Our polar expeditions journey north of the Arctic Circle and venture into a wilderness where polar bears and other Arctic animals roam amidst stunning, rugged and isolated scenery. Book your once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure with Kandoo Adventures, experts in unforgettable adventure holidays.
Journey past the Arctic Circle to the wild and remote landscapes of the Svalbard Archipelago. This large collection of islands is home to the most northerly inhabited settlements on the planet. Svalbard, or Spitzbergen, is part of the Kingdom of Norway, is the closest habitable location to the North Pole and one of the most isolated places on Earth. Kandoo Adventures specialise in iconic trips to spectacular destinations and the polar regions are definitely more adventurous than many!
The Arctic is one of the starkest places in the world and comprises of an assortment of floating snow covered Arctic sea ice, the Arctic Ocean and its adjacent seas. Not technically a continent, or even a land mass, the area north of the Arctic Circle is like nowhere else on Earth. Travel to this wilderness with Kandoo Adventures and ski across snowy plains, hike the Arctic tundras, kayak along the Arctic shores and camp out on the ice. Trips to the Arctic offer some of the most awe-inspiring scenery you can imagine and a glimpse into world like no other. As you follow in the footsteps of early polar explorers, you’ll be visiting a place where few people have been before.
Svalbard’s eclectic islands include permafrost plains, sprawling tundra, ancient glaciers and ice-covered oceans. Kandoo offer different trips depending on what you want to see here and how long you’d like to explore for. To get here you’d normally fly into Oslo, Norway, before hopping a short flight from Oslo to Svalbard, Longyearbyen. All our trips begin in Longyearbyen before heading out into the wilds, often by Swedish tank. Yes, you read that right, Swedish tank.
Reasons to visit Svalbard with Kandoo, in addition to unrivalled bragging rights, include traversing one of the most remote habitats on Earth, kayaking through the Arctic Ocean and camping on floating ice. The Arctic animals you can expect to see here aren’t found anywhere else outside of this unique climate. Arctic terns, the Arctic fox and Arctic hare, Arctic char and the Arctic wolf all call this wild place home, not forgetting perhaps the most famous of all, the polar bear. Arctic expeditions frequently spot these incredible creatures, one of the largest land-based predators in the world. Our guides are expedition experts and are experienced at finding polar animals whilst keeping you safe in these remote and rugged regions.
The difficulty ratings for our Svalbard Arctic Circle holidays range from moderate to difficult due to the often-challenging terrain, changeable weather conditions and the remote nature of this destination. Only those with a reasonable level of fitness should consider a Svalbard holiday, and some of our trips require previous experience of kayaking and skiing. Make sure you speak to our expert customer service team before booking your adventure, as they’ll be able to help manage your expectations.
If you’re seeking a life-changing experience, then one of our Arctic adventures could be perfect for you. Explore untouched landscapes, unforgettable scenery and experience and adventure like no other with Kandoo Adventures.