Polar Cruises & Adventure Tours


Choose from our range of incredible Arctic and Antarctic adventures, all expertly guided and carefully designed for an unforgettable vacation.

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MT Sobek Experience


The poles are the last two bastions of raw wilderness—massive, icy horizons painted in electric blue. Scarcely habitable by humans, yet teeming with unusual wildlife, this is as remote as Earth gets. Since 1989, when an MT Sobek group included the first Americans to reach the South Pole via ski expedition, we’ve distinguished our polar adventure tours through unique itineraries and our partnerships with the regions’ best operators. Polar Latitudes recruits the world’s leading scientists, naturalists, and environmentalists. Antarctica21 created the unique plane-and-expedition ship travel option. Experience remote, rugged, and untouched landscapes in the company of experts.

Polar Cruising

We choose to cruise aboard small, highly navigable ice-strengthened vessels (not behemoth cruise ships), enabling us to easily navigate glacier-filled fjords, and hop into Zodiacs and kayaks for up-close wildlife encounters ashore. In order to offer the widest selection of travel dates and flexibility for our guests, MT Sobek works directly with the ship owners to book MT Sobek travelers on scheduled departures throughout the year.

Our Polar Promise

We are pleased to offer our in-house expertise and services to assist you every step of the way at no extra added cost. This means that you’ll get the assistance of a knowledgeable Polar Trip Consultant to help you choose the right adventure for you! From bucket-list explorations in Antarctica to the icy realms of polar bears and narwhals, we can bring your adventure dreams to life.

Expert Guides

Our polar adventures are led by specially trained expert guides who will take you on an immersive, insider adventure. Whether you cruising through Canada’s Northwest Passage, around the Svalbard Archipelago, or crossing the Weddell Sea, you will hear insightful lectures from naturalists and disembark for guided shore excursions that add perspective and safe encounters with wildlife.

What Our Guests Say

It’s true that our guests say it best! Read what adventurers like you are saying about MT Sobek’s polar tours, from the expert guides to the special moments. “The Fly & Cruise is the best way to maximize your time on “The White Continent” and is a terrific value.” Pam M. MT Sobek Guest, Antarctica Fly & Adventure Cruise

Award-Winning Trips

Over the years, we’re proud that our itineraries have been honored as “Tour of a Lifetime” and “World’s Best.” Most recently MT Sobek was voted Best Adventure Travel Company by the readers of USA Today.

We Are Committed to Conservation


MT Sobek is proud to work with local guides and outfitters around the globe who are committed to following Leave No Trace principles and exploring the outdoors responsibly. Everywhere we go, we seek to drive awareness of fragile ecosystems to help support their long-term sustainability.

Plan Your Trip 


Adventures in polar regions are among the most exciting on the planet and our goal is to make it easy to find the perfect itinerary for your skill level. Here’s a handy guide from our trusted team of adventure experts.

Choose Your Adventure

Our polar cruises are generally easy Level 1 & 2 adventures between 8 and 14 days in length. In Antarctica, people most often choose the Fly & Cruise tour, which skips the Drake Passage crossing. Our Arctic adventures cover Norway, Canada and part of northwest Greenland.

Choose Your Style

All of our polar adventures are aboard small and comfortable ice-strengthened vessels, operated by either Polar Latitudes or Antarctica 21. Call us on 800-974-0300 to find out more about these epic polar adventures.

Choose Your Dates

We craft our charters around the best each polar season has to offer. In winter, visit Antarctica during its austral summer, the breeding season for penguins, sea birds, seals, and whales. In summer, head to the Arctic—land of the midnight sun—to seek polar bears, reindeer, walruses, and narwhals.

Ask an Expert


We want you to have the best adventure, so don’t hesitate to call our expert team of adventure specialists at 800-974-0300 to learn more. Or click the button to use our online contact form.