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Arctic Group Tours for Solo Travellers

Experience our group tours to the Arctic, designed for solo travellers looking to explore with like-minded adventurers

Why travel solo to the Arctic?

Embark on a journey to the Earth’s northernmost region where the ever-shifting frozen landscapes become your playground.

Isolated by harsh winters, the Arctic remains one of the world’s most untouched wildernesses: the realm of polar bears, whales, wolves and reindeer that are specially adapted to the cold. However, for the solo group traveller, there are a wealth of adventures to be had. 

Cruise the spectacular fjords of Svalbard, spotting seals, orcas and humpback whales from the comfort of your expedition ship. Snowmobile or husky sled across Northern Finland’s icy tundra before gathering round a campfire to watch the Northern Lights. Or hike across otherworldly Icelandic glaciers before soaking in geothermal pools overlooking the Arctic Sea.  

Life above the Arctic Circle might seem remote, but the good news? You don’t have to go as far as the North Pole to experience it; these European trips have it covered. 



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Top places to visit in the Arctic

Grimsey Island, Iceland

Just 5 sq km in size, Grimsey is located off Iceland’s north coast and is the only part of the country within the Arctic Circle. The human population numbers less than 100, however the sea cliffs are home to thousands of breeding seabirds, including puffins which can be seen from April to August.

Muonio, Finland

Located in far northwest Finland, this town is set on the banks of the Muonio River and boasts some of the cleanest air in the world. Its pollution-free skies make for one of the best spots to see the Northern Lights. From here, you can also grab some cross-country skis and set off into the Finnish wilderness.

Rovaniemi, Finland

If you want to visit the ‘official’ hometown of Santa Claus, head to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland in northern Finland, where every day feels like Christmas. While you’re there, don’t miss a visit to Arktikum – a cutting edge museum and science centre – for a great introduction to the region.

Svalbard, Norway

Stunning polar landscapes of glaciers, islands and fjords. Dog sledding and snowmobiling adventures under the Midnight Sun, and incredible wildlife like polar bears, walruses and whales. This pristine archipelago up in the Arctic Circle is one of Europe’s last great wildernesses and best explored on a polar expedition cruise.

Trips to The Arctic

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12 Days in Europe

Arctic Norway & Svalbard

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4 Days in Europe

Finland's Secret Island

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5 Days in Europe

Unknown Iceland

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Arctic facts

What countries does the Arctic include?

The Arctic is the area above the Arctic Circle, a line that runs 66.5° north of the Equator. It includes parts of Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States.

Timezone

The Arctic ice cap itself (including the North Pole) has no time zone.

Top three experiences

1. Spot polar bears in Svalbard
2. Ice hike across a glacier
3. Husky sled through the forest

Top five dishes to try

1. Baltic herring – freshly salted, fried, baked or smoked
2. Kumla – potato dumplings
3. Lefse – flatbread made with potatoes
4. Plokkfiskur – mashed fish stew
5. Fermented shark – usually paired with a shot of schnapps

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Average temp in high season

What's the weather like?

The Arctic generally experiences short, cool summers with up to 24 hours of daylight, and long, cold winters when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon. In some regions, average January temperatures are lower than -40°C (-40°F). In summer, the long days of sunshine thaw the top layer of frozen ground and bring average temperatures above 10°C (50 °F).

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