In the old days, the polar regions were the part of the map marked ‘here be dragons’. They were the final frontier of travel, far-flung lands of ice and snow beyond the edge of the known world. And these days, not much has changed. Granted, you won’t need to rustle up a husky team or lose a toe to get to the Arctic or Antarctic, but the ends of the earth are still just that. Navigating blue-tinged icebergs, visiting isolated penguin colonies, watching a pod of sperm whales surface from the inky waters or seeing the aurora flame its way across the night sky, you start to realise: this is what they mean by adventure.

New trips in Polar regions

This year we’ve got an extra special Polar treat lined up, a one-of-a-kind stay at 74°N, deep in the Arctic Circle. You’ll sleep at a world-famous beluga whale observation site and travel through ice fields containing Arctic foxes, nesting birds, polar bears and 8,000 year-old whale skeletons. Get your snowshoes on – this one will fill up fast.

Book before 20 December 2014 and we’ll take 10% OFF all new Polar trips.

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Antarctica

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Wild and windswept, Antarctica's sheets of white are an alluring blend of everything and nothingness. With few human inhabitants, and wildlife unperturbed by human contact, visitors to Antarctica often feel like ghosts drifting across the Southern Ocean to a land that has no need for the vestiges of human civilisation. Whether exploring a deserted whaling station or floating through a glacier-lined channel, it's impossible to forget the sheer size and significance of this icy terrain. More about Antarctica

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The Arctic

Epic by name, astounding by nature, the Arctic Circle is both figuratively and literally about as far off the map as destinations can get. A pristine natural Eden of mighty mountain peaks, awesome galcial structures and pretty much every shade of blue known to man, this winter wonderland is almost too beautiful to be true. Polar bears, whales, reindeer and walruses fot the ice-strewn land and seascapes. while wildflowers bloom on the inland plains, and, come the seasonal equinoxes, Aurora Borealis throws up its dazzling display of lights. Enchanting, stark and utterly removed from human civilisation, the Arctic really is poles apart form the typical travel experience. More about The Arctic

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