Team Swoop

We're a small team of Polar and Patagonia enthusiasts. We enjoy mountain biking, trail running, bird watching and generally exploring the great outdoors. Between us, we’re lucky enough to have visited the Arctic over 35 times, and John even lived just below the Arctic Circle for 13 years. When we're not exploring the Arctic, Antarctica and Patagonia - which we do every year - we love nothing more than talking to people who are planning their own adventure.

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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A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, history enthusiast and adventurer, Tennessee has had a passion for exploration and the polar regions since his earliest days. He …

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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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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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Our Story

It all began in 2006, after our founder Luke fell in love with Patagonia. Swoop, named after the Andean Condor, was born in 2010. Prompted by requests from customers to help them discover The White Continent, Swoop Antarctica launched in 2013 and we welcomed our third and final region, the Arctic, in 2016. We are proud to specialise exclusively in these three extraordinary destinations.

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What our customers think

Why 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

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).

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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 15 different vessels and over 40 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 can help you book your flights, so you’re entire adventure is taken care of and runs seamlessly.

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