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Arctic & Antarctica

Holidays in the Arctic and Antarctica

A journey to the earth's polar regions is an experience like no other. Following in the footsteps of intrepid explorers, discovering vast unspoilt vistas of ice and snow and having astonishing wildlife encounters - this is travel that only a very fortunate few have experienced.
Expert Travel Consultants

Almost all of our Polar Team have travelled to the Arctic or Antarctic. For expert independent advice on choosing the right itinerary to make the most of these regions’ spectacular scenery and wildlife, talk to our dedicated Polar Team.


Antarctic Cruises
Discover once-in-a-lifetime explorations of the Antarctic - a world of sea and ice awaits. The word ‘cruise’ can be a bit misleading. Expedition cruises aren’t leisure cruises, but focus on giving passengers the means of dynamically experiencing and interacting with the Arctic's & Antarctica’s ecosystem. 

Arctic Cruises
A cruise to the magical waters of the High Arctic allows you to take advantage of long daylight hours whilst enjoying a spectacular landscape of dramatic fjords and gigantic glaciers.

Yukon Great Escape
8 days / 7 nights
from €1,202
  • Scenery & wildlife
  • Gold mining history
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

  • Northern Lights Of Yukon
    4 days / 3 nights
    from €464
  • Northern Lights
  • SS Klondike
  • Whitehorse City Tour

  • Best of Yukon & Alaska
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €3,214
  • Anchorage
  • Denali National Park
  • Dawson City
  • Skagway
  • Valdez
  • Seward

  • Alaska & Yukon's Golden Frontiers - Motorhome Holiday
    16 days / 15 nights
    from €737
  • Kluane National Park
  • Dawson City
  • Scenic highways

  • Northern Lights & Whistler Delights
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €2,573
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Northern Lights

  • Ultimate Polar Bear Tour (Lazy Bear Lodge)
    6 days / 5 nights
    from €4,684
  • Unique location
  • Polar bear viewing
  • Expert guide
  • Rustic accommodation

  • Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure (Lazy Bear Lodge)
    7 days / 6 nights
    from €3,931
  • Unique location
  • Wildlife watching
  • Expert guides
  • Rustic accommodation


    Follow in the footsteps of of Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Franklin and many more as you journey to the world's last great wildernesses.
    A holiday to Antarctica is a once in a lifetime encounter like no other, visiting fabled destinations that only the privileged few are lucky enough to explore. Revel at awe-inspiring beauty, mesmerising ice structures and a staggering array of wildlife. Discover remote sites, follow in the path of the world’s greatest explorers and conquer your own personal challenge of reaching the Earth’s great wilderness frontiers.
    The Arctic Circle encompasses eight countries and a vast wilderness of dramatic mountains, rugged islands and huge ice sheets. Home to an incredible variety of wildlife, the area has drawn naturalists, hardy explorers and those seeking tranquillity for hundreds of years. There are a number of places to enjoy an Arctic holiday and a number of wonderful ways to do it.
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    We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.

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    Arctic & Antarctica Fast Facts

    Time Zone


    Flight Time to Arctic & Antarctica


    Visa Required?

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Recommended Immunisations


    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Arctic & Antarctica from just €83 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for Irish citizens holding a valid Irish passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine Irish childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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