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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.

 

Stick to Your Schedule

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 $15,395

    Fully immersed in the Antarctic environment, experience a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement to exquisite solitude to incredible gratitude for the wonder of it all. Go in search of whales and find yourself bearing witness to a glacier calving. Antarctica will leave you in awe, but it won’t leave you unchanged.

  • Photo by David Merron
    7 or 8 days
    from $9,495

    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.

  • 10 days
    from $6,395

    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.

Engage with the Locals

Fascination with Indigenous cultures and the chronicles of early polar exploration pique the curiosity of many. If you're gripped by people and history—from busy, modern villages to untouched ancient ruins—four specific trips take in 13 different communities

  • 10 days
    from $4,395

    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!

  • 15 days
    from $7,495

    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.

  • 17 days
    from $9,695

    Sail deep into High Arctic history as you cruise through the maze-like, icy channels of the legendary Northwest Passage on this new 17-day expedition, departing from Kangerlussuaq and following the east coast of Baffin Island. Visit traditional Inuit communities, learn about the whaling heyday of the 1800s and visit the same sites that played an important role in Sir John Franklin’s historic discovery of the sea route.

  • Photo by Acacia Johnson
    17 days
    from $9,695

    On this new, 17-day voyage departing from Resolute, we’ll hug the remote coast of Ellesmere Island, exploring north Smith Sound before leaving Canadian waters for Greenland. Heading south along its west coast, we’ll take in remote Inuit communities as well as Disko Bay. While exploring deep fjords, ancient glaciers and innumerable icebergs, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenery and unique wildlife.

Advance Your Creative Skills

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 $7,895

    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 $8,995

    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.

  • 13 days
    from $7,895

    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!

Help Inspire Change

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 $11,795

    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 $5,595

    Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. This expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

  • Photo by David Merron
    20 days
    from $11,395

    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. You’ll enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting.

  • South Georgia Landscape
    23 days
    from $13,195

    Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on this diverse expedition — you’ll experience the spectacular flora and fauna of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) before immersing yourself in the unique history and exquisite, rare wildlife of South Georgia.

  • 13 days
    from $7,895

    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!

  • Enjoy snowshoeing in Spitsbergen
    11 days
    from $6,495

    Combining the best of Spitsbergen — exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and walrus — this 11-day voyage is the classic Arctic expedition. Packed with options for snowshoeing, sea-kayaking, and whale-viewing, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the “wildlife capital of the Arctic".

  • 15 days
    from $7,495

    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.

  • 10 days
    from $4,395

    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!

Sail Aboard an Icebreaker

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.

  • Join the exclusive club
    14 days
    from $28,695

    Standing at the top of the Earth, glass of champagne in hand – and everywhere you look is south. This 14-day voyage takes place aboard 50 Years of Victory, the world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker. Crush through multiyear Arctic ice, sightsee by helicopter on the lookout for iconic wildlife, or take a tethered hot-air balloon ride at 90º N, weather permitting.

  • Emperor penguin families at Snow Hill
    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.