A region rich in natural splendour, the Arctic abounds with pristine landscapes and bountiful wildlife, making it a fascinating frontier to discover. On an Arctic cruise you can see polar bears and toothy walruses, explore rumbling volcanoes and rugged lava fields, follow majestic fjords and set foot on gigantic glaciers.
Did you know..?
The North Pole is usually not the coldest location in the Arctic! The Greenland Ice Sheet takes that particular honour.
Who goes there?
Best time to go?
The best time to explore the Arctic is between May and August when the wildlife springs back into action, while October to April are when the rains and winds set in. Some cruises also visit the Arctic in winter to see the Northern Lights at their most vibrant.
- Known as ‘the capital of the Arctic’, picturesque Tromso in Norway is a pretty city surrounded by splendid scenery and bursting with a vibrant small-town culture
- Longyearbyen in Norway is a former mining town that will delight with its colourful houses, which stand out magnificently against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains
- The Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland is a spectacular natural beauty that has in recent years become a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and is one of the so-called 'Big Arctic Five' experiences on offer in Greenland.