The Polar Regions
The Polar Regions
There are few places on the planet that have captured hearts, minds and imagination quite like the Poles. These icy destinations represent a golden age of heroes, evoking images of brave explorers with a glint of defiance and determination in their eyes’, ships paralysed by ice, hot-air balloons forging into unchartered regions and packs of huskies working to bring their masters home to safety.
Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Mawson, Ada Blackjack, Rasmussen, Nansen...these are just some of the adventurers who risked their lives to pioneer discovery of Antarctica and the Arctic during a period of history when national pride was of paramount importance and being the first really mattered.
Fortunately, we need not embrace the hardships of the past to experience the beauty and wonder of the Poles today. From the penguin colonies of Antarctica and the polar bears of Svalbard to the vast ice and fascinating cultures of the Northwest Passage, these otherworldly lands and their captivating creatures are now accessible to us all.
Purpose built expedition ships offer the opportunity to reach the ice in comfort and style, accompanied by highly experienced teams who will guarantee that you make the most of every opportunity during your journey.
The choice of vessels and itineraries is extensive, which is why we have used our 15+ years of experience in polar travel, our knowledge of the boats, guides, destinations and the intricate laws that accompany these voyages to select only the ones that we believe are the best.
These remarkable regions are truly astonishing, and we will ensure that your experience will be just that.
DESTINATIONS + EXPERIENCES
Greenland Slip past giant icebergs into a land of extremes
The Arctic: Svalbard Sail through the icy hunting grounds of the king of the Arctic
Falkland Islands White sand beaches, crystal clear water and penguins to keep you company
Antarctica Take an adventure many have only dreamed of
South Georgia Discover A Paradise For Wildlife In The Southern Ocean
Northwest Passage Sought for so long, at the cost of so many - are you ready to explore these icy channels?
Churchill Adventure to A Tiny Town with bags of character
The North Pole Travel over frozen oceans and stand on top of the world
Stories from the Polar Regions
The trip was really amazing – it has been hard to adjust to real life! Antarctica can only truly be seen one way, through experience. Neither words nor pictures can describe this magical place. Thanks to Sarah and cazenove+loyd for curating a trip that will never be forgotten – sitting in icy waters within just a few metres of sleeping humpback whales is a moment that will forever be imprinted in my family’s minds. Honestly, everything was really close to perfect, so thanks very much. We are wondering where to next?!
Let South Georgia be your inspiration to seek out nature, and play your part in protecting and restoring our planet, whenever and however you can.
This bird is commonly called the jackass penguin, from its habit, whilst on shore, of throwing its head backwards and making a loud strange noise, very like the braying of an ass.
For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive - and thrive. ‘Harsh’ to us is ‘home’ for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away.
Erik the Red called the land which he had found Greenland, because, quoth he, “people will be attracted thither, if the land has a good name"
This land may be profitable to those that will adventure it.
In Baffin’s Bay where the whale fish blow
The fate of Franklin no man may know
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell
Lord Franklin alone with his sailors do dwell.
It’ll work, if God, wind, leads, ice, snow, and all the hells of this damned frozen land are willing.
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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.