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, based within Devon’s stunning Dartmoor National Park. We specialse in tailored polar tours and are 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, Canadian Arctic 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.
“Speak to Fiona, she’s just brilliant at putting together exactly the itinerary you want with lovely ideas for things you hadn’t thought about to make it really special.”
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.
If you’ve not travelled with us before and are wondering what makes us DIFFERENT from others, it is simply that the company’s owner, Fiona Brijnath, an inveterate traveller herself, will personally look after your holiday arrangements from start to finish.
Based in beautiful Dartmoor National Park, at Arcturus I specialise in helping clients to find the very best of polar travel voyages, expeditions and experiences around the globe.
Small group expeditions and bespoke tours to stunning polar locations for unforgettable encounters with wildlife, local communities and natural history.
Wildlife expedition voyages in small ships to extraordinary locations. The emphasis is on getting ashore for wilderness hikes, searching out wildlife, zodiac cruising, birding, informative lectures and more.
We hope you enjoy sifting through our informative newsletters and brochures which are full of enticing itineraries and the latest travel trends in the polar regions.
When you are thinking of travelling to far flung destinations, it's really important to feel assured about the kind of experiences you are likely to enjoy. Read on for a small selection of trip reports from us and our clients.
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