So, you've decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime – an Arctic expedition. Your mind is filled with images of polar bears, pristine landscapes, frosted mountain peaks and… frostbite.
Unless you grew up in Russian Siberia or Alaska, you’re probably a little nervous about the weather you'll experience in the Arctic. But while packing for a polar expedition can be intimidating (and you might have to splash out on some new gear), we like to think preparing for your trip is the first part of the adventure.
The good news is, unlike the explorers of old, you'll have a vessel that's warm and toasty throughout the voyage. So, while you’ll have to pack some serious gear for land excursions and time spent on deck, you can get away with regular clothes for the ship’s interior.
The most challenging thing about packing for a trip to the Arctic Circle is also a big part of what makes it such an appealing destination – the remoteness! While 4 million people live spread across the Arctic, many of the regions you’ll be visiting on an expedition cruise will have little to no human habitation, which means no chance of nipping out to pick up an extra pair of underwear or a toothbrush.