North Pole Holidays and Vacations 2025 & 2026

Our epic holidays to the North Pole offer a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to reach the top of the Earth in the comfort and safety of a luxury icebreaker.

North Pole Holidays: The Ultimate Polar Experience

For most, reaching the North Pole is a dream, but it becomes a thrilling reality for a handful of adventurous travelers each year. Now, for the first time, you can embark on this adventure in comfort and ease aboard Le Commandant Charcot. 

Journey north through the pack ice on the world’s only and first purpose-built luxury icebreaker cruise ship. Led by a team of experts and naturalists, explore the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean, an extraordinary habitat home to polar bears, walruses and other wildlife. 

Our North Pole holidays and vacations offer you the chance to explore the heart of the Arctic in unseen levels of comfort. Be a polar explorer yourself and join us on a holiday to the North Pole that will create memories that last a lifetime.

North Pole Holidays & Vacations 2025

Browse our collection of North Pole Holidays and Vacations departing in 2025. Choose from The Geographic North Pole expedition from Svalbard to the North Pole or the Trans Arctic Expedition from Svalbard to Nome in Alaska via the North Pole.

Geographic North Pole PONANT
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Aug 21 - Sep 5 2025
15 Nights

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Geographic North Pole PONANT
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Jul 7 - Jul 22 2025
15 Nights

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No Single Supplement
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Aug 6 - Aug 21 2025
15 Nights

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Trans Arctic Icebreaker cruise to the North Pole
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Nome, Alaska
Sep 5 - Sep 25 2025
20 Nights

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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Jul 22 - Aug 6 2025
15 Nights

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Why Choose A Holiday To The North Pole?

Whilst the North Pole may not be considered a typical holiday destination, the allure of exploring one of the Earth’s least encountered regions draws travellers from all over the world each year. 

Combining a luxury experience and polar exploration, Le Commandant Charcot is not just an icebreaker, but a 5-star floating hotel. Guests can indulge in spacious staterooms with private balconies, fine dining at our gourmet restaurants, an on-deck heated lagoon and interior pool, a sauna with a view, and a spa for total comfort and relaxation on their journey to the North Pole.

Observation deck 9 on Le Commandant Charcot with guests watching the ice navigation

North Pole Holiday Itineraries in 2025

expedition cruise ships Le Commandant Charcot in the sea ice in Greenland north pole holiday

The Geographic North Pole | 15 Nights / 16 Days 

Sailing from the most northerly town on Earth, Longyearbyen in Svalbard, this itinerary sails north to reach the Geographic North Pole. Return charter flights between Paris and Longyearbyen are included for your convenience. See Expedition

Trans Arctic  Via The North Pole | 20 Nights / 21 Days

This adventurous expedition sails from Longyearbyen to the Geographic and magnetic poles before crossing the frozen Arctic Ocean to reach Nome in Alaska. Outbound charter flights are included from Paris to Longyearbyen and between Nome in Alaska and Seattle in the USA. See Expedition.

Fully Inclusive North Pole Holiday Packages with 100% Financial Protection

Our North Pole holiday packages include an icebreaker expedition to the North Pole, food and drinks, accommodation in your choice of suite on the luxury icebreaker Le Commandant Charcot, and charter flights between Paris and Longyearbyen. We also provide an expedition parka to keep you warm throughout your adventure. 

All our North Pole holiday packages come with 100% financial protection, ensuring your investment is secure. In the unlikely event of unforeseen circumstances, you can rest assured that your money is fully protected.

walking on the sea ice close to the North Pole

North Pole Holidays Departing From the UK and Europe

Zodiac cruising on a North Pole holiday

Our North Pole holidays depart with a charter flight between Paris and Longyearbyen, where you will board Le Commandant Charcot on your North Pole adventure. For guests travelling from the UK and Europe, flights to Paris and a hotel stay the night before the charter flight can be included.

From the USA and Canada

Direct flights to Paris can be included from your choice of departure airports in the USA or Canada. In Paris, you will join a charter flight to Longyearbyen to embark on the expedition. We recommend a two-day stopover in Paris to allow ample time in case of any delays. 

From the rest of the world

Our North Pole holidays commence in Paris with a charter flight to Longyearbyen. Our Travel Experience team can provide flights from anywhere in the world to Paris and hotel accommodations before the expedition. 

Why Book Your Holiday With North Pole Cruises?

  • We are specialists in North Pole Holidays and vacations, with a wealth of experience helping our travellers reach the magical North Pole.
  • We guarantee the best price for your North Pole holiday when you book and provide extra service and impartial advice at no additional cost. To book your North Pole holiday, select your preferred itinerary and contact our Travel Experience Team to secure your spot.
  • We offer the largest selection of North Pole Holidays and itineraries.
  • 100% financial protection is included with all North Pole holidays so that you can book with confidence.
  • Our Dedicated Travel Experience Team offers free, no-obligation advice and can share first-hand experience to help you plan your Holiday to the North Pole. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure, contact us today to start planning your journey to the top of the world.
stern view of Le Commandant Charcot in the sea ice on the way to the North Pole

Highlights of a North Pole Holiday

two expedition guides near the North Pole

The Ultimate Polar Expedition On A Luxury Icebreaker

Embark on a thrilling journey across the Arctic ice aboard an icebreaker ship, navigating through the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean.

Reach The North Pole

Feel the excitement build as you reach the North Pole, a moment few have the privilege of experiencing. Step foot on the ice on the most northerly point on Earth.
polar bear close to the north pole

Real Exploration

Explore deep into the frozen wonderland of the Arctic Ocean. Encounter the majestic creatures of the Arctic, from playful polar bears and curious seals to majestic walruses. Our expert guides ensure you have a safe and unforgettable wildlife experience.
sea ice close to the North Pole with sunlight

Unmatched Beauty and Serenity

The North Pole offers a pristine, untouched landscape that is both beautiful and serene. Here, you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature in its purest form.
expedition leader on an icebreaker cruise

Expert-Led Adventures

Our team of seasoned polar guides and naturalists, with their in-depth knowledge and experience, are not just guides, but your companions on this journey. They ensure that every aspect of your journey is safe, informative, and exhilarating. With their guidance, you'll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Arctic environment and its inhabitants.
luxury indoor area on Le Commandant Charcot

Luxury Experience

From fine dining to relaxing in the onboard sauna or enjoying an outdoor heated lagoon as you sail through the sea ice, a holiday to the North Pole is a refined experience with every detail taken care of.

Holidays To The North Pole FAQ

Due to the narrow window in the sea ice and climate, North Pole holidays and vacations take place between July and September each year. We have regular departures from late July throughout August and into September.

We are deeply committed to preserving the Arctic’s delicate ecosystem. Our eco-friendly practices, such as minimizing waste and carbon emissions, ensure that your visit not only positively impacts this fragile environment but also contributes to its long-term preservation.

Le Commandant Charcot demonstrates a massive advancement in sustainability, with hybrid electric engines powered by LNG that reduce emissions, battery banks that create efficiency, an onboard waste treatment plant, and the use of recycled thermal energy throughout the ship. A dedicated onboard officer is committed to measuring and reducing the ship’s impact in the polar regions.

All our partners are members of AECO and follow strict protocols to ensure wildlife is not disturbed and that the expedition leaves no trace. 


An expedition is always subject to weather and sea ice. The expeditions are timed to allow the best opportunity to reach the North Pole. While nothing can ever be guaranteed on an expedition in the polar regions, the ship has a 100% success rate in reaching the North Pole on previous expeditions.

The cost of a North Pole holiday in 2025 starts from £31,170 ($39,558) per person based on double occupancy of a Prestige Stateroom on Deck 6. It includes return charter flights between Paris and Longyearbyen. To get a quote for your North Pole Holiday based on your preferences, please contact our Travel Experience Team.

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