Arctic Cruises

Remote, vast and largely untouched

Named after the north polar constellation ‘Arktos’ (meaning ‘bear’ in Greek), the Arctic is home to the icy North Pole. The average winter temperature in the wilderness is minus 30°F. In the summer, temperatures can soar to +50°. The Arctic comprises of a vast area of continent that includes the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, islands, ice-sheets and Greenland and Spitsbergen, and the northern regions of Alaska, Canada, Norway, and Russia. It’s also rich in history, native culture and unique wildlife.

A once in a lifetime luxury cruise adventure to the Arctic allows you to explore the untouched areas of stunning frozen hinterland that you can’t otherwise reach by land. Indigenous mammals like polar bears, wolves, beluga whales, caribou and foxes inhabit the areas. Migratory birds and other wildlife also come to the Arctic to raise their young. Furthermore, there are a variety of plant species that surprisingly thrive in the extreme conditions.

The Arctic’s climate is characterised by long, cold winters and summers that are short and cool. All of the regions of this vast landscape experience extremes of solar radiation throughout the year. Visit in the summer season, when average temperatures range from −10 to +10 °C (14 to 50 °F), with some areas exceeding 30 °C (86 °F).

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Cruises in Reykjavik, Arctic Cruises

Reykjavik

The world’s northernmost capital city Reykjavik has earned itself a reputation for being Iceland’s cultural hub. The bustling coastal city is home to the National and Saga museums, and stunning and iconic landmark architecture. It also has a hip, internationally recognised music and arts scene, and a notoriously wild nightlife.

Cruises in Iceland, Arctic Cruises

Husavik

The town of Húsavík has a charming folk vibe. Situated on the north coast in Skjálfandi bay, Húsavík is home to the famous landmark of Húsavíkurkirkja, a wooden church built in 1907, and many museums. It’s also recognised as the whale-watching capital, due to the high number of mammals in the area.

Arctic Cruises, Northern Lights Cruises

Akureyri

The city of Akureyri is situated at the foot of Eyjafjörður Fjord. The energetic and vibrant centre is where you will find Icelandic culture and historic sites, and trendy cafes, restaurants and bars. It may be home to only 20,000 inhabitants, but the city generates a great deal of buzz.