Leading You Through
Arctic Explorations

Our expedition leaders, guest lecturers, researchers and other experts in their fields guide and educate you through your Arctic expedition. Immersing you in your remote destinations with FREE shore landings and Zodiac safaris, they bring you closer to extraordinary wildlife and landscapes. Their expert guidance enriches your explorations while helping to keep the environment pristine.

Expedition Team

Every Arctic expedition is led by an experienced, international team that consists of up to 16 wilderness guides, naturalists, tourism professionals and other experts with decades of combined experience. They have explored Antarctica, the Arctic, Canada, Patagonia, the Galápagos and many more remote destinations of the world, bringing this experience to your expedition for a comprehensive exploration.

Johanne Kuhle
Aboard World Traveller

Svalbard Resident & Lecturer

Johanne Kuhle is from southern Norway but has had a love for the Arctic since she was a young girl and lived a year in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, with her family. She moved back 13 years later to finish her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a specialty in Arctic biology. She is generally fond of everything outdoors and likes to hike, kayak, snowboard and ski. This is her second year of guiding in the Arctic.

Live Wålberg
Aboard World Traveller

Local Resident

Live Wålberg was a local Svalbard resident during her childhood. From a young age, she was introduced to dog sledding there. For the last four years, she has lived in Alta to work with Alaskan Huskies. She has guided dog sledding trips and competed in several long-distance dog sled races, recently finishing a 600 km race in northern Norway. She has been on several longer overnight trips on skis, on foot and by dogsled, including a four-day ski trip on Svalbard. Most of her interests include being outdoors, such as going hiking, hunting, mountaineering, tenting and climbing.

Expedition Guides & Zodiac Operators

Expedition guides and Zodiac operators with experience in Antarctica, Patagonia and the Arctic will lead the way during your shore landings and Zodiac safaris, bringing you closer to epic scenes and wildlife.

Marine Biology & Conservation

Look to the water and learn more about the whales, seals and walruses that make these waters their home with the help of professionals in marine biology, as well as Zodiac safari guides. Discover the importance of delicate ecosystems and how to help keep them unspoiled.


Experts who studied bird biology and behavior help you identify the various species of seabirds found throughout the polar regions. They’ll pass their knowledge onto you as you keep your eyes on the sky, appreciating the different birds that make the biodiversity of these regions.

History & Culture

Professional historians share their knowledge of natural history, local and indigenous communities and the history of polar exploration in Svalbard and the Arctic.

Polar Meteorology & Climate Change

Experts who study polar weather and atmospheric changes help you understand the importance of these regions and how they affect the world.

Mountaineering & Hiking Experts

Expedition guides with experience in mountaineering, hiking and shore landings in polar regions, help bring you to incredible vantage points as you step foot in remote landscapes.

Expedition Excursions

Included and Optional Experiences

Your expedition team leads the way on your watersport excursions, Zodiac safaris and daily landings. With their assistance, you experience the polar regions to the fullest.

Zodiac Safari | Included

Come closer to your environment on a custom-made Zodiac for Atlas’ Polar Class yachts. As you navigate, stop and listen for the sounds of wildlife. Focus on the soft but distinct rush of water and watch for bubbles just before a breach.

Expedition Landings | Included

Your expedition guide may lead you to dedicated points for the best views and instruct you on how to properly interact with wildlife at a safe distance so that you leave only footprints behind aboard World Traveller. Pique your curiosity with field interpretations on location.

Polar Plunge | Included

Connect with your wild side as you plunge into icy waters. Feel free to cheer on your fellow explorers while they take the dive.

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or our Voyage Specialists at 1.844.44.ATLAS (28527) 

Always Included

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE gourmet dining with ever-changing menus
  • FREE unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • FREE open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
  • FREE stocked in-room minibar
  • FREE specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • FREE afternoon and high tea
  • FREE champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
  • FREE 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • FREE L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities
  • FREE use of walking sticks and binoculars
  • FREE reusable water bottle
  • FREE butler service and expanded room service menu in suites
Trip delay and medical evacuation coverage included at no additional cost

Exclusively on Polar Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE private charter jet service*
  • FREE enrichment lectures and destination briefings
  • FREE shore landings led by expert field guides
  • FREE escorted sightseeing safaris by Zodiac
  • FREE polar plunge
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages parka and vest
  • FREE use of knee boots
  • FREE private group transfers between airport and yacht*
  • FREE 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay on all Antarctica expeditions
  • FREE 1-night post-cruise hotel stay on select Antarctica expeditions
*Available on Antarctica and select Arctic expeditions

Exclusively on Epicurean Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion includes culinary experience ashore, such as local market visits, specialty tastings and more
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
  • FREE culinary presentations and wine tastings
  • FREE cooking demonstrations and cuisine tastings
  • FREE events hosted by a Tastes & Traditions Expert on select expeditions
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack

Exclusively on Cultural Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE enrichment programs and workshops on select expeditions
  • FREE authentic, local experiences and on board events on select expeditions
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack

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