Vessel Partners

Vessel Partners

Our Expedition Partners and Vessels

WILDFOOT acts in partnership with all the principal expedition companies operating in the Arctic regions. This means that we work hard to find the right Arctic cruise ships and the right expedition for you, whether your requirements are for luxurious surroundings on board, adventure options such as kayaking or mountaineering, specialist programmes like photography or birdwatching, small or larger ships, etc.

WILDFOOT combines expert advice with, best choice and top value.

WILDFOOT Wildlife & Adventure Specialist

0800 195 3385

Lines are open from 9am -5.30pm
Monday - Friday


Simon Rowland
Managing Director


An Australian operator offering a range of itineraries in the Arctic regions, including Alaska. The main Arctic itineraries start in Scotland and sail with Polar Pioneer via Norway to Spitsbergen then operate around Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland. Adventure options include kayaking, scuba, climbing, etc. Expeditions cover the Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland, Shetland & Orkney Islands and the Norwegian Coast.

Their small ship Wilderness Adventurer operates around Alaska’s Inside Passage and sails to the heart of this spectacular area.

Polar Pioneer: Expeditions | View vessel details
Wilderness Adventurer: Expeditions | View vessel details

G Adventures

G Adventures are one of the best value operators, offering classic Arctic itineraries on board a good, mid-range comfortable ship carrying just over 100 passengers. Apart from the first itinerary of the season, which embarks in Norway, all trips are either in or out of Longyearbyen. Adventure option of kayaking. Routes are to the Norway, Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

MS Expedition: Expeditions | View vessel details

Hapag Lloyd

An established German luxury cruise company operating two, purpose-built expedition ships, which offer a 5 star onboard service without compromising the expedition experience of zodiac cruising, etc. This company offers the only full crossing of the Northeast Passage from Alaska to Norway over the top of the world. Itineraries within the Arctic region include the Russian Far East, Spitsbergen, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.

MS Hanseatic: Expeditions | View vessel details


Heritage is a New Zealand based operator specialising in bird and wildlife orientated expeditions and offer in depth itineraries within the Russian Far East on board a small Arctic cruise ship with accommodation for just 50 passengers. Facilities are basic but comfortable. Russian Far East routes only.

Spirit of Enderby: Expeditions | View vessel details


A Dutch company sailing two Arctic cruise ships in the region with a range of itineraries. Good, mid-range accommodation and service and the best selection of adventure options, such as kayaking, skiing, mountaineering, and scuba, including a unique ‘Basecamp’ facility on some departures. The company also operates two sailing ships throughout the season for a unique Arctic experience. Itineraries include Greenland, Spitsbergen, Norway, Shetland & Orkney Islands and Jan Mayan

Ortelius: Expeditions | View vessel details
Plancius: Expeditions | View vessel details
SV Noorderlicht: Expeditions | View vessel details
SV Rembrandt van Rijn: Expeditions | View vessel details

One Ocean

One Ocean operates two Russian research vessels converted to Arctic cruise ships each carrying less than 100 passengers in good quality, mid range accommodation. Adventure and activity options include kayaking and specialist photography workshops. Operates to Spitsbergen, Greenland and within the Canadian Arctic.

Akademik Ioffe: Expeditions | View vessel details
Akademik Vavilov: Expeditions | View vessel details

Companie du Ponant

A French line with three Arctic cruise ships, each a luxury, purpose built expedition vessel offering a five star experience with a French flavour without compromising the expedition experience. Ships carry up to 200 passengers in a combination of twin or double cabins and suites. There are no adventure options. Northwest Passage, Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Spitsbergen, White Sea and Russian Far East route options.

L'Austral: Expeditions | View vessel details
Le Boreal: Expeditions | View vessel details
Le Soleal: Expeditions | View vessel details

Poseidon Expeditions

Poseidon Expeditions are an established expedition company operating at the upper end of the market with the luxury expedition ship, Sea Spirit. Through until 2018, the company will also be offering ice-breaker voyages to the North Pole.

Sea Spirit: Expeditions | View vessel details
50 Years of Victory: Expeditions | View vessel details


One of the best known ship-borne adventure companies, offering a wide range of Arctic itineraries with a choice of three different Arctic cruise ships, including one all-suite vessel. Flexible accommodation options to suit singles, couples and those seeking adventure facilities. It is also the only operator offering icebreaker trips to the North Pole Operates to the Canadian Arctic, Greenland and Spitsbergen, North Pole.

Ocean Adventurer: Expeditions | View vessel details
Ocean Nova: Expeditions | View vessel details
Kapitan Khlebnikov: Expeditions | View vessel details
50 Years of Victory: Expeditions | View vessel details


A British 5-6 star cruise line with a purpose-built, luxury expedition ship with ice-strengthened hull and a full fleet of zodiacs for ice and shore landings and excursions. Accommodation is in a selection of spacious cabins and suites with butler and room-service options. Immaculate service throughout. Spitsbergen, Greenland, Canadian Arctic and Northwest Passage options.

Silver Explorer: Expeditions | View vessel details

Last Minute WILDFOOT Latest Deals

Svalbard In Depth With Robert E Fuller
Up to 20% Discount!*

Book by June 30th and receive up to 15% discount off standard cabins and up to 20% off premium cabins!

*If booked by 1st July 2024

From Price £8,795

Members of The Adventure Travel Trade Association

WILDFOOT are proud to be members of ATTA. The ATTA community put effort towards nurturing, protecting and professionalizing the sustainable development of the adventure travel industry.