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Experience Earth's Frozen Frontiers

Experience Earth's Frozen Frontiers

Circumnavigating Svalbard

  • Duration:10 Nights
Guide Price £5499 pp

Upgrade: to a Polar Outside Cabin from £999

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Including:
  • 2 nights 3★ Oslo hotel
  • 8 night voyage aboard MS Fram in an Inside Polar cabin
  • Voyage includes all meals, daily sea and land excursions led by the team of expedition experts, daily re-caps and lectures and a complimentary expedition Parka
  • Longyearbyen - Spitzbergen NP - Svalbard Nature Reserve - Isfjord - Longyearbyen
  • Return flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Experience Earth's Frozen Frontiers

Discover once-in-a-lifetime explorations of the Arctic or Antarctic - a world of sea and ice awaits.

The word ‘cruise’ can be a bit misleading. Expedition cruises aren’t leisure cruises, but focus on giving passengers the means of dynamically experiencing and interacting with the Arctic's & Antarctica’s ecosystem.

Antarctica is home to a huge array of wildlife including vast penguin rookeries, inquisitive seals and numerous species of whale including the mighty orca. Almost entirely covered in ice, over a mile thick, this is a spectacular landscape of towering icebergs and snow-capped mountains.

The Arctic is the realm of the polar bear and you'll see this magnificent apex predator roaming the shores along with reindeer, seals and huge flocks of birdlife. You'll also encounter fascinating settlements and have the opportunity to try your hand at a range of winter activities from dog sledding to snowmobile safaris.

Talk to a Trailfinders Polar Expert

Almost all of our Polar team have travelled to either the Arctic or Antarctica, and some are lucky enough to have been to both!


Choosing the right Polar expedition deserves careful consideration and guidance from an expert.

Trailfinders dedicated Polar Team offer impartial advice on choosing the right itinerary and the right ship for you.

Want to know the best place to view king penguins, or how to organise 'camping-on-ice? Is onboard creature comforts important for you, or perhaps are you looking for a voyage which crosses the Antarctic Circle? Whatever is on your wishlist, we are the experts in helping you create a memorable experience best suited to you.

Trailfinders has offered award-winning service for more than 48 years and we know that there is no substitute for one-on-one service. We know a Polar voyage is a large financial commitment so we are on hand to look after you every step of the way, from researching hundreds of options to pinning down your perfect voyage.

We are able to hold a provisional booking for you without any commitment, allowing you time to make this considered purchase. Once you've paid a deposit, you have the option to make partial payments as and when you wish via our online platform ViewTrail.

Let us take care of you - you just need to decide whether it's penguins or polar bears!

G Expedition

A small yet spacious ship, G Expedition offers superbly appointed public and common areas designed to educate, entertain and inspire.

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Including:
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs for daily excursions and up-close scenic cruising
  • Comfortable heated mud room to store your warm and wet weather gear
  • Expedition Lounge framed on 3 sides by magnificent views and home to on-ship lectures
  • Enjoy gourmet meals in the Albatross Dining Room and after dinner drinks in the Polar Bear Pub
  • One expert for every 10 guests offering a diverse range of specialities

Realm of the Polar Bear

  • Holiday Style:Cruise
  • Duration:8 Nights
Guide Price £3999 pp

Upgrade: to a Twin Share Cabin from £949

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Including:
  • 1 night 4★ Longyearbyen hotel
  • 7 night voyage aboard G Expedition in a Triple Share cabin exploring the Svalbard Archipelago
  • Voyage includes all meals, daily sea and land excursions led by the team of expedition experts, daily re-caps and lectures and a complimentary expedition Parka
  • Return flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Antarctica Classic

  • Duration:12 Nights
Guide Price £8999 pp

Upgrade: to a Double Share Cabin from £1699

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Including:
  • 3 nights Buenos Aires & Ushuaia hotels
  • 9 night voyage aboard G Expedition in a Twin Share cabin including all meals, daily sea and land excursions led by the team of expedition experts, daily re-caps and lectures and a complimentary expedition Parka
  • Ushuaia - Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands - Antarctica Peninsula - Drake Passage - Ushuaia
  • All flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Exodus & Quark Expeditions

The original adventure and activity operator, Exodus specialise in dynamic holidays for clients of all ages. In Antarctica & the Arctic, they partner with Quark Expeditions, the leaders in Polar adventures who set the industry standards for safety.

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Including:
  • First to operate an Arctic circumnavigation as well as the first to offer carbon neutral voyages to Antarctica.
  • Fleet of 5 expedition ships carrying less than 200 passengers, boasting exceptional levels of comfort
  • All vessels equipped with Zodiacs allowing a seam-free ship to shore transfer and enabling access to some of the most remote locations
  • Passionate polar team with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history & geology

Antarctica Explorer

  • Duration:11 Nights
Guide Price £8799 pp
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Including:
  • 2 nights 4★ Buenos Aires hotel
  • 9 night voyage aboard Ocean Endeavour in a Twin Share Window cabin
  • Voyage includes all meals, daily sea and land excursions led by the team of expedition experts, daily re-caps and lectures
  • Ushuaia - Drake Passage - Antarctica - Ushuaia
  • Return flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten believe seeing a destination and experiencing it are two very different things. They don’t do traditional cruising; they do expedition voyages.

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Including:
  • Travel on board a diverse expedition fleet of 6 explorer ships - including the new hybrid ships MS Roald Amundsen coming in 2019 & MS Fridtjof Nansen coming in 2020
  • Explore with a highly knowledgeable crew that take you safely to the most thrilling places where you can meet and interact with the locals
  • Take part in more than 200 activities designed to suit all explorer levels
  • Stay safe thanks to advanced safety technology such as forward-scanning sonar, an ice radar system and open sea stabilisers
  • Indulge in the excellent food provided on board
  • Enjoy stunning panoramic views from all the restaurants and saloons

The Ultimate Antarctica & South Georgia Expedition

  • Duration:23 Nights
Guide Price £12199 pp

Includes a £500 per person saving

Upgrade: to a Polar Outside Cabin from £1649

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Including:
  • 2 nights 3-4★ Buenos Aires hotel
  • 21 night voyage aboard MS Fram in a Polar Inside Cabin
  • Voyage includes all meals, daily sea and land excursions led by the team of expedition experts, daily re-caps and lectures and a complimentary expedition Parka
  • Ushuaia - Drake Passage - 3 days in the Falklands - 5 days in South Georgia - 6 days in the Antarctic Peninsula - Drake Passage - Ushuaia
  • Return flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Silversea Expeditions

A luxury expedition with Silversea is unlike any other form of travel – thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time. Visit some of the most remote regions on the planet and immerse yourself in the landscapes and habitat with the help of experts who will illuminate all you see. And rest assured – no creature comfort will be denied on an expedition cruise.

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Including:
  • Luxury expedition fleet comprising of 2 ships offering distinctive features
  • All suite accommodation many of which offering a private veranda
  • All inclusive luxury featuring exquisite dining venues and free flowing beverages throughout
  • Offering the highest expedition team to guest ratio of any expedition vessel
  • Opportunities to partake in guided nature walks, workshops and lectures

Arctic Explorations

  • Duration:10 Nights
Guide Price £8499 pp
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Including:
  • 2 nights 5★ Oslo hotels
  • 8 night all inclusive cruise aboard Silver Cloud Expedition in a Vista Suite including fine dining, all drinks, onboard gratuities, enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team and Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Tromso - Gjesvarstappan Islands - Skarsvag (Nordkapp) - Cruise & Explore Bear Island (Svalbard) - Svalbard Southern & Northern Regions - Longyearbyen
  • Return flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Antarctica in Pure Luxury

  • Duration:11 Nights
Guide Price £11699 pp

Upgrade: to a Veranda Suite from £2159

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Including:
  • 1 night 4★ Santiago hotel
  • 10 night all inclusive cruise aboard Silver Cloud Expedition in a Vista Suite including fine dining, all drinks, onboard gratuities, enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team and Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Ushuaia - Drake Passage - 5 days exploring the Antacrtic Peninsula - Drake Passage - Ushuaia
  • Return flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Peregrine Expeditions

Discover Antarctica with Peregrine Expeditions aboard Ocean Endeavour. The only polar expedition ship focused on health and wellness, Ocean Endeavour also boasts the best guide-to-passenger ratio in Antarctica. With one crew member for every eight travellers, complete with contemporary interiors, Zodiacs for remote exploration and breath taking 360° views from the viewing deck.

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Including:
  • The best passenger-to-expedition staff ratio (8:1) in Antarctica.
  • A large fleet of Zodiacs for wildlife viewing and shore landings
  • Expeditions are carbon offset, there are no single use plastics on board and all seafood is sustainably sourced.
  • A diverse selection of thrilling optional activities such as sea kayaking and photography courses.
  • An extensive range of facilities including a sauna, library, lecture theatre and more.
  • Onboard activities including yoga classes and educational lectures from a team of experts

Best of Antarctica

  • Duration:12 Nights
Guide Price £6099 pp

Upgrade: to a Twin Share Cabin from £2069

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Including:
  • 3 nights Buenos Aires & Ushuaia hotels including breakfast
  • 9 night voyage aboard Ocean Endeavour in a Triple Share cabin including all meals, daily sea and land excursions led by the team of expedition experts, daily re-caps and lectures.
  • Ushuaia - Drake Passage - 5 days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula - Drake Passage - Ushuaia
  • All flights & all transfers
  • Based on low season departure

Prices include all pre-paid taxes and charges. Package prices are per person based on twin share, are subject to availability and restrictions may apply.

*Some expedition cruises are based on triple share

  • Class: Economy
  • Sales Until: 17/11/2020

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