“We have been home a few days now, but are still ‘blown away’ by our holiday in Svalbard. We will remember our time in the Arctic forever. The hospitality and the food on the ship were excellent, and the guides were 5 star plus. This has proved to have been one of our best holidays ever, and one which we would hope to repeat.”

David & Maureen Macleod

"We had so many “Attenborough moments” which made this trip easily the best we have ever been on. The accommodation and food were excellent and the crew did everything they could to get close to such fascinating wildlife.”

Richard & Christine

“ Every one of the crew worked very hard to give us the best trip possible. They went out of their way to look for bears and seals, to provide Zodiac excursions and to help make it like ‘home’ on the M/S Stockholm. Both our guides spent many hours either up in the crow’s nest, or awake during the night in the bridge, helping to look for photo subjects. We couldn’t have asked for more.”

Mary Ann McDonald

“ In my experience, a wonderful thing about your company, i.e. all the staff and crew, is that everyone tries their very best, and they are so well selected for the jobs they are doing. Intelligence, personality, experience… it made the trip a charmed cruise from planning to completion. The support I got from you in the office was excellent – everything went as planned and all details were correct!”

Yvonne Higgs McHugh & Tony Brake

“Jacob and I enjoyed the trip on board M/S Stockholm very much. It was truly an incredible experience. Our guide was very helpful and qualified. He was always pleasant and willing to answer questions for everyone.”

Blair & Jacob Briggs

”Our trip was faultless, everything was so well organised, and every person so pleasant. We have travelled a lot, to over 80 countries in the world, with different companies, but yours “PolarQuest” certainly came out the top, yes you are our no. 1 company.”

Janet & Eddie Brown

”To say that everything was great would be an understatement... The ship, the people, the food (tons of it) the scenery and the wildlife were all magnificent. The level of professionalism and the quality of the whole product was of the very highest standard... absolutely first class!”

Ian Salisbury

“I want to thank you for the fabulous trip to Svalbard. It far exceeded my expectations of this polar region. We had wonderful sightings of polar bear, reindeer, walruses, an arctic fox, harp seals, bearded seals, humpback whales, many sea birds and arctic flowers.

Peggy Gerick

“The Circumnavigation of Spitsbergen in July was a superb experience, way above expectations and worth every one of the pounds that I spent on it. I would love to go again to the Ice but could it ever be so wonderful?”

Caroline Glover

"We have just come back from Svalbard and have had the most wonderful time! It passed our wildest dreams. Thank you to everyone who helped us to organise it.The whole holiday from booking to going and being there has been excellent.

David & Jackie March

About Polarquest

PolarQuest has arranged small ship expedition cruises to the Antarctica and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard since 1999. All trips focus on unique wildlife encounters and spectacular nature. On all our trips you are accompanied by experienced guides all with a genuine love for the Polar Regions.

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Lofoten, Bear Island & Svalbard

Join us on an expedition cruise onboard M/S Quest along the dramatic coastline and magnificent fjords of northern Norway, via the seldom visited Bear Island to the pearl of the Arctic: Svalbard

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Interview with Captain Per Engwall

Captain Per Engwall tells us of his love of Svalbard A couple of weeks ago our 12-passenger ship M/S Stockholm docked in the harbour of Gothenburg, Sweden, after her five month long adventure....

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Film from our trips