ARCTIC / ANTARCTICA

NOTE: DUE TO CORONA ALL ANTARCTICA OR ARCTIC CRUISES ARE CURRENTLY ON REQUEST PLEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR DEPARTURES PLEASE  CONTACT US AT CONCIERGE@ABOVE-5.COM OR OUR RESERVATION@ABOVE-5.COM

NOTE: DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SHIP IS ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMENDED DEPARTURES FOR PRIVATE GROUPS UP TO 20 PASSENGERS OR INCENTIVE OR CHARTERED DEPARTURES.

From Tromsø
To Tromsø
20 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The onboard expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. The average cruising speed of m/v Plancius is 10.5 knots.

From Embarkation from Ushuaia ( Argentina )
To Disembarkation from Ushuaia ( Argentina )
116 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The onboard expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. The average cruising speed of m/v Ortelius is 10.5 knots.

From Embarkation from Puerto Madryn ( Argentina )
To Disembarkation from Ushuaia ( Argentina )
116 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

PLEASE NOTE: At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –4° C (25°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, and seals.

From Embarkation : Longyearbyen , Spitsbergen
To Disembarkation : Longyearbyen , Spitsbergen
30 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius is an excellent vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica diving and adventure cruises and tours.

From Embarkation: from Longyearbyen
To Disembarkation: from Longyearbyen
5 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

Long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, and temperatures around –4° C (25°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, seals and birds.

From Embarkation : Longyearbyen , Spitsbergen
To Disembarkation : Longyearbyen , Spitsbergen
30 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

Follow the herring and the whales North of the Polar Circle

From Embarkation in Tromsø ( Arctic region in North Norway )
To Disembarkation in Tromsø ( Arctic region in North Norway )
20 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

Follow the herring and the whales North of the Polar Circle

From Embarkation in Tromsø ( Arctic region in North Norway )
To Disembarkation in Tromsø ( Arctic region in North Norway )
20 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This amazing Cruise is heaven for Photographers, Animal and Nature lovers . This voyage offers a wealth of subjects for photographers of all levels and interests. Our photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your skills alongside a professional photographer. Zoom out to capture dramatic landscapes of sweeping moorland and rugged coastlines or go macro to expose the beauty of flowers. You will get plenty of practice with the special art of architectural photography as well. From historical monuments to colourful puffins, the sights on this voyage will make a photographer out of anyone. Our expert will be there to help you make the most of the bounty in your viewfinder.

From Cruise start Plymouth (England)
To Cruise ends Edinburgh (Scotland)
114 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on the open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests must follow the safety instructions of the team. The average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

From Longyearbyen
To Constable Pynt
30 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

The probability of sailing into Scoresbysund is high (based on our experiences from 1993 – 2017), but there is still a chance (about 10%) that ice will obstruct passage into the fjord system. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The onboard expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Average cruising speed for m/v Plancius is 10,5 knots , ​Our voyages are primarily defined as explorations and we spend as much time ashore as possible. We can be flexible, taking advantage of wildlife opportunities by using our zodiacs for both landings and cruises. Our knowledgeable guides assist on these outings, providing detailed information. This is supplemented by lectures on board which covers topics such as wildlife, nature and history.

From Longyearbyen
To Akureyri
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on the open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests must follow the safety instructions of the team. The average cruising speed for s/v Noorderlicht is 6 knots.

From Tromsø
To Senja
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on the open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests must follow the safety instructions of the team. The average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

From Tromsø
To Senja
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on the open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests must follow the safety instructions of the team. The average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots. Perfect for expedition cruising among small islands

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From Tromsø
To Tromsø
30 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

Our newest, most advanced vessel is the world’s first-registered Polar Class 6 cruise ship, exceeding all the latest green requirements of the Polar Code , The chances that we can reach Kvitøya and complete a full Svalbard circumnavigation (based on our experiences from 2013—2017) are about 70%. In case we cannot complete a full circumnavigation, we may make a circumnavigation of Spitsbergen through Hinlopen Strait. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The onboard expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. The average cruising speed for m/v Hondius is 10.5 knots.

From Longyearbyen
To Longyearbyen
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

A 2 day Arctic 4x4 adventure to the Þórsmörk valley. Including a fun drive between two glaciers on rutted tracks and crossing few unbridged glacier rivers. This is the perfect place to see the Northern lights in the winter time! Arctic 4x4 Experience offers guided Iceland tours in the amazing highlands where you do all the driving! A two day Arctic Truck adventure to the Þórsmörk valley, with you driving the Arctic 4x4 to Þórsmörk and seeing beautiful scenery on the way, for example where the glacial flood came down during the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Arctic Experience offers guided self-drive tours in the amazing highlands in Iceland where you do all the driving. With you behind the wheel of the Arctic we take the main road east through the mountains of Helliðsheiði plateau and drive along the south coast. The south part of Iceland is the biggest agriculture area on the island. On the way we will see for example greenhouses, dairy farms and sheep farms. The route has rutted tracks and unbridged glacier rivers. It is impossible to reach the valley on a regular vehicle

From Reykjavík
To Reykjavík
20 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines. CONCIERGE@ABOVE-5.COM

A 2-day Super Truck adventure to the Landmannalaugar Highland paradise. We will be travelling to the most special area our backyard has to offer, over a wide variety of tracks, through breathtaking mountain ranges. Arctic Trucks Experience offers guided Iceland tours in the amazing highlands where you do all the driving!

From Reykjavík
To Reykjavík
20 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines. CONCIERGE@ABOVE-5.COM

Arctic adventure where you drive on one of Europe’s largest glaciers and camp on the glacier! A trip for the thrill-seekers that includes also some of Iceland’s most breathtaking beauty. Arctic Experience offers guided Iceland tours in the amazing highlands where you do all the driving! Are you in for one of Iceland’s most adventurous tours? Then the glacier experience is what you are looking for! A trip that will insist on your focus and skills! After choosing the perfect glacier to explore. You will get to meet the glacier expert that will embark upon this journey with you and get you safe and sound back home. The Arctic ride set sails and you are taken on an amazing trip where you get to see breathtaking nature as you have never seen before! When the Arctic Trucks arrive at the magnificent snow-covered glacier, the tires will be deflated and the guide leads you on a safe path on the glacier. Once the sun is lower on the sky everyone will help set up camp and prepare dinner for the hungry explorers. In the wintertime it is one of the most magical things to see the Northern Lights above your heads before you crawl into the cozy sleeping bags. When the sun rises on the next day, everyone packs up the camping gear and start heading towards civilization. The Glacier Arctic Experience is a challenging trip.

From Reykjavík
To Reykjavík
20 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This memorable voyage starts and finishes in Reykjavík, Iceland. Across the Denmark Strait we explore the stunning Scoresby Sund fjord complex in East Greenland. Here we discover unbelievable scenery, historical sites, massive icebergs, a contemporary Inuit village, and of course the mesmerizing northern lights.

From Reykjavik (Iceland)
To Reykjavik (Iceland)
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This memorable voyage starts and finishes in Reykjavík, Iceland. Across the Denmark Strait we explore the stunning Scoresby Sund fjord complex in East Greenland. Here we discover unbelievable scenery, historical sites, massive icebergs, a contemporary Inuit village, and of course the mesmerizing northern lights.

From Reykjavík-Iceland
To Reykjavík-Iceland
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This memorable voyage starts and finishes in Reykjavík, Iceland. Across the Denmark Strait we explore the stunning Scoresby Sund fjord complex in East Greenland. Here we discover unbelievable scenery, historical sites, massive icebergs, a contemporary Inuit village, and of course the mesmerizing northern lights.

From Reykjavík-Iceland
To Reykjavík-Iceland
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This comprehensive voyage starts in Longyearbyen in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and finishes in Reykjavík, Iceland. In Svalbard, we experience the stark beauty of Spitsbergen’s mountainous northwestern coast while searching for polar bears, marine mammals, and other quintessential Arctic wildlife.

From Longyearbyen
To Iceland
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This extraordinary expedition to Franz Josef Land is as unique and authentic as the place itself. Starting in Longyearbyen in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard, we cross the icy, wildlife-rich Barents Sea to the Russian High Arctic. In Franz Josef Land we discover unparalleled landscapes, wildlife, and history in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the Arctic.

From Longyearbyen
To Svalbard
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This extraordinary expedition to Franz Josef Land is as unique and authentic as the place itself. Starting in Longyearbyen in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard, we cross the icy, wildlife-rich Barents Sea to the Russian High Arctic. In Franz Josef Land we discover unparalleled landscapes, wildlife, and history in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the Arctic.

From Longyearbyen
To Svalbard
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This extraordinary expedition to Franz Josef Land is as unique and authentic as the place itself. Starting in Longyearbyen in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard, we cross the icy, wildlife-rich Barents Sea to the Russian High Arctic. In Franz Josef Land we discover unparalleled landscapes, wildlife, and history in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the Arctic.

From Longyearbyen
To Svalbard
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

This unique voyage departs from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and starting point of our expedition. The famous Castle rising above the city gives immediate evidence of Edinburgh’s rich history. While the Town area boasts medieval architecture, the New Town accommodates newer 18th-century buildings. We then cross the Arctic Circle on our way to the rarely-visited island of Jan Mayen.

From Edinburgh
To Spitsbergen
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –4° C (25°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, and seals. Bird Note: It is still somewhat quiet on the cliffs, as this time of year the cliff-nesting birds are only just picking out their places for breeding, which happens later in June. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests follow the safety instructions of the team. Average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

From Longyearbyen
To Longyearbyen
30 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

Perfect for expedition cruising among small islands.The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. Comfort and Character The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 49,50 meters in length, and 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,8 meters. The average cruising speed on engines is 6,5 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 cabins. 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), and 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

From Longyearbyen
To Longyearbyen
30 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

Perfect for expedition cruising among small islands The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, and temperatures around –4° C (25°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, and seals. Bird Note: It is still somewhat quiet on the cliffs, as this time of year the cliff-nesting birds are only just picking out their places for breeding, which happens later in June. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time).

From Longyearbyen
To Longyearbyen
30 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

>  Greenland: The Land and People. Fewer than 100,000 people call Greenland home, the majority of them Inuit – the indigenous people of the Arctic. Positioned northeast of Canada, Greenland is considered part of North America, though politically it has always been associated with Scandinavia.
Despite the mile-thick ice sheet that covers most of the island, Greenland is home to a variety of wildlife. Numerous land mammals reside along the northern and eastern shores, where human populations are scarce. The waters around Greenland are similarly rich with belugas, blues, fins, Greenland whales (bowheads), minkes, narwhals, and sperm whales. Greenland’s ice sheet is the only one of its size outside Antarctica.

From Akureyri
To Akureyri
100 Adults

Arctic and Antartica are amazing experiences for a life time, check with us for the latest confirmed sailing dates and available cabines.

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The onboard expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. The average cruising speed of m/v Plancius is 10.5 knots. 

From Ushuaia, Argentina
To Ushuaia, Argentina
116 Adults