Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions is uncompromisingly polar, specializing in expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. We have been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years and offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth aboard a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures.

The spirit of exploration runs deep in our polar pedigree and we are passionate about creating transformational experiences for fellow adventurers visiting these regions.

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Our top 23 trips

Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

From: £8200

This is a truly epic adventure through the remote Falkland Islands, the wildlife paradise of South Georgia and the extraordinary landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll enjoy unforgettable enc...

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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

From: £5700

Spend a week exploring the Canadian Arctic at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada. Situated 500 miles (805 km) north of ...

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Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland

From: £9300

Venture far above the Arctic Circle, in a land where the sun never sets and polar bears roam, with the Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland itinerary. You’ll be exploring the northerly ...

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Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay

From: £6600

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of one of Greenland’s most remote regions with the Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay expedition. As you cruise around this enchanting island, sailing ...

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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

From: £10400

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on this diverse expedition — you’ll experience the spectacular flora and fauna of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) before immersing yourself in the uni...

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Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights

From: £5100

For those short on time, the benefits of this expedition are many. You’ll witness the delights of the world’s largest fjord system of Scoresby Sund, discover the fascinating Inuit settlements and p...

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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

From: £8000

You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and...

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Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

From: £6200

Variety is the spice of the Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland adventure, named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime. Check three different Arctic reg...

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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

From: £3100

Pack in all the excitement of an epic long arctic cruise into only seven days with the Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief itinerary. In just a week, you’ll cruise through the pack ice up t...

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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

From: £5500

If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition cruise, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outl...

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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

From: £7300

This adventure is the fastest way to get to the rarely visited South Georgia Island while also stepping foot on the 7th Continent. As we set sail, photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as...

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Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

From: £4400

This voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. You’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Exped...

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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure

From: £6000

Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, and on this voyage we’ll attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is rugged, wil...

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Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland

From: £5900

Explore two of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet with the Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland itinerary. Cruising along Iceland’s mountainous Vestfjords an...

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Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

From: £8600

From impressive icebergs to iconic wildlife to traditional Inuit culture and more, the Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland expedition gives you a generous sampling of...

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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

From: £12100

A short, comfortable flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica has you with boots on the ground in no time, overtaken by the sheer magnitude of the 7th Continent. Fully i...

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Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

From: £5300

Greenland is Europe’s final frontier: its grandeur is unquestionable and yet unknown to most travelers. Sailing along Greenland’s coast is the best way to sample the rich history and diversity of t...

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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

From: £4700

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. And this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetl...

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Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

From: £7800

Follow in the footsteps of early arctic explorers on the Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya expedition, voyaging to two of the most isolated, icy archipelagoes in the ...

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High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos

From: £12000

Explore the most enigmatic and extreme regions of the Russian High Arctic with our epic High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos voyage. In the spirit of a true arctic explorer, you’ll disc...

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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

From: £6100

Not only does this expedition include the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, but it also offers the opportunity to venture farther south across the Antarctic Circle. As you head ...

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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

From: £4995

The Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen itinerary will have you traveling under the midnight sun to some of the most remote islands on the planet, where only a small num...

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Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

From: £7400

For centuries, intrepid explorers were determined to find the Northwest Passage, the fabled and often fatal route of icy channels connecting Europe with Asia. None of their stories is as enduring a...

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