Antarctica & the Arctic Trips & Tours - 2018/2019

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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Spitsbergen, Reykjavík, Oslo
$ 6,449
From $ 8,706
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 430 per day
Highlights
  • Explore the edges of an ice floe by zodiac
  • Walk on the tundra searching for birds
  • Keep an eye out for a variety of whale species
  • Learn about the arctic from lectures and on-site briefings
  • Sail through magnificent fjords and visit a local greenland community in ittoqqortoormiit
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4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
From $ 7,200
$ 655 per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy sail across the Drake Passage and see different kinds of Albatrosses
  • See Humpback Whales and Minke Whales
  • Explore South Shetland Islands
  • Watch seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage
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4.5 | Great | 30 Reviews
By
Road Scholar
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Education / Learning
Visits: Iceland, Blue Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
From $ 4,599
$ 383 per day
Highlights
  • Witness geology in action in the “Land of Fire and Ice” and visit a geothermal power plant.
  • Go on a scallop fishing excursion in the Breidafjordur and take a bite out of another Icelandic delicacy: shark.
  • At the Agricultural Science Center learn how Icelandic agriculture is powered by geothermal greenhouses.
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4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
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Peregrine Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia
$ 6,845
From $ 9,241
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 685 per day
Highlights
  • Journey through the historic beagle channel, looking out for rare birdlife from deck with the help of your expedition team
  • Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, adelie and chinstrap penguins
  • Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the great white continent, but you'll be one of them
  • A diversity of possible landing sites and activities allows you to see the spectacular antarctic peninsula from multiple perspectives
  • Optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping can take your adventure to the next level. book early, as these sell out fast
  • A polar plunge in the antarctic sea is the most invigorating swim you're ever likely to take
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4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
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National Geographic Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, High Adventure
Visits: Antarctica
From $ 12,350
$ 882 per day
Highlights
  • View magnificent mountains, towering icebergs, and ice formations that make up the dramatic Antarctic landscape.
  • Cruise aboard sturdy Zodiac landing craft in search of leopard seals.
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling around icebergs as penguins swim nearby.
  • Walk on shore amid thousands of penguins, including gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap.
  • Explore the world's last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists.
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4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
From $ 7,450
$ 745 per day
Highlights
  • Sail across the Drake Passage and see different kinds of Albatrosses
  • Enjoy the landscape surrounded by alpine peaks during zodiac cruises
  • See feeding Humpback whales
  • Enjoy Bird Watching at Drake Passage
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Norway, Spitsbergen
$ 5,999
From $ 8,099
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 545 per day
Highlights
  • Take a turn on "polar bear watch" with a member of the expedition staff
  • Opt to challenge yourself with a polar plunge
  • Capture a herd of svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder
  • Enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun
  • Learn from lectures on history and natural sciences
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Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, High Adventure, Sailing
Visits: Argentina, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
From $ 5,495
$ 500 per day
Highlights
  • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula;
  • Be aboard one of Quark’s specially designed ice strengthened vessels;
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists;
  • Witness the abundant wildlife - penguins, seals, whales and more!
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4.6 | Excellent | 64 Reviews
By
Explore!
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
Relaxing Retreats, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions
Visits: Antarctica, Falkland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 12,810
From $ 15,756
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 610 per day
Highlights
  • Sail to the Falkland Islands - explore this incredible archipelago
  • Follow in the footsteps of Shackleton - to the shores of South Georgia
  • Prolific wildlife - view colonies of king penguins, fur & elephant seals
  • Travel on a small expedition ship - with like minded people
  • Enjoy informative lectures - from expert naturalists and guides
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Sailing, Overland Journeys
Visits: Antarctica, South Shetland Islands
$ 5,595
From $ 6,378
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 933 per day
Highlights
  • Experience sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island
  • Opportunity to sail South Shetland Islands , while enjoying the company of sea birds
  • Explore King George Island
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
SmarTours
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Buenos Aires, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 7,999
From $ 22,293
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 471 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Navigate the Beagle Channel
  • Cross the Drake Passage
  • Traverse Cape Horn
  • See the spectacular South Shetland Islands
  • Explorations by Zodiac (Small Boat)
  • Antarctic Peninsula is known for its scenic beauty and large population of Humpback Whales
  • Explore Drake Passag get close to Penguins & Seals
  • Hear the Roar of the Glaciers
  • Visit Yankee Harbour, an inner harbor on Greenwich Island
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Sailing
Visits: Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 32,750
From $ 37,335
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 1,023 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Campbell Island UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience sailing southward along the west coast of the Ross Sea
  • Sailing along Amundsen Sea
  • Visit Detaille Island
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 32,750
From $ 37,335
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 1,023 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula sail through spectacular Lemaire Channel
  • Experience Sailing south through the Penola Strait
  • See the awesome Bellingshausen Sea
  • Enjoy the fabulous sail through the Amundsen Sea along
  • Visit Ross Island, guarded by Mount Erebus
  • Visit Campbell Island UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 7,950
From $ 9,063
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 663 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Antarctica Experience Antarctic Peninsula watching a nice variety of Gentoo Penguins, Chinstraps and southern Giant Petrels, as well as Elephant Seals
  • Opportunity to sail across the Drake Passage
  • Enjoy Sailing north again through Neumayer Channel and Gerlache Strait
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4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, Birding, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Arctic, Greenland, Akureyri
From $ 5,950
$ 458 per day
Highlights
  • See Polar Bear, for instance near Hamilton Glacier, or more to the head of the fjord
  • See the edge of the East Greenland sea-ice
  • Enjoying the contrast between the warm autumnal colours of the vegetation on shore, backed by huge dark mountains, and the cold blue of the icebergs.
  • See the sledge dogs and the drying skins of Seal, Musk Ox and Polar Bear
  • See large whales and seabird migration and, in the night, the Aurora borealis
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4.5 | Great | 30 Reviews
By
Road Scholar
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, 50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Iceland, Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, Lake Myvatn, Reykjavík, Skaftafell National Park, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Thingvellir National park, Vatnajökull National Park
From $ 5,995
$ 461 per day
Highlights
  • See Europe’s largest glacier and take a boat excursion through icebergs on a glacier lagoon.
  • Witness the aftermath of a volcanic eruption on the island of Heimaey.
  • Discover incredible natural formations like Gullfoss (“Golden Waterfall”) and Geysir and take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.
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4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Spitsbergen
From $ 6,250
$ 417 per day
Highlights
  • Visit the Svalbard Museum
  • Visit a large colony of Kittiwake which nest in a canyon
  • Seeing Bearded Seal and Polar Bear. 
  • Visit to Barentsburg, the only inhabited Russian settlement in Spitsbergen, or to Colesbukta, an abandoned Russian coal mining settlement.
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4.5 | Great | 30 Reviews
By
Road Scholar
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Education / Learning
Visits: Greenland, Iceland, Gullfoss, Nuuk, Reykjavík, Thingvellir National park
From $ 7,595
$ 506 per day
Highlights
  • Walk along Iceland’s Golden Circle and explore Thingvellir National Park.
  • Soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon and learn why its mineral-rich properties provide treatment for many skin ailments.
  • In Nuuk, meet a local family and join them for Kaffe Mik, a cozy afternoon get together in their home.
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4.5 | Great | 30 Reviews
By
Road Scholar
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, 50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Education / Learning
Visits: Iceland, Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, Skaftafell National Park, Thingvellir National park
From $ 4,599
$ 511 per day
Highlights
  • Learn about Iceland’s energy source at a geothermal power plant.
  • Explore Skaftafell National Park, which spans three glaciers on the southern edge of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest icecap.
  • Soak in a naturally heated river in the colorful, volcanic Landmannalaugar region.
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5.0 | Excellent | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cycling & Biking, Hiking & Walking, 50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits: Iceland, Reykjavík, Thingvellir National park, Vatnajökull National Park
From $ 4,598
$ 766 per day
Highlights
  • Experience the full diversity of Iceland's raw, wild landscape
  • Remarkable geologic treasures, from glaciers and geysers to volcanoes and sea stacks
  • Savor crisp coastal air and deliciously fresh seafood
  • Venture on a unforgettable guided ice walk
  • Extend your stay in vibrant Reykjavík
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