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Escape into a world of pure white and midnight sun with an Arctic cruise.

Without a doubt one of the most unique trips in the world, Arctic cruise ships deliver luxury in the snow covered polar region, showing you the best of the top of the world while you sit in style. Whether you’re interested in spotting arctic wildlife like polar bears on a trip to Greenland, or sea kayaking while surrounded by secluded, snowy peaks, you’ll be spoilt for things to do. 

With Newmarket Holidays Arctic Cruise tours, your arctic expedition will be smooth sailing, even in the rugged, wild terrain of the far north. You’ll enjoy a whole host of activities, from incredible wildlife sightings on Franz Josef land, to seeing the Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. Other unmissable highlights include following in the footsteps of famous Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen by visiting the dramatic Lofoten Islands, and spotting the beauty hidden on East Greenland. If you’re feeling adventurous, some Arctic expeditions even allow you to see important spots where those who have reached the North Pole camped and prepared for their arduous journeys. 

Polar exploration isn’t just about admiring endless scenescapes from afar, though. Zodiac cruising allows you to get up close and personal with the shimmering white landmasses that make up this part of the world, and you can even go on  snowy hikes in the high Arctic - as long as you have the right equipment, of course. Cruise lines generally only operate this far north during summer too, so you’re sure to get the best conditions.

Natural Wonders of Iceland
  • Iceland
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Witness Iceland’s geology and geothermal activity in natural wonders and scenic landscapes
  • You can watch geysers and waterfalls, go whale watching and even snorkel the Silfra Fissure
  • Enjoy scenic cruising by Grímsey Island at sunset, past Hornstrandir and more
  • 10 days from £1099pp
  • Newcastle
  • Balmoral
  • 17 April 2024

Things to see on an Arctic Cruise

Things to do on an Arctic Cruise

Food and drink

On an Arctic cruise, there may be opportunities to try local delicacies.

Meat and fish, understandably, are large parts of the diet here, but none more so than the large Arctic Char, which is like a fuller, more flavoursome salmon.

Seal’s are a staple in this part of the world thanks to their abundance and high levels of vitamins and minerals. They can be prepared in a variety of ways, but the best way to try is with indigneous, innuit chefs - years of practice will get the best out of the gamey, delicious meat.

Game meat is always an intriguing culinary delight, and in the Arctic it’s no different. Reindeer are a staple of many parts of this icy region, from steaks to dried jerky: you’ll be surprised just how moreish it can be.



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