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    The Polar Regions
    The Polar Regions

    With their otherworldly scenery, astonishing wildlife and exhilarating activities, The Arctic and Antarctica the ultimate destinations for the intrepid traveller. From frozen plains and imposing ice caps to breathtaking fjords and untouched tundra, the remote landscapes of the North and South Poles are extreme, inhospitable and utterly awe-inspiring. With opposite seasons, there is always somewhere incredible to go. Whether you wish to follow in the footsteps of esteemed explorers such as Scott and Shackleton on an epic expeditionary cruise, observe polar bears in the wild or go dog-sledding through bleak but beautiful pine forests, we are here to help advise you and plan the journey of a lifetime.

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    Travel Insight + Experiences from cazenove+loyd
    Read our curated collection of travel notes and stories from our experts, clients and friends on the ground who will give you the inside track on our thrilling destinations.
    Sarah Griffiths recently journeyed to Antarctica. Here, in her own words, she describes the profound effect this once-in-a-lifetime trip had on her.
    The Arctic has so much to offer the intrepid traveller, so deciding on the ‘ultimate adventure’ is difficult. However, here we have suggested an amazing 12-day voyage for you in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. 
    Each month offers dramatically different experiences and below are just some highlights of travelling at different times of the season.
    At cazenove+loyd, we specialise in mind-expanding trips that linger in your mind long after you’ve returned home. Over the past 25 years, we’ve explored the hottest deserts, wildest rainforests and highest peaks in search of finding the best for our clients.
    Today, any visitors to the continent will get a strong sense of the incredible conservation work that is going on and are sure to leave with a renewed appreciation of this extremely sensitive ecosystem. Here are just a few of the essential programmes that are doing fantastic work in the region by travelling on vessels we work with:
    The climate of the Arctic Circle is characterised by long, bone-chillingly cold winters and short, cool summers. There are areas to be explored all year round and every season has its appeal. We would be delighted to help you choose the best time to go.
    If you are looking for an unforgettable family holiday, you should travel to Finnish Lapland. This secluded corner of the Arctic is an extraordinary winter wonderland, where you can visit Father Christmas, ogle at the Northern Lights or go on a husky safari, among other enchanting experiences.
    Sarah describes her life-changing experience observing polar bears on a 15-day voyage from Longyearbyen, on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital.

    Explore The Polar Regions

    Knowing how, where and when to travel in The Arctic and Antarctica can be difficult as there is so much diversity and choice. This, of course, is where we come in. Our Destination Experts have experienced the polar regions first-hand and work with only a handful of the best luxury ships, lodges and private villas to create an extraordinary adventure beyond your imagination.

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    Initial Conversation

    Initial Conversation

    Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.

    Creating an Itinerary

    Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.

    Continuously Tailoring

    We will continue refining your itinerary, adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.

    24/7 Service

    From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.

    Our Polar Region Destination Experts

    We would love to hear from you

    Each of our dedicated Polar Region experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. And they are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing everything so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.

    An extraordinary holiday.

    Tailored to you.