. The building, which was once frequented by poets and intellects alike, has...Find out more

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Hotel Ullensvang

Hardanger

Hotel Ullensvang is situated directly by the fjord, with a view over the Hardangerfjord and Folgefonna glacier. Stay in a room or suite and we recommend...Find out more

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Hotel Union Oye

Western Norway

A historic hotel with oodles of charm, Hotel Union Øye is located in the peaceful village of Øye, in the Norangdal valley of the Sunmmøre Alps. The hotel...Find out more

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ICEHOTEL

The North

The ICEHOTEL of northern Sweden is the world's first and largest hotel built entirely from snow and ice. Each winter visitors flock to the small village...Find out more

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Kantishna Roadhouse

Delani National Park, Alaska

Located among the unspoilt wilderness of Denali National Park, Kantishna Roadhouse features 30 rooms in comfortable cabins that area spread out across...Find out more

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Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Kirkenes

Set in idyllic surroundings, near Gabba Reindeer Park, the Kirkenes Snow Hotel offers a memorable stay. Decorated with beautifully-lit intricate ice and...Find out more

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Klaus K

Helsinki

The history of the Klaus K Hotel dates back to 1882, when part of the building, known as Rake Corner, was built as a German school for girls. After many...Find out more

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Kviknes Hotel

Balestrand

Having run the hotel for 135 years, the Kviknes family's traditional style of inn keeping comes from their deep rooted history dating as far back as 1753....Find out more

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Lyngen Lodge

Tromso

High above the Arctic Circle of Northern Norway, Lyngen Lodge at two and a half hours east of Tromso provides a unique combination of luxury accommodation,...Find out more

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Miss Clara

Stockholm

The Art Nouveau building was originally designed by architects Hagström & Ekman before being transformed into a luxury design hotel by Sweden's leading...Find out more

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MS Finnmarken

 

The MS Finnmarken, built in 2002, is the only ship from the Hurtigruten fleet to feature both an outdoor Jacuzzi and swimming pool on deck. Belonging...Find out more

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MS Midnatsol

 

With a name that translates as the 'Midnight Sun', the MS Midnatsol is inspired by the long days of the Norwegian Summer. Being one of the newer ships...Find out more

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MS Nordnorge

 

After featuring in Norwegian TV channel NRK's documentary "Hurtigruten - Minute by Minute", the MS Nordnorge has become famous throughout the nation;...Find out more

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MS Trollfjord

 

The grand MS Trollfjord is named after the spectacular fjord the ship passes on its voyage south, lying between the Vesterålen and the Lofoten Islands....Find out more

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Nobis Hotel

 

The Nobis Hotel has quickly become one of Stockholm's most popular hotels, a place where those 'in the know' choose to stay. It is conveniently located...Find out more

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Ounasvaaran Lakituvat Chalets

Rovaniemi

Perched atop the stunning escarpment of Ounasvaara, among the starkly beautiful evergreen forest, Lakituvat is ideal for those in search of peace and...Find out more

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Radisson Blu 1919

 

The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is a uniquely designed 4 star lifestyle hotel in the heart of Reykjavik, offering outstanding service. Built for office use...Find out more

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Ranga Lodge

 

Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only four star hotel in South Iceland. Offering all the facilities and services of a modern resort,...Find out more

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Salt and Sill

Gothenburg

Originally a small seafood restaurant, Salt & Sill's owners served seafood straight from the harbours fishing boats during summer. Guests of this...Find out more

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Seal River Heritage Lodge

Hudson Bay, Manitoba

There is just one fly-in lodge on the Hudson Bay coast. Seal River Heritage Lodge is the world's best place to come in search of polar bears and beluga...Find out more

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Solstrand Hotel & Bad

West Bergen & Fjords

Solstrand Hotel built in 1896 as a holiday resort for the Bergen merchant-princes is situated right by the fjord only 30 km south of Bergen. This unique...Find out more

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Talkeetna, Alaska

Talkeetna spans several pretty log buildings which houses the main lodge and 212 guest rooms in separate buildings overlooking the forest. The Mountain...Find out more

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The Hotel Captain Cook

Anchorage, Alaska

The Captain Cook Hotel is the only true luxury hotel in Anchorage, America's gateway to the Pacific Rim. As Alaska's largest city, Anchorage is the thriving...Find out more

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The Renaissance Hotel

Malmö

The Renaissance Malmö is the first Marriot hotel to open in Sweden, located in the heart of the historic city centre just off Lilla Torg, one of the city's...Find out more

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The Thief

Oslo

Each of The Thief's 118 spacious rooms is replete with luxury living touches, including rainforest showers, floor to ceiling windows and private balconies....Find out more

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Treehotel

The North

Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: tree rooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Upon checking in at Britta's Pensionat,...Find out more

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Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

 The lodge is located in Kachemak Bay, near Homer on the Kenai Peninsula and adjacent to Kachemak Bay State Park. Situated between Halibut Cove and Seldovia,...Find out more

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Ultima Thule Lodge

Wrangell St. Elias, Alaska

Located in Wrangnell/St Elias National Park, the largest national park in the USA as well as being the largest protected land mass on earth. Arriving...Find out more

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Upper House

Gothenburg

Upper House is a quaint, modern luxury hotel located right in the heart of Gothenburg City. With spectacular views over the city limits, experience the...Find out more

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Winterlake Lodge

Alaska backcountry, Alaska

Named one of America's best lodges by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Winterlake Lodge is a northern oasis of amazing scenery, sophisticated comfort and...Find out more

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Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland (2017)

Arctic

Prices from £9,930pp saving up to £1,040pp for 15 nights
Save up to £1,040 per person on our Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland (2017).  Price is based on a Classic Balcony Stateroom on Deck 3 and includes all accommodation, guiding and meals as specified and excludes international flights. Must be booked by the 31st October 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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The Northwest Passage - From Greenland to Bering Sea 2017

Arctic

Prices from £20,520pp saving up to £2,070pp for 24 nights
Save up to £2,070 per person on our Northwest Passage - From Greenland to Bering Sea 2017 departing on the 21st August 2017. Prices are based on a Classic Balcony Stateroom on Deck 3 and includes all accommodation, guiding and meals as specified and excludes international flights. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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