Team Swoop

In the complex and competitive market of polar travel, Swoop Arctic has risen to become one the top global agents thanks to our commitment to the destination and delivery of unparalleled value and expertise to our customers. We love the Arctic region and we love helping others experience it.

How We Can Help You

We'll guide you throughout your Arctic journey - from making the right choices when booking, to packing the correct clothing and equipment - offering sound, impartial advice and support at every stage.

  1. Find Your Perfect Expedition

    We work with all the main Arctic small ship operators, offering more than 30 different vessels and 60 Arctic voyages and land-based expeditions.

  2. Help you decide when to take your trip of a lifetime

    We can help you decide which month will suit you best and advise when to start planning ahead for the best choice of trips and voyages.

  3. Arrange your pre and post-Arctic travel

    We'd be pleased to help advise you on flights.

The Team



Alex is Commercial Director for both Swoop Arctic and Swoop Antarctica. He's been on some of the best treks that Greenland has to offer. Returning from his first Antarctica trip …

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Loli visited the Arctic for the first time in 2008 on the way to the Geographical North Pole. Since then, she has taken part in over twenty Arctic expeditions, travelling …

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John first set foot from the UK, aged 20, on a flight to South Africa. He quickly realised he wanted to visit every country in the world. He found his way to Finland, where he …

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Snowmobiling 500 miles around Svalbard and marvelling at polar bears on the ice was Ben's first Arctic experience. It exceeded all his expectations and he is now hooked. He's since…

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As part of Swoop's booking team, Aimee has the perfect job combining her love of travel with helping others achieve their dream holidays. Having been lucky enough to travel to the …

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A full time polar bookings coordinator and a part time explorer, Emma will happily get muddy boots and climb mountains for the best views! An enthusiast of all things wild and …

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What our customers think

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Once again, Swoop’s service and advice were immaculate. The fact that we are returning clients says it all! Read the full review

Charles & Lesley Cook United Kingdom August 2018

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Talking to Swoop made all the difference for us. Being able to cut through all the detail to find the perfect trip for us was invaluable. Alex was able to ask us the questions that helped us crystallise what we actually wanted from such a trip. These trips aren't cheap so you want to be sure you're going to get something that's right for you. Swoop made that happen for us. Read the full review

Kay & Richard Howells (Baker) United Kingdom July 2018

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Faultless service, as always in our experience. We knew the ship and even the cabin beforehand, but great to have Swoop’s help in setting it up and talking us through the options for the choice of voyage and extras. Read the full review

Steve & Tina O'Shea United Kingdom July 2018

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Swoops dedication and care to achieve a high value, high quality experience is exceptional. Staff are extremely knowledgeable about the ship, and the itinerary of the expedition and are able to offer the best advice to maximize the travel experience. Read the full review

Rob & Bonnie Lesnick United States Of America June 2018

Swoops website and knowledge is superb. Very satisfied with the voyage selected. Read the full review

Beverley Fisher United Kingdom July 2019

We have nothing but praise for the service we received from Swoop from start to finish. Read the full review

Stewart Adams United Kingdom July 2019

Swoop arranged extra night hotel and provided all the details and arranged webinars to educate about Greenland and what we would see. We have not seen this kind of detail from any other travel agency. Read the full review

Veena Arora United States Of America August 2018

Swoop was great with providing all sorts of information up front in a timely manner Read the full review

Leslie & Nancy Steenbeke (Grossman) United States Of America June 2018

Great service from Swoop and the trip was all I wanted. Read the full review

Elizabeth & Monique Mawhood The Netherlands June 2018

Reasons to choose Swoop

1. We know the Arctic

As a team we have over 50 years' experience in the Arctic. As polar specialists, we’re lucky enough to visit the Arctic (and Antarctic) every year, so we know the strengths and weaknesses of every vessel and the ins and outs of every trip.

What this means for you:

We’ll save you time by guiding you through the maze of options, as well as giving you first-hand recommendations for where to go, when to travel and how to get there.

2. We offer you incredible choice

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We work directly with a handpicked stable of outstanding Arctic operators, so we can offer you a choice of the best small ship cruises, as well as a mix of outstanding land-based trips.

What this means for you:

Whatever kind of adventure you're looking for, Swoop can help. We'll work with you to plan your perfect expedition: one that suits both your budget and appetite for adventure.

3. We're not biased towards any expedition operator, vessel or voyage

We are 100% independent and have no commitment to anyone but you.

What this means for you:

We'll listen to what you want from your trip and suggest carefully selected ideas based on your exact requirements. We don't charge for our advice and you'll pay no more or less than if you booked directly with the operator (more below about how we make our money).

4. We'll keep you informed & safe

When you travel with Swoop, you can expect to receive a lot of advice and support in the run up to and during your trip. 

What this means for you:

We’ll make sure you’re 100% ready and prepared for your big trip, with regular contact from your dedicated trip coordinator. And when travelling, Swoop maintains a 24/7/365 back-up hotline if you need our assistance. Our many years of travel planning experience means we know where to look for solutions when travel gets complicated. We’ll have your back.

More about Swoop

Swoop takes people on adventures to the ends of the earth. Patagonia, Antarctica and the Arctic are all remote, wild and awe-inspiring in their own unique way. We have the knowledge, relationships and experience to create a trip worthy of these destinations, that also matches our customers’ dreams, budget and appetite for adventure.

We’re a passionate, dedicated and spirited bunch of specialists who love the outdoors. We care deeply about our destinations and want to protect them for future generations to explore.

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The price you pay for booking a trip or voyage with us is no more and no less than if you were to book directly with the operator. We help Arctic operators to market themselves and their voyages to the international market and when you book with us they will pay us a small commission.

As polar specialists, we'll save you time by helping you find the perfect expedition. You'll benefit from our free, impartial and expert advice.

Ready to Book Your Arctic Adventure?



We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.



Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.



We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

Our team of experts are ready to help you with any questions about a trip to the Arctic. Call us now to start your journey.