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.

Featured Trips

Small Ship Adventures
Antarctic Circle Quest
A comprehensive reach deep into less-explored southern polar regions
Land Cost: $9,995 - $18,995
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 15 days
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.
Small Ship Adventures
Antarctic Explorer
The Antarctic peninsula with options for active adventure
Land Cost: $5,995 - $19,295
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 14 upcoming departures
Duration: 11 days
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.
Small Ship Adventures
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Most comprehensive expedition with greatest wildlife viewing opportunities
Land Cost: $11,995 - $22,695
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 5 upcoming departures
Duration: 19 days
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...
Small Ship Adventures
Spitsbergen Explorer: Classic Arctic
Explore the Svalbard Archipelago Aboard the Sergey Vavilov or Sea Spirit
Land Cost: $5,995 - $11,795
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 11 days
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.
Small Ship Adventures
The North Pole: 90 Degrees North
Extreme ice and wildlife cruise
Land Cost: $25,995 - $40,995
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 3 upcoming departures
Duration: 14 days
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.
Small Ship Adventures
Three Arctic Islands
Iceland, Greenland, and Norway's Spitsbergen Islands
Land Cost: $7,995 - $18,995
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 14 days
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, most innovative, most...
Small Ship Adventures
Adventure in Ice Paradise
Discover Greenland, including Disko Bay and the Illulissat Glacier
Land Cost: $6,195
Activity Level: 4
Dates: Privately on Request
Duration: 13 days
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...
Hiking/Trekking
Fire and Ice
Exploration of the glaciers, fjords, and volcanoes of Greenland and Iceland
Land Cost: $6,795
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Privately on Request
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...
Water sports
Greenland Discovery
South Greenland by kayak, foot, small boat, and helicopter
Land Cost: $4,750
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Privately on Request
Duration: 8 days
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...
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