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Your visit to the polar regions is an enriching, rewarding experience. Witnessing the incredible wildife and the dramatic beauty of the landscape is in itself the ultimate travel dream.

And although Mother Nature is the star of the show, there are itineraries that will appeal directly to your passions—specific expeditions that align with your other travel goals. What's fueling your curiosity to explore? These areas of special interest are worth considering to help you chart the right course.

 

Fly/Cruise Expeditions

Get the full polar experience in a fraction of the time with our Fly/Cruise adventures. These express routes are tailored to those who want to see it all, but might have trouble making the dates work. See Antarctica in as few as eight days, or Greenland in just 10.

  • Photo by Quark passenger Karen Jacot
    11 days
    from 20900

    Enjoy Antarctica in style — by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle! A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile and King George Island in Antarctica.

  • Photo by David Merron
    8 days
    from 13100

    You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time.

  • Quark Passenger in Greenland
    10 days
    from 8500

    Voted one of the top destinations to see in 2015 by the New York Times, Greenland has been dramatically shaped—geographically and culturally—by the ice that dominates and is one of the best places to witness the magic of the Northern Lights,. The best way to experience the rugged beauty of this nature-lover’s paradise is by ship. Our East Greenland fly-in expeditions make this amazing destination more accessible than ever.

Photography Series

Getting the perfect shot is a real motivator for some explorers, who come loaded with gear, ready to create remarkable images. If photography is your passion, the polar regions will make you feel like you're in the right place at the right time, all the time. A picture is usually worth a thousand words—but here, it's priceless.

  • 11 days
    from 10400

    On this photographic voyage to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, discover what has lured explorers and adventurers to this remote region for centuries. Traveling with professional polar guides you will have the unique opportunity to watch our photography experts in action so you too can capture fantastic polar photographs just like a pro.

  • 14 days
    from 11800

    Our most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula is a photographer’s dream, offering you the opportunity to venture even farther south, across the Antarctic Circle, to photograph a destination so remote, few travelers have ever laid eyes on it.

  • 14 days
    from 39400

    Reaching the North Pole is one of the rarest milestones imaginable, so it deserves to be immortalized on film. Our 14-day North Pole photography series puts you on board the powerful nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, with a team of expert photographers ready to coach you to the perfect Arctic snapshot. Perfect your skills through special workshops and lectures, so you too can capture fantastic polar photographs just like a pro.

  • Polar bear on sea ice
    13 days
    from 10500

    Like true Arctic adventurers, on this 13-day voyage we’re maximizing our itinerary to the fullest, and spending more time in search for polar bears and other wildlife on outings and landings. Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fiords of Spitsbergen, your expedition team will constantly be looking out for opportunities to photograph the iconic polar bear in its natural habitat. A picture perfect voyage for unprecedented wildlife viewing!

Special Guests: Polar Bears International & The Nature Conservancy

Learning first-hand from scientists, researchers, and special guests onboard is an eco-tourist's dream come true. Having a chance to meet these experts is truly inspirational. Our partnerships with international charities make for very rewarding and educational expeditions.

  • Photo by David Merron
    10 days
    from 15700

    This expedition transports you to a land that has risen from its winter slumber. Curious penguins are nesting, and majestic whales are returning. Melting sea ice creates highways of water, inviting travelers with a sense of adventure to step off the beaten track and explore the world’s most remote, unspoiled and wildest continent.

  • Photo by David Merron
    10, 11, or 12 days
    from 7900

    This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region.

  • South Georgia Landscape
    23 days
    from 17300

    If you desire to “do it all” on your Antarctic adventure, then this is the voyage for you. Not only will you cross the Antarctic Circle and travel further south than traditional Antarctic cruises, you’ll also visit the wildlife playgrounds of the Falklands and South Georgia.

  • Photo by David Merron
    20 days
    from 15000

    This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Quark passengers zodiac cruise in Ilulissat, Greenland.
    15 days
    from 9200

    Sailing along Greenland’s southern coast is the best way to sample the country’s rich biodiversity and to encounter an ancient culture surviving in a modern world. From relaxing in Uunartoq hotsprings to exploring historic Norse and Viking sites, to experiencing traditional Inuit settlements, this 15-day voyage to the dramatic land of valleys and fjords offers something for every interest.

  • 11 days
    from 8600

    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.

  • Polar bear on sea ice
    13 days
    from 10500

    Like true Arctic adventurers, on this 13-day voyage we’re maximizing our itinerary to the fullest, and spending more time in search for polar bears and other wildlife on outings and landings. Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fiords of Spitsbergen, your expedition team will constantly be looking out for opportunities to photograph the iconic polar bear in its natural habitat. A picture perfect voyage for unprecedented wildlife viewing!

  • Acacia Johnson
    10 days
    from 5900

    During this new 10-day voyage, you’ll explore the natural wonders of West Greenland — from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord, to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia, to the red mountain of Uummannaq and volcanic rock formations of Qeqertarsuaq. And you’ll experience one of the best whale watching in the country!

Icebreakers

For a ship to earn its icebreaker class, it needs three special qualities: a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and the power to push through sea ice. Our icebreaker expeditions access regions not possible by other ships, and provide the unique experience of riding a vessel as it shatters through meters of ice.

  • 14 days
    from $19,995

    Last offered by Quark Expeditions in 2010, this is your chance to be a part of polar history. You’ll have the rare opportunity to observe one of the most spectacular sights in the wild: the elusive emperor penguin colony off the coast of Snow Hill Island, whose existence was first confirmed in 1997, and to which the first ground visit was conducted by Quark in 2004. 

  • Activities at the top of the world
    14 days
    from $37,900

    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.

  • 14 days
    from $39,400

    Reaching the North Pole is one of the rarest milestones imaginable, so it deserves to be immortalized on film. Our 14-day North Pole photography series puts you on board the powerful nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, with a team of expert photographers ready to coach you to the perfect Arctic snapshot. Perfect your skills through special workshops and lectures, so you too can capture fantastic polar photographs just like a pro.