Journey with us to an incredibly vast and breathtaking place, where a giant sheet of ice links three continents and wildlife freely roams, swims and flies across them. Where for just three months each year the ice retreats, the sun emerges, temperatures rise and this incredible world comes alive, inviting us in.This is the Arctic, poles apart from Antarctica, and equally impressive. It is warmer; there is more wildlife, human settlement dates back thousands of years, and polar bears replace penguins. The soaring peaks of the south are replaced by rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and sprawling tundra. Polar bears are kings on land, revered and feared by all, whilst the seas thrive with fabled creatures. The narwhal, with its unicorn like tusk, walruses, and the white beluga whales, ply the waters year round. In summer, killer whales show their softer side, coming to the shallows for a gentle tummy rub on time rounded pebbles.
The wild, remote Canadian Arctic is filled with Inuit settlements and tales of brave exploration by man and mammals. Dazzling scenery stretches to the horizon and the definition of ‘frontier’ needs no words.
Greenland’s ‘iceberg factory’ pushes out 20 million tonnes of brilliant white skyscrapers, and soaring cathedrals with crystal spires. The Norwegian Arctic is the most northern, and more compact, luring headline hunting explorers for centuries and seabirds by the million. It is also the realm of the polar bear and takes you to within 100km of the North Pole.
In Canada, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) dances across the sky from August till April, giving you the widest time frame to catch this amazing sight.
We really want to help you experience the magic of The Arctic, to be immersed in the vastness, to be astounded by the wildlife, and to be inspired by the human determination to explore and succeed.
Wildlife, history, and epic skies crowning forever landscapes. Reminders of exploration, trading outposts and even Cold War era bases lie throughout. It has huge amounts of wildlife, but the vastness spreads it over a large area. Our Arctic partners have several hot spots for polar bears they have found over the years treating travellers to amazing encounters.
Wildlife, history, and all encompassing skies crown the never ending landscapes. Reminders of exploration, trading outposts and even Cold War era bases, lie throughout. The area has huge amounts of wildlife which, due
to the vastness is spread over a large area. Our Arctic partners at One Ocean Expeditions have several hot spots they have found over the years for polar bears, giving you a great chance of seeing them.
Svalbard is a more compact destination so you don’t need to cruise far to see scenery, history and wildlife. Located less than 1,000km from the North Pole it is the best place for polar bears.
We focus on the north and west, being the most interesting, diverse and wildlife rich parts of the archipelago.
The largest, non-continental island in the world, and its least populated. Greenland is a vast, remote land with a unique culture. It brings ancient traditions to a modern world. Brilliantly colourful villages dot the whiteness. The
massive icecap produces all of
the Arctic’s soaring icebergs
In the 15C explorers started searching for a much hoped for passage through the Canadian Arctic linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, to open up trading routes. Many endeavours met with disaster.
In 1850 a way was finally discovered, and in 1906, Roald Amundsen completed the first passage from
Greenland to Alaska.
A tiny country with a population of a mere 250,000. Iceland offers incredible scenery and unparalleled geological attractions. Iceland is where glaciers reach for the skies and deep blue mountain lakes fill
steep valleys and are surrounded by sharp green peaks on all sides. Hidden hot springs in secluded valleys far far away from civilisation, will relax and calm you as you take in the spectacular views.
Anyone fortunate enough the see the lights will be beaming with the memories for a long time. They’re like a huge theatre curtain flowing across the sky with colours ranging from yellow to green to
pink, to blue, with a million stars providing a spectacular background. Luckily Yellowknife in Canada has some of the best in mid Aug-Sep. Perfect to add to an Arctic trip
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