The Polar Regions
    The Arctic

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    Extreme, inhospitable, mysterious and dream-like

    The northernmost region of our planet is a destination like no other. Centred on the North Pole, the Arctic Circle encompasses eight nations, including parts of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the USA. 

    It is home to some of the world’s most bleak but beautiful landscapes, from awe-inspiring fjords, and ever-shifting ice caps to untouched tundra, stoney beaches and pine forests. It’s also a wildlife lover’s paradise, home to seals, whales, reindeer, walruses, musk oxen, narwhal (or ‘unicorns of the sea’) and, of course, its apex predator: the polar bear.

    In this winter wonderland, we can arrange for you to go snowshoeing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and more; and we can even set up a traditional Sámi tent in a secluded spot in Finland’s snowy forests for you to enjoy a Michelin-starred private dinner after your dog-sledding expedition.

    But the main allure for many of our more intrepid clients is to follow in the footsteps of the polar explorers and embark on an expeditionary voyage in this mysterious place – perhaps the ultimate adventure. 

    For the latest travel update on this destination, please contact us to speak to one of our experts.

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    Area in Focus

    Spitsbergen is the largest island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Its spectacular landscapes, ranging from jagged mountains to dramatic fjords, are home to countless birds, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals and polar bears, making it a wildlife lover’s paradise. The capital, Longyearbyen, is also the starting point for some of the best Arctic expeditionary cruises.

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    • Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
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    • We will continue refining your itinerary adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
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    • From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.

    We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.

    When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.

    If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.

    Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.

    We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.

    We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.

    We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.

    Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.

    We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.

    The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you. 

    For the latest details on deposit and balance payments and schedules, please get in touch to speak to an expert.



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


    Inspiration

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    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. 
    Earth’s northernmost region is characterised by polar conditions, unusual flora and fauna, blue ice, magnificent fjords and other bleak but breathtaking landscapes. We give you 10 reasons to go to the Arctic now.
    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.
    The Arctic Circle’s haunting landscapes are surprisingly diverse, ranging from gigantic glaciers and pine forests to verdant tundra and rugged, wildlife-rich coastlines. This is our selection of eight breathtaking photographs of the Arctic.
    One of our Destination Experts encounters polar bears on an epic adventure in the Arctic
    An expeditionary cruise in the Arctic is perhaps the ultimate adventure. We tell you everything you need to know about exploring this polar region by ship, including our favourite vessels.
    Claire recalls her extraordinary experience seeing the spectacular Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle, the memory of which will remain etched in her mind forever.


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    Jenny Wilkinson
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    UK +44 (0)207 384 2332
    US 1-800-409-4233
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