Viking unveils 87-day Arctic to Antarctica sailing

A new 87-day ‘Arctic to Antarctica’ cruise has been introduced by Viking in 2025.

The journey from from Nuuk in Greenland departs in September 2025 taking in Canada, the coasts of North and South America, calling on ports in the Caribbean, Peru and Chile, before continuing to Antarctica.

The sailing is part of the company’s 2025-26 Antarctica season which has opened for bookings to coincide with the start of its third expedition season in the region.

Both Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris ships will spend the southern hemisphere summer in Antarctica before returning to North America’s Great Lakes for voyages throughout the spring, summer and early autumn.

The 378-passenger Polar-class vessels are built specifically for expeditions in remote destinations. 

Viking chair Torstein Hagen said: “As we welcome guests back for a third season in Antarctica, we are pleased to introduce even more opportunities for the curious traveller to experience this phenomenal region in Viking comfort.

“By creating expeditions for the thinking person, our guests are able to explore some of the most pristine destinations on earth in the most responsible way possible, while also participating in meaningful scientific discoveries. 

“On my own trip to Antarctica, I witnessed first-hand the incredible scenery and wildlife this fascinating continent has to offer. In my view, everyone should experience Antarctica at least once in their life.”

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