Our Arctic Ports

We have a number of different ports that we use for our expeditions in the European Arctic. In Spitsbergen we depart from Longyearbyen and in Iceland our trips depart from Reykjavik. Find out about our ports, and how to get to them, below.


On the Longyearelva River’s south bank, at the head of Adventfjorden, Longyearbyen has recently evolved from coal mining settlement to Arctic adventure gateway. Midnight sun shines on nearby mountains, while just outside town reindeer, Arctic fox and polar bears roam. From here all our Arctic voyages either begin or end.


Thermal pools, museums and galleries, lively nightlife and nearby volcanoes make Iceland’s capital a fascinating place to explore. Perhaps it’s the extremes of nature, where fire and ice collide, that generates this small city’s quirky energy, but it’s a wonderful place for our Jewels of the Arctic voyage to either finish or begin. Ask about our pre and post Reykjavik packages.


Stunning Victorian architecture of locally-quarried stone has earned Aberdeen the title ‘Granite City’, but it’s the nearby North Sea oil fields that have made it the busiest port in Scotland. This lively, prosperous city is where our Scotland voyage ends, and our trip up the Norwegian coast to Spitsbergen begins.

Getting to our Arctic ports

Getting to Reykjavik

Icelandair operates an extensive network of routes to Reykjavik airport from most major cities in Europe and North America. 

Getting to Longyearbyen

Daily flights with Scandinavian Airlines or Norwegian Airlines operate between Oslo and Longyearbyen. Oslo airport is serviced by many major European, Middle Eastern and North American airlines to worldwide destinations.

Getting to Aberdeen

Many airlines offer options for travel to Aberdeen within the UK through London, and there are efficient train services from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. From Aberdeen Airport or Aberdeen Train Station, taxis are the quickest way of getting you to the port.