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 Bucket List Arctic Adventures

Embark on a Wild Adventure in 2024 with an Air Credit & up to 15% off*!

Uncover the Arctic’s mysteries with AE Expeditions in 2024. Our 2024 Arctic season inspires travellers to tick some of the wildest and most remote destinations on Earth off their travel bucket list.

From navigating the hidden passageways of the Northwest Passage to incomparable glaciers in Greenland to captivating geology in Svalbard, the Arctic offers unparalleled encounters with the natural world at its most rugged and untamed.

Our new purpose-built small ships, the Greg Mortimer and the Sylvia Earle, were designed for discovery, carrying a maximum of 132 passengers. Travelling in small groups means that, unlike on larger ships, you can join every excursion, getting into the environment and exploring via our comprehensive activity program.

Book now and unlock added extras, including up to £1,100 air credit* and up to 15% off* selected 2024 sailings for a limited time – just quote BUCKETLIST24. Now is the time to stop dreaming and start planning your bucket list Arctic adventure! Call us or request a quote today.

*Terms and conditions apply

Uncover the Arctic’s mysteries with AE Expeditions in 2024. Our 2024 Arctic season inspires travellers to tick some of the wildest and most remote destinations on Earth off their travel bucket list. From navigating the hidden passageways of the Northwest Passage to an exhilarating search for the breathtaking Northern Lights, we take our explorations of the Arctic to a new level.

Whether you cruise the incomparable glaciers of Greenland, visit Svalbard for its captivating geology or explore the endlessly beguiling volcanic island of Iceland, the Arctic offers unparalleled encounters with the natural world at its most rugged and untamed.

Our new purpose-built small ships, the Greg Mortimer and the Sylvia Earle, were designed for discovery, carrying a maximum of 132 passengers. Travelling in small groups means that, unlike on larger ships, you can join every excursion, getting into the environment and exploring via our comprehensive activity program that includes Zodiac cruises, kayaking and scuba diving. Our new itineraries also feature many opportunities for village tours, coastal walks and longer guided hikes.

Enjoy our informal style and experiential approach to expedition cruising, delivered by our highly skilled Expedition Leaders and their teams.

Book now and unlock added extras, including up to £1,100 air credit* and up to 15%* off selected 2024 sailings for a limited time – simply quote BUCKETLIST24. Now is the time to stop dreaming and start planning your bucket list Arctic adventure! Call us or request a quote today.

*Terms and conditions apply

Browse Eligible Arctic & Beyond Voyages

To help you get closer to ticking off destinations and experiences from your ever-growing travel bucket list, take advantage of added extras for a limited time, including an air credit of up to £1,100* and up to 15% off* selected 2024 Arctic & beyond voyages. Browse eligible expeditions below across Greenland, Svalbard, Northwest Passage, Iceland, Norway and Patagonia.

Don’t miss out on this chance to fulfil your travel aspirations for 2024. Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or a first-time adventurer, our offerings are tailored to enhance your journey and make it truly extraordinary. Pack your bags, set your sights on the horizon, and let us be your partner in creating the travel experience of a lifetime.

Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

Sail the legendary Beagle Channel and marvel at the snow-covered peaks of Patagonia. Zodiac-cruise through fjords flanked by glaciers and watch the captain skillfully navigate channels while you keep watch for dolphins, penguins and seals.

Departures: 5 Apr 2024
UP To 10% OFF

Iceland: Circumnavigating Land of Fire & Ice

Experience a land where snow-capped peaks rise above glaciers and active volcanoes rumble. Visit some of the most pristine and remote regions Iceland has to offer – ideal for nature hikes, sea kayaking and land teeming with wildlife.

Departures: 21 May 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard

From the lush green mosses and bustling bird cliffs of Iceland to the stark volcanic beauty of Jan Mayen and following the ice to the Arctic wonderland of Svalbard, you will delight in the breathtaking contrasts as you sail across the Arctic Circle.

Departures: 30 May 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Traversing the Northwest Passage

On this once-in-a-lifetime voyage inspired by Amundsen’s historic expedition, we attempt to sail the full length of the Northwest Passage, carving our way through the labyrinthine maze of waterways to the Beaufort Sea. Visit historic sites explored by heroic explorers, and search for enigmatic wildlife.

Departures: 17 Aug 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Across the Arctic Circle

Combine three unique worlds on one unforgettable expedition. Stone Age villages and Iron Age forts form a proud Scottish heritage, while Vikings and fjords feature along the Norwegian coast. Cross the Arctic Circle to Svalbard and discover a wonderland of gleaming glaciers.

Departures: 6 Jun 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Arctic Complete

Combine Jewels of the Arctic with Svalbard Odyssey for a complete exploration of the European Arctic’s west. From Reykjavik, embark on a voyage to Svalbard, scanning for majestic whales and elusive polar bears. East Greenland dazzles with iridescent icebergs, vast landscapes and the opportunity for deep exploration.

Departures: 20 Jul 2024

Greenland Odyssey

Experience the enormity of the world’s largest island, Greenland, where jagged peaks pierce azure skies, and countless glaciers snake their way towards the coast. Hike with experienced guides in search of Arctic fox, reindeer and colourful Arctic tundra and sail picturesque sounds flanked by imposing mountains.

Departures: 6 Jul 2024
UP TO 15% OFF

Northwest Passage

The labyrinthine channels of the legendary Northwest Passage have enchanted adventurers for centuries. Experience the islands and channels that make up Canada’s High Arctic. Encounter the variable sea ice that once prevented ships from traversing the passage, adding additional adventure.

Departures: 20 Jul & 3 Aug 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Jewels of the Arctic

Visit Svalbard, where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, walrus haul out on sea ice and guillemot cries echo from towering cliffs. In East Greenland, sail into the world’s largest fjord, visit one of the world's most remote Inuit settlements and cruise among iridescent icebergs sculpted into fantastic shapes.

Departures: 23 Jun, 7 Jul & 21 Aug 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Northern Lights Explorer

With shorter days and darkening evening skies, we will stay close to the coastlines of the Arctic Circle, skirting around the Norwegian and Greenland seas, exploring remote islands and villages. As night falls, we look skywards hoping to catch the magic of the northern lights.

Departures: 8 Sep 2024
UP TO 15% OFF

Svalbard Odyssey

Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of near-endless daylight. Keep watch for iconic Arctic animals, from elusive polar bears to arctic fox, and discover historical camps of explorers and hunters. Push through pack ice to find walrus and bearded seals, and delight in the breathtakingly beautiful fjords.

Departures: 11 Aug 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Svalbard in Depth

On this extended exploration of the Svalbard archipelago, there is time to enjoy the best of this magical region, a world of near-endless daylight, where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from towering cliffs, beluga whales rise from the sea, and beautiful fjords take your breath away.

Departures: 10 Jun 2024
UP TO 10% OFF

Want More Inspiration?

Download our latest brochure to learn more about our full range of itineraries in the Arctic and beyond in 2024 and 2025. Plus, discover our new purpose-built small ships, activity program and Expedition Team that we consider to be the best in the world. If you have any questions, contact us to speak to one of our Reservations Consultants. Or, if you need more inspiration, download our 2024 Bucket List e-book, which features our picks of the top 10 wildest experiences for 2024. Contact us today for availability and the best rates quote BUCKETLIST24.

Arctic & Beyond 2024-25 Season Brochure

Explore our brand-new 2025 Arctic & Beyond season, which features 18 unique itineraries across Svalbard, Greenland, the Northwest Passage, Iceland, Scotland and Latin America. With four new itineraries and a mix of more shorter length adventures alongside longer Ultimate Adventure voyages, it is our most comprehensive exploration of these wild places to-date.

Every adventure has to start somewhere. Start your adventure to the world’s wild places by accessing our new brochure today. 

Explore our Top 10 Wildest Experiences for 2024

There’s something for every traveller in our ultimate travel guide for 2024, including visiting some of the world’s most remote Inuit communities, watching the dazzling aurora borealis from the deck of the ship, or joining the fortunate few who have crossed the Antarctic Circle.

Download our e-book or complete a quiz to help you find your dream destination to add to your bucket list.

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