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Aurora Expeditions - Svalbard

Europe & Scandinavia Expedition Cruises

Unique adventures in the high Arctic

Expedition cruise holidays in Europe & Scandinavia

Introduction

Europe's frozen north is perfectly suited to an expedition cruise, allowing you to sail high above the Arctic Circle in search of the enchanting landscapes and wildlife, enhanced by the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights or Midnight Sun.

Sail out among the fjords of Norway's rugged coast, or continue north to discover the ice fields of Spitsbergen on the remote Svalbard archipelago – a region home to more polar bears than humans. During the summer months the sun never sets on these dramatic landscapes, casting an ever-present glow over vast mountain ranges, soaring bird cliffs and remote fjords. Lookout for whales and walruses with the option explore further on RIB boats, kayaks and guided hikes, bringing you right up close to the action.

Hurtigruten cruise in Norway's fjords
Hurtigruten cruise in Norway

Or, for even more adventure, sail west to Greenland's iceberg-studded wilds, taking in tiny Inuit settlements framed by creaking glaciers and one of the world's largest ice caps. Then, continue south across the steely waters of the North Atlantic, arriving in Iceland to explore still-active volcanoes and national parks home to spectacular geysers and some of Europe's greatest waterfalls. 

Whale breaching in Greenland's Disko Bay
Whale in Disko Bay, Greenland

Remember, these are just a handful of the options available. You can also tailor-make your adventure cruise in Europe by adding a city stay or other excursion to your itinerary before or after you sail; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Top itineraries for Europe & Scandinavia Expedition Cruises

MS Richard With

MS Richard With, Hurtigruten

Accommodation

One of Hurtigruten’s ‘contemporary’ ships, the MS Richard With is affectionately named after the company’s founder. Captain Richard With established the Norwegian Coastal Express in 1893.

Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer

Luxury cruise ship

Silversea’s purpose-built expedition ship Silver Explorer is designed specifically for navigating the waters of some of the world’s remotest destinations; it’s just as comfortable in the earth’s polar regions as it is here in the tropical waters of the Caribbean.

Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten Cruise

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,345 pp incl. flights

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

Northern Lights in Tromso

No-fly Northern Lights and Fjords Expedition

15-day tailor-made cruise from £2,879 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £720 per person
Book by: 31 October 2020

Experience a special winter expedition cruise under the Northern Lights. See the best of Norway’s coastline with guided tours and enrichment lectures to help you discover Norway's authentic heart.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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