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Arctic Expeditions

The Arctic – still one of the last frontiers on earth. It is the place of Viking conquest and boasts a rich collection of wildlife, including the polar bear, walrus, musk ox and narwhal. Unlike Antarctica, the Arctic region is home to small communities of people who have developed some of the hardiest societies on the planet.

The region spans the Arctic Ocean and covers land areas in parts of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States (Alaska) as well as Sweden and Finland.

Quark Expeditions has been the world leader in polar adventures for over two decades and successfully operated many first-ever voyages here, including the first Transpolar Bridge across the North Pole, and the first Northeast Passage.

  • 10 days
    from $9,665

    Spend a week at this unique Canadian Arctic Wilderness Lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site. Observe musk ox, polar bears and more wildlife in their natural habitat. Situated 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers fully-guided opportunities for hiking, kayaking, Zodiac cruising and exploring the Arctic tundra in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

  • Northern Light
    14 days
    from $8,815

    If your “bucket list” includes seeing the sky dance of the Northern Lights - this is the tour for you. The autumn and winter skies above Greenland’s eastern coast are renowned for putting on some of the best Aurora displays in the world and you’ll also explore the magnificent Scorsebysund fjord.

  • 13 days
    from $9,665

    Our most diverse Arctic expedition aboard our new ship, the Sea Explorer. In addition to wildlife excursions by Zodiac and tundra hikes, you’ll spend time visiting fishing villages and Inuit settlements, taking time to learn about their heritage and culture.

  • 15 days
    from $8,455

    Picture yourself in Greenland, home to the world’s great fjords and some of the most active glaciers outside of Antarctica. You’ll be dwarfed by the sheer size and scale of nature in Greenland, where the forces of nature still reign supreme.

  • Greenland Hiking
    16 days
    from $10,875

    This voyage includes the Greenland highlights of our popular Epic High Arctic voyage, and explores in more depth the Thule region, synonymous with “the true Greenland” for its untouched icescapes and sparsely populated Inuit communities.

  • 12 days
    from $8,455

    Our expedition around Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of this small island of geological extremes.

  • 13 days
    from $9,665

    Explore the best of Greenland’s west coast on this 13-day voyage, including one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world.

  • 9 days
    from $6,035

    This voyage provides the opportunity to experience everything Spitsbergen has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. Aboard the luxurious Sea Spirit, you’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team onboard the ship and daily wildlife sightings on land.

  • Join the exclusive club
    14 or 15 days
    from $31,415

    To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavors. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south. Crushing through the ice, admiring soaring seabirds and visiting Franz Josef Land, your voyage will be one that you won’t soon forget.

  • 20 days
    from $14,495

    For centuries, fortune-seekers risked their lives to find the Northwest Passage, the fabled sea route running between Europe and Asia.

  • Photo by Quark passenger
    13 days
    from $9,665

    Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, which we will attempt to circumnavigate on this voyage.

  • See iconic arctic Wildlife
    11 days
    from $7,245

    If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition cruise, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and Walrus.

  • 14 days
    from $9,665

    We'll explore the medieval art, architecture and archeology of Britain's northernmost archipelagos of the Orkney and Shetland Islands, and discover contemporary life and Viking history there, before continuing east to the picturesque port of Bergen. Continuing northwards into the Norwegian Sea, we'll discover the UNESCO-protected Vega Island, a veritable ornithologists’ dream.

  • Frederik Valley
    13 or 14 days
    from $8,455

    This award-winning expedition cruise takes you to Scorsbysund, on the northeast coast of Greenland, Iceland, and high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway.

  • 12 days
    from $8,455

    Venture from Tromsø deeper into the Arctic Circle past iconic fjords towards the usually ice-bound Svalbard Archipelago.