Arctic

Discover rugged, stunning landscapes, mythical wildlife and luxury anew as you holiday through the Arctic Circle.

A pinnacle travel destination for adventure-seekers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, the unspoiled expanse of the Arctic is set against a backdrop of long, narrow inlets, towering glaciers and the warm glow of the midnight sun.

Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most decorated explorers as you navigate to little-known corners of the Arctic sea, soaking up the beauty and bounty of the region from the comforts of an A&K-chartered luxury expedition cruiser. Leading our luxury Arctic holidays is a team of best-in-class guides, each committed to delivering the ultimate expedition through this geological wonderland.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of Norway, Greenland, and Iceland; marvel as the Northern Lights dance before your eyes; and look on as beluga whales, walruses, and the powerful-yet-playful polar bear make themselves at home in one of the most unpredictable climates on earth.

Best time to travel

Our luxury holidays through the Arctic typically operate during the summer months (April to September), as the sea ice recedes enough to accommodate passenger vessels. Visitors during this time will enjoy a rich array of sea birds and marine life, colorful Northern Lights displays and regular polar bear sightings. 

Award-winning luxury holidays around the majestic Arctic Circle

The unique beauty of the Arctic is an experience for everyone, but is particularly suited to those with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Whether you are an ardent bird-watcher, have longed to set foot on the Arctic’s icy shores or dreamed of photographing a mother polar bear tending to her cubs, our exclusive selection of award-winning luxury Arctic holidays guarantee a lifetime of cherished memories. We balance on-shore excursions with a full suite of amenities on board our luxury cruiser, ‘Le Boreal.’

Guests may choose from a 15-day excursion through Norway, Greenland and Iceland, or a 24-day voyage from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic and onwards to Alaska. Extend your holiday with four-day post-excursion adventures through Anchorage or Reykjavik, the world’s most northern capital.

A&K is committed not only to your comfort, safety, and satisfaction, but we also seek to protect and preserve the natural beauty of the Arctic for generations to come. All of our Arctic holidays are compliant with strict environmental protocols. 

Experience the Arctic aboard ‘Le Boreal,’ our luxury cruiser

Breathe in the Arctic’s salty, cool air from ‘Le Boreal,’ our state-of-the-art expedition cruiser. This vessel has 1C ice class rating, making it well suited to traversing the harsh and often unpredictable Arctic climate and terrain.

‘Le Boreal’ features modern restaurants and lounges, multiple outdoor observation areas, and an elevator-serviced marine. We are known for delivering exacting standards of luxury, comfort, and care, and we make luxury holidays to the Arctic a seamless and worry-free experience.

Joining you aboard ‘Le Boreal’ is your A&K Expedition Team, a crew of experienced professionals whose love for the Arctic knows no bounds. Take advantage of one-on-one conversations and lively group discussions—an experience no guidebook can provide.

Although ‘Le Boreal’ is designed to comfortably accommodate more than 250 passengers, we limit seating on our Arctic excursions to 199. This provides each guest an intimate, exclusive and luxurious experience, complete with outside cabins to soak up the Arctic’s postcard views. 

Destination highlights

Our travel experts have spent decades pioneering one-of-a-kind luxury holidays to the Arctic. Choose from our range of award-winning activities and excursions designed to treat you to the wonders of the Arctic sea:

  • Enjoy a warm welcome as you wander the small Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit.
  • Hike to the edge of the Arctic Circle and revel in the beauty of Iceland’s Harnstrandir Nature Reserve.
  • Explore the pristine landscape of Svalbard, home to many of the region’s polar bears. And more…

Featured Arctic Journeys

Group of 19924 days, from US$30,995
special offer
The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea (2018)

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.'

Group24 days, from US$30,995
Group of 19915 days, from US$15,495
special offer
Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland (2018)

Cruise on all-balcony 'Le Boreal' to pristine and rarely seen Arctic islands, visiting the polar bear haven of Svalbard, glacier-covered Jan Mayen and an Inuit village on Scoresby Sound.

Group15 days, from US$15,495

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Le Boreal

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