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.

Polar Trips

Small iceberg in the Drake Passage
Antarctic Explorer
The Antarctic peninsula with options for active adventure
Small iceberg in the Drake Passage
Land Cost: $6,595 - $14,795
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11 days
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13 upcoming departures
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.
Beautiful views await you
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition
A comprehensive tour deep into less-explored southern polar regions
Beautiful views await you
Land Cost: $8,495 - $19,995
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Duration:
14 days
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4 upcoming departures
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.
Perfect photo opportunities await
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings
Most comprehensive expedition with greatest wildlife viewing opportunities
Perfect photo opportunities await
Land Cost: $11,995 - $34,995
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Duration:
20 days
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4 upcoming departures
This is a truly epic adventure through the remote Falkland Islands, the wildlife paradise of South Georgia and the extraordinary landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting; you’ll take a step back in time at historically significant sites; and you’ll be mesmerized by the rich diversity and contrasts that make these regions so captivating and unique.
Imagine Iceland of medieval times
Spitsbergen Explorer: Classic Arctic
Explore the Svalbard Archipelago
Imagine Iceland of medieval times
Land Cost: $6,295 - $15,095
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Duration:
11 days
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8 upcoming departures
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.
Here comes a helicopter!
The North Pole: 90 Degrees North
Extreme ice and wildlife cruise
Here comes a helicopter!
Land Cost: $27,995 - $43,995
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Duration:
13 days
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5 upcoming departures
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.
Celebrate your Spitsbergen adventures!
Three Arctic Islands
Iceland, Greenland, and Norway's Spitsbergen Islands
Celebrate your Spitsbergen adventures!
Land Cost: $7,695 - $17,695
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Duration:
13 days
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Jul 27-Aug 8, 2018 aboard the Ocean 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, most innovative,...
Photo credit to R. Weiss
Arctic: Adventure in Ice Paradise
Discover Greenland, including Disko Bay and the Illulissat Glacier
Photo credit to R. Weiss
Land Cost: $6,395
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13 days
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Privately on Request
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.
Espy Illerfissalik mountain from the tiny settlement of Igaliku (copyright, Serge Krautle, used with permission)
Greenland Discovery
South Greenland by kayak, foot, small boat, and helicopter
Espy Illerfissalik mountain from the tiny settlement of Igaliku (copyright, Serge Krautle, used with permission)
Land Cost: $4,895
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8 days
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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.
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