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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.

Our top itineraries for Europe & Scandinavia Expedition Cruises

Journey to the Northern Lights

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,150 pp incl. flights

Winter in the Lofoten Islands provides a landscape of snow-covered mountains, icy fjords, beaches and colourful fishing villages. Northern Lights enthusiasts are rewarded with frequent and colourful displays during winter. Wildlife lovers will find whales and sea eagles on a range of boat trips.

Trondelag, the Polar Express & the Arctic

6-day tailor-made cruise & rail journey from £1,160 pp incl. flights

Norway's geographical navel, the region of Trøndelag offers history, culture and natural beauty in equal measure, all a convenient 2.5-hour direct flight from Gatwick.

Svalbard Expedition Cruise

12-day cruise from £6,835 pp incl. flights

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov – designed for polar research – has been transformed into a modern, safe and supremely comfortable Arctic cruise ship and it's onboard this ice-strengethened vessel that you'll undertake this brand new Svalbard cruise.

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special fly-cruise fares

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.

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Top offers for Europe & Scandinavia Expedition Cruises

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special fly-cruise fares

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.

Iceland, Jan Mayen & Svalbard with Aurora Expeditions

11-day expedition cruise from £5,110 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 15% with our Expedition Fares
Book by: 30 April 2019

Discover the staggering beauty of Iceland’s Westfjords, remote and seldom-visited Jan Mayen island – the world’s northernmost active volcanic island, and Svalbard’s northwest coast.

Ultimate Arctic on Scenic Eclipse

12-day luxury cruise from £11,255 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Discovery Fares - Last few suites remaining
Book by: 30 April 2019

Enjoy the latest and greatest in ultra-luxury cruising in one of the world’s last true frontiers – Svalbard. Enjoy the latest and greatest in ultra-luxury cruising in one of the world’s last true frontiers – Svalbard.

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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.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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