If you’re heading to the ends of the earth, you’re probably not expecting to be able to tweet your every move or text your mum constantly. Isn’t that part of the appeal? But you might want to know exactly how 'off-the-grid' you’re going to be. So, can you use your mobile phone in the Arctic?
When travelling with Intrepid on an expedition vessel, keep in mind that your mobile phone will not work while at sea. Our vessels are equipped with satellite phones for use in cases of emergency and wi-fi is available (charged per MB of downloads), though you shouldn't rely on it or make any promises to folks back home about daily Skype sessions.
If you're spending any time on a land mass in the Arctic Circle, you may have mobile phone coverage in the major settlements but will rarely have access outside these areas.