Explore the Realm of the Polar Bear and Midnight Sun.
From the thrill of spotting a polar bear roaming the Spitsbergen tundra, to soaring high above the Greenland ice sheet, Quark Expedition's 2024 Arctic season has something for all explorers. This ice-laden region encompasses the Canadian High Arctic; Greenland; the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, which includes Spitsbergen and, at the very top of the planet, of course, the North Pole. It’s inhabited by polar bears, muskoxen, arctic foxes, beluga whales, reindeer, seals, walruses, and migratory birds, among other wildlife species.
Our Exclusive Bonus: $250 Onboard Ship Credit per person, on select departures.
The Arctic encompasses several countries and cultures. You can learn about Inuit customs in Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, or also explore the Indigenous cultures of Greenland. Then there’s the outpost of Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen, the capital of the Svalbard archipelago. Such diversity is part of the appeal of an Arctic expedition.
Why Travel with Quark Expeditions
- Over three decades specializing in taking travelers exclusively to remote parts of the Arctic and Antarctic
- Quark Expeditions has the greatest ships on the frozen seas, with a vessel to fit all travel styles and tastes. Something for everyone!
- Small ship advantage with anywhere from 128 - 199 passengers only that can take you to remote areas that large ships cannot.
- Their fleet features ice-strengthened hulls for superior navigation and safety.
- Sail with a team of Polar Specialists, and be immersed in the experience with an industry-leading guide-to-passenger ratio (1 per 5 guests).
- Quark Expeditions is profoundly committed to environmentally responsible tourism in these fragile environments.
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Quark Expeditions has spent the last three decades taking travelers on polar expeditions to remote parts of the Arctic and Antarctic where few other humans have ever set foot. The vessels in Quark Expeditions’ fleet accommodate anywhere from 128 to 199 passengers. Smaller ships can take you to remote areas that large ships simply can’t reach. We know we can give guests the best polar experience on a smaller ship. The perfect polar expedition doesn't just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable and experienced professionals to bring it all together. Our Expedition Team is comprised of seasoned veterans with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history, glaciology, geology, and more. With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry, our Expedition Teams safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your polar adventure every step of the way.
Terms & ConditionsAll fares are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability at the time of booking. Fares are in US dollars and include taxes and fees. Valid on select departure dates and expeditions only. Discount varies based on the departure booked, and the discount percent offer is in effect at the time this record that was updated. Each passenger's full name is required at time of booking in order to initiate a hold, or to process a confirmed booking. Offer applies to voyage only, not applicable to transfer packages, adventure options, additional hotel accommodations, pre/post tours, insurance, flights, or group bookings. Quark Expeditions® has the right to limit, change or discontinue the promo savings discount offer at any time without notice. If combined with a dollar value discount, this offer will be applied afterwards. Only a hold booking or a confirmed booking can guarantee the offer. No cash value. Brochure Terms & Conditions apply.Virtuoso guests receive a $250 Polar Boutique Credit per-person onboard all voyages. ***Applies only to ship-based expeditions.