43-night From the Arctic to Antarctica Cruise

Cruise Line:
Viking
Ship:
Viking Polaris
Destination:
Tromso/Buenos Aires
Departure Date:
9/21/2022
Length:
43
Offer ID:
1395008


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Tromso
9/21/2022
9/21/2022

Enjoy the appealing frontier atmosphere at this ancient whaling capital and base for expeditions to the North Pole.

Reine
9/22/2022
9/22/2022

No information currently available.

Vaeroy
9/23/2022
9/23/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/24/2022
9/24/2022

No information currently available.

Lerwick, Shetland Island
9/25/2022
9/25/2022

The Shetland Islands are Great Britain's most northerly islands, situated nearly fifty miles northeast of the Orkneys. Lerwick is the capital of the principal island of Mainland and is Britain's most northerly town. Founded on the fishing industry and with strong Viking connections, little now remains of the old village of Lerwick. Features of interest include the Cromwellian Fort Charlotte and annual Norse fire festival, Up-Helly-Aa, held every January. On the southern tip of the island is Jarlshof, site of ruins of several Stone Age and Bronze Age dwellings as well as wheel-houses from the Iron Age. Elsewhere on the island is Clichimin Broch, another prehistoric site containing a Bronze Age fort.

Stornoway
9/26/2022
9/26/2022

The name Stornoway comes from the Norse for "Steering Bay", an indication of the early origins of the town. As the best natural harbor in the Western Isles it was a focus for development, and Stornoway Castle was built as early as 1100 by the MacNicol family. Today's Stornoway is a busy, attractive town and the largest settlement in the Western Isles. The shape of the town is defined by the harbour, which partially surrounds it. Visit an interesting range of shops pleasantly different from the usual outlets colonising most UK High Streets. Visitors to Stornoway should be aware that Sunday observance is strong here. Most transport links to Lewis and Harris, and within them, do not operate on a Sunday. Most shops, petrol stations, cafes, pubs, visitor attractions are closed on Sundays, as are at least some public toilets.

Iona
9/27/2022
9/27/2022

Iona is a remote, low-lying, and treeless green island with high cliffs and rolling meadows. It lies off the southwestern coast of Mull across the Sound of Iona. It's only 1 mile by 3 1/2 miles. Staffa, with its famous musical cave, is a 75 acre island in the Inner Hebrides, lying to the west of Mull.

Killybegs
9/28/2022
9/28/2022

Killbegs offers visitors a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy. The majestic mountains surrounding the town offer great hiking, and walking trails. While culture lovers can visit the Maritime and Heritage Center, and Clachan Folk Village Museum. Killbegs is also an excellent area for water sports, including surfing, diving, kite-surfing, and water skiing. Killybegs is famous for its carpets and tapestries, which are hand-knotted in the Turkish style. Carpets from Killbegs adorn the White House, the Vatican, and Buckingham Palace.

Inishmore
9/29/2022
9/29/2022

No information currently available.

Ventry Harbour
9/30/2022
9/30/2022

No information currently available.

Tresco
10/1/2022
10/1/2022

No information currently available.

Cork
Suggested Private Excursion
10/2/2022
10/2/2022

A town of churches, bridges and pubs, Cork is best known for Blarney Castle where you are invited to kiss the famed stone to acquire the "gift of gab." St. Patrick Street, the town's main thoroughfare, is good for shopping and people watching. See the Shandon bells in St. Anne's church. Those who are willing to climb the 134 winding steps to the top of the steeple will be rewarded with a wondrous view of the city, harbor and hills.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cork's Fabulous Food Trail - Half Day Tour

Cork - Blarney & Kinsale - Full Day Tour

Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour (4 hours) (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour - 4 Hours (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Cork’s Culture and Heritage – full day tour

Cork
Suggested Private Excursion
10/3/2022
10/3/2022

A town of churches, bridges and pubs, Cork is best known for Blarney Castle where you are invited to kiss the famed stone to acquire the "gift of gab." St. Patrick Street, the town's main thoroughfare, is good for shopping and people watching. See the Shandon bells in St. Anne's church. Those who are willing to climb the 134 winding steps to the top of the steeple will be rewarded with a wondrous view of the city, harbor and hills.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cork's Fabulous Food Trail - Half Day Tour

Cork - Blarney & Kinsale - Full Day Tour

Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour (4 hours) (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour - 4 Hours (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Cork’s Culture and Heritage – full day tour

At Sea
10/4/2022
10/4/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/5/2022
10/5/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/6/2022
10/6/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/7/2022
10/7/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/8/2022
10/8/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/9/2022
10/9/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/10/2022
10/10/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/11/2022
10/11/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/12/2022
10/12/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/13/2022
10/13/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/14/2022
10/14/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/15/2022
10/15/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/16/2022
10/16/2022

No information currently available.

Rio de Janeiro
10/17/2022
10/17/2022

Brazilians say that God made the rest of the world in six days, and devoted the seventh to Rio. The jagged Sugarloaf rises from dark blue Guanabara Bay, with legendary beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema in the foreground, forested mountains behind. This great city has an enticing atmosphere of samba and fun, and its locals are as joyous as they are beautiful.


Rio de Janeiro
10/18/2022
10/18/2022

Brazilians say that God made the rest of the world in six days, and devoted the seventh to Rio. The jagged Sugarloaf rises from dark blue Guanabara Bay, with legendary beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema in the foreground, forested mountains behind. This great city has an enticing atmosphere of samba and fun, and its locals are as joyous as they are beautiful.


Paranagua
10/19/2022
10/19/2022

Tucked along the rim of a serene, well-protected lagoon, prosperous Paranagua has been modernized to accommodate its growing status as one of Brazil’s most important ports for exporting coffee. Still, the city hasn’t forgotten its proud colonial past, which dates back more than 400 years. The historic center reveals treasures such as the Church of Sao Benedito, where slaves once worshipped, and the Museum of Archaeology and Popular Art, a former Jesuit college that now houses a fine collection of local artifacts, including intricate baskets, fine lace and fishing implements of the early Tupi-Guarani Indians. From Paranaqua, visitors can reach Iguaçu Falls, an amazing natural phenomenon comprised of 275 individual waterfalls that span the broad Iguaçu River, which separates Brazil from Argentina. Niagara Falls is but a trickle in comparison to this thundering, must-see attraction in the heart of the jungle.

At Sea
10/20/2022
10/20/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/21/2022
10/21/2022

No information currently available.

Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
10/22/2022
10/22/2022

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
10/23/2022
10/23/2022

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Montevideo
Suggested Private Excursion
10/24/2022
10/24/2022

Slightly threadbare and charmingly out of date, Montevideo harks back to pre-war days when it was the "Switzerland of South America." Art deco and art nouveau façades reflect this flourishing past, while the impressive Plaza Independencia, with its colonnades and open-air cafés, is a perfect place to savor the present.

Suggested Private Excursions

Montevideo - Highlights Tour - 4 hours

At Sea
10/25/2022
10/25/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/26/2022
10/26/2022

No information currently available.

Falkland Islands
10/27/2022
10/27/2022

Though next door to South America and Antarctica, the Falklands are British through and through, with peat fires burning in every hearth and teatimes to set your clock by. Located northeast of Cape Horn, the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are the most easily accessible sub-Antarctic islands. Their off-the-beaten-track location and intriguing history make for a unique destination. A rough stone road has been built most of the way to Gypsy Cove now, and vehicles may be available for private tours. Visits to Cape Pembroke Lighthouse or to some of the battlefield sites may also be possible.

Falkland Islands
10/28/2022
10/28/2022

Though next door to South America and Antarctica, the Falklands are British through and through, with peat fires burning in every hearth and teatimes to set your clock by. Located northeast of Cape Horn, the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are the most easily accessible sub-Antarctic islands. Their off-the-beaten-track location and intriguing history make for a unique destination. A rough stone road has been built most of the way to Gypsy Cove now, and vehicles may be available for private tours. Visits to Cape Pembroke Lighthouse or to some of the battlefield sites may also be possible.

Drake Passage
10/29/2022
10/29/2022

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Antarctica
10/30/2022
10/30/2022

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
10/31/2022
10/31/2022

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
11/1/2022
11/1/2022

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Drake Passage
11/2/2022
11/2/2022

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
11/3/2022
11/3/2022

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

Land Tour: Air Travel
11/3/2022
11/3/2022

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
11/3/2022
11/3/2022

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
9/21/2022
Number of Nights
43
Cruise Inclusions:
Discover the stark beauty of the polar north. Although over half this land is covered by glaciers, a delicate ecosystem thrives here under the midnight sun. We are able to sail this far north thanks to a branch of the Gulf Stream which brings navigable seas and warmer weather to the region each summer. Svalbard is one of the world’s most remote regions, offering a beautiful, pristine wilderness where animals are uniquely adapted to life in the extreme cold. Here are some highlights you may experience during your journey:
  • Glimpse native species such as polar bears and Svalbard reindeer
  • Learn the mining and whaling history of Svalbard and Barensburg
  • Cruise through the "ice fjord" past jagged snow-covered peaks
  • Get an intimate view of beluga, minke and white whales by RIB
  • Visit Longyearbyen's seed vault and northernmost church
  • Discover Arctic beauty by cross-country ski, snowshoe or dogsled
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdra

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Offer ID:
1395008

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Company Info

Kathleen Stahl Travel Services
529 36th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-8091