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Fiona2Welcome to Arcturus

Imagine navigating through sea ice on a great polar adventure, paddling through pristine icy waters by kayak, driving your own dog sledge, crossing snowy mountain ranges, landing by helicopter in a volcanic crater, eating reindeer meat with herders in their yurt, close encounters with brown or polar bears, swimming in a hot thermal river or being serenaded by your pack dogs in the evening…

Welcome to Arcturus - a world away from everyday life. We are a small niche travel company specialising in tailored polar tours and committed to providing the highest level of personal service. With over 40 years' experience in leading expeditions for small groups of people and as one of the foremost operators to the polar regions, I believe we offer an unparalleled selection of extraordinary expeditions and voyages to the Arctic, Antarctic, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, The Faroe Islands and some of the remotest parts of Russia.

Arcturus was one of the pioneers of Arctic wildlife tours. Our itineraries are based on years of local research and the experiences of early expeditions, often science-based, to these isolated regions. Our land-based expeditions focus on enjoying the wildlife and scenery of remote places through walking, dog-sledging, skiing and camping. At sea, we act as agents for selected operators of adventure voyages in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

So if you have ever dreamed of an epic voyage on an icebreaker or perhaps even under sail, or you yearn to experience life in some of the world’s most remote communities, I would love to help make it happen for you. Nothing delights me more than sharing my ideas and experiences with other eager travellers, so do give me a call and I will be happy to discuss your thoughts. 

It’s all there waiting for you to discover, all you need to decide is when.

“I don’t think I will ever forget my first sight of a polar bear in the wild - enjoying an early morning meal on a piece of floating ice and then swimming nonchalantly away. It’s something that will stay with me forever”.
Fiona Brijnath, Director