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This page should provide you with all the information required about travelling to your expedition destination.

  • Antarctica
    Peninsula
  • Ross Sea &
    Commonwealth Bay
  • European Arctic
  • Canadian Arctic
  • Alaska
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    • Getting to your expedition

      Voyages to the Antarctic Peninsula depart from South America and depending on the exact itinerary of your expedition, your ship will embark in either Argentina or Chile. A handful of voyages will also use the port of Montevideo in Uruguay. Inside Chile and Argentina there are a number of ports which the vessels utilise for these expeditions.

      You will need to firstly arrive in either Santiago or Buenos Aires and we would suggesting arriving to the capital city a few days early. This will allow your safe arrival and to overcome any jet lag. If your voyage is departing from Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas you will need to connect on a local carrier to these destinations.

      ANTARCTIC PENINSULA PORTS
      Country Town Port Name Port address
      Argentina Buenos Aires Puerto de Buenos Aires Av. Ing José N. Quartino, Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
      Ushuaia Puerto de Ushuaia Gdor. Ernesto Manuel Campos 1292 4to A, 9410AVZ Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
      Puerto Madryn
      Chile Punta Arenas Puerto de Punta Arenas Casilla 193. Libertador Bernardo 1385. Punta Arenas Chile
      Pueta Williams Puerto Williams
      Uruguay Montevideo Puerto de Montevideo Ný 160 Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 Montevideo Uruguay
      Map
      Antarctic peninsula
    • Flights and Hotels
      CHILE: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport SCL QANTAS

      LAN CHILE
      Taxi AUD$30 Atton El Bosque - from AUD$140p/night

      Altiplanico Bella Artes - from AUD$140p/night
      Galerias Hotel - from AUD$130p/night

      Luciano K - from AUD$180p/night
      The Singula Lastarria - from AUD$530p/night

      Le Reve - from AUD$330p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Punta Arenas Presidente Carlos Ibáñez PUQ LAN CHILE

      Sky Airlines
      Taxi AUD$20 Rey don Felipe - from AUD$230p/night Cabo de Hornos - from AUD$300p/night

      Dreams Hotel - from AUD$430p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Puerto Natales Teniente Julio Gallardo PNT LAN CHILE

      Sky Airlines
      Taxi AUD$20 Altiplanico Sur - from AUD$240p/night Hotel Simple Patagonia - from AUD$210/night The Singular - from AUD$590p/night

      The Remota - from AUD$390p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Calama/San Pedro de Atacama El Loa CJC LAN CHILE

      Sky Airlines
      Hotel Kimal - from AUD$290p/night

      Altiplanico Hotel - from AUD$260p/night
      Terrantai Lodge - from AUD$345 p/night

      Hotel Cumbres - from AUD$350p/night
      Tierra Atacama

      Explora Atacama

      Alto Atacama
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels.
      ARGENTINA: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Buenos Aires Aeroporto International Ezeiza EZE QANTAS

      LAN CHILE

      Air NZ

      Aerolines Argentina
      Taxi AUD$50 Dazzler Recoleta - from AUD$210p/night

      Duque Boutique - from AUD$210p/night
      Mine Boutique - from AUD$220p/night

      Loi Suite - from AUD$320p/night

      Mio Buenos Aires - from UD$430p/night
      Park Hyatt - from AUD$720p/night

      Alvear Palace - from AUD$630p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Aeroparque Jorge Newbery

      Domestic
      AEP Aerolinas Argentina

      LAN CHILE
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Ushuaia Islas Malvinas USH Aerolinas Argentina

      LAN CHILE
      Taxi AUD$20 Las Lengas- from AUD$180p/night

      Hotel Albatross - from AUD$XXp/night
      Hotel Canal Beagle - from AUD$130p/night Arakur Ushuaia - from AUD$320/night

      Los Cauguenes Resort - from AUD$400p/night
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      El Calafate Comandante Armando Tola FTE Aerolinas Argentina

      LAN CHILE
      Taxi AUD$25 Solares del Sur Patagonia - from AUD$115/night Design Suites - from AUD$225/night

      Boutique La Cantera - from AUD$280p/night

      Alto Calafate - from AUD$200p/night
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      Iguazzu Mayor Carlos Eduardo Krause IGR Aerolinas Argentina

      LAN CHILE
      Grand Crucero - from AUD$180 p/night La Cantera - from AUD$210p/night

      Mercure Iguazzu - from AUD$180p/night
      Sherraton Iguazzu - from AUD$390p/night

      Das Cataratas - from AUD$610p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Salta Martín Miguel de Güemes SLA Aerolinas Argentina

      LAN CHILE
      Portezuelo Hotel - from AUD$110p/night

      Casa Real - from AUD$180p/night

      Las Moras Hotel - from AUD$110p/night
      Design Suites Salta - from AUD$220p/night

      House of Jasmine - from AUD$330p/night

      Legado Mitico Salta - from AUD$320p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Mendoza Governor Francisco Gabrielli MDZ Aerolinas Argentina

      LAN CHILE
      Hotel Internacional

      Argentino Hotel
      Villagio Hotel - from AUD$150p/night

      Diplomatic Hotel
      Park Hyatt Mendoza

      Entre Cielos - from AUD$1,300p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels.
    • Important Destination Documents
      Antarctica Cruise General Guidelines Download
      Antarctica Visitor Guidelines Download
      Clothing Decontamination Guidelines Download
      Do Not Pack A Pest Download
      Antarctica & Drones (UAV) Download
      General Information for Wildlife Watching Download
      IAATO Cetacean Guidelines Download
      IAATO Birdwatching Guidelines Download
      IAATO Leopard Seal Watching Guidelines Download
      IAATO Kayaking Underwater Activity Guidelines Download
      Antarctica ClimateChange Download
      IAATO Celebrating 25 Years Download
    • Tourist Visa & Passports

      Please consult your local embassy for visa requirements to South America, mainly Chile and Argentina. Visa requirements are constantly changing so please ensure you have checked with your local consulate as to the correct requirements for your nationality.

      You must also ensure that your passport has a validity of more than six months from the day you intend to return home.

    • Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance inclusive of medical repatriation is mandatory across all bookings with iExpedition.

      Due to the uniqueness of the trips offered by iExpedition and the remote locations they explore, it is important that you discuss your expedition in detail with your preferred provider. At this point it is imperative that you discuss, the region’s your trip will take you and any pre-existing conditions you may have. It is a mandatory requirement of all our providers that you are covered at a high level for medical and emergency repatriation from remote and/or Polar regions.

      Should you be confirming a trip more than 365 days in advance, you may need to consider an insurance provider, which provides policies 18 months in advance. Alternatively, deposit/cancellation insurance is worth considering.

      iExpedition recommends the following insurance providers around the world.

    • Expedition Checklist

      When packing for your expedition in a polar region it is best to think of your required gear in terms of the layering technique:

      Base Layer This is the layer closest to your skin and what will ultimately keep you from feeling cold. We recommend capilene or merino wool thermal underwear and heavy wool socks.
      Insulation Layer The insulation layer traps the heat generated by your thermals, so is extremely important. Loft garments are an excellent choice, alternatively items such as polar fleece are also very effective.
      Outer Layer This layer is what protects you from the environment and includes; boot, waterproof pants, jacket and gloves.
      Item Notes
      Expedition Jacket Some expedition operators will provide you with an expedition jacket. Regardless of this, we suggest you always travel with a good Goretex waterproof outer. If you are required to provide a jacket, a good quality Goretex style jacket with hood is best, that will allow you to layer appropriately underneath.
      Waterproof Pants These need to be a waterproof shell with a loose fitting leg, to go over your boots.
      Waterproof Gloves & Mittens Waterproof gloves and mittens are essential. We would certainly recommend gloves with individual fingers, as you will need to be holding on to the Zodiac and for ease of taking photos.
      Thermal Underwear Good quality capilene or merino wool is best.
      Polar Fleece Jacket A polar fleece or woolen jumper is great to have on under your outer waterproof layer.
      Woolen Sweaters A woolen sweater is great underneath your expedition jacket, as you may like to take your heavy expedition jacket off when you reach the shore.
      Warm trousers You will want to have a pair of loose fitting trousers to wear underneath your waterproof pants.
      Inner soles Not essential, but inner soles, merino if possible will add comfort to your expedition boots.
      Socks Merino socks are best as they will keep your feet warm if they should get wet.
      Headgear Beanies, scarfs and neck gaiters are a must!
      Sunglasses Polarised glasses will provided added definition on bright sunny days
      Binoculars It is recommended to carry your own binoculars, so you have them with you at all times on the ships decks, zodiac and shore landings
      Electrical Adaptor All of of our ships operate with either a two flat (American) or two round (European) electrical outlets. Certainly travel with a multi-adapter that covers both and check your ship's profile page for the exact plug on board
      Earplugs These are very handy if you are a single traveller and do not know who your cabin might may be.
      Sea sickness med Sea sickness medicine is available and on board all expeditions there is a qualified doctor to provide further medication if required.If you are concerned prior to departing, definitely speak with your local GP
      Ski pole/ walking stick You are welcome to travel with these, just make sure that they are collapsible type so that they can be easily packed away when travelling on Zodiacs.
      Waterproof bag A waterproof bag with a shoulder strap is very important for you shore landings to protect your camera equipment and keep your hands free to hold on.
      Renting Antarctic Gear:

      As Ushuaia is a popular ski village during the winter months, it is well equipped with ski hire shops. During the summer months, these shops hire out gear for the Antarctic expeditions. If you are going to hire gear we would strongly recommend arriving a day or two early. These shops are also very handy if you have forgotten to bring something with you.

      When you are hiring gear, you will need to insure along with your expedition essentials to hire at a minimum:
      • -Waterproof expedition jacket
      • -Waterproof pants with loose fitting leg
      • -Waterproof gloves and mittens

      Below is a list of recommended rental gear shops:

      ANTARCTIC EQUIPMENT JUMPING RENTAL USHUAIA USHUAIA OUTDOORS
      Drake Hostel Gobernador Paz 865 9 de Julio 128 Gobernador Godoy 55
      9410 Ushuaia, Tierr del Fuego, Argentina 9410 Ushuaia, Tierr del Fuego, Argentina 9410 Ushuaia, Tierr del Fuego, Argentina
      Phone: +54-2901-436005 Phone: +54-2901-436709 Phone: +54-2901-424498
      Email: drakehostel@speedy.com.ar Email: info@jumpingushuaia.com.ar Email: info@ushuaiaoutdoors.com.au
      Web: http://www.antarcticequipment.com.ar Web: http://www.jumpingushuaia.com.ar Web: http://www.ushuaiaoutdoors.com
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    • Getting to your expedition

      Voyages to the Ross Sea & Commonwealth Bay depart from Australia and New Zealand.

      You will need to firstly arrive in either Auckland or Sydney, if you are flying in from outside Australia or New Zealand and we would suggesting arriving to the capital city a few days early. This will allow your safe arrival and to overcome any jet lag. If you reside in Australia or New Zealand you should be able to connect to your port town on the same, ensuring you arrive the day prior to embarkation

      ROSS SEA & COMMONWEALTH BAY PORTS
      Country Town Port Name Port Address
      Australian Hobart Hobart Cruise Terminal Macquarie Wharf No. 2, Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000
      New Zealand Bluff Bluff Cruise Port 251 Foreshore Rd, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
      Map
      Ross sea comm bay
    • Flights and Hotels
      ANTARCTIC PENINSULA PORTS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport SYD All major airlines Taxi AUD$50 Ibis Sydney Airport - from AUD$140p/night Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport - from AUD$180p/night

      Mercure Sydney International Airport - from AUD$170p/night
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Hobart Hobart International Airport HBA Qantas

      Jetstar

      Virgin
      Taxi US$50 The Travelodge Hobart - from AUD$170p/night Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart - from AUD$190p/night

      Hadley’s Orient Hotel - from AUD$140p/night

      Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel - from AUD$180p/night
      Salamanca Inn - from AUD$300p/night Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels.
      NEW ZEALAND: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Auckland Auckland Airport AKL All major airlines Taxi AU$80

      Shuttle AU$35pp
      The Quadrant Hotel & Suites Hotel de Brett

      St Marys Residence Private

      The Langham Hotel
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      Invercargill Invercargil Airport IVC Air NZ

      Virgin
      Taxi US$ Victoria Railway Hotel

      Colonial on Tay
      Kelvin Hotel

      Ascot Park Hotel

      Invercargill Quest Services Apartments
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels.
    • Important Destination Documents
      Antarctica Cruise General Guidelines Download
      Antarctica Visitor Guidelines Download
      Clothing Decontamination Guidelines Download
      Do Not Pack A Pest Download
      Antarctica & Drones (UAV) Download
      General Information for Wildlife Watching Download
      IAATO Cetacean Guidelines Download
      IAATO Birdwatching Guidelines Download
      IAATO Leopard Seal Watching Guidelines Download
      IAATO Kayaking Underwater Activity Guidelines Download
      Antarctica ClimateChange Download
      IAATO Celebrating 25 Years Download
    • Tourist Visa

      Please consult your local embassy for visa requirements to Australia and New Zealand. Visa requirements are constantly changing so please ensure you have checked with your local consulate as to the correct requirements for your nationality.

      You must also ensure that your passport has a validity of more than six months from the day you intend to return home. All passengers, including Australian and New Zealand citizens must travel with their passports on these expeditions.

    • Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance inclusive of medical repatriation is mandatory across all bookings with iExpedition.

      Due to the uniqueness of the trips offered by iExpedition and the remote locations they explore, it is important that you discuss your expedition in detail with your preferred provider. At this point it is imperative that you discuss, the region’s your trip will take you and any pre-existing conditions you may have. It is a mandatory requirement of all our providers that you are covered at a high level for medical and emergency repatriation from remote and/or Polar regions.

      Should you be confirming a trip more than 365 days in advance, you may need to consider an insurance provider, which provides policies 18 months in advance. Alternatively, deposit/cancellation insurance is worth considering.

      iExpedition recommends the following insurance providers around the world.

    • Expedition Checklist

      When packing for your expedition in a polar region it is best to think of your required gear in terms of the layering technique:

      Base Layer This is the layer closest to your skin and what will ultimately keep you from feeling cold. We recommend capilene or merino wool thermal underwear and heavy wool socks.
      Insulation Layer The insulation layer traps the heat generated by your thermals, so is extremely important. Loft garments are an excellent choice, alternatively items such as polar fleece are also very effective.
      Outer Layer This layer is what protects you from the environment and includes; boot, waterproof pants, jacket and gloves.
      Item Notes
      Expedition Jacket Some expedition operators will provide you with an expedition jacket. Regardless of this, we suggest you always travel with a good Goretex waterproof outer. If you are required to provide a jacket, a good quality Goretex style jacket with hood is best, that will allow you to layer appropriately underneath.
      Waterproof Pants These need to be a waterproof shell with a loose fitting leg, to go over your boots.
      Waterproof Gloves & Mittens Waterproof gloves and mittens are essential. We would certainly recommend gloves with individual fingers, as you will need to be holding on to the Zodiac and for ease of taking photos.
      Thermal Underwear Good quality capilene or merino wool is best.
      Polar Fleece Jacket A polar fleece or woolen jumper is great to have on under your outer waterproof layer.
      Woolen Sweaters A woolen sweater is great underneath your expedition jacket, as you may like to take your heavy expedition jacket off when you reach the shore.
      Warm trousers You will want to have a pair of loose fitting trousers to wear underneath your waterproof pants.
      Inner soles Not essential, but inner soles, merino if possible will add comfort to your expedition boots.
      Socks Merino socks are best as they will keep your feet warm if they should get wet.
      Headgear Beanies, scarfs and neck gaiters are a must!
      Sunglasses Polarised glasses will provided added definition on bright sunny days
      Binoculars It is recommended to carry your own binoculars, so you have them with you at all times on the ships decks, zodiac and shore landings
      Electrical Adaptor All of of our ships operate with either a two flat (American) or two round (European) electrical outlets. Certainly travel with a multi-adapter that covers both and check your ship's profile page for the exact plug on board
      Earplugs These are very handy if you are a single traveller and do not know who your cabin might may be.
      Sea sickness med Sea sickness medicine is available and on board all expeditions there is a qualified doctor to provide further medication if required.If you are concerned prior to departing, definitely speak with your local GP
      Ski pole/ walking stick You are welcome to travel with these, just make sure that they are collapsible type so that they can be easily packed away when travelling on Zodiacs.
      Waterproof bag A waterproof bag with a shoulder strap is very important for you shore landings to protect your camera equipment and keep your hands free to hold on.
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    • Getting to your expedition

      Voyages to the European Arctic depart from a number of European countries depending on your expedition itinerary. The majority of voyages will depart from Longyearbyen, Svalbard or Reykjavik, Iceland, however other voyages depart from Aberdeen, Scotland and Bergen, Norway. Voyages to the North Pole on board the 50 Years of Victory depart from Murmansk, Russia.

      You will need to arrive into any of the major European hubs, before connecting through to your embarkation point. We certainly recommend arriving at your embarkation point the day prior to your scheduled embarkation, however, you can arrive on the day if you are pressed for time.

      EUROPEAN ARCTIC PORTS
      Country Town Port Name Port Address
      Scotland Oban Port of Oban Oban PA34 4DB, Scotland
      Scotland Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour 16 Regent Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5SS, Scotland
      Norway Bergen Port of Bergen Nøstegaten 30, 5010 Bergen
      Norway Tromso Port of Tromso Kirkegt. 1, 9008 Tromsø
      Svalbard Longyearbyen Port of Longyearbyen Postboks 350, 9171 Longyearbyen
      Iceland Reykjavic Port of Reykjavik Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavik 101
      Greenland Constable Pynt Port of Constable Pynt (Nerlerit Inaat) Nerlerit Inaat, Greenland
      Greenland Kangerlussuaq Port of Kangerlussuaq Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
      Map
      European arctic
    • Flights and Hotels
      SCOTLAND: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Glasgow Glasgow International Airport GLA All major airlines Taxi AUD$ Hot-el Apartments - from AUD$165 p/night

      Glasgow Pond Hotel - from AUD$110 p/night
      Glasgow Marriott Hotel

      Carlton George Hotel

      Millennium Hotel Glasgow - from AUD$121
      Hilton Glasgow - from AUD$180 p/night

      Raddison Blue Glasgow - from AUD$150 p/night
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      Aberdeen Aberdeen International Airport ABZ Regional international and domestic Airlines Taxi AUD$ Bauhaus Hotel

      The Brentwood Hotel

      Aberdeen Douglas Hotel
      The Chester Hotel - from AUD$220 p/night

      Malmaison Aberdeen - from AUD$220 p/night

      Skene House - Holburn
      Macleod House & Lodge Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Oban Oban Airport OBN Hebridean Air Services Taxi AUD$ Oban Bay Hotel

      Columbia Hotel

      Lochnell Arms Hotel
      Knipoch Hotel Aspen Lodge

      Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels.
      NORWAY: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Bergen Bergen Airport BGO Most major airlines Taxi AUD$ Scandic Neptun - from AUD$210 p/night

      Scandic Strand - from AUD$190 p/night

      Clarion Collective Hotel - from AUD$290 p/night
      Radisson Blu Bergen

      Royal - from AUD$180 p/night

      Scandic Ørnen Hotel - from AUD$230 p/night
      Villa Charlotte Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Tromso Tromsø Airport TOS Scandinavian Airlines

      Norwegian

      Finair
      Taxi AUD$ Scandic Ishavshotel - from AUD$420 p/night

      Scandic Grand Tromso - from AUD$290 p/night
      Clarion Hotel The Edge - from AUD$410 p/night

      Radisson Blu, Tromso

      Sommaroy Arctic Hotel
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels
      SVALBARD: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Longyearbyen Svalbard Airport LYR Scandinavian Airlines

      Norwegian

      Finair
      Taxi AUD$ Coal Miners Cabins - from AUD$250 p/night

      Spitsbergen Hotel - from AUD$460 p/night
      Radisson Blu Polar Hotel - from AUD$520 p/night Villa Charlotte Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels
      ICELAND: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport KEF Taxi AUD$ Reykjavik Residence Hotel - from AUD$420 p/night

      Hotel Forn - from AUD$270

      Apartment K - from AUD$240
      Radisson Blu Saga Hotel - from AUD$360 p/night

      Hotel Odinsve - from AUD$430 p/night

      Grand Hotel - from Reykjavik AUD$380 p/night
      Diamond Suites Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels
      RUSSIA: AIRPORTS & HOTELS
      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      St Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport LED Most major European airlines Taxi AUD$ Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Moscow Domodedovo International Airport DME Most major European airlines Taxi AUD$ Maxima Panorama Hotel - from AUD$110

      Arbat House Hotel - from AUD$160
      Radisson Blue Hotel - from AUD$210

      Courtyard by Marriott - from AUD$240

      Kadashevskaya - from AUD$320
      Ritz Carlton - from AUD$780

      Four Seasons - from AUD$

      Hotel Savoy - from AUD$530

      Ararat Park Hyatt - from AUD$630

      Marriot Moscow Roayl Aurora - from AUD$420
      Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Murmansk Murmansk Airport MMK Nordavia

      Aeroflot

      KLM Royal Dutch
      Taxi AUD$ Park Inn by Radisson AUD$140 Azimut Hotel AUD$150 Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels
    • Important Destination Documents
      Arctic Visitors Guidelines Download
      Arctic_Biosecurity Download
      Arctic Wildlife-Walrus Guidelines Download
    • Tourist Visa

      Please consult your local embassy for visa requirements around your expedition. European Arctic voyages travel in Scotland, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Canada and in particular Russia. Visa requirements are constantly changing so please ensure you have checked with your local consulate as to the correct requirements for your nationality.

      RUSSIAN VISA: Should you be travelling on a trip into Russian territories, please be sure to thoroughly check all visa requirements with your iExpedition consultant.

      You must also ensure that your passport has a validity of more than six months from the day you intend to return home.

    • Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance inclusive of medical repatriation is mandatory across all bookings with iExpedition.

      Due to the uniqueness of the trips offered by iExpedition and the remote locations they explore, it is important that you discuss your expedition in detail with your preferred provider. At this point it is imperative that you discuss, the region’s your trip will take you and any pre-existing conditions you may have. It is a mandatory requirement of all our providers that you are covered at a high level for medical and emergency repatriation from remote and/or Polar regions.

      Should you be confirming a trip more than 365 days in advance, you may need to consider an insurance provider, which provides policies 18 months in advance. Alternatively, deposit/cancellation insurance is worth considering.

      iExpedition recommends the following insurance providers around the world.

    • Expedition Checklist

      When packing for your expedition in a polar region it is best to think of your required gear in terms of the layering technique:

      Base Layer This is the layer closest to your skin and what will ultimately keep you from feeling cold. We recommend capilene or merino wool thermal underwear and heavy wool socks.
      Insulation Layer The insulation layer traps the heat generated by your thermals, so is extremely important. Loft garments are an excellent choice, alternatively items such as polar fleece are also very effective.
      Outer Layer This layer is what protects you from the environment and includes; boot, waterproof pants, jacket and gloves.
      Item Notes
      Expedition Jacket Some expedition operators will provide you with an expedition jacket. Regardless of this, we suggest you always travel with a good Goretex waterproof outer. If you are required to provide a jacket, a good quality Goretex style jacket with hood is best, that will allow you to layer appropriately underneath.
      Waterproof Pants These need to be a waterproof shell with a loose fitting leg, to go over your boots.
      Waterproof Gloves & Mittens Waterproof gloves and mittens are essential. We would certainly recommend gloves with individual fingers, as you will need to be holding on to the Zodiac and for ease of taking photos.
      Thermal Underwear Good quality capilene or merino wool is best.
      Polar Fleece Jacket A polar fleece or woolen jumper is great to have on under your outer waterproof layer.
      Woolen Sweaters A woolen sweater is great underneath your expedition jacket, as you may like to take your heavy expedition jacket off when you reach the shore.
      Warm trousers You will want to have a pair of loose fitting trousers to wear underneath your waterproof pants.
      Inner soles Not essential, but inner soles, merino if possible will add comfort to your expedition boots.
      Socks Merino socks are best as they will keep your feet warm if they should get wet.
      Headgear Beanies, scarfs and neck gaiters are a must!
      Sunglasses Polarised glasses will provided added definition on bright sunny days
      Binoculars It is recommended to carry your own binoculars, so you have them with you at all times on the ships decks, zodiac and shore landings
      Electrical Adaptor All of of our ships operate with either a two flat (American) or two round (European) electrical outlets. Certainly travel with a multi-adapter that covers both and check your ship's profile page for the exact plug on board
      Earplugs These are very handy if you are a single traveller and do not know who your cabin might may be.
      Sea sickness med Sea sickness medicine is available and on board all expeditions there is a qualified doctor to provide further medication if required.If you are concerned prior to departing, definitely speak with your local GP
      Ski pole/ walking stick You are welcome to travel with these, just make sure that they are collapsible type so that they can be easily packed away when travelling on Zodiacs.
      Waterproof bag A waterproof bag with a shoulder strap is very important for you shore landings to protect your camera equipment and keep your hands free to hold on.
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    • Getting to your expedition

      Voyages to the Canadian Arctic use remote ports, it is for this reason that all Canadian Arctic voyages require mandatory charter flights to arrive at the port. When considering these voyages, please do consider that charter rates are additional to the cost of the voyage and in some instances Canadian GST is payable. Our operators in this region use Edmonton, Ottawa and Montreal as their hubs.

      You will need to arrive in Edmonton, Ottawa or Montreal on day 1 of your expedition, as this will be a pre-cruise briefing day. The group will gather at the hotel provided by the ship and the following day travel together on the charter flight to meet the vessel at its location.

      CANADIAN ARCTIC TRAVEL PORTS
      Country Town Port Name Port Address
      Baffin Island Iqaluit Port of Iqaluit Iqaluit (Baffin Island), Nunavut, Canada
      Canada Resolute Bay Port of Resolute Bay Resolute Bay (Cornwallis Island), Nunavut, Canada
      Canada Cambridge Bay Port of Cambridge Bay Cambridge Bay (Victoria Island), Nunavut, Canada
      Greenland Kangerlussuaq Port of Kangerlussuaq Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
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    • Flights and Hotels
      CANADIAN: AIRPORTS & HOTELS

      While hotel recommendations are provided, please do note that the evening on Day 1 of your expedition is at the specified cruise hotel. If you are arriving early, you may like to refrain from booking your hotel until the cruise is hotel is confirmed.

      City/Town Airport Name Airport Code Airlines Transfer Fare 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotel Expedia Hotels Airbnb Options
      Vancouver Vancouver International Airport YVR All major airlines Taxi AUD$45 The Residence Club Vancouver

      Best Western Plus Chateau

      Moda Hotel - from AUD$150p/night
      Hotel Blu Vancouver - from AUD$220p/night

      The Fairmont Waterfrom- from AUD$410p/night

      The Sutton Place Hotel- from AUD$380p/night
      Fairmont Pacific Rim- From AUD$490p/night

      Four Seasons Hotel Vanvoucer - From AUD$370p/night
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      Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport YUL All major airlines Taxi AUD$50 Hotel Espresso Montreal - from AUD$150p/night

      Hotel Le Dauphin Montreal Downtown - from AUD$150p/night
      Hyatt Regency Montreal - from AUD$200p/night

      Loews Hotel Vogue

      Le St-Martin Hotel Particulier Montreal
      Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

      Ritz-Carlton Montreal
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      Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport YOW All major airlines Taxi AUD$40 Lord Elgin Hotel- from AUD$150p/night

      Cartier Place Suite Hotel- from AUD$200p/night

      Les Suites Hotel Ottawa - from AUD$150p/night
      Arc the Hotel- from AUD$150p/night Fairmont Chateau Laurier

      Andaz Ottawa Byward Market Hotel
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      Edmonton Edmonton International Airport YEG All major Canadian/USA airlines Taxi AUD$60 The Sutton Place Hotel - from AUD$220p/night Chateau Lacombe Hotel - from AUD$260p/night Hyatt Place Edmonton- From AUD$170p/night Fairmont Hotel Macdonald - from AUD$330p/night Expedia logo Airbnb logo
      Our transfer & hotel recommendations are offered as a guide only and price is subject to change. iExpedition do not book transfers or hotels.
    • Important Destination Documents
      Arctic Visitors Guidelines Download
      Arctic_Biosecurity Download
      Arctic Wildlife-Walrus Guidelines Download
    • Tourist Visa

      Please consult your local embassy for visa requirements around your expedition. European Arctic voyages travel in Scotland, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Canada and in particular Russia. Visa requirements are constantly changing so please ensure you have checked with your local consulate as to the correct requirements for your nationality.

      RUSSIAN VISA: Should you be travelling on a trip into Russian territories, please be sure to thoroughly check all visa requirements with your iExpedition consultant.

      You must also ensure that your passport has a validity of more than six months from the day you intend to return home.

    • Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance inclusive of medical repatriation is mandatory across all bookings with iExpedition.

      Due to the uniqueness of the trips offered by iExpedition and the remote locations they explore, it is important that you discuss your expedition in detail with your preferred provider. At this point it is imperative that you discuss, the region’s your trip will take you and any pre-existing conditions you may have. It is a mandatory requirement of all our providers that you are covered at a high level for medical and emergency repatriation from remote and/or Polar regions.

      Should you be confirming a trip more than 365 days in advance, you may need to consider an insurance provider, which provides policies 18 months in advance. Alternatively, deposit/cancellation insurance is worth considering.

      iExpedition recommends the following insurance providers around the world.

    • Expedition Checklist

      When packing for your expedition in a polar region it is best to think of your required gear in terms of the layering technique:

      Base Layer This is the layer closest to your skin and what will ultimately keep you from feeling cold. We recommend capilene or merino wool thermal underwear and heavy wool socks.
      Insulation Layer The insulation layer traps the heat generated by your thermals, so is extremely important. Loft garments are an excellent choice, alternatively items such as polar fleece are also very effective.
      Outer Layer This layer is what protects you from the environment and includes; boot, waterproof pants, jacket and gloves.
      Item Notes
      Expedition Jacket Some expedition operators will provide you with an expedition jacket. Regardless of this, we suggest you always travel with a good Goretex waterproof outer. If you are required to provide a jacket, a good quality Goretex style jacket with hood is best, that will allow you to layer appropriately underneath.
      Waterproof Pants These need to be a waterproof shell with a loose fitting leg, to go over your boots.
      Waterproof Gloves & Mittens Waterproof gloves and mittens are essential. We would certainly recommend gloves with individual fingers, as you will need to be holding on to the Zodiac and for ease of taking photos.
      Thermal Underwear Good quality capilene or merino wool is best.
      Polar Fleece Jacket A polar fleece or woolen jumper is great to have on under your outer waterproof layer.
      Woolen Sweaters A woolen sweater is great underneath your expedition jacket, as you may like to take your heavy expedition jacket off when you reach the shore.
      Warm trousers You will want to have a pair of loose fitting trousers to wear underneath your waterproof pants.
      Inner soles Not essential, but inner soles, merino if possible will add comfort to your expedition boots.
      Socks Merino socks are best as they will keep your feet warm if they should get wet.
      Headgear Beanies, scarfs and neck gaiters are a must!
      Sunglasses Polarised glasses will provided added definition on bright sunny days
      Binoculars It is recommended to carry your own binoculars, so you have them with you at all times on the ships decks, zodiac and shore landings
      Electrical Adaptor All of of our ships operate with either a two flat (American) or two round (European) electrical outlets. Certainly travel with a multi-adapter that covers both and check your ship's profile page for the exact plug on board
      Earplugs These are very handy if you are a single traveller and do not know who your cabin might may be.
      Sea sickness med Sea sickness medicine is available and on board all expeditions there is a qualified doctor to provide further medication if required.If you are concerned prior to departing, definitely speak with your local GP
      Ski pole/ walking stick You are welcome to travel with these, just make sure that they are collapsible type so that they can be easily packed away when travelling on Zodiacs.
      Waterproof bag A waterproof bag with a shoulder strap is very important for you shore landings to protect your camera equipment and keep your hands free to hold on.