Since 1999, we have taken travellers on once-in-a-lifetime trips to Svalbard. From May to September our three small expedition ships, carrying only 12 and 53 passengers, explore this magnificent Arctic archipelago. Unpredictability and flexibility are the main keywords when you travel with PolarQuest as the exact route depends on weather, ice conditions and wildlife encounters. Sometimes you might be woken up in the middle of the night if a polar bear has been spotted on the ice.
600 miles south of Cape Horn we find the world’s most isolated and remote wilderness – Antarctica. The grand and beautiful Antarctic landscape leaves its visitors in awe. The continent and surrounding islands are home to millions of penguins, seals and whales. Worth mentioning is the subantarctic island of South Georgia, a haven for anyone interested in wildlife and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Travelling through the stunning Norwegian coastal landscape on a small expedition cruise ship is simply hard to beat. Lofoten islands welcome with picturesque fishing villages, squeezed between soaring mountains and quiet fjords. In wintertime Tromsø offers magnificent sceneries over dramatic landscapes and great chances to spot both orcas and humpback whales. If we’re lucky we will also see the magical Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Join us on an unforgettable cruise!
Few places have stirred the hearts and minds of explorers more than the North Pole. It was not until 1926 that the pole was seen for the first time and not until 1948 that anyone actually stood there. Travel to this remote destination with the largest, most sophisticated, and powerful icebreaker in the world - 50 Years of Victory! It is driven by 2 nuclear reactors that produce 75 000 horsepower.
Along the western and northern coasts of Scotland lie some magnificent and very rarely visited islands. Their fascinating history dates back to 6500 years BC, if not earlier. The rugged cliffs host impressive bird colonies including hundreds of thousands of gannets and puffins, while the islands’ scenery of green fields, empty beaches and caves are only waiting to be explored.
Join us on one of our adventures in the warmer parts of the world! Travelling in small groups, we explore rivers, deserts, canyons, jungles and wide, open spaces. Staying in comfortable locations and enjoying good food, we’re focusing on five star experiences in some of the finest wilderness areas in the world, whether looking for big cats, rare birds or fascinating reptiles.