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Climb aboard an Arctic Circle and Greenland cruise and experience this unique and diverse region at the top of the world.
The Arctic is a vast and spectacular ocean of ice and sea dotted with islands and surrounded by land. It is inhabited by a rich diversity of life – native people, birds, land mammals, sea life and brief but spectacular displays of spring and summertime flora. With our range of Arctic cruises and adventures, the Arctic is yours to discover by land and sea.
Arctic Cruises and Expeditions
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Our Arctic brochure contains a sample of some of our favourite Arctic itineraries, created with you, the customer, in mind. Carefully selected by our team of wildlife-travel specialists, our exciting programme of out-of-the-ordinary travel adventures combines the planet’s most sought-after wildlife experiences with the very best in transport, accommodation and expert guiding.Download PDF
Top 5 reasons to visit Arctic
- Arctic cruises are a great way to see incredible landscapes and unique photo opportunities.
- The awe inspiring Northern Lights & Geothermal springs and countless waterfalls
- Fresh, contemporary cuisine
- Fantastic whale watching experiences in Arctic waters
- Polar bears can only be found in The Arctic
Keflavik International Airport is the gateway for most passenger flights to and from Iceland. There is a selection of flights to Iceland to choose from with over 25 airlines offering scheduled flights either all year round or seasonally.
If you’re visiting Iceland, apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. The EHIC isn’t a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it entitles you to state-provided medical treatment, were it necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Icelandic nationals.
If you have lost or forgotten your EHIC, call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate.
The EHIC won’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation.
If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. If you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately.
If you are a British Citizen, British National Overseas or British Overseas Territory Citizen with a UK passport you do not need a visa for stays of up to 3 months. Other types of British nationals will need a valid Schengen visa to enter Iceland.
The Arctic is not only the realm of the polar bear; it brims with other land and sea mammals such as Musk Ox, Sea Otters, Whales, from Blue to Beluga, Narwhal, Walrus and many more. If observing Polar Bears is on your wish list, Spitsbergen or the Canadian Arctic are the key destinations to see these incredible mammals. There are more polar bears than people in Spitsbergen, so the chances of spotting one of these amazing animals, if not a mother and her cubs, is high.
Spitsbergen and Greenland are authentic destinations for wildlife spotting, and aside from polar bears, you’ll get the opportunity to observe Seals, Whales, Arctic Foxes, Reindeer and much more.
Join us on an Arctic cruise and experience breath-taking natural beauty first-hand.
Experience the Arctic's birdlife in intimate tranquillity on a luxury Arctic cruise or expedition.
See unique and rare species from Steller’s Sea Eagles to Ivory Gulls, plus Spoon-billed Sandpipers and beautiful Gyrfalcons, while thousands of Auks, Gulls and more, await you somewhere in the far north. Steller’s Sea Eagles, usually found in the Russian Arctic, are rare and are a birding marvel for their impressive wingspan.
If you’re a keen birdwatcher, a visit to Spitsbergen is a must. This Arctic Archipelago has an array of magnificent birds to observe from Brunnich’s Guillemots to Skuas and other seabird colonies. Skuas are the most common bird species to be seen in Spitsbergen, while Puffins can also be observed along the fjords of the South West.
Ross’s Gulls boast a distinctive black necklace and are the only bird from the gull family with wedge-shaped tails. They predominantly breed around the Siberian Rivers in the Russian Arctic. However, they can occasionally be spotted south of the Arctic Circle.
Migratory birds can be seen from the end of May until circa the middle of July. Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll be nothing less than amazed at the incredible birdlife the Arctic has to offer.
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For a more in-depth Arctic experience, you can search for wildlife from a lodge in Arctic Canada or experience extreme skiing, climbing, dog sledding and snowmobile camping on Spitsbergen – a true adventure! The Canadian Arctic has plenty to offer, so get in touch to find out more and book your dream Arctic adventure.
Snowmobiling and dog-sledging are some of our most popular land-based activities. These are both exhilarating experiences and offer the opportunity to admire Spitsbergen’s magnificent and unspoiled white landscapes. During the activity, you’ll get to explore some interesting and unique Spitsbergen towns and settlements. Land based activities requiring snow are only generally available between November to February. During the summer months, dog-sledding is on wheels.
Hiking is another incredible adventure to do in Spitsbergen. You’ll be able to hike across mountains while covering even more of this stunning land.
If seeing the Northern Lights is also on your bucket list, the Arctic should be at the top of your agenda. During your trip, you may be lucky enough to see a magical display of colour across the sky. Please note, you are not always guaranteed to the Northern Lights as it’s dependent on clear skies between Mid-September to March.
Not only this, but the popular wildlife hotspot Svalbard is also a hub of history with its links to World War 2. There’s something to inspire all adventure seekers.
Take a look at our land-based activities page for more information or speak to one of our Arctic travel experts today.
How WILDFOOT creates your holiday Adventure
Talk to someone who knows. Our specialist consultants are here to help you every step of the way – here’s how..
Talk to a specialist
Visit the wildfoot website for inspiration on your choice of adventures and destinations, then call us and speak to one of our specialists for first hand advice. We can start the planning process straight away, if you are ready.
Create your personal
Your specialist consultant will set the ball rolling and work with you to choose the right itinerary (and the right ship, if you are going to the arctic or antarctic) just for you, to suit your requirements and budget.
Help right up
We will answer any questions about your trip that may arise and, when you have paid your balance (12-15 weeks prior to departure), we will send you your detailed itinerary and go through it with you.
We are still there for you even when you have left home – our partners overseas are there to assist, especially for emergencies and you can contact us at any time in the uk by e-mail or telephone.