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Adventure to the World’s Wild Places with up to 25% off*

Welcome to the future of Arctic exploration! Our brand-new Arctic & Beyond 2025 season unveils a world of wonders across 18 unique itineraries. Embark on a journey like never before as we delve into the pristine realms of Svalbard, Greenland, the Northwest Passage, Iceland, Scotland and Latin America.

There are so many ways to discover some of the wildest and most pristine destinations in 2025, with the introduction of four new itineraries, our most comprehensive Svalbard and Greenland programs to date, and new Ultimate Adventure voyages, which allow you maximise your time in diverse Arctic destinations

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.

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

Book early for the best fares and availability, and to take advantage of Early Bird rates of up to 25%* across the 2025 Arctic & Global season. Explore our new expeditions below or call us to discuss which option is best for you. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits – be the first to write the next chapter in the story of discovery and ensure you’re at the forefront of exploration.

Welcome to the future of Arctic exploration! Our brand-new Arctic & Beyond 2025 season unveils a world of wonders across 18 unique itineraries. Embark on a journey like never before as we delve into the pristine realms of Svalbard, Greenland, the Northwest Passage, Iceland, Scotland and Latin America.

There are so many ways to discover some of the wildest and most pristine destinations in 2025, with the introduction of four new itineraries that promise unparalleled adventures. This season also offers our most comprehensive Svalbard and Greenland programs to date. Dive into the heart of Spitsbergen or traverse the coasts of Greenland, exploring its east, south, west and north west like never before.

We are excited to bring you Ultimate Adventure voyages, which allow you maximise your time in diverse Arctic destinations, all in one extraordinary journey. These longer voyages are the ideal way to maximise your time abroad, creating memories that span continents and cultures.

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.

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

Book early for the best fares and availability, and to take advantage of Early Bird rates of up to 25%* across the 2025 Arctic & Global season. Explore our new expeditions below or call us to discuss which option is best for you. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits – be the first to write the next chapter in the story of discovery and ensure you’re at the forefront of exploration.

Come face-to-face with the raw beauty of the Arctic

Whether you seek the thrill of a short escapade or the depth of an extended exploration, we have curated the perfect mix for every adventurer. Discover cascading waterfalls, breathtaking fjords and sheer bird cliffs as you cruise, Zodiac or hike through the stunning vistas of Greenland, Svalbard, Iceland and more. Reserve your place early for the best fares and availability, and to take advantage of  Early Bird rates of up to 25%* on eligible itineraries across the new season.

 

Greenland

Journey to one of the planet’s last great wildernesses, a remote land of ice and snow. From iceberg-filled fjords and majestic peaks, to layers of Inuit culture and history, Greenland is truly unlike anywhere else in the world.

“Greenland is just so unspoiled and pure. It is a photography heaven and we went to so many amazing glaciers, villages. We have so much enjoyed this wonderful Aurora Cruise on the Greg Mortimer.”

Wild Landscapes of West Greenland

The west coast of Greenland may be the most inhabited part of the world’s largest island. We push through the sea ice, calved from the enormous Greenland ice sheet to where few venture, to explore hidden bays home to glittering icebergs and whales.
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Southern Greenland: On the Trail of the Vikings

Experience the enormity of Greenland – where jagged peaks pierce azure skies, and countless glaciers snake their way towards the coast. Explore the Viking ruins of Erik the Red which still stand at Hvalsey.
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Jewels of the Arctic

Explore Svalbard, a world of near-endless daylight, where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse and guillemot cries echo from towering cliffs. In East Greenland, sail deep into the world’s largest fjord, Scoresbysund and cruise among iridescent icebergs sculpted into fantastic shapes.

Northwest Passage

The fabled Northwest Passage in Canada’s High Arctic offers a fascinating escape through ancient landscapes and a maze of waterways. Travel in the footsteps of daring explorers, embrace the unknown, be open to adventure and connect with the indigenous locals whose lives are anything but ordinary.

“This truly was an amazing trip covering many facets of the location – wildlife, glaciers, history, archaeology, culture, geology – and with the opportunity to kayak. To have an open destination itinerary, based on factors such as presence of bears, weather and sea conditions was a great way to run the expedition.”

The Northwest
Passage

Get a glimpse into the labyrinthine channels that captivated early explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, by exploring a portion of the fabled Northwest Passage. Along the way, we hope to meet local indigenous people who call this remote wilderness home.

Traversing the Northwest Passage

On this epic voyage we attempt to sail the full length of the Northwest Passage, carving our way west through the maze of waterways that hug the islands of Arctic Canada. We visit historic sites, meet incredible folk who call this region home and search for enigmatic wildlife.

Svalbard

At the top of the world, a place of raw arctic wilderness, enter the frozen realm of the polar bear, where you will be mesmerised by spectacular fjords, rugged mountain ranges and a fossil-rich polar desert. Stay alert for the regal polar bear and other creatures within its realm: walrus, beluga whales, arctic fox, reindeer, guillemots and kittiwakes.

“Exceeded expectations and our expectations were high given this was a top ‘bucket list’ destination. This trip rates alongside the best we have ever done (and we have done lots), partially due to the destination but also due to the way it was done by Aurora. Would recommend Aurora to anyone.”

Spitsbergen Realm of the Ice Bear

Focusing on the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, we slice through pack ice to find walrus and bearded seals, and sail along spectacular fjords surrounded by jagged mountains that pierce the sky. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for polar bears hunting on the ice.
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Svalbard Odyssey

Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of near-endless daylight, where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from towering cliffs, and beluga whales rise from the sea. Explore tundra adorned with wildflowers, keep watch for arctic fox, and discover historical camps of explorers and hunters.

Svalbard in Depth

On this extended exploration of the Svalbard archipelago, there is ample time to enjoy the best of this magical region, where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from towering cliffs, and beluga whales rise from the sea. We hope to show you some of our favourite places in Svalbard.

 

Iceland

One of the most iconic locations on the planet, Iceland is a place where stark beauty and dramatic landscapes capture the imagination and lift the soul. Experience an extraordinary array of natural wonders from hot springs and calving glaciers to lava- strewn fields and craggy volcanoes.

“Enjoyed this trip very much thanks to the excellent expedition staff, amazing scenery of Iceland, fun activities, and overall sense of camaraderie among guests and crew. I will highly recommend!”

Iceland’s Westfjords & North Coast

Explore Westfjords, one of the most pristine regions in Iceland. Discover diverse landscapes with thundering waterfalls, lava fields that breathe steam, and verdant valleys that stretch beyond the horizon. Keep your eyes peeled to catch the fluke of a whale’s tail as it dives.
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Iceland: Circumnavigating the Land of Fire & Ice

Explore Iceland, where snow-capped peaks rise above glaciers and active volcanoes rumble. Explore some of the most remote and pristine regions in Iceland. Stretch your legs on hikes across the island and discover cliffs teeming with seabirds.

Scotland

Follow in the footsteps of Celtic forefathers along the magnificent coastlines of the British Isles, filled with history, unique wildlife and geological marvels. Explore a wonderland of seabird speckled cliffs, towering sea-stacks, glorious mountains and windswept moors.

“I loved the landscape, the raw and rugged land, the history and the archaeological sites. Truly amazing! The ‘time travel’ through the centuries and the eyes of the amazing team, historians and wildlife specialists. We all felt like family at the end of the cruise.”

Wild Scotland

Discover the wild isles of Scotland, from the windswept Hebrides, inhabited for over 8,000 years, to the verdant Orkney Islands, where ancient sites conjure images of civilisations long gone. Zodiac-cruise past sea-sculpted coastlines watching for dolphins, seals and seabirds.

Costa Rica

Explore the tropical and biodiverse regions of Costa Rica and Panama, hiking through rainforests, capturing shots of vibrant wildlife, immersing in local cultures and snorkelling in some of the most exciting marine environments in the world.

“All destinations had ‘wow’ factor on many levels – excitement, scenic beauty, prolific wildlife, diverse ecosystems, some non-strenuous physical activity, cultural discovery and historical interest! To be a part of the inaugural Greg Mortimer Panama Canal crossing was momentous and awe-inspiring – such a feat of engineering and so special. Having such a small guest number was so intimate and meant very personalised interactions and activities.”

Costa Rica & Panama Canal

Immerse yourself in the remarkable coastlines of Costa Rica and Panama. Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. In Panama, discover pristine coral reefs, meet the indigenous Emberá tribe, and learn the remarkable history of the Panama Canal.

For travellers interested in exploring different regions, destinations, or activities in a single journey, you can embark on consecutive Ultimate Adventure voyages to maximise your exploration time and immerse yourself in a broader range of destinations and experiences.

Iceland & Greenland: Following Erik the Red

Combining Iceland’s Westfjords & North Coast and Southern Greenland: On the Trail of the Vikings, you’ll explore Iceland’s Westfjords, one of the most pristine regions in the country. In South Greenland, we sail along Prince Christian Sound flanked by imposing mountains.
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Greenland in Depth

In southern Greenland, sail along Prince Christian Sound, flanked by imposing and picturesque mountains. Green pastures signal the presence of Viking ruins. Discover Nuuk, the northernmost capital. We push through sea ice to venture north to explore hidden bays harbouring icebergs calved from Greenland’s ice sheet.
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Arctic Wonders: Iceland & Spitsbergen

On this adventure combining Iceland: Encircling a Land of Fire and Ice and Spitsbergen: Realm of the Ice Bear, we explore Iceland before venturing to Spitsbergen. Enjoy the incredibly diverse landscapes of Iceland, as we plan to circumnavigate the island before sailing north to Spitsbergen.
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Arctic Complete - Svalbard & Greenland

This adventure combines Jewels of the Arctic and Svalbard Odyssey to create one epic voyage. Explore Svalbard, where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse. In East Greenland, sail deep into Scoresbysund, and visit one of the world’s remotest Inuit settlements.
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Arctic Cultures & Wilderness:
Svalbard & Greenland

Be on the lookout for Svalbard’s enigmatic wildlife before exploring the east coast of Greenland. Hike among colourful arctic tundra and encounter colourful geology. Stand in awe at Ilulissat’s icefjord, a parking lot for enormous icebergs.
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Wild Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Explore the High Arctic in Spitsbergen, searching for iconic wildlife, before exploring the east coast of Greenland and visiting one of the remotest Inuit towns. Cross the Arctic Circle to discover the diverse scenery of Iceland, visit powerful waterfalls, hike along fjords.
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Northern Isles & Wilderness:
Scotland & Iceland

Experience the lush verdant scenery of Scotland’s far-flung islands and learn of life in pre-Christian times, before sailing north to Iceland to hear sagas of Viking history and witness remarkable volcanic landscapes.
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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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