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Passenger capacity is 264 but limited to 199 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

14 nights

Price guide

From £13,815pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type



A&K expedition – Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Arctic Circle. Begin in Oslo, Norway’s stylish capital before making your way to Svalbard. Upon arrival in Longyearbyen, board your luxury vessel – Le Boreal – and set out in search of the polar bear. Learn about the unique landscape from your on-board expedition team as you cruise the Greenland Sea, Denmark Strait and Westfjords. Disembark at Jan Mayen, Húsavík and Ittoqqortoormiit village for a range of exciting excursions, designed to introduce you to the history, geology and biodiversity of the region. Explore this glacial wilderness in ultimate luxury on board Le Boreal.


  • An exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team
  • Pre- and/or post-cruise accommodation at stylish, ideally located hotels and A&K-led city tours
  • Airport meet and greet with included transfers
  • Enjoy all-balcony accommodation on Le Boreal and butler service with every suite
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Culinary programme featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed
  • Complimentary expedition parka, backpack and water bottle, and use of waterproof trousers, boots and trekking poles
  • Zodiac excursions led by expert naturalist driver-guides
  • Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary wifi on board and in hotels
  • On-board service from English-speaking staff, including an accredited physician
  • 24-hour A&K on-call support
  • Enjoy active exploration of the Arctic’s varied landscapes, from sea kayaking through ice floes to hiking over volcanoes, all under the guidance of A&K’s award-winning expedition team
  • Experience a vast breadth of Arctic wildlife habitats, including the polar bear haven of Svalbard, where A&K enjoys unrestricted access to landing sites due to our impressive maximum capacity of just 199 guests
  • Cruise to the remote east coast of Greenland, where you may visit Kaiser Franz Josef Fjords, Scoresby sound and the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Discover North Iceland and the whale-watching village of Húsavík, where you can experience a private, behind-the-scenes tour at the renowned Húsavík Whale Museum
  • Learn about the science behind the changing polar climate with famed climate scientist, ecologist and guest lecturer Dr James McClintock, who has authored multiple research articles and books on this subject
 Cabin  Per person from  Special offer price
 Classic Balcony Stateroom  £15,850  £13,815
 Deluxe Balcony Stateroom  £17,880  £15,850
 Premier Balcony Stateroom  £19,100  £17,070
 Superior Balcony Stateroom  £19,915  £17,880
 Prestige Balcony Suite  £26,415  £24,385
 Premier Two-room Suite  £31,295  £29,265
 Prestige Two-room Suite  £33,735  £31,700
 Owners Balcony Suite  £37,800  £35,765


Above prices valid for the 5 August 2021 departure. For 2022, £POA.

Departure date

The departure dates for this Luxury Polar Expedition are:

5 August 2021

9 August 2022

Pre & Post-tour extensions

Reykjavik post-tour extension – available on selected departures.

Oslo pre-tour extension – available on selected departures.


This departure is aboard Le Boreal

View Le Boreal deck plan (PDF – 775KB)

Featured Experts

Dr. James McClintock, Climate Scientist

A noted climate change expert whose research has covered the polar regions, James has authored 235 research publications, four books on climate science, and has led numerous polar expeditions.

Brent Houston, Naturalist, Polar Bear Expert

Travelling yearly to Antarctica and the Arctic, Brent has served as an Expedition Leader, ornithology lecturer, and naturalist guide. Brent currently serves as a polar bear expert and wildlife scout.

A&K Philanthropy (AKP)

AKP is proud to support numerous projects, some of which you may experience on your journey. These include:

A & K Philanthropy The Húsavík Whale Museum. The museum is one of the world’s foremost centres for research into whale and their habitat.

Journey details

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.

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