Sail Through The Icy Seascapes of the Arctic!

small group toursHave you noticed an intrepid explorer stalking your imagination ready to snatch you off to the ends of the earth? Maybe you’ve found a bold adventurer in there, waiting to whisk you somewhere few others ever go? Yes, you do know these two?

Well, Mirrabac’s small-group tour, taking in the remote Arctic region, could be precisely what they have in mind for you.

The Arctic region is just about as far away as your fearless inner ‘friends’ can carry you – almost off the edge of the map. And you inevitably won’t be caught up in a crowd if you venture above the Arctic Circle with us, for a polar cruise around the Svalbard archipelago.

We’ve chosen late summer for this adventure. That’s when the pack ice that chokes the region for much of the year has thawed into ice floes so our small, modern polar expedition ship can get you into the most out-of-the-way spots you’re ever likely to visit.

You’ll sail through icy seascapes in never-ending shades of blue; explore swathes of open tundra, barren but for moss and arctic wildflowers; learn about the Arctic from your onboard guides and experts. You’ll be on the watch for polar bears roaming the sea ice; walrus, whales and seals frolicking in the frigid waters; reindeer and foxes trotting across the landscape. You’ll see flocks of birds congregating at craggy cliffs and crowded breeding sites. And you’ll see astonishingly beautiful sights that you can only imagine right now. Off-boat you’ll be rugged up and ready to go – onboard you’ll be cosy and comfortable.

Svalbard lies halfway between the top of Norway and the North Pole. Before arriving there, you’ll spend a few ‘chill-out’ days exploring mainland Scandinavia to get you in the mood for your arctic adventure. Oslo and Copenhagen will welcome you to this Nordic zone – with heritage and history, fun and fjords on your itinerary. After your encounter with the Arctic, you’ll head to Lapland for some Sami culture then drop down to Stockholm for a Scandinavian finale to your epic journey.

So come north with us for an entrancing journey… feel the awe of the Arctic and skip to the beat of Scandinavia

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What You Can Experience In And Around The Arctic

Enjoy an epic exploration high in the Arctic Ocean, just 1,300km south of the North Pole.

Breathtaking natural wilderness of sweeping open tundra, craggy mountain peaks, crystal-like glacial structures and fjord-indented coastlines.

Wander around at the top of the world, a naturalist’s paradise

We’ll keep watch for polar bear, reindeer, arctic fox, walrus, seals, dolphin, whale.

Guillemots, kittiwakes and little auks, huge colonies of seabirds populating the cliffs and shores

Lots of late summer daylight, soft and gentle, great for photography.

Picture perfect, some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Picturesque Oslo, charming Bergen, colourful Stockholm, wonderful Copenhagen.

Dynamic sea-city, capital of Finland.

Palaces, castles, museums, heritage buildings.

Arctic, Nordic, Viking and Sami.

Land of the reindeer and home of the Sami people for several thousand years.

Doesn’t this just make you want to hop on a plane?

Tour Dates

Our next tour starts on 15 August – 9 September 2020

Depart Auckland,
New Zealand

NZD $20,895

*includes return economy airfares Auckland

Depart Australia (Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne)

AUD $19,765

*includes return economy airfares

*price subject to change due to airfare and exchange rate increases

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