The North Pole

The North Pole – could there be a more enigmatic destination? Reaching this faraway point is as much about how you get there as it is about being one of the very few people to stand on top of the world. Before you reach the ice, there are opportunities to explore Arctic islands such as Franz Josef Land, Greenland and Svalbard, each of which offers different possibilities for wildlife encounters and landings – think polar bears hunting along the edge of the northern icefields and whales roaming the rich waters.

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Churchill

Once a trading post of the Hudson Bay Company, the small town of Churchill is most famous for polar bears, substantial numbers of which migrate here from August until the bay freezes in mid to late November. Thanks to the natural topography of Hudson Bay, the big freeze starts here, at the mouth of the Churchill River, which creates the perfect haul out for ring seals – the polar bear’s favourite meal. 

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Northwest Passage

The legendary ice-clogged waterways of the Canadian High Arctic have enthralled explorers ever since John Cabot first attempted the transit in 1497. It was not until 1903-06 that Roald Amundsen, the same man who would go on to beat Scott to the South Pole in 1911, became the first to complete a full transit from east to west. However, it was undoubtedly Sir John Franklin’s doomed 1845 expedition that captured the collective imagination. 

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Falkland Islands

Windswept, barren and populated primarily by sheep and penguins, the diversity of the 740 islands that make up this archipelago may surprise you. If you arrive by ship, then your first wildlife experience will likely be the black-browed albatross and rockhopper penguin colonies of West Point Island. Each species gathers in its thousands on the steep cliffs, above dolphins swimming in the bay and ground nesting birds living happily alongside giant elephant seals.

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The Arctic: Svalbard

Is the spectacular archipelago of Svalbard the jewel in the Arctic crown? It’s certainly a good contender.

This is a place where polar bears outnumber people, their presence taken so seriously that no-one is allowed to leave the town of Longyearbyen without a gun. Arctic fox, reindeer and various species of seal flourish here too, joined by whales, walrus and, come summer, some 230 species of bird, which flock here to breed.

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South Georgia

In May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, along with Frank Worsley and Tom Crean, completed the first ever crossing of this mountainous, ice-covered island. So linked to South Georgia did Shackleton become that, when ‘The Boss’ died six years later, Lady Shackleton had his body returned to rest in the cemetery at Grytviken. Since the rediscovery of his ship, the Endurance, in March 2022, this story of survival against the odds is on everyone’s lips once more.

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Sweden

From exploring the stylish design and fashion boutiques of Stockholm to staying in cosy retreats north of the Arctic Circle, Sweden is captivating in so many ways. Its real draw really lies beyond its elegant capital. Step back in time and explore this Scandinavian country’s seaside fortresses and walled medieval cities or gain an insight into the lifestyle and ancient traditions of the Sámi, one of Europe’s few indigenous people. For a very special experience, we can even arrange for you to sleep in a Sámi reindeer camp.

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Finland

There is plenty to do in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, such as exploring its art galleries and studios, trendy boutiques and testing out the city’s flourishing restaurant scene; but most people travel here to go further afield and explore the nature and culture that this Nordic country has to offer. Finland’s diverse landscapes, ranging from dense forests and icy mountains in the north to glittering lakes and coastal areas in the south, which are transformed by the changing seasons.

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