Polar

JOURNEYS offers the best small group trips and expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica. In the Arctic we visit Canada, Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Alaska, Russia, and the North Pole. Our variety of Antarctic cruises will take you to the Falklands, South Georgia, the Shetland Islands, the Weddell and Ross Seas, and the Antarctic Peninsula, where you'll have the chance to set foot on the continent itself. Some voyages include kayaking or other adventure opportunities. Holiday period cruises are the most popular and fill early.

Infinite combinations of ice, sea, rock, tundra, and sky punctuated by the sounds and sights of sea birds define the captivating purity of the polar wilderness. With our expert naturalist guides you will learn about the history, culture, and wildlife of some of the most beautiful and inaccessible regions on our planet.

Tours to Polar

Arctic & Greenland: Adventure in Ice Paradise
Cost: $6,195  •  Duration: 13 days  •   3 upcoming departures

Explore Disko Bay, the Ilulissat Glacier, and hike one of the oldest ice fields on the planet. Visit an Inuit village and remote settlements, and enjoy the sunsets over the ice fields, and the unique lighting of this extreme climate.

Antarctic Circle Quest
Cost: $9,995-$18,995  •  Duration: 15 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  Ocean Diamond

Cross the Antarctic Circle and sail much farther south along the Antarctic peninsula than most trips while enjoying options for kayaking and camping on the icy coast.

Antarctica: Antarctic Explorer
Cost: $5,995-$19,295  •  Duration: 11 days  •   14 upcoming departures •  Ocean Diamond

Don't just view Antarctica: hike, kayak, camp, ski, and climb it! This is an active person's polar dream trip for energetically engaging the ice.

Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Cost: $11,995-$22,695  •  Duration: 19 days  •   5 upcoming departures •  Aboard the Vavilov

This is a far-reaching 18-day expedition to South Atlantic islands and the Antarctic mainland on the well-appointed Akademik Ioffe or Akademik Sergey Vavilov. View humpback whales, thousands of penguins, dramatic turquoise icebergs and the endless sweeping ice sheet of Antarctica.

Iceland & Greenland: Fire and Ice
Cost: $6,795  •  Duration: 13 days

Savor spectacular wildlife, scenery, geology, and Viking history of Greenland and Iceland on an active adventure with day hiking, kayaking, Zodiac exploration, helicopter overflights, and optional glacier walking.

Arctic & Greenland: Greenland Discovery
Cost: $4,550  •  Duration: 8 days  •   5 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This trip offers adventuresome travelers the stunning visual impact of an iceberg-covered sea and the awe-inspiring beauty of glaciers flowing into tranquil fjords. Intense green colors, leafy tundra, and colorful settlements add to the trip's rich character. Add an Iceland extension.

Iceland Circumnavigation
Cost: $6,995-$9,995  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Aug. 26-Sep. 6, 2015 •  aboard the Ocean Nova

This expedition around Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of this small island of geological extremes. Encounter unrivaled natural diversity, from volcanic landscapes to lava fields, ice sheets, gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls.

Iceland Glaciers and Waterfalls
Cost: $3,995  •  Duration: 7 days  •   Privately on Request

Set foot on one of the world's most geothermally active places, exploring the sea and the mountains while finding glaciers and waterfalls in this mystical and amazing wild place. Afterward, relax in the otherworldly cobalt-colored waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Landscapes and Lights of Iceland
Cost: $3,995  •  Duration: 8 days  •  Oct. 3-10, 2015 or Privately on Request

Spectacular northern lights, glaciers and volcanes. Nature at its most dramatic!

Spitsbergen Explorer: Classic Arctic
Cost: $5,995-$11,795  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  aboard the Sea Adventurer

Undertake a thorough exploration of the major islands of the Svalbard Archipelago, making frequent shore stops to hike, photograph, bird or to simply admire the spectacular scenery.

The North Pole: 90 Degrees North
Cost: $25,995-$40,995  •  Duration: 14 days  •   3 upcoming departures •  aboard 50 Years of Victory

The Arctic's harsh climate defeated many explorers in the past, but you'll conquer the region's dense pack ice aboard the Yamal, one of the world's most powerful icebreakers.

Three Arctic Islands
Cost: $7,995-$18,995  •  Duration: 14 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  aboard the Sea Adventurer

National Geographic Traveler has named this voyage one of its 50 Tours of a Lifetime. To land on this prestigious list, this expedition had to be:  “[One of the] most authentic,...

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