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Getting to the Arctic

Home Destinations Polar Arctic Getting to the Arctic

With multiple departure ports for Arctic cruises, there are various options for getting there. For this reason, flights are not included in the prices shown on most of our Arctic holidays, but will be included with your quote. This allows you to choose your preferred flight route and perhaps include a stopover on the way, or to extend your stay after the cruise. We will then provide a quote based on your individual requirements and will secure the best available fares for your travel dates.

The Airlines

SAS operate flights to Spitsbergen via Oslo, while flights to and from Iceland are with Icelandair and routes to Canada are generally with Air Canada, British Airways or Air Transat.

Passport & Visa Information

No visas are required by British subjects (being “Citizen of the United Kingdom”) for the majority of destinations featured in our Arctic programme. The only exceptions are Canada and Russia – our team will be happy to offer advice accordingly.

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Extend Your Stay

What better way to begin or end your holiday than to spend a few nights in one of the great cities many of our voyages connect through.

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Longyearbyen, Svalbard
The capital of Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard islands, is Longyearbyen, home to around 1800 inhabitants, a modern city with an idyllic setting between two glacier tongues, near the head of Advent Fjord. With a choice of accommodation and a range of excursions on offer, there is a lot more to this remote town than first meets the eye. Take a glacier walk, savour an Arctic barbeque, go kayaking, explore by boat on the look out for polar bears.

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Oslo, Norway
The oldest of the Scandinavian cities, Norway’s capital is modern with a traditional charm. Appealing architecture, spacious streets and squares and numerous eateries give Oslo a very pleasant atmosphere.

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As the leading Iceland experts, we’ve not shortage of recommendations on how to extend your stay in the Land of Fire & Ice – whether you choose to explore Iceland’s fascinating north or spend time in the vibrant capital Reykjavik, we can prepare the perfect add-on.

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Toronto, Canada
Lying along the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is a sprawling city with a population of 4.2 million, making it the largest in Canada. Comprising 80 different cultures, it is the world’s most ethnically diverse city and boasts and imminently appealing atmosphere. With a thriving theatre scene, fabulous shopping, excellent dining, and interesting museums, this is a city to hold the attention.