Polar Regions

 

Both the remoteness of the polar regions and the wildlide viewing opportunities certainly make these real bucket list trips. Whether you are looking to experience the grandeur of the icebergs, or to become one of the few to cross the Antarctic Circle, at 66° 33′ 39″ South of the Equator, or witness some of the most majestic wildlife on the planet, we can recommned options for you. Most polar experiences take place on small, expedition style ships and our knowledge of the variety options available will help you decide which one will give you the experience you are looking for.

 

Some of the top places to visit are Arctic Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Svalbard Archipelago where, in the summer months (May to September), you'll be able view a wide variety of flora and fauna in addition to the birdlife which comes to feed. But, the king of this region for many people is the polar bear and hungry bears may be seen wandering the land. Expert expedition teams look to provide safe yet awesome viewing opportunties of these magnificent animals as well as the seals and walruses which are amongst the abundance of sealife in this region.

 

Another must for many nature lovers is South Georgia, which often features on Antarctic voyages. Here you'll experience the call of the King Penguins in the vast colonies that gather in these breeding grounds and only dwarfed by the landscpe and the vast Southern elephant seals that gather on the beaches. If time and coinditions allow, you may also have the opportunity to visit the cemetery wherethe great Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

 

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