Viking Expeditions has reimagined adventure voyages for true explorers to facilitate exploration and scientific discovery.

Journey to the unexplored wilderness of Antarctica, the frozen landscapes of the Arctic, or uncover the beauty of North America’s Great Lakes.

Purpose-built for expeditions

Our Polar Class expedition ships hosting 378 guests are purpose-built for expeditions to optimise exploring the remotest parts of the world in comfort. Featuring our signature serene Scandinavian design, they are small enough to navigate remote areas but large enough to provide speed, superior handling, and stability in rough seas. An integrated bow creates a longer waterline and state-of-the-art fin stabilisers allow the ships to glide over the waves for the calmest possible journey, while U-tank stabilisers significantly decrease rolling by up to 50 percent.

In an industry first, our internal marina lets you board expedition craft from directly inside the ship sheltered from wind and waves, and with more indoor and outdoor viewing areas, we get you as close to possible to the most majestic scenery on earth. Another first for polar expedition vessels, all staterooms on board our expedition ships feature a Nordic Balcony, a sunroom that converts into an al fresco viewing platform, so you can feel even closer to nature.

The Thinking Person’s Expedition

As ‘The Thinking Person’s Cruise Line’, we design our itineraries so you can explore and engage with the nature, culture, science, and history of a destination. To embark on a Viking Expedition is to embark on a true adventure – in comfort. Accompanied by a highly skilled expedition team of up to 36 experts, every day brings opportunities for discovery coupled with moments of awe.

On an expedition, as guests of nature we follow its lead. We let the wildlife and the things we observe, like a magnificent glacier calving, set our flexible agenda. We strive to capture incredible moments as they occur, resulting in a unique experience every time we set sail.

Viking Expedition ships have been designed as working research vessels. Not only do they have the most advanced venue for learning at sea and a fully equipped Science Laboratory, their excursions are accompanied by leading expedition experts and distinguished scientists, who encourage guests to participate in collaborative science activities and fieldwork, an experience exclusive to Viking. These scientific opportunities provide a level of onboard education and enrichment never before seen on a cruise ship.

Viking Inclusive Value

Their expedition voyages are excellent value for money. They don’t underestimate the importance of good value, so we include more with your cruise fare. We’ve thought of everything, so you can focus on making your time with us truly memorable.

What’s Included 

  • Nordic Balcony stateroom
  • Complimentary shore excursion or landing in every port
  • Use of kayaks, zodiacs & Special Operations Boats (where available)
  • Viking Expedition Kit including the use of boots, binoculars, waterproof pants and outerwear, plus a Viking Expedition Jacket to keep (Polar itineraries only)
  • All onboard meals
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Speciality tea, coffee and bottled water any time of day
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Access to Nordic Spa facilities
  • All port charges, tipping and gratuities

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