Agent Login
Freecall: 1800 90 20 80
(within Australia)
Find Your Cruise

Across the Arctic Circle

DEPARTING FROM:Aberdeen, ScotlandFINAL DESTINATION:Longyearbyen, Norway

DURATION:14 Days/ 13 NightsREGION:ArcticSHIP:Polar Pioneer

Follow the Vikings’ way from northeast Scotland to the land of the midnight sun. The enthusiastic historian and expert naturalist reveal the Orkney and Shetland islands, from Stone Age villages and Viking relics, to world class distilleries and spectacular birdlife. Follow migrating whales along Norway’s dramatic coast, 

visit picturesque fishing villages and toast the Arctic Circle crossing. In Spitsbergen, enter a polar wonderland, where delicate wildflowers adorn tundra and the summer sun never sets. This spectacular wilderness is the breeding ground of walruses, reindeers, various birds and polar bears.​

Itinerary

We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.

SELECT MONTH: Show departures
Special
Ship Details

Polar Pioneer

Polar Pioneer

Operated by: Aurora Expeditions

Polar Pioneer is one of the most popular style of vessels currently used in Antarctica and the Arctic. Originally built as an ice-strengthened research vessel in Finland in 1982, she was refurbished in 2000 and converted into a passenger ship for expeditions to the Polar Regions.

Polar Pioneer’s excellent reputation for polar expedition cruising is due to her strength, manoeuvrability and size. She is small and nimble, which means she can sail up close to landing sites and venture where other, larger ships can’t. Carrying just 54 passengers, she offers you a far more personal and intimate experience of the destination.

Key Facts

Crew
12
Officers
Russian
Guests
54
Tonnage
1753
Length
234 Feet / 71.60 Metres
Width
42 Feet
Speed
10 Knots
Passenger Decks
3
Built
1982
Registry
Russia
Room Grades
Options

The following additional options may be added to your cruise.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, glide between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife.

FROM AUD
  • AUD
  • NZD
  • USD
  • GBP
  • EUR
$1,225 Per Person (Indicative pricing in NZD. Sold in AUD)
request booking
Sea Kayaking
Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • Tour in Longyearbyen and transfer to airport
  • Accommodation during the voyage onboard Polar Pioneer
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage 
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team 
  • Complimentary custom-designed polar expedition jacket
  • Loan of gumboots during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and briefings
  • Professionally-produced hard back voyage log
  • Medical services on board
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Air transport to and from the ship, unless specified
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
  • Hotels and meals not included in ship cruise itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the ship cruise itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking or polar snorkelling
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
Book Now

Book your next cruise

Please note: This cruise is sold in AUD

Please note that all Polar itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. These itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept both Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Aurora Expeditions’ terms and conditions.

Single occupancy is 1.7 times the twin share price. No single travel fees apply if you are willing to share your cabin (twin and triple cabins only).

CRUISE SELECTION

Across the Arctic Circle

ROOM GRADE SELECTION

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

FROM AUD $1,225 Per Person (Indicative pricing in NZD. Sold in AUD)

BOOKING AND PASSENGER DETAILS

*
*

*
*
*