Polar bear on ice, Arctic


A vast, untameable wilderness where Polar bears prowl the ice under the midnight sun

Arctic Adventures

A pristine wilderness for only the most intrepid of travellers, the Arctic offers an adventure holiday like no other.

Arctic trips are best taken in the summer months, when the region is bathed in perpetual daylight, although during winter you stand a good chance of witnessing the Northern Lights do their otherworldly dance in the night sky. On one of our Arctic tours, you'll see both wonderful scenery and remarkable wildlife, including Polar bears, whales and walruses.

Exodus offers a range of trips to the Arctic, and it’s a fantastic location for our photography holidays. Come with us and you could capture Polar bears on ice in the ghostly midnight sun. Truly spectacular.

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In focus: The Arctic states

There are eight Arctic states (Canada, Russia, Alaska, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Greenland and Norway), and in the High Arctic – midway between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole – frozen islands and frigid seas harbour a surprising amount of wildlife. Look out for arctic foxes, whales and the mighty Polar bear.

Although you may think of the region as one big Arctic wilderness, there’s surprising variety across the states. Greenland, the world’s second-largest island, is covered in a huge ice sheet, 3km deep, with towns clinging to its rocky coast. Svalbard, a jagged scatter of islands, is the outlying territory of the Kingdom of Norway and home to the world’s northernmost town, Longyearbyen. Spitsbergen is great for wildlife spotting, as the landmass is smaller and the animals more concentrated. Head to the Canadian Arctic for dramatic scenery and historic stories of the search for the Northwest Passage. 

When travelling with Exodus, you’ll be on well-equipped, comfortable ships with expert crew. And for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition like no other, journey to the North Pole by ice-breaker and take flight in the on-board helicopter for an aerial view that will leave you feeling on top of the world.

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Responsible travel

We offer more than 500 holidays across 100 countries on all seven continents. And although we’ve grown in the past 40 years, our philosophy has stayed the same: to bring like-minded people together on authentic adventures, with minimal impact to the environments and cultures we visit. We work only with reputable partners, with whom we’ve built long-standing relationships, and participate in various community and environmental projects around the world. Read more about our responsible travel initiatives here.

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