Explore the Arctic in Ultra Luxury with Silversea Expeditions


As the first to launch luxury polar expedition cruises, Silversea Expeditions have a wealth of destination expertise to share with you. Their advanced ice-class ships access the farthest-flung regions opening a world of possibilities in superlative comfort. With the highest expert-to-guest ratio in the industry, they offer you invaluable insights to enrich your voyage. 

Step into unprecedented levels of luxury in the heart of some of the most remote destinations on the planet. Intimate yet spacious, their expedition ships accommodate less than 300 guests to ensure you always experience the highest level of personal service with their famous 24/7 butler service ensuring no request is too big or small. The finest dining at sea means that however far you are from home, you never compromise on luxury.


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Svalbard offers you a fantastic introduction to the Arctic. A deserted archipelago full of other-worldly landscapes, polar bears, walrus, whales and ice. Sailing 80 degrees north, depending on ice conditions, you may find yourself anywhere from 600 to 400 miles from the North Pole. Here, you’ll learn about polar history and experience this extraordinary region on foot, by Zodiac® and in utmost luxury onboard.

Located halfway between the northernmost tip of Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard is the Land of the Polar Bear – a High Arctic archipelago of rugged mountains, towering ice caps, immense glaciers and deep frozen fjords. The immense silence creates a tranquillity unrivalled almost anywhere on Earth. There’s nothing like suddenly hearing chunks of ice break off a millennial glacier from the seat of a Zodiac® while floating on the icy sea. Up there in the frozen north, the world’s most seasoned expedition experts will take you closer to the heart of the Arctic to reveal the true wonder of this region.



Greenland promises a paradise on the world’s largest island. In Northern and Eastern Greenland, polar bears, Arctic foxes, musk oxen, walruses, rare various species of birds and wild reindeer roaming across the tundra will delight nature lovers. Western Greenland offers even more opportunities to explore the island’s stunning coastal scenery, plus they sail at the perfect time of year to maximise your chances of seeing Humpback and Fin whales.

Silversea’s ships can access even the smallest locations in this unspoilt paradise, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat where you can walk on one of the world’s largest ice fjords. Skimming across the icy sea by Zodiac®, you’ll venture deeper into the great island’s coastline to explore the beauty of almost inaccessible scenery and see the incredible marine wildlife. 

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Go beyond ordinary expeditions with Silversea’s extensive experience, bringing you deeper insight into local communities and their resilience to live in such remote places. Visit tiny villages with expansive histories, accompanied by expert anthropologists who share their knowledge and insights into the local way of life. 

Canadian Arctic

Follow famous Arctic adventurers on an expedition to fantastic fjords, fierce wildlife and fractured lands in Canada’s far north. Sail the legendary Northwest Passage to captivating islands, home to Inuit hamlets and rare species. Incredible wildlife can also be seen on land, in the sea and across the skies. These include chances to see Beluga whales playing in the water of Hudson Bay, rare bird breeding cycles and migrations, and of course the mighty polar bear. 

Their state-of-the-art ships travel earlier in the season when there’s still ice and go further into hidden and unexplored areas. The unrivalled 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio means fascinating anthropologists, historians, marine experts and more are on hand to enrich your understanding of the Canadian Arctic and help you appreciate its natural beauty. Spectacular frozen fjords, infinite sweeping ice-sheets framed by majestic snow-topped mountains rising above it all and colourful dots of human habitation punctuating the shoreline – prepare for sights you’ve never seen. 


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When it comes preparing for an Arctic adventure, Trailfinders are perfectly placed to tailormake the voyage of your dreams. We have a dedicated and highly knowledgeable Expedition Cruise team who offer expert and impartial advice on choosing the right itinerary and the right ship for your perfect expedition cruise holiday. Our team have made countless voyages to this region and are always happy to share their first hand experience. Call us today to start planning the expedition holiday of a lifetime.


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