The Arctic

The Arctic is the stunningly beautiful region located around the earth's geographic North Pole above 60 degrees latitude. It is actually an ocean surrounded by the frozen land masses of Canada, Greenland, Russia, Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Imagine a region of land and sea ice, floating just a few feet above an ocean of Arctic saltwater and sea life.

 

The breath-taking beauty of this white and blue landscape, the delight of spotting wildlife in its natural environment, the opportunity to kayak, walk on a glacier, slide down a snow-covered hill or simply drink in these beautiful surroundings is unrivalled

 

Although the Arctic has an extremely cold climate, it does support some amazing wildlife mammals such as reindeer, wolves, musk ox, hares, foxes and lemmings along with whales, seals, polar bears and walrus. The two outstanding natural phenomena of the Arctic are the Auroras Borealis or Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. These experiences alone are worth making the trip for.

 

"The breath-taking beauty of this white and blue landscape, the delight of spotting wildlife in its natural environment..."

 

The northern lights are a spectacular coloured light show which is quite amazing to witness. Vibrant streaks of red, green, purple and orange dance across the sky in weird shapes. The best time to see the aurora borealis is in the winter on a clear night or during the early evening.

 

The Midnight Sun is slightly more predictable. Lasting from mid-May to the end of July, areas far north of the Arctic Circle will experience a time when there is no darkness, just dusk eerily followed by dawn. Conversely, from mid-November to late January in the far northern Arctic there is actually no daylight.

 

"...a trip to the rolling tundra of the Arctic will include ancient glaciers, icebergs, pack ice, stunning fjord landscapes..."

 

Other natural sights which you will enjoy as part of a trip to the rolling tundra of the Arctic will include ancient glaciers, icebergs, pack ice, stunning fjord landscapes with snow-capped mountains and fascinating wildlife, birds and even friendly natives.

 

We only use a special selection of small ships with a maximum of 120 passengers as this not only has less impact on the locations being visited but also provides you with a more intimate and rewarding experience. We have selected these ships also because of the level of professionalism they operate at and the care they take to educate passengers and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience on your Arctic cruise.

 

"We only use a special selection of small ships with a maximum of 120 passengers..."

 

It's not often that people get an opportunity to visit such a unique and special place as the Arctic. We strive to ensure that your journey is the trip of a lifetime and hope that an Arctic cruise will make a lifelong imprint on you and that you further promote its protection to your family and friends.

 

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