Arctic Holidays & Travel Facts

The vast expanse of the North Atlantic and the Arctic conjures up images of sparse and inhospitable snow-covered lands. However, when summer arrives, this region springs to life with a magnificent bounty of wildlife and natural wonder.

Overview for Arctic

With endless expanses of ice-covered sea, landscapes of jagged mountains, immense glaciers and windswept tundra. Polar bears and seals feeding among the floes and Arctic seabirds diving from craggy cliffs. The groan of breaking ice under the bow of a giant ship. The dark ribbon of our progress viewed from the air as you speed in a helicopter across the frozen sea.

From close-up encounters with huge icebergs and glaciers, to the unique variety of extraordinary wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colourful colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh and hypnotic land.

Most travel to the Arctic is during the boreal summer months. Visiting high latitudes where the ice never disappears. Sunny conditions are common but they can change quickly to storms with cold winds and snow flurries.