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The great sweep of the Arctic encompasses the northernmost latitudes on earth. From the incomparable glaciers of Greenland to the captivating geology of Svalbard and the endlessly beguiling volcanic island of Iceland, the Arctic offers unparalleled encounters with the natural world at its most rugged and wild.

Our purpose-built expedition ships take you into the heart of the Arctic, where wildlife thrives in abundant waters and vast tundra. Zodiac cruise through drifting pack ice, watching for inquisitive seals and breaching whales. Experience the immensity and cacophony of dramatic bird cliffs in Iceland. Search for the elusive polar bear and walrus on sea ice near Svalbard.

Immerse yourself in this mesmerising world steeped in rich history, fascinating traditional culture and wildlife that entrances and delights. We offer a range of itineraries of varying dates, durations, optional activities and destinations. Browse through the itineraries below to find out which is right for you and explore the real world.

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Do puffins live in the Arctic?

Puffins live in the Arctic. They can be found around sea cliffs and tundra-carpeted coastlines from Iceland to Greenland, Norway, …

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Honouring Women Conservationists on International Women’s Day

The Sylvia Earle will be dedicated to leading women conservationists At Aurora Expeditions, we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 …

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Why is Antarctica colder than the Arctic?

Antarctica and the Arctic are the two coldest places on earth. The polar regions are known for their vast, glittering …

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Where is the Arctic?

The Arctic brings to mind encounters with unique wildlife, fascinating history and living cultures, remote hikes across untracked tundra, and …

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A comparison: Arctic vs Antarctica

Antarctica and the Arctic have many things in common: they’re both cold, icy and home to an array of wonderful …

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Aurora Expeditions named World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator 2020

Aurora Expeditions are absolutely thrilled to have received one of the highest honours in global travel and tourism, named “The …

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Who owns Antarctica?

Antarctica doesn’t belong to anyone. There is no single country that owns Antarctica. Instead, Antarctica is governed by a group …

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What Animals Live in Antarctica?

Sub-zero temperatures, months of darkness and some of the strongest winds on Earth. How does life survive in this vast …

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