Polar specialist Tom shares his experiences of expedition cruising in Svalbard in the Arctic Circle. He talks about the scenery you’ll be immersed in, the wildlife you may encounter, and what life’s like on board a polar expedition vessel.
Arctic travel guides
Isolated by severe winters, the Arctic remains one of the world’s most untouched wildernesses, owned by the polar bears, whales, and wolves that have made their home here. However, for the intrepid traveler, there's a wealth of experiences to be had.
Take a whale-watching trip, experience Inuit culture, cruise around Svalbard, or go in search of the Northern Lights. Our travel guides, written by regional specialists, offer advice on the best time to visit and the most appropriate style of travel for the terrain to ensure that your vacation is well-informed and rewarding.
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Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for the Arctic. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.
The awe-inspiring polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic, are amongst the most beautiful and captivating in the world. Irrespective of which region you choose, visiting one of the world’s ultimate travel frontiers should prove to be a truly unforgettable and enriching experience.
A trip to the Arctic or Antarctic is a real adventure but many travelers are unsure of what to expect during their voyage. Here, we share with you what a typical day on an expedition cruise in the Arctic or Antarctic is like and what you can expect to see and do.