Polaris, From the Arctic to Antarctica ex Tromso to Ushuaia

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43 Night Cruise sailing from Tromso to Ushuaia aboard Viking Polaris.

43 Night Cruise sailing from Tromso to Ushuaia aboard Viking Polaris.

Traverse the globe from the far north to the extreme south on this ultimate global journey. Start in Norway’s northernmost town and continue past rugged peaks and quaint fishing villages to rolling landscapes of Scotland’s Shetland Islands and Ireland’s green shores. Next, cross the equator on your trans-Atlantic voyage to arrive in Rio de Janeiro, then further on to Buenos Aires and finally—to the “Last Continent”—to be amazed by the otherworldly scenery, pristine nature and abundant penguins, seals and other wildlife few will ever see.

Highlights of this cruise:

Tromsø, Norway
Arrive in Tromsø and step on board your ship to begin your journey. Take some time to discover the northern city, the "Gateway to the Arctic," on your own.

Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland
The Shetland Islands archipelago is characterized by cultural traditions and dramatic landscapes. Drive through a rolling countryside, come face-to-face with Shetland ponies, explore the ruins at Jarlshof, perfect your photography techniques or join a hike through an incredibly scenic land. Experience the destination with one of our many included Viking exploration activities.

Killybegs, Ireland
Killybegs is a natural harbor and the largest fishing port in Ireland. You can see many fishing boats, carrying freshly caught fish, in port from all over the world. The town has also long been associated with the tweed and knitwear industries. Since the 19th century, this trade became a cottage industry featuring homespun yarn as well as hand-dyed woolen and tweed textiles.

Cork, Ireland
Enjoy a second day along the banks of the Lee River, with time to explore Cork’s well-known culinary scene. Visit the Jameson Distillery Midleton for a behind-the-scenes look at the world of whiskey, complete with a sampling of this famous spirit. Or, travel through the emerald countryside to the seaside town of Kinsale for an opportunity to sample delicious local cuisine.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Cidade Maravilhosa, or “Marvelous City,” is blessed with a stunning setting so unique that UNESCO gave it World Heritage Site status. Gaze at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue perched atop Corcovado mountain and admire the azure-blue waters as they lap against the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Take a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at the panoramic vistas below.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina’s capital is a vibrant and eclectic mix of Latin and European influences. Enjoy an overnight stay to explore the city and spend the evening savoring a three-course Argentine dinner during a home-hosted visit with a local resident. Or depart Buenos Aires to enjoy an overland tour to marvel at the natural beauty of the magnificent Iguazú Falls.

Falkland Islands (Port Stanley)
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.

Explore Antarctica
Explore the “Last Continent,” covered in ice and teeming with penguins, seals, whales and other wildlife. On exposed land, colorful lichens, basalt cliffs and rocky beaches provide refuge for a variety of breeding petrels and penguins. Stand within sight of Antarctica’s majestic mountains. Watch glaciers calve into the sea while seals nap and penguins squabble as they tend to their stony nests. From the comfort of your ship, simply marvel at the majesty of your surroundings.

Ushuaia, Argentina
Often referred to as the “End of the Earth,” Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city.

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