Set sail across the Arctic Circle and enter a realm where nature rules and humans must obey in reverence. 

Explore mountainous islands, alpine glaciers and coastlines brimming with polar wildlife – walrus laying on the shore; humpack whales migrating along the coast; and the mighty yet elusive polar bear hunting among the ice. Hear first-hand the traditions of Inuit culture and witness the graveyard of harvested beluga in Whalebone Alley. Norway’s fjords captivate all who sail through and the northern lights at Ittoqqortoormiit electrify the night. Take the voyage and join the few to discover the secrets of the northernmost part of the world.  

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Our Arctic tours and trips

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Cruise to the very top of the world – the North Pole – aboard a special icebreaker ship...

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Journey to the arctic wilderness of Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s Svalbard...

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Join Peregrine to hike and cruise the wilds of Greenland on this in-depth Arctic...

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If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition, this is it. You’ll get all...

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Trace the footsteps of legendary expeditions on an exploration of the Northwest Passage...

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Why choose Peregrine

Custom-built ships

Each vessel is purpose-built for polar conditions, well-equipped and fitted with modern conveniences to create a home away from home. Each ship also boasts a team of professional chefs preparing high-quality meals around the clock, a crew of experienced sailors and expedition leaders to chart a course.

Expert leaders

Travel with polar experts in a range of fields – glaciology, ornithology, marine biology and natural history – who provide invaluable context and insight to the region. Trained guides in Arctic terrain ensure you can travel with peace of mind onboard and during onshore activities.

Onboard activities

When you’re not spotting wildlife from the deck, exploring onshore or taking part in an adventure activity, all our Arctic trips include educational seminars to learn about the region’s unique flora and fauna. On top of all that, there’s a library where you can do your own polar research or have some downtime in the lounge.

Land and sea options

Not ready for your holiday to be over? Each polar itinerary has been designed to partner with another trip, either in the Arctic or mainland Europe. Why not pair your Greenland voyage with an exploration of Iceland? Or add Southern Europe to your itinerary to take off the jacket and indulge in the warmth and cuisine of the region.

Safety

Our polar operators are the best in the business and make your safety travelling in this potentially hazardous region their number one priority, adhering to all international maritime and SOLAS regulations.

Responsible travel

Peregrine is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. We operate all our trips in accordance with the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

Highlights of the Arctic

Spot polar bears in Spitsbergen

Rugged, unspoiled and unforgettable. Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, sitting entirely within the Arctic circle. The West Spitsbergen Current brings warm Atlantic water, making it a haven for migrating wildlife. Not to mention, it’s one of the world’s best spots to view polar bears. 

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Chase the Northern Lights in Greenland

The aurora borealis needs no introduction – it’s the best lightshow on Earth. Take up the opportunity to witness this natural phenomena in the world’s largest national park and take in the ethereal beauty of the longest fjord system on the planet. When the light’s are at their strongest, they create an enchanting dance along the horizon that you won’t soon forget.

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Visit colourful Longyearbyen

Once a trapper’s hunting ground and coal mining centre, today Longyearbyen is a thriving frontier town enclosed within the Arctic Circle. Stroll past historical monuments scattered throughout the city, unearth the city’s past in the Svalbard Museum or take in the charmingly colourful houses lining the streets.

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Fly over the North Pole in a hot air balloon

Imagine being one of the few people in the world to get a bird’s eye view over the northern tip of the planet. Rising to a tethered height of 30 metres, the opportunity to gaze over the Arctic ice cap is once in a lifetime. Top off the experience with a champagne celebration.

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Northwest Passage Eastbound

Cruise the islands of the Canadian High Arctic into the bays of nesting birds and visit the graves of lost explorers, polar bear research stations, traditional Inuit communities and archaeological sites. Cross Baffin Bay to Greenland arriving to witness mountains towering over colourful settlements and immense glaciers.

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Discover Inuit culture in Canada

Cruise comfortably into Canada’s northernmost frontiers and learn about age-old traditions from an Inuit community. Located at the northern tip of Baffin Island – the largest island in Canada and fifth largest island in the world – this community sits surrounded by scenic mountains, fjords, glaciers and icebergs.

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Wildlife

Spanning eight countries above the Arctic Circle, and part of three continents, the Arctic is one of the most diverse regions in the world. Here’s a glance at some of the wildlife you might encounter on a visit here.

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