An additional three new tours to The Arctic are now available costing from just £2,049 per person. Explore is also offering an increased number of five and six day voyages.

New for 2015/16 is the land-based, six day Polar Bears in Churchill designed especially for polar bear enthusiasts. This expedition provides a unique opportunity to admire polar bears up-close, from the comfort of a Tundra Buggy - a bespoke vehicle for polar bear viewing. Adventurers will travel alongside an experienced guide who will explain the bear’s behaviour and they may even be lucky enough to witness the wonder of the Northern Lights!   Commencing in October and November 2015, the tour costs from £3,559 per person to include accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a wildlife guide. 

For those with more time, the new 14 day Across the Arctic Circle voyage follows the Vikings’ way from northeast Scotland to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago. Adventurers will enjoy the history and bird life of the Orkney and Shetland islands; cross the Arctic Circle and follow migrating whales along Norway’s dramatic coastline. Spitsbergen is home to walrus, reindeer and polar bear and boasts a stunning dramatic polar landscape. Departing in June 2015, the tour costs from £4,200 per person to include accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a boat crew.

Alternatively, the 10 day Iceland and Northwest Spitsbergen expedition offers explorers a unique insight into Iceland and Svalbard, Norway. There will be an opportunity to encounter Arctic fox and seals; visit one of the most isolated islands in the world, Jan Mayen, and cross the Barents Sea. You will also sail past Alkhornet, one of the most prominent bird cliffs, home to Kittiwakes. Commencing in July 2015, the tour costs from £3,507 per person to include accommodation, meals, transport and the services of a boat crew.

For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or telephone

0844 875 1895